Wedding Guest Book
FEATURE TESTIMONIAL AND OTHER COMMENTS FROM OUR GUEST BOOK.

“Hi Victor and Sane,

Wow talk about hard getting back into work this week!! It’s all starting to feel a bit like one big dream now …

Thank you so very much for making our wedding the best wedding ever!! We truly had an amazing time and everyone at work loves the photos!!

Hope everything is going ok over there and you aren’t too run off your feet. Say hi to Katie our photographer for us! We are getting a couple of our photos blown up into large canvases for our wall at home – oooohhhh can’t wait to get them!! We are really ecstatic on how they turned out.

Have you seen our ‘wedding rock’? We managed to paint it on the last day along with our mate Laisa (from Reception) who helped us, she painted the flower!

You both were amazing and made our wedding stressfree!!!

Thanks so much! xxxxx”

Todd & Shanee Harrison (nee Morton), North Shore, Auckland, NZ, 21 Sept 2009

 
COMMENT
COUPLE’S / GUEST NAMES DATE
“Thanks so much for making our day in paradise so perfect! Couldn’t have done it without you. CheersJ!” Amber & Ian Cragg, Canada 21.12.10
“FABULOUS WEDDING! HAD THE BEST TIME. ALL OUR GUESTS ENJOYED THE WEDDING AND HOLIDAY. COULD NOT HAVE ASKED FOR BETTER SERVICE ALL AROUND. THANK YOU SO MUCH.” Chris & Jocelyn Ruck, Australia  30.11.10
“Wow! What can I say! What an amazing day! Thanks to you guys, JK, Willy, Adele and Laisa! Wouldn’t have been the same without you all. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Love to all. Love Bex & Justin xoxo” Justin & Becky Bird & Baby, NZ 29.11.10
“Kia Orana! Huge Thanks to Adele and Laisa. My Guests, Darryl and I (Rebecca) would like to formally congratulate you both for making our day the most special day in the world. We are so grateful and humbled by your wonderful service and will never forget our awesome experience at the Resort. Kia Ora Ano Rebecca & Darryl.” Rebecca & Darryl Kemp, NZ 25.11.10
“Thank you to the wonderful staff and wedding planners. Our wedding day was perfect. Everything we dreamt of it would be. Many thanks Darren & Jess xxxxxx” Darren & Jess Perry, Australia 20.11.10
“Fantastic weddingJ Had the best day! Thank you to all staff especially Adele and Laisa for all your help. You made the whole day perfect!!! THANK YOUJ!” Daniel & Hazel Simons, NZ 19.11.10
“Amazing! Thanks for an awesome wedding.” Nick & Belinda, Adelaide, Australia 12.11.10
“Merci pour ine journee incroyable! Our wedding day was the most wonderful day of our lives. It could not have been better and the wedding planners, Adele and Laisa surpassed our expectations by far. Thank you for everything.” Emmanuelle Cyr & Jean-Sebastien Larocque, NZ 11.11.10
“Our wedding was amazing. Thanks to Adele and Laisa for a perfect day. It was just how we pictured it!” Nick & Belinda Williams, Australia 04.11.10
“Thanks for making it such a special day! We did not have to worry about a thing. We will remember it forever!!” Jeff & Sara Tovia, USA 02.11.10
“Had an amazing stay. Thank you Ema and Adele for the Amazing WeddingJ Carl and I as well as our families had the most beautiful wedding. Ema and Adele, thank you so much for everything. We will definitely be back again. Thank youJ.” Rebecca & Carl Commons, Australia 01.11.10
  29.10.10
“Thank you for having everything ready and organised when we arrived. Couldn’t have asked for a more perfect wedding day. We promise to return sometime in the future.” Lia & Ryan Hocking, Australia 28.10.10
“(card) To Victor and all the staff at The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa, Kia Ora from New Zealand. The Watson Family, Lin, Tim and all of us from Kerikeri would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude for the way staff made our stay for Natalie’s wedding a most pleasurable and enjoyable occasion. All staff were very relaxed and friendly and I loved the way they gave excellent service. I have travelled to many places in the world – have lived in Hong Kong - but would have to say this was the most memorable experience. I hope you all enjoy your work at The Rarotongan cause if you don’t you are damn good actors!! I would definitely love to return again. May all your journeys be good ones that bring you happiness and fruits of life. Linnet xxxxx” Linnet Watson, Kerikeri, NZ 31.10.10
“Our wedding day was fantastic. All of our guests agreed that it was the perfect way to get married. Thanks to Ema, Laisa and Adele for their assistanceJ” Kurt & Natalie Watson, NZ 26.10.10
