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Arorangi

Rarotonga
Arorangi featuring kayaking or canoeing and general coastal views

As the sun sets, relax on Rarotonga’s coast next to the clear waters of an azure lagoon. Enjoy exploring the wonders of the Cook Islands.

The district of Arorangi on Rarotonga’s western coast makes a great base to explore the Cook Islands. Stay in a waterfront bungalow, doze on white sandy beaches, discover magnificent marine life, lounge in funky cafés and learn about Polynesian heritage and culture.

The western coast of Rarotonga is protected from the southeast trade winds and is known for its sunsets over the sea. Amble barefoot along the shore and look westward as the sky turns brilliant shades of orange and red. Watch the moon rise in the sky before you settle into a beach bar for a cocktail and a platter of fresh seafood.

Rarotonga is a volcanic island surrounded by coral reefs that teem with marine life. Snorkel or swim in Arorangi’s lagoon or Aroa Beach in the southwest. Visit Black Rock in the north, where legend says Maori spirits ascended to the afterlife. North of Black Rock is the marine reserve. Look for humpback whales here between June and October.

The center of Rarotonga is mountainous and covered in thick jungle. Explore the attractions around the circumference and then trek across the island with a local guide.

The Saturday morning Punanga Nui Market, known for its black pearls, and the Beachcomber Pearl Market and Gallery with Polynesian arts and crafts are great places to pick up a memento of the Cook Islands. Visit the Tinomana Village at the Highland Paradise Cultural Centre, which has brilliant views of the western and southern coasts. Along the main road is the Cook Islands’ first missionary-built village, with the Arorangi Cook Islands Christian Church. Wander through the small cemetery in the front garden and sit in a Sunday morning church service.

Located in western Rarotonga, Arorangi is a 5-minute drive from the international airport. Navigate compact Arorangi easily by car, scooter or bicycle. A local bus trip around the island takes 45 minutes.


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The Edgewater Resort and Spa
The Edgewater Resort and Spa
3.5 out of 5
Avarua, Rarotonga
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$243 per night from 26 Jul. to 26 Jul.
Nestled on the beach, this Arorangi resort is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Black Rock and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Aroa Beach. Puaikura Beach and Rarotonga Golf Club are also ...
3.8/5Good! (886 reviews)
"I loved the friendly staff, very accommodating and helpful. If you have children, this is the best place for them. They have a coconut kids club which my son adored."

Reviewed on 13 Jul. 2021

The Edgewater Resort and Spa
Castaway Resort
Castaway Resort
3 out of 5
Arorangi, Main Road, Arorangi, Rarotonga
The price is NZ$254 per night from 26 Jul. to 26 Jul.
Located in Arorangi, this beachfront resort is in the historical district and within a 15-minute walk of Black Rock and Rarotonga Golf Club. Puaikura Beach and ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (149 reviews)
"I would like to know why we have been charged $924.05 on our credit card not the $892.80 that it stated on our booking. I have just emailed Castaway asking the question. We paid for meals/drinks at the time when at The Wilsons Bar."

Reviewed on 16 Mar. 2020

Castaway Resort
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 a 5-minute walk of Te Rua Manga (The Needle) and Aroa Beach. Puaikura Beach and Wigmore's ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (124 reviews)
"Good location & amenities, Terrible cleaning of our room."

Reviewed on 28 Mar. 2020

Lagoon Breeze Villas
Sunset Resort
Sunset Resort
3.5 out of 5
Ara Tapu, Arorangi, Rarotonga
Nestled on the beach, this Arorangi hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Black Rock and Rarotonga Golf Club. Puaikura Beach and National Stadium are also within ...
4.4/5Excellent! (168 reviews)
"We loved the beachfront area with the gazebo and hammocks… it was like paradise down there… next time we’d definitely book one of those apartments. The Birdcage Bar was great too, awesome cocktails!! Thanks we had a lovely relaxing time👍"

Reviewed on 25 Jun. 2021

Sunset Resort
Crown Beach Resort & Spa
Crown Beach Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
Rarotonga Ring-Road, Arorangi, Sunset Coast Rarotonga, Rarotonga
Located in Arorangi, this beachfront hotel is connected to the convention centre, 1 mi (1.6 km) from Black Rock and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Aroa Beach. Puaikura ...
4.3/5Excellent! (114 reviews)
Great Stay
"From airport transfers to checking out. The whole stay was incredible. . Really get to meet what local life in Rarotonga is like . . The food in the Lazy Trout Cafe was excellent. . . Great Stay"

Reviewed on 1 Jan. 2020

Crown Beach Resort & Spa
Manuia Beach Resort
Manuia Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
Arorangi Adjacent To Beach, Rarotonga
Located in Arorangi, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course, 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Black Rock and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Aroa Beach. Puaikura Beach and ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (145 reviews)
"The pool on the beach"

Reviewed on 16 Jul. 2021

Manuia Beach Resort
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