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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Idyllic studio for honeymooners

 Perfect for a kayak, and quieter than the hustle of Muri beach, but close enough to walk there if you feel inclined. 

Vaka Beach Cottage-great snorkeling & kayaking

 Great location with a good snorkelling beach out front. A bonus that kayaks and snorkelling gear were included. It was a nice and private place, and well-maintained. 

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Vaka Beach Cottage-great snorkeling & kayaking

 Great tidy & neat little cottage. Decent size with adequate kitchen to cook meals if required. Free use of snorkel gear and kayaks makes for a fun stay. Situated on what I consider the best beach in Raro, with fantastic snorkelling and lovely golden sand beach only metres away. Peter and Jolene are fantastic and looked after us very well and kept regular contact to ensure we were all OK. Will definitely be coming back! 

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Tuteveras' Arms - Arorangi

 Quiet, close to the beach and close to several restaurants. 

Tuteveras' Arms - Arorangi

 The location was private and offered value for money. 

The best snorkeling across the road

 Great option for raro accommodation. It's very competitive, great location for the beach, just about walkable to muri, well furnished & private setting. Everything you could want. A gas bottle for the barbie would've been the only, very minor, gripe. Fresh fruit from the trees in the garden too :-) Highly recommended.