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1 room, 2 adults

Castaway Resort

3-star3 stars
Arorangi, Main Road, Arorangi, Rarotonga, 0, Cook Islands

Beachfront resort in Arorangi with outdoor pool and restaurant
  • Free continental breakfast and free parking
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Castaway Resort

from ZAR 3,298
  • Studio, Poolside
  • Studio, Ocean View
  • Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Poolside
  • Villa, Poolside
  • Villa, Ocean View

What’s around Castaway Resort


  • In Arorangi
  • Black Rock - 7 min walk
  • Rarotonga Golf Club - 14 min walk
  • National Stadium - 32 min walk
  • Puaikura Beach - 40 min walk
  • Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Aroa Beach - 3.2 mi / 5.1 km
  • Muri Beach - 9.2 mi / 14.8 km

Getting around

  • Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) - 6 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

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. 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 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 on site (limited)

  • Free nearby parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach 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)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 4
  • Year Built - 2000
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Filipino
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

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
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Wilson's Restaurant - This poolside restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

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’s small print

Also known as

  • Castaway Rarotonga
  • Castaway Resort Rarotonga
  • Castaway Resort Resort
  • Castaway Resort Rarotonga
  • Castaway Resort Resort Rarotonga


This property does not have elevators.

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

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 3.5 percent

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

WiFi is available in guestrooms for NZD 5 for 5 minutes (rates may vary)

WiFi is available in public areas for NZD 5 for 5 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 Castaway Resort

  • Does Castaway Resort offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Castaway Resort 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.
  • Is Castaway Resort currently open?
    This property is closed from September 18 2020 to October 31 2020 (dates subject to change).
  • Is parking offered on site at Castaway Resort?
    Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Is there a pool at Castaway Resort?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Castaway Resort?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Castaway Resort?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 2 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Castaway Resort?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that serves local and international cuisine.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Castaway Resort?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is NZD 50 per person roundtrip.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8,8 From 52 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
Loved this place
Lovely place. Very friendly and accomodating staff. Room and bed were super comfortable. Thank you. Also, don't miss the exceptional guitar playing of Anania Browne on Friday evenings.
Allen, us6 night trip
Very good 8,0
Good spot, rooms recently renovated. Missing a TV screen, and the room we were given was not "pool side" but still happy with everything. and would stay again.
Mark, au1 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Kahukoka, au5 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10,0
My partner and I had an incredible one week stay at Castaway Resort! Michelle and Paul and the whole team are so wonderful, shoutout to Trina! Castaway has the best vibe on the island and the best food. They have live music often and Wilson Bar is the best spot to end with a night cap. Location was great, we liked getting the sunset, and had no trouble gettting to Muri on our scooter to see the lagoon and check out the other side of the island
Mary, us5 night trip
Very good 8,0
Great stay, friendly staff.
Brenton, nz6 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
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 romance trip
Good 6,0
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, au1 night romance trip
Fair 4,0
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, auRomance trip
Exceptional 10,0
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 romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
gorgeous spot in front of the beach
I love it! Michelle and her husband were absolutely great!
JESHICA, nz1 night trip

Castaway Resort

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