Independent review for Sunset Resort in Rarotonga Cook Islands

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The Sunset Resort Rarotonga Cook Islands has 35 spacious self-catering apartments situated either on the Beachfront overlooking the lagoon and sunsets or beside the swimming pools amid lush tropical gardens. The apartments are all within walking distance of seven restaurants offering a wide variety of local and international cuisine.

Recommended For:
  • Couples & Groups
  • Beach Walks
  • Modern Units
Quick Facts
  • 35 Units / Beachfront - Garden Location
  • Self Catering - Restaurant & Bar - Swimming Pool

Sunset Resort Room Details & Rates

Room Category
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Sleeps
(c = child)
Hotel Public Rate
(for 2 people)
Garden Studio 2a NZ$ 310
Pool Side Studio 2a NZ$ 310
Beach Front Studio 2a NZ$ 425
1 Bedroom Pool Side Unit 3a NZ$ 345
2 Bedroom Pool Side Unit 5a NZ$ 430
2 Bedroom Beach Front Unit 4a NZ$ 650

Children Under 15yrs not permitted
 

Sunset Resort Information & Facts

  • Hotel Location:    Beachfront, off main road, West Rarotonga
  • Getting There:   5 mins by road from Rarotonga Airport
  • Unique Qualities:    Spacious self-catering apartments, sunset views and close to restaurants
  • Ideal for:    Couples, Groups
  • Hotel Features:    35 Units, Swimming Pool
  • Dining:    Restaurant & Bar at the hotel - several restaurants walking distance
  • Children Policy:    Under 12yrs NOT permitted
  • Local Attractions / Tours:    Fruits of Rarotonga, Snorkelling, Takitumu Rainforest, Papua Waterfall
  • The Beach:    Average - medium coarse sand extending along coast
  • The Ocean:    Good - part coral part sandy bottom, good for swimming in outer lagoon
  • Snorkelling:    Good - some coral and reef fish in outer lagoon
  • Other Activities:    Kayaking

Room Information

Garden and Pool Side Studios are identical in interior set-up being modern open plan units- Garden Studio are set amid lush tropical gardens with private decks and offer more seclusion.

All of the studio's are air-conditioned and feature colour television DVD/CD player, in-room safe and IDD phones.  All units have full kitchen facilities with a microwave oven, fridge and freezer and tropical breakfast services are provided on site overlooking the pool. The European styled bathrooms are fully tiled and louvre shutters are set throughout the suites with insect screens.
All of the studio's and suites are air-conditioned and feature colour television DVD/CD player, in-room safe and IDD phones.  All units have full kitchen facilities with a microwave oven, fridge and freezer and tropical breakfast services are provided on site overlooking the pool. The European styled bathrooms are fully tiled and louvre shutters are set throughout the suites with insect screens

Hotel Amenities

The beach stretches for several miles in the south and about a ten minute walk to famous Black Rock in the north where there's great all tide swimming. The beach sits directly infront of the bungalows is screened by low vegetation and is a mix of fine white sand and larger coral particles, fringing a crystal-clear lagoon with excellent snorkelling. The water level though is quite shallow with only reasonable swimming and reef shoes are recommended to avoid getting cuts from the coral patches.

Sunset Resort provides two inviting swimming pools (one freshwater, one salted) for its guests. One has the poolside “Mix & Mingle” Happy Hour Cocktail Bar with shaded seating. The other has a large decorative waterfall and a sun deck with loungers and umbrellas.

Daily tropical breakfast is served in the covered poolside dining area, which also features a ‘comfy corner’ with sofas and books.  There is no restaurant on-site as all the units are self-catering, but there is a weekly BBQ, and several good restaurants within walking distance.  Sunset Resort can also cater for weddings. Airport transfers with personal meet and greet service can be arranged for guests and the friendly and knowledgeable staff can arrange tours and excursions.  Sunset is located very close to Avarua Town and the airport, and minutes from a golf course.  The local bus stops right outside the resort.