Sunrise Beach Bungalows

Address: Main Rd, Sunrise Beach, Rarotonga, Southern Cook Islands, Cook Islands | 3 star villa
 
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This 3 star villa, located on Main Rd, Sunrise Beach, Rarotonga, is near Aitutaki Lagoon, One Foot Island, National Museum of the Cook Islands, and Wreck of the Matai.
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        TravelPod Member ReviewsSunrise Beach Bungalows Rarotonga

        Reviewed by harveyfamily

        Great value

        Reviewed Mar 14, 2016
        by (6 reviews) Beer, East Devon , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

        We stayed for a week, our room was clean, comfortable and well equipped, with a double and two single beds, a decent shower, a TV (with one channel) and two ceiling fans. Caryn who manages the small site was helpful and collected us on arrival from the airport and took us back for our departing flight. She works hard to maintain standards and to ensure guests have a good stay.

        At the small complex there is an outdoor swimming pool, communal snorkelling kit, a small beach, four bikes for guests to borrow and access to (a pay for) wifi hotspot.

        The bungalows are actually in the district of Ngatangiia It's a flat walk into Muri, with our 6 and 8 year olds it took circa 40 minutes, there is a basic shop for provisions nearby and the circular island bus stops on request (they charge a flat fare whether you travel right around the island or just go from one stop to the next. You can get a concessionary ticket on the bus which buys 10 adult journeys for $30 / 10 children's rides for $19).

        We had a restful, fun time here, it is not five star, but certainly provides excellent value and good clean/comfortable facilities in a peaceful and relaxing setting.

        The island is lovely; not overly commercialised, with friendly locals, lots of chickens and dogs, crystal clear water, a laid back vibe and island-time, a declining population (currently circa 6,500, apparently around 10,000 fewer than ten years or so ago).

        This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

        Reviewed by oneluckygirl

        DO NOT STAY THERE

        Reviewed Aug 3, 2012
        by (10 reviews) Oregon , United States Flag of United States

        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.

        This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

        TripAdvisor Reviews Sunrise Beach Bungalows Rarotonga

        4.00 of 5 stars Excellent
         

        Travel Blogs from Rarotonga

        It never rains but it pours!

        A travel blog entry by harveyfamily on Mar 14, 2016

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        We awoke to a torrential, tropical, downpour, which lasted all day. According to the locals they have not had so much rain in one day since last August! So we settled in for a full 'school day' with mum and dad teacher and headteacher respectively. Lessons were varied and included the register, assembly, literacy, numeracy, science, art, geography …

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