Independent review for Castaway Beach Villas in Rarotonga Cook Islands

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Castaway Beach Villas Cook Islands is a collection of studio units and bungalows in a long narrow property on the west coast of Rarotonga in the heart of Arorangi Village. The motel style complex features a pool, restaurant and attractive beach but limited swimming.

Recommended For:
  • Singles, Couples, Families & Groups
  • Affordable Beach Holiday
  • Friendly Service
Quick Facts
  • 12 Rooms / Beachfront Location
  • Restaurant & Bar, Swimming Pool

Castaway Beach Villas Room Details & Rates

Room Category
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Sleeps
(c = child)
Hotel Public Rate
(for 2 people)
Pool Side Studio 3 NZ$
Pool Side Villa 3 NZ$
Beach Front Studio 3 NZ$
2-Bedroom Pool Side Suite 5 NZ$

Castaway Beach Villas Information & Facts

  • Hotel Location:    Beachfront, on main road, West Coast Rarotonga
  • Getting There:    10 mins by road from Rarotonga Airport
  • Unique Qualities:    Good value small resort
  • Ideal for:    Couples and Families
  • Hotel Features:    12 Units, Swimming Pool
  • Dining:    Restaurant & Bar at the hotel - several restaurants walking distance
  • Children Policy:    All ages welcome: 2 under 12yrs at discounted rate ; max 3-5 per unit
  • Local Attractions / Tours:    Arorangi Village, Rarotonga Golf Club, Cultural Village, Raemaru Track
  • The Beach:    Average - coarse sand extending along coast
  • The Ocean:    Average - coral lagoon very shallow at low tide, not practical for swimming
  • Snorkelling:    Average - some coral and reef fish in outer lagoon
  • Other Activities:    Kayaking

Room Information

4 x Pool Side Studio Units King bed or split singles 1 Double Futon in Lounge (for child or extra person) Ceiling Fan,  Satellite TV, Video, Phone, Hair dryer, Iron and board, Patio over-looking pool
4 x Beach Front Studio Units Duplex - two units per bungalow 1 double and 1 single bed Fans, Telephone, Satellite TV, Video Full Kitchen
2 x Superior 2 Bedroom Pool Side Suites Master bedroom King-size with en-suite toilet and shower 2nd bedroom ,2 single beds or 1 King (zip up Kings) Lounge with Air-conditioning, Ceiling Fans,   Satellite TV, Video, Phone, 2nd Bathroom with Spa bath, hair dryer Full Kitchen with dishwasher Large Patio with Ocean Views

Hotel Amenities

Castaway Beach Villas have great on-site amenities, including pool with large sun deck, sun beds and umbrellas, plus a separate large deck area over the beach. This shaded and breezy deck is furnished with comfortable sofa and table and chairs, and is a great spot for sunset dining. Below this deck is the beach area with sun loungers and umbrellas, coconut trees and hammocks, picnic tables, and the "Drift In Drift Out" Beach Bar.

This friendly property offers a selection of accommodation aimed at couples and families. The two duplex beachfront bungalows are absolute beachfront whilst the poolside units, studios and villas are set well back from the beach around the central pool complex.