Sunrise Beach Bungalows
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSunrise Beach Bungalows Rarotonga
I would definitely not recommend. Our 'free continential breakfast' was giving us a container of corn flakes, a loaf of bread and a couple of eggs the night before. Though we read online there was free internet, they said "the wires were cut" and if we wanted internet we had to buy it at a telecom. I was scared to set anything down because it would be invaded with little red ants. I found cockroaches in my suitcase after setting it on the floor overnight. Not to mention the owner's boyfriend was completely wasted and stumbling around on the first day of our stay. Don't stay there.
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Not a lot to tell about the last couple of days. Get up, check the weather, sit around a bit and decide what to do, do very little. People joke about "Island time" and it's something I could get used to. People don't move quickly and drive even slower so the length of time taken deciding what to do is not an issue.
The weather has been cloudy and rainy but with enough sunny breaks to make the time spent at the beach worthwhile. Besides, our ...
... it. With the benefit of hindsight, ordering chips on the side was fairly redundant.
Back at the resort and we ran into a couple Tina and James, from the wedding party we met the day before. Not long into the conversation we find out they live in Five Dock, and he, a rather large Samoan chap, finished his professional rugby career after contracts with about four Sydney first grade clubs, at the Dirty Reds. Small world. Turned ...
... The interior of the island is mountainous with very dense vegetation.
The scenery is stunning - just as you'd imagine a tropical island to be. It wasn't especially hot (29C) but, boy, was it humid! Like being in a sauna! The mountains were covered in mist and it rains a lot - heavily! There were a couple of downpours whilst we were there.
Rarotonga is a simple place, with chickens and dogs running around everywhere. The ...
... the lagoon. The water inside the lagoon turns powder blue, sky blue and then turquoise as you float in across the white fuzz of the fringing reef and fly along the coast toward a dark slender strip of runway. - Nearly everyone carries with them their own island of dreams, their place of sanctuary, to which their mind flies when someone says 'tropical', 'paradise' or even just 'holiday'. This is our place, and were all going back, at last...
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... test officer’ didn’t even watch me as she was too busy chatting to Ni! Getting the bike took longer than we would have hoped as everything here runs on island time. No-one rushes to do anything or go anywhere. We could definitely learn a thing or two from these islanders.
Finally we set off around the island on our scooter. We opted to go round clockwise. There is essentially one road that goes all the way around and you can either go clockwise or ...