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1 room, 2 adults

The Black Pearl at Puaikura

3-star3 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free self parking
  • Laundry facilities
Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

3-star beach resort with outdoor pool, near Aroa Beach
  • Free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
    • Free self parking
    • Laundry facilities
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  • Love the location of this property, just across the road from great snorkelling, shops…Mar 30, 2020
  • We really enjoyed our stay at Black Pearl, rooms are well equipped, great swimming pool…Mar 12, 2020

The Black Pearl at Puaikura

from ZAR 2,345
  • Garden View
  • Cabana
  • Pool View

What’s around The Black Pearl at Puaikura

Landmarks

  • In Arorangi
  • Aroa Beach - 12 min walk
  • Puaikura Beach - 1 min walk
  • Te Rua Manga (The Needle) - 12 min walk
  • Black Rock - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Muri Beach - 6.4 mi / 10.2 km
  • Wigmore's Waterfall - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • Rarotonga Golf Club - 3.6 mi / 5.8 km

Getting around

  • Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) - 16 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open during the following times:
  • Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Saturday - Sunday: 8:30 AM - noon
Guests will receive an email 72 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and key retrieval information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

  • Babysitting/childcare *

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • WiFi in public areas *

  • WiFi in rooms *

Transport

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *

Parking

  • Free self parking on site

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Room service
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Scooter/moped rentals on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
Services
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Year Built - 1985
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
Accessibility
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate sitting area
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Free bottled water
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

Recreation

On Site

  • Scooter/moped rentals on site

Nearby

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

The Black Pearl at Puaikura’s small print

Also known as

  • Puaikura
  • Black Pearl Puaikura Resort Rarotonga
  • Black Pearl Puaikura Resort
  • The Black Pearl At Puaikura Rarotonga
  • Puaikura Reef Hotel Arorangi
  • The Black Pearl at Puaikura Resort
  • The Black Pearl at Puaikura Rarotonga
  • The Black Pearl at Puaikura Resort Rarotonga
  • Puaikura Reef
  • Puaikura Reef Lodges
  • Puaikura Reef Lodges Rarotonga
  • Puaikura Reef Rarotonga
  • Black Pearl Puaikura Hotel Rarotonga
  • Black Pearl Puaikura Hotel
  • Black Pearl Puaikura Rarotonga
  • Black Pearl Puaikura

Policies

  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • This property does not have elevators.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

    Contactless check-out is available.

    The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

    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.

    Optional extras

    Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of NZD 0

    Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

    Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 95 (subject to availability)

    Rollaway beds are available for NZD 65 per night

    Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

    Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 50 per person (roundtrip)

    Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 5 and 11 costs NZD 25.00 (roundtrip)

    WiFi is available in guestrooms for NZD 15 for 15 minutes (rates may vary)

    WiFi is available in public areas for NZD 15 for 15 minutes (rates may vary)

    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.

    FAQs for The Black Pearl at Puaikura

    • Does The Black Pearl at Puaikura offer free cancellation for a full refund?
      Yes, The Black Pearl at Puaikura does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Black Pearl at Puaikura?
      This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Is parking offered on site at The Black Pearl at Puaikura?
      Yes, there's free self parking.
    • Is there a pool at The Black Pearl at Puaikura?
      Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
    • Are pets allowed at The Black Pearl at Puaikura?
      Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
    • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Black Pearl at Puaikura?
      You can check in from 2:00 PM to anytime. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of NZD 95 (subject to availability).
    • Is airport shuttle service offered by The Black Pearl at Puaikura?
      Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is NZD 50 per person roundtrip.

    Recent reviews

    Superb 9,0 From 29 reviews

    Very good 8,0
    Will return for sure
    Phenomenal customer service by booth Rangi and Twin. When A taxi was not available for a certain time I needed a transport, Twin volunteered to drive me complimentary.
    Roger D, us1 night trip
    Exceptional 10,0
    Highly Recommend The Black Pearl
    Lovely stay at The Black Pearl! Rangi and Twin at Reception are pleasant, helpful and we appreciate all they did to make our visit so enjoyable. Service is fantastic here! The location on the island is perfect--especially if you like to snorkel across the road. And, enjoy the pool when you want to cool off. A small, comfortable place to stay for a relaxing get-away.
    Deborah, us10 night trip
    Very good 8,0
    Fabulous stay- great location.
    Great location for sunsets, snorkeling, relaxing, easy to catch bus. Excellent service and care. Rangi and the team were amazing and made sure we were picked up (in the middle of the night with flower lei!) and taken to our room, and given a surprise and welcome fruit platter. She arranged car hire for us for the day with no fuss. There was some parking for rental vehicles at the front of the property. Next door was a takeaway, petrol station, ice cream and grocery store which was handy. The beach across the road provided good snorkeling at high tide and excellent sunset. About 10 mins walk anti-clockwise direction was an even better snorkeling area in a marine reserve, Beautiful! The room had all you need and was very spacious, and the pool area was nice outside. There were a few families there too, and it seemed ideal for them. Friendly dog and chatty chickens! Would happily stay again. Thank you so much!!
    Rachel, nz4 night romance trip
    Exceptional 10,0
    Nice Spot!
    Would definitely stay again! The service was great -- they even let us do late checkout so we didn't have to burn time before our flight. The pool area is nice, and the grounds are well thought out. Just to manage expectations, this isn't a luxury hotel, but it's great for a beach vacation. There was a clothing line outside behind our room for hanging wet clothes, and a kitchen as well. Plus, the room was really spacious. It's a particularly great place for families, although we traveled as a couple and had a nice time too. Just a quick note on wifi -- wifi is expensive, which is standard in the Cook Islands (from what I could tell). Anyway, it ended up giving us a more relaxing stay, but it's best to be prepared! Thanks so much for the lovely stay, Black Pearl!
    Kimberly L, us2 night romance trip
    Exceptional 10,0
    Another wonderful stay.
    As I stated in a previous review, I love the Black Pearl at Puaikura. This time was no different. Comfortable, quiet and great staff. Another plus (for me) was running into another returning guest whom I met last year. You cannot go wrong here.
    Andrew, au12 night trip with friends
    Exceptional 10,0
    Bigger than my apartment!
    Our room at the Black Pearl was huge and amazing! Do note - this hotel is across the street from the beach, so you won't have direct access, but there is a gorgeous saltwater pool on site. Bigger than many apartments, this was a 1 queen + 1 single bed, for a family of 3. It had a sitting area, large kitchen with microwave and 2 cook tops, indoor dining area, and outdoor patio/deck. The room was very clean and comfortable, reception was very friendly. Clothesline out back was very handy for drying swimsuits, etc.
    us1 night family trip
    Exceptional 10,0
    Great Oasis
    Great Location, especially for snorkling, handy to everything .. Our host (Rangi) was the most helpful,friendly person ever ... The only negative was that the Facility did not have Breakfast as advertised by Hotels.com, not their fault I think. Highly recommend.
    Bernard, nz7 night romance trip
    Exceptional 10,0
    Great quiet retreat.
    My third stay at The Black Pearl at Puiakura. Improvements are always happening. It just takes time (remember where you are). As usual beautiful sunsets across the road over the lagoon. Owner Jane and Rangi, Nga and Johnny are their usual helpful selves. Will definitely stay here again and again.
    Andrew, au13 night trip

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