Aroa Beach

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Leave the bustle of the modern world behind and lounge on stretches of powdery white sand with the transparent Pacific Ocean at your fingertips.

Enjoy the freedom and serenity of the pristine Aroa Beach. Relax under swaying coconut trees, float on the currents, read a favorite book or swing in a hammock for hours. This tropical shoreline is a world-class scuba and snorkeling destination where multi-colored marine creatures provide mesmerizing underwater photo opportunities with every turn.

Relax in a beach bungalow, wake to a tropical fruit smoothie and a cup of coffee made from Cook Island-grown beans before exploring Rarotonga’s spectacular natural scenery.

The warm waters and astonishing underwater visibility make scuba diving and snorkeling a favored activity. Put on snorkeling gear and float along on the currents. See schools of tropical fish just feet from the shore, dive through shipwrecks, swim in troughs and scuba dive in caves, canyons and passages. Spot turtles, reef sharks, eagle rays, humpback whales, starpuffer fish, barracudas and much more. If you have never dived before, this is a great spot to get your scuba certification with a local instructor.

Sail, windsurf or kayak on the lagoon, fish with a rod or pole to catch the evening meal or lounge on the shore to enhance your tan.

Explore the thick jungle behind the palm-fringed beach to see the tropical plants and wildlife.

Walk barefoot along the beach at sunset, smell the gardenia scent of the tiare bushes and spot native birds as they dart about catching insects in the last rays of day. Afterward, settle into a beach bar with cocktail in hand and dine on a platter of fresh seafood while enjoying live Polynesian music.

With year-round warm weather and crystal clear water, Aroa Beach is an idyllic tropical destination. It is located in southwestern Rarotonga, a 10-minute drive from the airport. Get around easily using the local bus that makes a regular 45-minute trip around the island. Car, scooter and bicycle rentals are also available.

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313 Cheap Hotels Near Aroa Beach

The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium
The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium
4 out of 5
Aroa Beach Marine Reserve, Arorangi, Ara Tapu Rd, Rarotonga
The price is NZ$244 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
Nestled on the beach, this Rarotonga hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Aroa Beach and Wigmore's Waterfall. Muri Night Markets and Te Vara Nui Village are also within ...
3.9/5Very Good! (198 reviews)
"Always a lovely stay at The Rarotongan"

Reviewed on 23 Aug. 2021

The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium
Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only
Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only
4 out of 5
Aroa Beach & Marine Reserve, Rarotonga
The price is NZ$261 per night from 28 Sep. to 28 Sep.
Located in Tapere of Rutaki, this beachfront resort is in the historical district and within 3 mi (5 km) of Aroa Beach and Wigmore's Waterfall. Rarotonga Golf ...
3.8/5Good! (313 reviews)
"We spent two nights at the Sanctuary and wish we could have stayed much longer! The staff were very welcoming and happy to help us with our requests. Our package included a voucher for dinner and breakfast in bed. We weren’t able to use the dinner voucher due to pre-booked family dinners, so they ..."

Reviewed on 17 Jul. 2021

Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only
Lagoon Breeze Villas
Lagoon Breeze Villas
3 out of 5
Aroa Beach, Beach Road, Arorangi, Rarotonga
Offering direct access to the beach, this Arorangi resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Puaikura Beach and Aroa Beach. Wigmore's Waterfall is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (124 reviews)
"Good location & amenities, Terrible cleaning of our room."

Reviewed on 28 Mar. 2020

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The Black Pearl at Puaikura
The Black Pearl at Puaikura
3 out of 5
Avarua, Rarotonga
The price is NZ$240 per night from 28 Sep. to 28 Sep.
The Black Pearl at Puaikura
The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium
The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium
4 out of 5
Aroa Beach Marine Reserve, Arorangi, Ara Tapu Rd, Rarotonga
The price is NZ$244 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium
Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only
Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only
4 out of 5
Aroa Beach & Marine Reserve, Rarotonga
The price is NZ$261 per night from 28 Sep. to 28 Sep.
Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only
Lagoon Breeze Villas
Lagoon Breeze Villas
3 out of 5
Aroa Beach, Beach Road, Arorangi, Rarotonga
Lagoon Breeze Villas
Whitehouse Apartments Rarotonga
Whitehouse Apartments Rarotonga
3.5 out of 5
Avarua, Rarotonga
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Natura Pool Villa
Natura Pool Villa
3.5 out of 5
Aroa Tapere, Rarotonga
Natura Pool Villa
Beautiful private home close to stunning lagoon
Beautiful private home close to stunning lagoon
0 Main Road, Rarotonga, Arorangi District
Beautiful private home close to stunning lagoon
Aroa Beachside Inn
Aroa Beachside Inn
3.5 out of 5
Arorangi, Rarotonga
The price is NZ$267 per night from 1 Oct. to 1 Oct.
Aroa Beachside Inn
Muriavai Bungalows
Muriavai Bungalows
3 out of 5
Muriavai Road Aroa's Beach, Rarotonga
Muriavai Bungalows
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