Independent review for Palm Grove in Rarotonga Cook Islands

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Palm Grove Rarotonga Cook Islands is set in the enchanting area of Vaima'anga, on the quiet south coast of Rarotonga, enjoying the peace and tranquillity of one of the best beach locations in the Cook Islands. Twelve spacious garden bungalows set amongst hibiscus and tipani flowers on the mountain side of the coastal road are complemented with eight delightful beachfront bungalows facing a beautiful lagoon.

Recommended For:
  • Couples & Families
  • Great Value Beach Holiday
  • Great Snorkelling & Kayaking
Quick Facts
  • Minimum Stay = 3 Night
  • 21 Bungalows / Beachfront - Garden Location
  • Restaurant & Bar, Swimming Pool

Palm Grove Room Details & Rates

Room Category
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Sleeps
(c = child)
Hotel Public Rate
(for 2 people)
Garden Studio 3 NZ$ 225
1 Bedroom Superior 2 NZ$ 260
2 Bedroom Bungalow 5 NZ$ 365
3 Bedroom Bungalow 6 NZ$ 365
Matenga Beachfront 2a NZ$ 305
Beach Front Studio 2a NZ$ 370
3 Bedroom Beach Villa 8 NZ$ 630

Children Under 6yrs not permitted in Matenga or Beach Front Studio

Palm Grove Information & Facts

  • Hotel Location:    Both Beachfront & Mountain Side, on main road, South Coast Rarotonga
  • Getting There:    20 mins by road from Rarotonga Airport
  • Unique Qualities:    Tranquil beachfront setting, good value for money
  • Ideal for:    Couples & Families
  • Hotel Features:    21 Bungalows, Swimming Pool
  • Dining:    Restaurant at the hotel - 1 independent restaurant walking distance
  • Children Policy:    All ages welcome: Childrten <6yrs NOT permitted in beachfront bungalows
  • Local Attractions / Tours:    Fruits of Rarotonga, Snorkelling, Takitumu Rainforest, Papua Waterfall
  • The Beach:    Excellent - fine white sand extending along coast
  • The Ocean:    Good - mostly sandy bottom, good for swimming
  • Snorkelling:    Excellent - plenty of coral in deeper water off from beach
  • Other Activities:    Kayaking

Room Information

The six garden studio are A-frame bungalows are set across the road from the beach amongst grassy lawns and surrounding the swimming pool. Studios have open plan living with a queen or twin beds, a fully equipped kitchens (no dishwasher) and are fully air-conditioned.
The 1-, 2- and 3- Bedroom Bungalows are set across the road from the beach amongst grassy lawns. Bungalows are similar in design with a separate lounge, kitchen and bedrooms and are fully air-conditioned.
The Matenga Beachfront are quaint wooden beach huts screened from the beach by tropical vegetation. They have open plan living with a Queen size bed, en-suite bathroom and decent size kitchen with bar stools and have ceiling fans but not air-conditioning.
The four Beachfront Studio's are located directly on the beachfront with veranda's screened by tropical vegetation. Interiors are open plan, of similar design with spacious interiors, king size beds or twins, fully equipped kitchens (no dishwasher) and private veranda's. Studios have both ceiling fans and air-conditioning.
The 1-, 2- and 3- Bedroom Bungalows are set across the road from the beach amongst grassy lawns. Bungalows are similar in design with a separate lounge, kitchen and bedrooms and are fully air-conditioned.

Hotel Amenities

Palm Grove is located on a beautiful stretch of sand along the quiet South Coast of Rarotonga. With its all day sun, brilliant swimming and snorkelling lagoon and mature coconut trees, this is right up there as one of the best beach spots on the island. The lagoon here is very wide and deep making it great for kayaking and even though there's very good snorkelling right in front of the bungalows, the island's premier snorkelling patch is just around the corner. Th beach at Palm Grove will suit sun-lovers, beachcombers and swimmers along a quiet stretch of coastline.

The resort swimming pool is located on the mountainside of the coastal road in landscaped gardens. There's a well reputed restaurant (often frequented by non guests), kayaks and snorkelling equipment for guest use and mopeds on site for hire. On site managers are available throughout the day to assist with all sightseeing tours and cuises.