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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My partner Wendy Shaw and I spent 12 nights at Castaway late Nov 16. We had been there 4 years prior for 8 nights and loved it so much we decided to return…. we travel a lot and have never been back to anywhere else so to return to a place we know is saying something… to us it says... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good mid range accomodation. We had one of the larger rooms which was very spacious and had everything we needed. Michelle and Paul were great hosts and the staff were friendly and very helpful. We'll certainly stay there again when we come back.

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We just returned from a 2 week stay in Rarotonga, we had dinner 3 times at the Castaway. Each time we were impressed with the servers, quality of food and ambiance. The owner was there twice, and made sure all of the guests were happy. You cant beat the sunsets.

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Nanaimo
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed a three week stay at the Castaway Resort in April of this year. We were in unit #9 which is one of the beach front units right in front of Wilson’s bar. The room was clean (the housekeepers did a great job) and it did have an air conditioner. Electricity is very expensive there (80... More 

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Te Puke, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

We stayed at the Castaway resort for 6 nights and had an absolute blast. Michelle, Paul and staff made us feel incredibly welcome. Absolutely loved room 8 which is right on the beach by the fabulous bar and restaurant. The live music was so incredibly good, add to that a beautiful sunset every evening and you have yourself the romantic... More 

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Thank Lesly V
1 review
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Great little resort. Friendly and welcoming staff. Great restaurant and sunset beach bar. Food was fantastic with a different menu every night. Would definitely go back to the same hotel, paradise for sure.

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Timaru, New Zealand
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

We didn't stay at the resort, but did have 2 meals there; lunch and dinner. The restaurant is located right on the beach and has a great outlook. The day we were there whales were just off the reef. The restaurant is suitable for all ages and has a very relaxed atmosphere. The service was great with an extensive menu.... More 

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Thank Grant H
Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We really loved Castaway. When I first arrived (10pm) I thought it was a bit tired and I did freak out a bit about being in Room 7 which is between the bar and the restaurant. I needn't have worried. It turned out to be perfect. There is only 1 TV channel and it's not worth watching. A DVD player... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

We stayed at Castaway Resort - Rooms were clean and meals excellent. We stayed in room 10 but room 11 would have been nicer. The resort is not 5 star and is a little dated.No Kids under 16 was a bonus for us as we wanted tranquility. Paul & Michelle were very helpful and have a great staff. The head... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 reviews
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Wow!!! We have just returned from our stay at castaway & I can't wait to go back. The owners Paul & Michelle were very helpful with fantastic suggestions as to where to go & what to see & best value for money. The room we stayed in was lovely & serviced daily. The staff are excellent but special mention must... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Castaway Resort - located on the sunset and sheltered west coast of Rarotonga, this small adult only resort offers fully self catering accommodation at cost effective rates. Featuring a mix of rooms and villas with views over the pool, white sandy beach, and pristine lagoon, Castaway has something to suit any traveller. All rooms are air conditioned for comfort and are equipped with full amenities. Castaway boasts two restaurants and bars; poolside dining at Crusoes Restaurant & Bar with a themed night menu or dine on the beach with your toes dipped in the sand at Wilsons Beach Bar, fantastic beach location, relaxed ambience, swimming pool, complimentary daily tropical breakfast, snorkelling equipment, kayak, and beach towels. In walking distance to nearby restaurants, car rental companies, and a convenience store located opposite the Resort for your last minute supplies or grocery needs. Onsite parking is available with access to street parking nearby. A bus stop is located directly outside the resort for guests who want to take a bus ride to main town Avarua or a circle tour of the island. Castaway Resort was voted a finalist in the Air New Zealand Cook Islands Tourism Industry Awards in 3 categories; Best Self Contained 3 Star Property, Best Bar & Restaurant, and Best Customer Service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Castaway Resort

Address: Arorangi, Cook Islands (Formerly Castaway Beach Villas)
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga
Price Range: ₹ 8,764 - ₹ 16,269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Castaway Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Castaway Beach Villas Hotel Rarotonga
Castaway Resort Rarotonga, Southern Cook Islands
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“room 9 has great views”
 of 5 bubbles malcolmfalcon, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 8 and 9 look out over the beach and bar/restaurant, perfect if you love to be part of it all.”
 of 5 bubbles leslyv2014, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you can get a table nearest the sea as there will likely be a breeze”
 of 5 bubbles granth194, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Resort is so small but with plenty of room between units that you can be anywhere there and be close walk to the beach or pool”
  • View from Room 7 looking to Room 9 and Wilson's Bar. Great place to stay
  • The view from Room 7 deck, looking towards Room 9. To the left in the background is the bar.
 of 5 bubbles Helen_Trayes, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 11 up stairs the nicest.”
 of 5 bubbles kiwibloke2016, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
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