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Palm Grove

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Set in the enchanting area of Vaima on the stunning Southern coast, Palm Grove enjoys the peace and tranquility of one of the best locations on Rarotonga in the Cook Islands.

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Set in the enchanting area of Vaima on the stunning Southern coast, Palm Grove enjoys the peace and tranquility of one of the best locations on Rarotonga in the Cook Islands.

Property amenities include an open-air restaurant and bar, on-site reception and tour desk with car and motorbike rentals, fresh-water swimming pool and bbq area in our quiet garden, a TV lounge, library and laundry facilities.

Thirteen garden bungalows set amongst hibiscus and tipani flowers are complemented with thirteen beachfront bungalows set alongside our secluded beach. Each beachfront or garden bungalow contains a kingsize bed (or two single beds), aircon, full kitchen facilities, private patio, flat screen TV, fans, telephone, CD/MP3 radio and full screened windows. All bungalows are serviced daily and tropical breakfast at our on-site restaurant is included in your room rate.

Our open-air restaurant ovelooks our peaceful garden and offers great food in a casual atmosphere. The Yellow Hibiscus serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, and provides weekly specials in addition to menu selections. Daily tropical breakfast buffet is complimentary. Our sunny deck is a great spot for a cocktail. Join us for our popular Sunday BBQ including steak, fresh salads, and dessert. Don't miss our Friday Night Happy Hour! Complimentary drinks and snacks plus live music by Island Groove or Tara Kauvai.

Rarotonga is renowned for its pristine beauty and offers activities from scuba diving to hiking. Experience the true paradise of our white sand beaches and clear blue lagoon, or enjoy our acres of lush, quiet garden. Sit back, relax, and find your own private piece of paradise!

Plam Grove features a secluded beach and a calm, protected lagoon. Lounge chairs, canoes, snorkel equipment, and beach towels are complimentary. With clear blue waters and abundant sea life, guests find our lagoon to be one of the island's best snorkel spots. Its calm, shallow water makes the lagoon perfect for both novice and advanced snorkelers. For the more adventuresome, try a scuba dive or deep-sea fishing trip!

Palm Grove provides full-service wedding planning through our on-site wedding co-ordinator. Whether you prefer a beach or garden setting, let our co-ordinator handle all the details for flowers, photography, videography, music, licence, marriage celebrant and reception. Rarotonga is an idyllic wedding destination with year-round warm weather, white sand beaches, a clear blue lagoon, lush mountain heights and an abundance of tropical flowers. Palm Grove's secluded beach and peaceful garden are a perfect location for the wedding of your dreams.

Rarotonga is the capital of the Cook Islands, a group of 15 islands located in the South Pacific. The Cook Islands have a total land area of 92 square miles and are scattered over an area the size of India. The Cook Islands were settled by Polynesians over 1,200 years ago and were eventually named after Captain James Cook, who first sighted several of the islands in the 1770s. Annexed by New Zealand in 1901, they attained independence on the 4th August 1965.

Rarotonga has a population of less than 10,000 and a circumference of just 32km (20 miles). It is almost completely surrounded by coral reef, creating a calm, protected lagoon. The interior boasts lush mountains and tropical rain forests. The island offers a host of activities including hiking, biking, snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing, tennis and golf. There are a variety of tours and sight-seeing excursions to choose from - or while away the day on the pristine white sand beaches and in the stunning lagoon.