Located in Rarotonga's Arorangi neighbourhood, The Black Pearl at Puaikura is near the airport and near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Aroa Beach and Muri Beach. Maire Nui Botanical Gardens and Te Vara Nui Village are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and scuba diving nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails and ecotours. Guests love the resort's quiet location.
Guests at this beach resort will appreciate convenient on-site amenities such as barbecue grills and a picnic area. All 12 individually decorated rooms feature WiFi and balconies. Guests will find kitchenettes with fridges, hobs and microwaves.
The Black Pearl at Puaikura offers 12 forms of accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation has separate sitting areas. Accommodation at this 3-star resort has kitchenettes with full-sized fridge/freezers, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower.
In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
Recreational amenities at the resort include an outdoor pool.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.
Cleaning and safety practices
Enhanced cleanliness measures
Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
Social distancing measures in place
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.
Available in all rooms: WiFi (NZD 15 for 15 minutes)
Available in some public areas: WiFi (NZD 15 for 15 minutes)
Parking and public transport
Free self-parking on site
24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
Airport shuttle on request
Things to do
Bike tour information
If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
In-room accessibility (select rooms)
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
Designated smoking areas
Hairdryer (on request)
Food and drink
Free bottled water
Access via exterior corridors
Iron/ironing board (on request)
Separate sitting area
Check-in from 2:00 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee (amount varies)
Minimum check-in age - 18
Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: NZD 95
Special check-in instructions
The front desk is open Monday - Friday (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM) and Saturday - Sunday (8:30 AM - noon)
Guests will receive an email 72 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and key retrieval information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
Staffed front desk, key retrieval
Pets not allowed
Children and extra beds
Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 65 per night.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.
Fee for in-room wireless Internet: NZD 15 (for 15 minutes, rates may vary)
Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: NZD 15 (for 15 minutes, rates may vary)
Airport shuttle fee: NZD 50 per person (roundtrip)
Airport shuttle fee per child: NZD 25.00 (roundtrip), (from 5 to 11 years old)
Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
Late check-out fee: NZD 95 (subject to availability)
Rollaway bed fee: NZD 65 per night
Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
We should mention
Guests must transfer via required shuttle to the property; guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Property is also known as
Puaikura Reef Lodges
Puaikura Reef Lodges Rarotonga
Puaikura Reef Rarotonga
Black Pearl Puaikura Hotel Rarotonga
Black Pearl Puaikura Hotel
Black Pearl Puaikura Rarotonga
Black Pearl Puaikura
Black Pearl Puaikura Resort Rarotonga
Black Pearl Puaikura Resort
The Black Pearl At Puaikura Rarotonga
Puaikura Reef Hotel Arorangi
The Black Pearl at Puaikura Resort
The Black Pearl at Puaikura Rarotonga
The Black Pearl at Puaikura Resort Rarotonga
Frequently asked questions
Yes, The Black Pearl at Puaikura offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Black Pearl at Puaikura cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool. Pool access is from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
Self-parking is free at this property.
Check-in is from 2:00 PM - anytime. A fee applies for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability).
Checkout is at 10 AM. Late checkout is available for NZD 95 (subject to availability).
Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of NZD 50 per person applies.
Offering direct access to the beach, this Arorangi resort is within a 15-minute walk of Puaikura Beach and Aroa Beach. Te Rua Manga (The Needle) and Black Rock are also within 3 miles (5 km).
We really enjoyed our stay at Black Pearl, rooms are well equipped, great swimming pool and the eating guide compiled by Rangi is absolutely fantastic, and we had excellent dining experiences. Rooms are dated, so don't expect modern appliances or tv, however who needs all that when you're holidaying in the beautiful tropical paradise of Rarotonga.
Very friendly owner and staff made everything here run smoothly offering advice on car, scooter and bike hire; places to eat; local music and entertainment. Provided reef shoes and snorkelling masks for free. Enjoyed use of the pool too. Cross the road to a lagoon to enjoy snorkelling and sunsets.
Property was spotless, staff very friendly
Property was on the western side of the island, nice and quiet with beautiful sunsets.
Local bus was a treat going right around the island.
Cabana had a separate bathroom, kitchen and very comfortable king size bed.
Beaut pool and just across the road from the beach
Other resorts with restaurants are walking distance away
Very good location