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Palm Grove

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Private beach, white sand, snorkelling, kayaking
Private beach, white sand, snorkelling, kayaking
Private beach, white sand, snorkelling, kayaking
Private beach, white sand, snorkelling, kayaking
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

Overview of Palm Grove

Palm Grove

3.5 star property
Beachfront resort in Rarotonga with outdoor pool, restaurant

8.6/10 Fabulous

106 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Internet access
  • Airport transfer
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
Ara Tapu (Main Road), PO Box 23, Rarotonga

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Takitumu District
  • Muri Beach - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) - 15 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Vaima Polynesian Restaurant - 9 min walk
  • Moana Restaurant & Bar - 5 min drive
  • Hidden Spirit Cafe - 5 min drive
  • Coco Putt - 6 min drive
  • Beluga - 7 min drive

About this property

Palm Grove

Palm Grove offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for NZD 18 per person one-way. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool or grab a bite to eat at Yellow Hibiscus, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. A bar/lounge and a children's pool are offered, and in-room conveniences include fridges and microwaves. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff and beach.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 22 units
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until anytime
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open Monday - Friday (8:30 AM - 5:00 PM) and Saturday - Sunday (8:30 AM - noon)
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (5 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed


  • WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas*
  • WiFi in rooms*


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • BBQs
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Children's pool
  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Scooter/moped hire
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 28 buildings/towers
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • MP3 docking station
  • 32-inch TV

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Free rollaway/extra bed

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Furnished balcony/patio
  • Garden

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Full-sized fridge/freezer
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Yellow Hibiscus – Overlooking the garden, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in guest rooms for NZD 0.20 per minute (rates may vary)
  • WiFi is available in public areas for NZD 10.00 for multiple hours (rates may vary)
  • Wired Internet access is available in public areas for NZD 0.20 per minute (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 18 per person (one-way)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of 50 per cent of room rate (subject to availability)
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of 50 per cent of room rate (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 1 and 11 costs NZD 9 (one-way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

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; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have lifts.

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

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Palm Grove
Palm Grove Hotel Rarotonga
Palm Grove Rarotonga
Palm Grove Hotel
Palm Grove Resort Rarotonga
Palm Grove Resort
Palm Grove Resort
Palm Grove Rarotonga
Palm Grove Resort Rarotonga

Frequently asked questions

Does Palm Grove offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Palm Grove does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Palm Grove?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Palm Grove?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Palm Grove?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Palm Grove?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is NZD 18 per person one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Palm Grove?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. There's a 50% charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a 50% charge (subject to availability). Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Palm Grove and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as kayaking and snorkelling. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the resort's other amenities, which include a private beach and a picnic area. Palm Grove also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Palm Grove?
Yes, Yellow Hibiscus offers al fresco dining and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Vaima Polynesian Restaurant (9-min walk), Moana Restaurant & Bar (2.3 mi) and Hidden Spirit Cafe (2.5 mi).
Does Palm Grove have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchen is available in every room, and also includes a coffee maker, a toaster and cookware.
Does Palm Grove have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony or patio and a garden.
What's the area around Palm Grove like?
Palm Grove is in Takitumu District. Popular attractions include Muri Beach, which is 7 minutes away by car. The local area is considered walkable, as well as having nice beaches.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Love the beachfront villa.
We have stayed here previously and we loved it in our absolute beachfront villa, staff are very friendly, the restaurant is great for meals and drinks, there is a small supermarket a short walk away, the villa has a kitchenette which is great, the beds are very comfortable, we will definitely be back again.
Mark, 8-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Eammon, 9-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Enjoyed the peace and quiet and the very prompt housekeeping service every morning. Very highly recommended accomodation to stay at. Meitaki maata for your hospitality.
7-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We loved the location, the pool area, our garden studio was perfect! We had everything we needed for our holiday
7-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Marek, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The unit was very clean and the bed comfortable. The cleaning and maintenance staff were very friendly, nice people. The restaurant staff were the same and the food was great and reasonably priced. The office staff tended to be a bit humourless and the wifi almost nonexistant. Otherwise we really enjoyed our stay there and would recommend it
8-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

When we booked this through wotif the photos of this unit weren’t pictured via either palm grove website or wotif. When we arrived and were informed of the unit it was not at all what we intended. The feeling at the time was that we had been cheated, and false advertising forced us to believe something that wasnt, the unit is dated and right next to the road. We will not book through wotif again. However with this being said, Palm Grove does not deserve a bad rating, the unit was clean, facilities were great, location was great and service from staff was excellent. Wotif is entirely to blame.
5-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Great location, friendly staff and good restaurant. Beautiful beach!!! Reception closing at 5pm weekdays and half day Saturday and not at all Sundays was a little annoying when you had a quick query.
5-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Relaxing Tropical Escape
Palm Grove Resort was a great escape. Reasonably well maintained, given it’s humid tropical climate, the grounds and pool area are beautiful. A new bbq arrived during our stay. The beach furniture, kayaks, snorkels and fins were all well maintained. The rooms could use some updating. Some had received partial renovations in the kitchen and bathroom areas and others had not. Some appliances were newer and others were starting to rust. I also found it difficult to cook, unless you just bbq’d. Larger pots and microwave bowls or casseroles would help out here. AC worked well, but was rigged to go off when you left the room. The beds were very comfortable. Maid daily service included making the bed, a towel change, sometimes a sweep, garbage removal, but not any wipe down of surfaces in the bathroom, shower, vanity, coffee or dining tables during our 9 day stay. The Sunday BBQ and Friday Happy Hour were great, as was the music supplied. Food at the restaurant was good. An adequate breakfast was included and given this is not the norm on the island, was appreciated. The front desk did a good job at coordinating airport transfer, wifi purchase, snorkel rental and outings. They also rented scooters. There is a car rental a couple of blocks away along with a reasonably well stocked convenience store. Rarotonga is very remote, with sporadic wifi only in HOT SPOTS There is one TV channel and life becomes the beach, relaxing and socializing.
Tara, 9-night romance trip
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