10 minutes from the town center awaits Aromas on Sunset, two one-bedroom bungalows on a large grassy, spacious beachfront property, complete with wide uninterrupted views of the ocean and the glorious west coast sunsets. A large covered balcony (perfect for outdoor dining) sets the stage for this idyllic refuge.

Sliding doors open into the Aromas high ceilinged interior. One directly into the master bedroom, the other into the beautifully appointed living area. All furnishings and details were chosen with quality and comfort in mind. Just to the back of the living area is the dining area and full kitchen. To the left are double doors that lead back to the main bedroom.

Aromas is a stroll away from the Sunset Resort and the excellent Kikau Hut restaurant. And would be an ideal choice for two couples on vacation together who require separate accommodation.

  • Comfortably sleeps 2 in each
  • Accepts Children
  • BeachFront
  • Partially insect screened
  • TV with USB and HDMI (Local TV reception is poor island wide)
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wifi Hotspot, data must be purchased from Raros' local internet provider Vodafone
  • Shared Washing Machine
  • Fridge Freezer
  • Cook top
  • Microwave
  • BBQ

The minimum stay at the property is 5 nights at NZ$175 a night.

15% off for stays from February 1 to March 31 2024


It's been four weeks since we left Rarotonga - hard to believe but true. Thank you for arranging the accommodation, transport to and from the airport and responding to our request to stay the extra week at Aromas 2. It's a lovely little cottage and we have fond memories of our stay there.

We are asked 'how was our trip' and we answer that we enjoyed the Rarotonga hospitality, love the diving outside the reef and found it too hot for our taste. We grew up in similar conditions (I used to work in Malawi in the Great Rift Valley where the temperature got to 44C with 95% humidity) but our 20+ year stay in Canada has got us acclimatized to cool wet winters and warm dry summers.

Take care Eddie and thank you for the trouble you took to ensure we had a great time in the Cook Islands, Chris

Hi Eddie

We had a wonderful time at Aromas 1, it really is a great property. We were very comfortable and most impressed that there was nothing we needed, the kitchen had everything at our finger tips and we appreciated the tea, coffee, milk and ice all ready and waiting upon our arrival. I will most certainly recommend to family and friends and hope to return in the near future. Thank You again, you were great to deal with.

Kind Regards Jeanette & Bruce Robertson


Hi Eddie

We really enjoyed our stay at AROMAS 1. The unit was well appointed and any problem quickly attended to. So close to Avarua and yet so peaceful! The best place we have stayed so far! Thank you too for the quick and clear communications. It has been a pleasure to know you.

Many thanks again, Graham

August 2016

Hi Eddie

Thanks for organising our accommodation and transfers. We really enjoyed staying at Aromas. Great location, well-laid out and very well-equipped.

Thanks again, Joan and John

June 2016

...(from Tripadvisor June 2016)...

We have just returned from an amazing 12 night stay at Aromas on Sunset. This was our second visit to Rarotonga... our first time we stayed in a resort which was awesome for finding our feet when we didnt know our way around or how things worked. This trip we decided to try self catering accommodation. Initially some of us were hesitant but all our concerns were gone bery quickly. Aromas is perfect for two couples like us who wanted to be together and have their own space as well. We were pleasantly surprised to find many extras not listed on the website. Eg... a safe, ceiling fan and free standing fan, all the linen, towells etc you would ever need and even washing powder!!

We had the pleasure of meeting Eddie and found him to be extremely proffessional, friendly and helpful with our multiple questions. We loved our stay at Aromas 1&2 and pencilled in our next stay before we left.

The property is private, peaceful, right on the beach and a bsolutely perfct for a relaxing holiday in the sun... there is also 3 restaurants, a shop where you can get milk etc, a liquor or store, and awesome burger bar and amazing bakery within a couple of minutes walk.

Meryn and Paul

May 2016

Hi Eddie,

Just wanted to tell you we are safely back home and we had a wonderful time at Aromas. Everything we needed was there and beautiful views with less wind. We were all very impressed. Thank you so much. Please pass on to the owners how well appointed we thought everything was. Hopefully we will be back. Hope you had a good holiday too. Many thanks for all your organising and putting up with me and the confusion over parting day.

Kind regards, Lynne

October 2015

Hi Eddie,

Just a quick note to say thanks for the opportunity to stay at Aromas 1 - it was perfect.... the best holiday ever, great location, so relaxing. We will be back

Cheers Chris and Maurice

July 2015

Hi Eddie

Home again and back to our own wee slice of paradise. Makes leaving your slice of paradise a little bit easier although it was still very hard to do and I felt quite sad on the day before our flight. Thank you so much for all your help. We loved Aromas on Sunset - perfect location and a lovely little cottage. Thoroughly enjoyed being on the West side of the Island to get the morning sun and the beautiful sunsets. Every morning we made the most of the lagoon with a dip in the sea and then again the last thing we did before sunset. So lovely to relax right outside our accommodation. Perfect location for some great eateries with Albertos and Kikau Hut being our two favourite eating places for dining out and they were both within walking distance so who could ask for anything more. Met some of the locals - both two legged and four legged, all very friendly and welcoming. Can't wait until we return - hopefully our next winter holiday. Thanks again.... until next time.

