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The Black Pearl at Puaikura, Rarotonga

3-star3 stars
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

3-star beach resort with outdoor pool, near Aroa Beach
  • Free parking
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From 360 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Beach
Beautiful beach
Food
Delicious food
Location
Great location
Value
Value for money could be better

The Black Pearl at Puaikura, Rarotonga

from $91
  • Garden View
  • Cabana
  • Pool View

What’s around The Black Pearl at Puaikura, Rarotonga

Landmarks

  • In Arorangi
  • Aroa Beach - 12 min walk
  • Puaikura Beach - 1 min walk
  • Te Rua Manga (The Needle) - 12 min walk
  • Black Rock - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Muri Beach - 6.4 mi / 10.2 km
  • Wigmore's Waterfall - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • Rarotonga Golf Club - 3.6 mi / 5.8 km

Getting around

  • Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) - 14 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 12 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor

Arriving/leaving

  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-in
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

  • Babysitting/childcare *

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • WiFi in public areas *

  • WiFi in rooms *

Transportation

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *

Parking

  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Kayaking on site
  • Scooter/moped rentals on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
Services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Year Built - 1985
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate sitting area
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • WiFi (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Free bottled water
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

Recreation

On Site

  • Kayaking on site
  • Scooter/moped rentals on site

Nearby

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

The Black Pearl at Puaikura, Rarotonga’s small print

Also known as

  • Puaikura
  • Black Pearl Puaikura Resort Rarotonga
  • Black Pearl Puaikura Resort
  • The Black Pearl At Puaikura Rarotonga
  • Puaikura Reef Hotel Arorangi
  • The Black Pearl at Puaikura Resort
  • The Black Pearl at Puaikura Rarotonga
  • The Black Pearl at Puaikura Resort Rarotonga
  • Puaikura Reef
  • Puaikura Reef Lodges
  • Puaikura Reef Lodges Rarotonga
  • Puaikura Reef Rarotonga
  • Black Pearl Puaikura Hotel Rarotonga
  • Black Pearl Puaikura Hotel
  • Black Pearl Puaikura Rarotonga
  • Black Pearl Puaikura

Policies

Transfers via required shuttle are required and must be arranged at least 72 hours before travel by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of NZD 0

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 95 (subject to availability)

Rollaway beds are available for NZD 65 per night

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 50 per person (roundtrip)

Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 5 and 11 costs NZD 25.00 (roundtrip)

WiFi is available in guestrooms for NZD 15 for 15 minutes (rates may vary)

WiFi is available in public areas for NZD 15 for 15 minutes (rates may vary)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 27 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Bigger than my apartment!
Our room at the Black Pearl was huge and amazing! Do note - this hotel is across the street from the beach, so you won't have direct access, but there is a gorgeous saltwater pool on site. Bigger than many apartments, this was a 1 queen + 1 single bed, for a family of 3. It had a sitting area, large kitchen with microwave and 2 cook tops, indoor dining area, and outdoor patio/deck. The room was very clean and comfortable, reception was very friendly. Clothesline out back was very handy for drying swimsuits, etc.
us1 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Fabulous stay- great location.
Great location for sunsets, snorkeling, relaxing, easy to catch bus. Excellent service and care. Rangi and the team were amazing and made sure we were picked up (in the middle of the night with flower lei!) and taken to our room, and given a surprise and welcome fruit platter. She arranged car hire for us for the day with no fuss. There was some parking for rental vehicles at the front of the property. Next door was a takeaway, petrol station, ice cream and grocery store which was handy. The beach across the road provided good snorkeling at high tide and excellent sunset. About 10 mins walk anti-clockwise direction was an even better snorkeling area in a marine reserve, Beautiful! The room had all you need and was very spacious, and the pool area was nice outside. There were a few families there too, and it seemed ideal for them. Friendly dog and chatty chickens! Would happily stay again. Thank you so much!!
Rachel, nz4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Another wonderful stay.
As I stated in a previous review, I love the Black Pearl at Puaikura. This time was no different. Comfortable, quiet and great staff. Another plus (for me) was running into another returning guest whom I met last year. You cannot go wrong here.
Andrew, au12 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Great Oasis
Great Location, especially for snorkling, handy to everything .. Our host (Rangi) was the most helpful,friendly person ever ... The only negative was that the Facility did not have Breakfast as advertised by Hotels.com, not their fault I think. Highly recommend.
Bernard, nzRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great quiet retreat.
My third stay at The Black Pearl at Puiakura. Improvements are always happening. It just takes time (remember where you are). As usual beautiful sunsets across the road over the lagoon. Owner Jane and Rangi, Nga and Johnny are their usual helpful selves. Will definitely stay here again and again.
Andrew, au13 night trip

The Black Pearl at Puaikura, Rarotonga

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