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Description of property NEEDS updating!!!!
Not an Accurate description!!! If you like to be able to swim at you Resort This is not happening. Property says "Swimmable Beach". IT IS NOT SWIMMABLE !!! Very unsafe currents and Too much Corral. Also property is very out dated and unkept. Needs grooming!!! Many of the pictures in Ads are not for the Upgraded $$$ oceanview rooms, so becareful as to what you select. Rooms without a view are Ok, but the crazy thing is you pay more money for a view and you will get a room that is in need of serious renvations (similar to being in a trailer park). Food is not worth writing about. When I brought these things of concern to managements attention, during my stay (which was Honeymoon), I was given a room with a different layout with no improvement...and refund of $100 .(yippee) So many other places to pick from....
relax, great location, privacy, great sunsets
In Raro it seems most accommodation is done through resorts so this was a venture into the unknown for us, but from arrival on day 1 to leaving on day 9 Crown Beach made us feel very comfortable and at home. The staff were always welcoming with a smile, happy to engage in some banter and conversation about the island, island life and share a laugh which was something I can't say was always present in other resorts I visited. We arrived to calm waters, calm winds and beautiful sunshine which was not what the forecast said to expect with rain and cloud forecast lol, lesson learnt. However we also did encounter a "ex" cyclone in the middle days which certainly showed both the beauty and power of nature in a crazy day of wind and amazing waves safely viewed from the resort beach while safe to do so. Sadly the beach there and elsewhere on the west side took a hit but the staff did an amazing job to tidy up and get things back working order within a day, wow. We stayed in a courtyard pool suite with its own private courtyard, thatch roof gazebo with table and chairs to eat under if you chose to, sun loungers and perfect sized pool for a couple or even 4 if you have visitors around. The room layout was just right for us and would recommend placing the 2 indoor chairs at the end of your bed to sit in like the king and queen you'll feel like. The buffet breakfast which covered the needs of most staying there but perhaps a little heavier than required compared to others had in SEA, or perhaps i just ate too much. The dinners definitely hit the spot but would suggest taking the time to visit other resorts also for meals to get a change of company at meal times, that's not to say the meals weren't great also. The Island night was highly recommended and did not disappoint as it was full of colour, beauty, beautiful songs and of course the drumming. If you're not a fan of the drums I'd recommend asking for a seat further from the stage without fear of missing the show as the stage allows a good view from most places, and be prepared to dance. Overall it was fun to stay at this resort and perhaps in future will look at resorts differently and will certainly recommend Crown Beach to friends.
Swim, Eat, Cocktail, Repeat
My partner and I celebrated my birthday and NYE here and had a fantastic time. We booked one of the Courtyard Pool Suites with our own private pool, which we put to great use. Yes there were ants in the pool, but they are over the entire island, so I think this is hard to avoid. The villa was very spacious, well equipped and had a stunning bathroom too. The breakfast buffet was a good spread and included a local dish called rukau which I ate daily. No visit to this resort is complete without a spa service and I managed to convince my partner to get his first facial... wow, so relaxing!!! We also attended the Island night which was great fun, the entertainment was outstanding and very interactive - a great night! Lastly, the staff were awesome, super friendly & helpful, so I really do hope they are being paid their worth
We stayed here for NYE as well and it was nice. We were in the villa with the swimming pool inside and we loved it, the room is quite spacious and all the furniture inside are new. The hotel is in a pretty good position there is a scooter rental just few minutes away walking distance.
So friendly people
Everything about this hotel is relaxing. The suites are very roomy with a full kitchen. The staff are so friendly. We sat on our patio and overlooked the pacific ocean. Breakfast was included and there was so much you could have dined for the day. But around the island are some great restaurants like Antipodes. Their Island night dinner and show was the best I have ever attended. This is an adult resort, not for children under 18.
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