Cheers Jan and Stephen

May 2015

We had a fantastic stay at Aromas on Sunset. It was ideal for my husband and I as we wanted to be close to the Sunset and Edgewater Resorts where most of our niece's wedding party were staying, but we wanted our privacy. Everything about the cottage was at least exactly as the web site advertised and more. It was very well equipped with enough crockery to allow us to entertain 14 family on night to a fab. bar-b-que. A great time was had by all as we sat on the deck and watched the magnificent sunset. Masses of bath and beach towels and a great walk in wardrobe.... although we brought far to many clothes again! The sleep quality was wonderful and it was great to have the extra screens that meant we could sleep with the ranch sliders open to have the cool breezes and listen to the ocean.

We had great snorkeling right outside our door (not literally) but a few step from our deck to the beach. The deck caught both the morning and afternoon/evening sun without being too hot. Little touches made the place even more special, like the large fridge freezer, first aid kit, books, puzzles and CDs of evocative island music. The welcome pack of milk, tea, coffee etc was also very welcome.

Thank you Eddie for making the booking process so straight forward and easy and we will certainly recommend Aromas on Sunset to our friends, in fact the 14 who came for a bar-b-que on night were very impressed and we think a tad jealous at our little piece of island paradise.

Kinds Regards Paul and Sue

May 2015

Hi Eddie,

first of all my girlfriend and I would like to thank you for the great experience at Aroma 1 and for being so kind and helpful to us. It's been really nice meeting you.

We had a great time at the island and we will come back for sure, maybe in October. I'll get in touch as soon as we plan the trip :)
Many thanks again, I hope to see you very soon mate. All the best!

Giovanni and Clara

April 2015

I highly recommend staying at this property.

I had such a fabulous stay, this property has all you need and is in a beautiful private spot, my 4 year old granddaughter and I had a lovely time at the beach & in the yard every day, its in such a quiet private location, the trees around the property are just divine, I had a lovely ripe papaya to eat from one tree.

I didn't go out alot on my 9 days in Rarotonga as I had all I needed at Aromas for a perfect relaxing holiday, Thank-you Eddie Chambers, all was as I imagined and more, I will be back for sure.


February 2015

Hi Eddie,

We are back home now and wanted to send a note of thanks for the accommodations. The Aromas 2 was great for us and we had a wonderful time while staying there.

The apartment was wonderfully decorated and the milk and water in the fridge was really appreciated. We cooked almost all of our meals in the home and never lacked for any kind of kitchen utensil, simply super.

Tim and Sandi

February 2015

Kia orana Eddie

Just a quick note to say thanks so much for your fabulous service during our holiday in Rarotonga. We have fallen in love with the place so much so we would like you to pencil us in for 2015 Vaka Eiva please?

Thanks again, Shane and Sandra

November 2014

Hi Eddie,

Thank you for a wonderful holiday, 19-28th August. Recommended and booked by my daughter Niki who is hoping to come back next year. We will also be back hopefully next year. The island made such an impact and the situation of the apartment was so convenient. Thanks for all your help

Lorraine & Stephen

August 2014

Hi Eddie

Just wanted to say thanks for a great and trouble free holiday from start to finish. We loved the Aromas bungalows, they are just so well equipped with everything you could want and very comfortable. The location is perfect and we loved everything. Hope we can do it again next year. Look forward to coming back next year.

Kind regards, Russell, Heather and Duncan and Lanor

May 2014

Hi Eddie

Just a note with BIG THANK YOU for a fabulous relaxing holiday. We loved Rarotonga, beautiful place and very friendly people. Aroma 2 was great really, well equipped and so close to the beach, what a treasure of a place.

Thank you very much for having sorted everything for us. We will definitely be back, in the meantime work again tomorrow.

Kind regards Andrene

January 2014

Hi Eddi,

We would like to say - thank you. That was one of the best holidays for us. We will return to Rarotonga some day )

Cheers Dimtry and Irina

April 2013


Hi there. Thanks so much for all your help with the Aromas 2 apartment. I know Karan and Richard thought your customer skills were great and really appreciated it. I will be adding something to Trip Advisor soon too. Also....I broke a glass in Aromas 1. I replaced it but I couldn't find a matching one so I had to just buy something else. Sorry. Thank you again. We will be back. :)


August 2012

For full tariff information and availability contact Eddie at Rentraro and quote "Aromas On Sunset".