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Castaway Resort, Rarotonga

3-star3 stars
ArorangiMain Road, Arorangi, Rarotonga0Cook Islands

Beachfront resort in Arorangi with outdoor pool, restaurant
  • Free continental breakfast and free parking
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
  • Our room was comfortable and clean. The staff was helpful and nice. The bar and…Mar 18, 2018
  • My wife and I stayed two nights on separate reservations, book-ending a four night…Jan 1, 2018
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From 288 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Castaway Resort, Rarotonga

from $164
  • Studio, Poolside
  • Studio, Beachside
  • Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Poolside
  • Villa, Pool View, Poolside

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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


  • Check-in time 2 PM-2 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 2 PM

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • WiFi in public areas *

  • WiFi in rooms *



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking (limited)

  • Free nearby parking

Other information

  • Caters to adults only
  • Resort fee included
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Beach bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Kayaking on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers -
  • Year Built
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • 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)
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Crusoes Restaurant - This poolside restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Wilsons Beach Bar - This beachfront cocktail bar specializes in local and international cuisine and serves dinner and light fare. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.


On Site

  • Kayaking on site
  • Snorkeling on site


  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Castaway Resort, Rarotonga’s small print

Also known as

  • Castaway Rarotonga
  • Castaway Resort Rarotonga


This property does not have elevators.

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

Mandatory fees

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 50 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 property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

What’s around Castaway Resort, Rarotonga


  • In Arorangi
  • Black Rock - 7 min walk
  • Rarotonga Golf Club - 14 min walk
  • National Stadium - 31 min walk
  • Puaikura Beach - 41 min walk
  • Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • Aroa Beach - 3.2 mi / 5.1 km
  • Punanga Nui Market - 3.4 mi / 5.4 km

Getting around

  • Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) - 7 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free parking nearby
  • Limited parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 40 reviews

Castaway Resort, Rarotonga
Most Excellent
Friendly and accommodating staff exceeded our expectations. Accommodation was excellent, clean and tidy and refreshed every day. Would highly recommend staying here, loved the intimacy!!! Highly recommended.
Sandra, nz7 night trip
Castaway Resort, Rarotonga
The service and the hotel was okay but it's a bit run down. The bar and restaurant dominate the beachfront which interrupts the view of the beachfront apartments and encourages late night party goers. Not a suitable place to stay if you're looking for peace and quiet.
Sharon, auOther trip
Castaway Resort, Rarotonga
Disappointed but great snorkelling
I can see how many would like this place as a vibey, castawayesque '60's style place with Wilson's Bar and live music and great coral snorkelling on the wonderful Western side of Rarotonga BUT for us it was a dump hardly a 3 star. However we maybe have gotten use to 4plus star places and thought we'd give Castaway a go based on the terrific feedback with very high customer satisfaction approaching 5 star. Stay at the very expensive Crown Beach Resort and spa for half the time is our plan in future.
Ian, au4 night trip
Castaway Resort, Rarotonga
A home away from home
Great place to stay. I cannot fault it. The room was well equipped and clean. Everything is very organised. It was great to be able to wander over and have breakfast, which is included, and I loved the beach bar (and the sunsets). The rouns island bus ir right at the door, there is a convenience store, and an ATM not far away. So convenient, and Michelle in the office will tell you anything and book anything. The book exchange is a great idea, especially if it rains. It is not a big impersonal flashy resort, but neither does it claim to be. It is just what we wanted, however. Very laid back. Thank you Michelle and Paul.
DEBORAH, au7 night trip
Castaway Resort, Rarotonga
gorgeous spot in front of the beach
I love it! Michelle and her husband were absolutely great!
JESHICA, nz1 night trip

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Castaway Resort, Rarotonga

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