“(email) Hi Ema & Adele. I would just like to thank you both for your help in organising our wedding and accommodation. We are both so thankful for the upgrade we were given and the way that we were treated. I would like you to thank your staff for everything they did and the service they provided, as well as all of the staff at the Aitutaki Lagoon Resort. Our wedding was better than we could ever have imagined and it would not have happened if it wasn’t for you both. The wedding day went perfectly and there was not one thing that the staff didn’t do. We all felt like we were royalty the whole time we were staying there. All of our guests were extremely happy with the whole trip and felt very special to be able to help us celebrate in this location. Thank you for helping us to have a stress free wedding and having everything organised, we were amazed with how little we had to do and how good it all looked. Ema & Adele you both are such great people and so good at your jobs. Thank you again for the most amazing wedding - it is something we will never forget, along with you and your staff. Thank you so much, Lisa Oates.” Lisa Oates (married 5 October 2010) 25.10.10
“(email) Dear Ema, once again Dana and I would like to thank you all for a wonderful 2 weeks and a wedding to remember. Regards Clint.” Clint & Dana Hodson, Australia  22.10.10
“20.10.10 the best day ever! Awesome planning and everything was perfect. We couldn’t have asked for anything else. It was what dreams are made of and we loved every minute. Thank you so so so much Ema for making our wedding day everything we hoped and dreamed of…xxxxxxxx” Jan & Linz Franklin, NZ 22.10.10
“Lovely honeymoon and wedding. Great staff - loved everyone. We will definitely be back! Hopefully bring the kids! Thanks Adele, Laisa and Ema for the lovely wedding. Love the Cook Islands!” Pearl & Nigel Gates, NZ 21.10.10
“(email) Hello Ema and Adele, I just wanted to thank you both for organising a fabulous wedding for Mike and me. We all had a great time and particularly enjoyed the island dancers. They were amazing! I will definitely recommend The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa to friends who are planning to get married overseas. Thanks again! Donna and Mike.” Donna & Mike Bell, NZ 17.10.10
“Thanks to everyone who made our wedding and holiday awesome!” Tanya & Gareth Tudman, NZ 12.10.10
“Dear Robin, thank you very much for servicing our room during our stay. You were very helpful and our room was always clean. I’m sure it is not easy working around guests coming and going in and out of their rooms. Our son’s wedding was wonderful; we hope to be back one day. Maybe you may still be working here. Again, thank you.” Elaine & Brian Rudolph, Australia 09.10.10
“Ema and Victor. Absolutely Beautiful Day. Thank you for all your efforts – 10/10. Cathy (mum).” Skye & Jarred Puro Wedding 08.10.10
“Thanks to Ema and Adele for organising our wedding. Ran smoothly and hiccup free. We will be back sometime next year to celebrate our anniversary. You are very lucky to be in such a beautiful place. Loving our time here. Don’t want to go homeL” Jason & Olivia Rudolph, Australia 06.10.10
“Thank you, thank you for our wedding and holiday and our special day  - we will always cherish xx” Jaffa & Jenny Beech, NZ 01.10.10
“Excellent holiday! Magical day with perfect weather for our wedding too! Big thanks to Ema and Adele for making our special day absolutely amazing. Thanks too to all the staff for their kindness during our stay” John & Tahnee McEwan, Australia 26.09.10
“Thanks guys for organising an awesome wedding. Everything was great and we are very happy! xxx” Elsha & Brendan McDonald, NZ 25.09.10
“A great holiday amongst wonderful, attentive and friendly people.” Mike 19.09.10
“(letter) Just writing to let you know how impressed we were with your resort. We were especially impressed with Ema and Adele our wedding planners and our photographer whom all made our wedding day extra special. We found your staff to be very friendly and accommodating and we will be highly recommending The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa. Many thanks for it all and we plan on returning one day.” Robert & Julie Cooke, NZ 15.09.10
