Aro’a Beachside Inn – Rarotonga

A heavenly holiday location situated on one of Rarotonga’s idyllic beaches, Aro’a Beachside Inn is a hidden gem for travellers looking to relax and unwind. Run by a devoted couple who know the ins and outs of the island, along with a team of dedicated staff, Aro’a Beachside Inn has been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, and is a favourite among beach lovers and snorkelling enthusiasts. Available only to guests over the age of 16, this beachside Inn is sure to offer peace and tranquillity.

The colourful, wood panelled Beachside Deluxe rooms have interconnecting deck doors to the neighbouring units, perfect for friends and families holidaying together. The lagoon suite houses two bedrooms with a separate kitchen and living area, while the Oceanview studio is the perfect option for travellers on a budget. All rooms offer beach views, with home comforts and amenities necessary for an indulgent holiday.

With kayaks, paddle boards, snorkelling gear, reef shoes and sun lounges freely available to all guests, the temptation to venture out into the sparkling blue ocean is too great to resist. Say hello to the vibrant reefs and marine life, even at low tide, in the lagoon mere meters away from your doorstep.

At night, take in the tropical sunset from the Shipwreck Hut Beach Bar, which has seats perched directly on the sand. The bar, adorned in glittering fairly lights, is the inn’s central hub ideal for mingling with other guests, drinking an ice-cold beer or fruity cocktail, and snacking on homemade bar meals. Listen to some local legends at the bar’s live music nights, which run three times a week, or sink your teeth into some hearty barbecued meats and seafood, cooked by locals every Saturday.