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Castaway Resort, Rarotonga

3 stars
Arorangi BeachMain Beach Road, Avarua, Rarotonga0Cook Islands, ‏800-491-6126
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Excellent4.5 / 5
  • It has been such a great pleasure to spend a day in this boutique hotel. The room is…Apr 13, 2016
  • Paul and Michelle are great owners and all of the staff is really friendly. The beach is…Jan 7, 2014
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From 205 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Castaway Resort, Rarotonga

Hotel Info: 866-539-8117

from $167
  • Studio, Poolside
  • Villa, Poolside
  • Studio, Beachside
  • Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Poolside

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time starts at noon
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum guest age is 16
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • WiFi in public areas *

  • WiFi in rooms *

Transportation

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *

Parking

  • Free self parking (limited)

  • Free nearby parking

Other information

  • Caters to adults only
  • Resort fee included

Also known as

  • Castaway Rarotonga
  • Castaway Resort Rarotonga

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

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.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • Shuttle transfer per adult: NZD $20.00 (one way)

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 40 per person (roundtrip)

WiFi is available in guestrooms for NZD $9.00+ per stay (rates may vary)

WiFi is available in public areas for an extra charge

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • 2 restaurants
  • Beach bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • On private beach
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Spa services on site
  • Beach towels
  • Pool umbrellas
Services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 4
  • Year Built 2000
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Sleep Number by Select Comfort mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Furnished balcony or patio
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch TV
Stay connected
  • WiFi (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Dining

Crusoes Restaurant - This poolside restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, dinner, and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Happy hour is offered. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Recreation

On Site

  • Kayaking on site
  • Snorkeling on site

Nearby

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

Castaway Resort, Rarotonga’s small print

Also known as

  • Castaway Rarotonga
  • Castaway Resort Rarotonga

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

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.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • Shuttle transfer per adult: NZD $20.00 (one way)

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 40 per person (roundtrip)

WiFi is available in guestrooms for NZD $9.00+ per stay (rates may vary)

WiFi is available in public areas for an extra charge

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

Recent reviews

Excellent 4.5 /5 from 44 reviews

Castaway Resort, Rarotonga
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Great owners, comfortable rooms
The owners are really great here -very accommodating and helpful in organizing anything you need. They also have a good supply of snorkels and fins that are actually good quality. I stayed in a beachfront villa (#9) and it was great - the deck right in front of the beach bar (which doesn't stay open late, so no problem getting sleep). The room was simple but clean and comfortable. It also had a/c, though I never needed it since the windows all open. Breakfast was also simple but sufficient, cereal, juice, fruit, and toast. My only problem with the hotel is that there aren't a lot of dining options nearby. I did not rent a motorbike or car (my mistake), so I felt a little limited in my dining options. Also, the beach in front isn't quite as marvelous as some other spots in Raro, but it is very quiet and secluded. Overall, I really enjoyed my stay here and would highly recommend it to others, as long as you rent some transportation to get around the island!
2 night trip
Castaway Resort, Rarotonga
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Great hotel. Wonderful hosts. Beautiful location
My girlfriend and I enjoyed our 1 week stay at Castaway Resort immensely. Paul and Michelle (the owners) were wonderful hosts-- very friendly, knowledgeable, accommodating, and helpful. We stayed in one of the cheapest rooms, and it was great. I'm sure the villas and beachfront rooms are even better. The beach and beachfront bar are amazing. We went for a walk on the beach almost every morning and rarely saw anyone else. It was very relaxing vacation. Free breakfast was basic (cereal, toast, fresh fruit, coffee), but good. We stayed in September and our room was a just a little warmer at night than we would have liked. There was an A/C and ceiling fans in the room, but the A/C didn't cool the whole room completely. Overall the room was very nice (clean, large, good water pressure, nice kitchenette with all of the essentials). We stayed 6 days and rented a car for 2 days, so that we could see the town and Muri beach. I would recommend renting a car or scooter for a couple of days, so that you can see the whole the island, but I would recommend that no matter where you stay on the island. We ate at the restaurant most nights, and we both thought the food was very good. There is a limited selection of ingredients in Raro, and I thought the chef did a great a job. The drinks are also good and reasonably priced. You should stay here, but even if you don't, I would recommend coming to Castaway in the evening to watch a beautiful sunset and have a nice meal and good drinks.
5 night romance trip
Castaway Resort, Rarotonga
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Beautifully boutique!
We stayed here for 4 nights and it was terrific. Clean well appointed beach front bungalow - we were able to grab a drink & skewers from the beach side bar and enjoy on our patio. The restaurant food was great - ate here most nights. Excellent buffet style breakfast was included. Best of all are the staff and the owners Paul & Michelle who make you feel so welcome and are friendly and helpful at all times. We do prefer this more personal touch to the super luxury, bigger and more expensive places. Great beach & sunsets - we had a great stay. Will not hesitate to come back if we get the chance.
4 night romance trip
Castaway Resort, Rarotonga
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Genuine island spot
This is the place to come for genuine hospitality and real island spirit without the bells and whistles - but with great atmosphere. Hosts Michelle and Paul have created a beautiful place directly on the beach. Food is excellent and the beach bar is the place to be to meet other guests and locals in a very laid back atmosphere. I'll come back.
2 night business trip
Castaway Resort, Rarotonga
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Cook Islands treasure
Castaway Resort has a wonderful Cook Islands feel, it is unpretentious but offers excellent service, value for money, good food and a lovely bar on the beach. Very friendly staff and a relaxed and comfortable stay. Room was clean.
5 night trip

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Castaway Resort, Rarotonga

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