“(by email) Hi Adele & Ema. John and I just wanted to say a huge thanks to you both for all your beautiful work in making our wedding day so stress free and amazing, our guests couldn't believe how spectacular our day was. We have just arrived back in our home town today. Thanks for all your help ladies. It made our day wonderful. Regards, Mr & Mrs Hughes.” Mr & Mrs Hughes (married 2 September 2010) 10.09.10
“Fantastic job by Adele & Ema. Thanks for making the day run so smoothly.” Paul & Lisanne Templer, NZ 10.09.10
(card) “Dear Ema, Thank you so much for your exceptional effort, kindness and guidance with our wedding and stay. Both you and Adele have made our stay the most amaaazing time of our lives!! Your thoughtfulness, diligence and thoroughness made our wedding easy and enjoyable AND truly memorable. We hope you and your friends will enjoy our left-over duty free as our thanks. All of our guests have had only positive feedback about their holidays too! Thanks again so much!! Lots of love, Karen & Roger DouglasJxxx” Karen & Rodger Douglas, NZ 09.09.10
“Thank you for such an awesome day. Special thanks to Ema and Adele. We will definitely be back to check on our tree. Love Karen and Colin Buckton.” Karen & Colin Buckton, NZ 03.09.10
“Really good food and friendly service. A+ staff. We absolutely loved our stay here and will definitely be back. We were totally blown away with everything! Will be returning and definitely staying here. We nominate Amelia the waitress at the wedding reception (for Employee of the Month).” Gina McTernan, NZ 10.08.10
“(By email) Dear Ema & Adele, Kia Orana! Sorry for the delay in emailing you. I can’t believe it has been over 6 weeks since our wedding day, it has gone so fast. Derek & I would like to thank you both for the fantastic job you did making our day so perfect. Everything ran so smoothly and we enjoyed every minute of it. You made our day stress free for both of us and all of our guests had a great time. We are so happy we choose to get married in Rarotonga, it’s so beautiful and relaxed. So many of our guests can’t wait to get back there. We loved the Resort and will hopefully get back there soon. One thing I keep getting comments on, are how beautiful the flowers were, they look amazing in all of our photos, they were exactly what I had dreamt of. We are also very pleased with all of our photos so please pass on our thanks to Dave, he did a fantastic job. I hope you are both doing well, and enjoying your warm weather, it is freezing over here now. We wish we were back in the Raro sun. Thank you again, it really was perfect. Hopefully see you again soon. Derek & Colette.” Derek Monteith  & Collette Garvey (married 20 May 2010) 06.07.10
“(By email) Dear Bob, Now that all the ceremony and celebrations have settled down, Rangi and I wanted to send you an email of thanks. Our wedding reception at The Rarotongan was a fabulous celebration for us, our family and friends - thank you. The wedding is still a hot topic of conversation amongst our family and friends both here in Australia and amongst the Raro locals. We really appreciate the extent to which you and the team went to help make our Wedding Reception what it was; from arranging accommodation upgrades for our guests, down to the coordination of decorations, menus etc ... Nothing was overlooked and as many brides say, it’s the attention to detail and the little touches that matter most. We especially wanted to let you know that Victor was extremely helpful throughout the whole planning process and in managing ad-hoc requests in the  lead up to our Big Day. His attention to detail, client management skills and general manner when dealing with us and our family was professional and always of the highest standard. Rangi and I have talked about the day (lots!) with our family and friends and while we know you manage many hundreds of these large events each year, we were made to feel as though our wedding was the single most important event of the year. We would recommend a reception at The Rarotongan to any (and every) one of our ‘soon to be wedded’ friends; whether it be a large or small function. Also, The Rarotongan will be at the top of our list when recommending a place to stay in the Cook Islands. While we do not want to speak on behalf of anyone else, we also know our parents were extremely impressed with the staffs’ level of service, the reception and general hospitality. Thanks again and while it may not relate to planning another wedding reception, we hope to see you again. Mr Rangi & Mrs Sam Ivaiti.” Rangi & Samantha Ivaiti 21.06.10

