Comments from some of our visitors
We are frequent travellers to Rarotonga, and have stayed at several places,
but never the bigger resorts (that is not us!). We believe the west side of
the island offers the best place to stay and with the Island being so
accessible by scooter or car you can enjoy the whole island at your leisure.
We had visited Sunhaven before and thought the setting and location was
excellent and it is. We stayed in villa 3 and relaxed on our deck with
amazing lagoon views and were treated to sights of the migrating whales.
Patti is a delightful lady and never stops checking that you have everything
that would possibly make you enjoy your stay. The staff are quietly friendly
and service the bungalows to a very high standard. The one bedroom bungalows
are very spacious and have good kitchens and bathrooms. Sunhaven rates as
one of the cleanest accommodations we have ever stayed in anywhere...well
done Patti and crew. We will be back!
We stayed at Sunhaven for seven days mid September 2014. First went to Rarotonga
seven years ago and were disappointed in our accommodation at the Edgewater. We discovered Sunhaven then and vowed if we ever came back that this is where
we would stay. We came back, as everyone does, and had a wonderful holiday.
Dennis and Patti are really lovely and nothing is too much trouble. The
suite was spotless and cleaned everyday with hibiscus flowers replaced every
day as was the linen and towels. The staff were friendly and helpful with
special thanks to Ali and Shari for helping to make our stay the best.
Walked out one morning to see whales out at sea, through the palm trees,
magical! Being so close to the ocean you would expect some saltiness on
surfaces or glass, but not a sign anywhere. Quiet and relaxing with Aroa
Beach Bar just down the road, especially convenient for a meal the first
night. Gave Patti a hug on our way home, wouldn't do that with just anyone
which speaks volumes. We will be back.
We recently stayed at Sunhaven as my husband was doing the 10k road race. We picked Sunhaven due to 1) child-free(!!!) 2) great reviews 3) pictures on
website. Well, we weren't disappointed, thanks to Patti, Dennis, Shari and
Ali whose fantastic customer service, friendliness and attention to detail
made our stay a delight! Rooms were fastidiously clean with beautiful fresh
flowers every day. The bed was SO comfortable and to be lulled asleep every
night by the waves crashing on the reef was sublime. We were so sorry to
leave and are already planning a return trip next year. Looking forward to
saying Kia Orana again very soon! Thanks again.
Fourth visit to Rarotonga, second time staying at Sunhaven. It has to be the
best resort on the island. Great pool, top quality rooms management and staff
treat guests like royalty. This resort is always kept immaculate inside the
bungalows and also the grounds. The quality of this resort is proven by the
people who return time after time.
I am not one for writing reviews unless extremely dissatisfied or very
happy. I recently spent eight days and nights staying at the Sunhaven Beach
Bungalows in Rarotonga. The place is set on a nice beach looking out onto the
ocean. We had a great view from our bungalow. It has all the facilities you
require to enjoy your holiday on Rarotonga. It's very quiet and private due to
the no kids policy. However, it's not the wonderful setting and features
that make this place, it's the staff and owners. Nothing was too much trouble
for Patti and her staff and they went over and above what I would consider
the call of duty. An example of this was when I came back from a chartered
fishing trip (having caught four yahoo biggest 36kg) covered in fish slime from
head to toe. I asked Patti if I could use the washing machine facilities and
she told me to get changed and give her my fishy clothes. Two hours later they
were returned washed, dried and ironed. I asked how much this would cost and
she told me not to worry. This was just one of the things that impressed me
about my stay and let me tell you there were many more. Patti obviously runs
a tight ship, pretty much everything perfect with great attention to detail.
Often it's the little things that count when you're on holiday. The
cleanliness was second to none. Our next door neighbours left while we were
there and the next day the bungalow was emptied of furniture and the place
thoroughly cleaned. In summary, if I were to go back to Rarotonga I would
defunitely stay here again. I would highly recommend this place and if you
are looking for accommodation on Rarotonga you should certainly give this place
serious consideration. Thanks to Patti and her staff and I hope to see you
again next year.
Our second visit to Rarotonga and our first time at the Sunhaven Bungalows and we were both amazed. Beautiful clean and relaxing beach feel, with all the
amenities. Large open plan lounge/kitchen, decent size bathroom, decent
sized bedroom and very comfortable bed. Wood/bamboo furniture which was in
great condition and the kitchen was well looked after and provided us with
all we needed for our six nights. Instructions for different uses including
rubbish removal and storage were straightforward. Our bungalow was cleaned
regularly and meticulously. Our balcony was 5 or 6 metres from the waterline
at low tide and perfect for those lazy afternoons reading or an early
breakfast. Picturesque outlook which is really just wonderful. The pool and
poolside lounges are great, giving you a choice of both ocean or pool -
difficult decisions! The staff were terrific, helpful, friendly and always
available with a smile and helpful hint! Sunhaven kindly included a week's
scooter rental which was well received. We had a wonderful stay and will
definitely be back!
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