Independent review for Crown Beach Resort in Rarotonga Cook Islands

picture of beach front at Crown Beach Resort

Crown Beach Resort Cook Islands is an intimate boutique resort located on the sunset side of the island with 38 luxurious self contained and fully air conditioned villas. Crown Beach offers a Spa & Massage complex, fine dining at the Windjammer Restaurant, relaxed dining at the Beachside Restaurant & an onsite Dive Centre. 

Recommended For:
  • Couples, Weddings
  • Luxury Beachfront Holiday
  • Onsite Dive Centre
Quick Facts
  • Minimum Stay = 3 Nights
  • 38 Bungalows / Beachfront Location
  • Restaurant & Bar, Swimming Pool

Crown Beach Resort Information & Facts

  • Hotel Location:    Beachfront, off main road, West Rarotonga
  • Getting There:    10 mins by road from Rarotonga Airport
  • Unique Qualities:    Peaceful spacious grounds; picturesque beach setting; sunsets
  • Ideal for:    Couples
  • Hotel Features:    38 Bungalows, Swimming Pool
  • Dining:    Fine dining restaurant at the hotel - several restaurants walking distance
  • Children Policy:    Under 16yrs NOT permitted
  • Local Attractions / Tours:    Arorangi Village, Rarotonga Golf Club, Cultural Village, Avarua Town
  • The Beach:    Good - fine white sand extending along coast
  • The Ocean:    Good - part coral part sandy bottom, average for swimming
  • Snorkelling:    Good - some coral and reef fish off from beach
  • Other Activities:    Spa, Sunset Bar, Kayaking

Room Information

The 1 Bedroom Villas are located in tropical landscaped gardens along meandering pathways.
The Courtyard Pool Suites are the latest addition at Crown Beach. With private plunge pools and screened by wicker fences, these units are set back in the resort gardens about 50 metres from the beach.
The 2 Bedroom Villas are located along the beachfront and are similar to the 1 bedroom villas but with a second bedroom.
The Beach Front Spa Villas are located right on the beach with ocean views through coconut palms
The 2 Bedroom Villas are located along the beachfront and are similar to the 1 bedroom villas but with a second bedroom.

Hotel Amenities

The beach directly infront of the resort is of fine white sand and stretches for several kilometres in both directions making it a great spot for beachcombing. The lagoon is only average for swimming though with exposed coral heads at low tide. There are decent patches in the lagoon for snorkelling at high tide. The fringing reef is about 300 metres from the shoreline which is quite some distance and at low tide is great for reef walking amongst the tidal rock pools.

Crown Beach Resort is a beautiful spot for a wedding with a variety of different wedding packages available plus an In-House Wedding Coordinator. Other services and facilities include 24 hour security, luggage store, day use room, tour desk, gift shop, vehicle rental, DVD hire, room service, car park, and laundry facilities (for a fee).

There are two restaurants on-site; the casual ‘Oceans’ which is open weekdays for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  The simple menu offers meat, fish and light dishes with occasional theme nights and entertainment. The second, ‘Windjammer restaurant’ offers fine dining every night but Tuesday.

Complimentary for all guests are snorkelling equipment, kayaks, use of the gym, and evening turndowns.  On-site there is a large freshwater swimming pool with waterfall, a Five-Star PADI Dive Centre, and a spa treatment offering massages and beauty therapy.  There is also a Business Centre with broadband and wireless , fax and photocopier.

All villas are fully self contained and air-conditioned. The villas are very private and spacious and are well suited for Wedding Couples, Honeymooners, Families and Couples.