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What We Love

  • Magnificent sunsets
  • The beachside daily happy hour, from 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Free kayaks and snorkeling gear (a returnable deposit is required)
  • Nightly turn-down service with fresh flowers and candles
  • Cook Islanders are among the world’s friendliest people
  • The villas are air-conditioned

What To Know

  • Children 15 and under are not permitted
  • The lagoon in front of the beach is shallow and full of coral heads; swim in the pool instead
  • Staple foods in the Cook Islands are largely imported, so prices can be high


  •  Bar
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

With a stay at Crown Beach Resort & Spa in Rarotonga (Arorangi), you’ll be convenient to Aro’a Beach and National Stadium. This 4.5-star hotel is within the vicinity of Puaikura Beach and Para O Tane Palace.

Make yourself at home in one of the 36 air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchens with refrigerators and stovetops. Your Tempur-Pedic bed comes with Egyptian cotton sheets. Rooms have private balconies. 32-inch LCD televisions and MP3 docking stations are provided for your entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge.

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. After a day at the private beach, you can enjoy other recreational amenities including a health club and an outdoor pool. This hotel also features wireless Internet access (surcharge), gift shops/newsstands, and a hair salon. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the area shuttle (surcharge) that operates within 35 km.

Grab a bite at one of the hotel’s 3 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a beach bar or a poolside bar.

Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a business center, and limo/town car service. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Crown Beach Resort & Spa
Rarotonga Ring-Road, Arorangi
Rarotonga, undefined Cook Islands


4.5 Very Good 782 Reviews
Quiet pleasant resort.
Reviewed 2 days ago

This hotel had everything you would expect... clean great service beautiful lagoon setting and quality bungalow accommodation. There wouldn’t be many better to stay on island..no kids big bonus. It is on west coast so has best sunset. You have to pay for Wifi so check this is in your room before arriving.
Breakfast included which is a good hardy all you can eat buffet.
I would stay here again.

Honeymoon paradise
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I decided to book our honeymoon in Rarotonga. We booked to stay at the Crown Beach Resort for 5 nights and the Pacific Resort for 5 nights. Easy to say, the Crown Beach Resort was better than the Pacific. The customer service at the Crown was exceptional. Nothing was a problem for the girls at reception. The girls assisted my husband and I with booking island activities and recommended places for us to eat and drink. The Crown’s rooms were perfect size with a comfortable king bed. The buffet breakfast was delicious with a cold buffet and an option of eggs or an omelette. The bartender Jason made the best cocktails and their restaurant Flambé was delicious. The food at their other restaurant, The Ocean Restaurant was the second best restaurant on the island (in my opinion). The location on the island was perfect as you got to see the most beautiful sunset each night, it was close to the town centre, and close to nice restaurants and bars. Overall the crown was a 10/10 experience.

Private pool villas are the best
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 2 nights in the private pool villa 36. The rooms are very spacious and immaculate.
The big claw bath and huge monsoon shower are the best!
The staff were great and the morning breakfasts were fantastic.
The only thing missing is Sky TV but after checking out many other resort rooms on the Island, these are among the best.

Brilliant location, faultless service
Reviewed 2 months ago

Crown Beach Resort is located on the west of the island, the perfect spot for sundowners right on the beach. The resort is for over 16s only, so it’s great for a couples trip (which ours was). The villas initially seem a bit rustic for 4 star, but they were super comfy, air conditioned (a must!), and serviced to a high standard daily. Everything we needed for a comfortable stay was provided, right down to a breakfast basket delivered before our early transfer on departure day.

The service was outstanding from pick up to drop off. The team goes out of its way with a warm pacific charm. From booking transport to bike hire, we only had to ask. Table service was relaxed but professional and attentive. We thoroughly enjoyed the food and the daily cocktail-of-the-day during happy hour (which is actually 3, but who’s counting?)

You could go to Raro and never have to leave this resort to have a marvellous holiday if you so wished. There is a restaurant and bar, on the beach obviously, with regular themed nights (e.g., a ‘cultural’ night). Snorkeling gear and canoes for guests to use, plus other activities like walks, crafts, and talks. (The resort is well located for snorkeling and we were stunned by the variety of fishes only meters from the shoreline.) Therw is a large swimming pool too, and some villas have private pools.

If you do feel inclined to explore—and you should—there is a bus stop at the end of the drive and a car/scooter/bicycle rental place across the road. The resort is approx. 10 mins to the airport and 20 mins to the main ‘town’.

Short visit
Reviewed 3 months ago

We stayed 2 nights in Villa No3 and the Villa was well equipped with all amenities you need. Kitchenette and A/C in living room and bedroom. Bedroom and bath room are clean and specious. Receptionist Robin was very helpful with everything you needed. The staff of the hotel were very kind and helpful. The local dance show on Thursday’s is one of the best shows we have seen on all Islands. 5 min away from the airport and close to other restaurants and rental car companies. Definitely a great place to stay.