Sunhaven Beach Bungalows

Ara TapuArorangiCook Islands
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About Sunhaven Beach Bungalows

Sunhaven Beach Bungalows. Reconnect with life in our romantic island hideaway…plus child free tranquility.
The quintessential South Seas hideaway. A quiet, secluded property located on the western beaches of Rarotonga away from the main road traffic. The lagoon directly in front is home to all sorts of marine life and offers excellent snorkeling. From August to November, you can watch whales from your own private verandah frolicking with their new-born calves within a stones throw of the reef. The stretch of pure white-sand beach lined with mature coconut palms offers plenty of opportunities for an idyllic afternoon snooze under the palms in a tree-strung hammock. Read a book or simply watch the waves crashing over the reef. In the late afternoon, enjoy a glass of wine as you watch an amazing tropical sunset disappear over the horizon.
Sunhaven is a small family-run boutique property offering just eight beachfront rooms and one garden room. These range from studio layout to one-bedroom bungalows and suites, some with coin operated A/C available. We cater mostly for couples, and offer a quiet secluded atmosphere, total relaxation and privacy. The suites and bungalows can sleep up to four adults. The suites are the most spacious and more suitable for four persons.
All beachfront rooms have a clear view of the lagoon and beyond and are just a few steps to the waters’ edge. Room features include large laptop size capable safe, fully equipped kitchens with bench-top cooker, fridge/icebox, UV treated 100% safe to drink tap water, microwave oven, tea/coffee making facilities, en suite bathroom with clear glass shower enclosure, king-size/twin bed option, over-bed ceiling fan, modern cane furniture, pedestal fan, TV, DVD/CD player and alarm clock. Cool ceramic tiled floors throughout, insect screens on all windows including ranch-slider, large private covered verandah plus sun deck. All this makes for a home away from home holiday where you have the choice of cooking in or heading out to dine at one of the many great restaurants nearby. A few are within reasonable walking distance.

Property features include free off street parking, large freshwater swimming pool, poolside BBQ, tree strung hammocks, sun loungers, floating pool loungers, tour desk, complimentary DVD movies and book library, on-site vehicle rentals, hair dryer available, complimentary kayaks & life vests, snorkeling gear and reef shoes. On-site manager.
Sunhaven is a Wifi hotspot and offers wireless internet availability anywhere on the property including all rooms. Our no-children under 15 years policy ensures peace and quiet.
Sunhaven is 6kms from the airport, 9kms to Avarua town and just 300m to the local store. There are a dozen or more good restaurants within 3kms of the property. The popular Mt. Raemaru track is virtually at our back door. The trek up this bush-clad track is invigorating and well worth the effort. The view from the summit is breathtaking. Bring suitable shoes as it is quite steep and slippery in parts. The historic Maungaroa mountain village sits on the side of this mountain.


Ara Tapu, Arorangi, Cook Islands
Telephone: +682 28465 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Airport shuttle
  • Bungalows
  • Car park
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Direct beach access
  • Express check-in / out
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parasols
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Room safe
  • Television

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 40 reviews across the web
8.8 /10
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    8.6 /10
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    8.7 /10
8.8 out of 10 based on 40 reviews