Aro'a Beachside Inn

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there WiFi? Yes, you can buy WiFi vouchers here.
Does the WiFi cover the whole site? Yes.
Does the Shipwreck Hut serve food? Yes, we offer "home cooked" bar meals and the best cocktails on "the Rock".
Do you have live music? Yes, we have 3 live music nights on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Will my mobile phone work there? Yes, most phones work fine.
Is breakfast included? Yes, we offer a complimentary tropical breakfast daily and an omelette breakfast on Sundays.
How do I get there from the airport? Tell us your flight times, request a transfer and we will arrange everything for you.
Do you have 24 hour reception? Yes, we are available 24/7.
What time is check-in / check-out? Check-in is 1:00pm and check-out is 10:00am.
Can I get an early check-in? For flights arriving after 6:00am early check-in may be arranged subject to availability (charge is applicable).
Can I guarantee an early check-in? To guarantee immediate access to your room before 1:00pm the previous night must be booked.
Can I get a late check-out? A late check-out may be booked subject to availability (charge is applicable).
Can I guarantee a late check-out? To guarantee use of your room after 10:00am, the additional night must be booked.
International dateline, what is this? If you travel from NZ or Australia you'll cross the International Date Line - leave Saturday - arrive Friday.
Can I rent a car at the airport? Yes, but it is best to pre-book. Just let us know and we can arrange everything.
Can I rent a car or scooter there? Yes. Just let us know what you want and we will arrange everything for you.
Where is the nearest grocery store? Approximately 250m down the road.
Do you have bicycles? No, but you can hire bicycles just 250m away.
Do you have kayaks and SUPs? Yes, our kayaks and stand up paddle-boards are free to use for our hotel guests.
Can I snorkel there? Yes, we have one of the best snorkelling spots on the island, right here.
Do I need to bring my own snorkelling gear? Not unless you want to, we provide complimentary snorkelling gear and reef shoes for our hotel guests.
What is your beach like? Beautiful white sand, and deserted. It's like having your own private beach.
Do you provide towels? Yes. Towels in the room and also beach towels.
Are there TVs in the rooms? Yes. However TV service is very limited.
Do you provide hair dryers? Yes, one in each room.
How big is Rarotonga? Rarotonga is roughly circular and 31.6 km (20 miles) round.
What is the currency there? The currency here is New Zealand Dollars.
What is the electricity voltage? Electricity is 240v by 50MHz. Plugs and sockets are the same as in New Zealand & Australia.
Are credit cards accepted? We accept Visa & MasterCard.
Travel Insurance. Will I need it? We recommend you have travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances.
Can I drink the water? We triple filter and UV treat our water so yes, safe to drink. Other places, please ask.
Are there ATMs on Rarotonga? Yes.
Can you recommend restaurants? Yes, we can recommend restaurants, some even offer complimentary pick-ups.
Where is the nearest bus stop? Right at the front of the property.
How much does a bus ticket cost? It's $5.00 per ride, $8.00 return or you can buy 10 tickets for $30.00, so $3.00 per ride.