“This place + Aitutaki = paradise!! Thank you for a memorable wedding and honeymoon. Compliments to the chefs!!”

Michael & Marce Leishman, Australia

09.06.10

“Ultimate Paradise. The best atmosphere.” Adrian Rangitakatu & Uhanau 27.05.10
“(Thank you card) To Bob and the team at The Rarotongan (especially Ema & Adele). Thank you for preparing and hosting our special day. All your work, coupled with friendly service really made our friends and families stay one they will never forget. Forever grateful, Peter & Anna Crawford.” Peter & Anna Crawford, New Plymouth, NZ 21.05.10

“(By email) To the Management & Staff. My family and I spent a week as guests of yours from 2nd-9th May, largely to attend the wedding of my daughter, Shelley and her fiancé, Steve Edhouse. I wish to thank you all on behalf of everyone for the excellent service and wonderful way we were looked after during our visit. Five of us were in the Villa Onemaru, a place we all wish we could spend every day in!  The rest of the party had rooms at The Rarotongan (Beach Resort & Spa) and everyone was very impressed by the friendliness and service we received. Our grateful thanks go to Ema, the Wedding Consultant, whose organizational skills were everything and more that was needed, and to the videographers and Dave the Wedding Photographer for the many memories they captured for us. We will long remember our time in the beautiful island of Rarotonga and have already been looking ahead to another visit when our finances allow. In the meantime, we are spreading the word of how beautiful the land and the people are, so everyone will want to go too. Once again, thank you all so much. Sincerely, Judy Homewood.”

Judy Homewood, Cambridge, NZ 21.05.10
“(By email) Hi Ema! How are you? Thank you very much for making our Wedding Day run so smoothly and without any hiccups! We really appreciated all your help which made our job so easy! Hope all is well over there as you are busy doing lots of weddings. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Raro and are already thinking about our next trip over!! Thanks again, Kylie and Ike.” Kylie & Ike 17.05.10
“(By email) Hello Ema Victor and Dave. Hi guys I hope all is well over there in Rarotonga......Firstly let me thank you all, for make me feel like a princess on my special day. There were some things we just had no control over, but we made the best of it. I've told many of my friends here that I had tears from heaven on my wedding day (24 April 2010), they all laughed and told me that it is a good sign or Omen to have. The wedding ceremony was awesome, reception - the food was absolutely fabulous, we enjoyed every part of our meal and so did all of my guests and they went back for seconds and doggie bags too. Dave (wedding photographer), you’re the man. Victor and Ema, you two are angels. Ross and I do plan on coming back to Rarotonga and maybe even going up to Aitutaki, without the kids next time. Hoping to see you all again some day. Anyway guys, thanks again and take care of yourselves. Tino Arohanui, Frances Huata.” Frances Huata 16.05.10

“(By email) Hi Ema, Chris and I would like to say we had a wonderful stay and wedding with you in the Cook Islands. Thank you so much for your help and support. We received the photos on our return to the UK and they are excellent, could you thank Joanne for us. Thanks again.

Bev & Chris Jackson
“Great staff, great place, great wedding!! Thank you so much for everything! Our wedding was perfect!J xoxo” Steve & Shelley Edhouse, NZ 08.05.10
My family and I spent a week as guests of yours from 2nd-9th May, largely to attend the wedding of my daughter, Shelley and her fiance, Steve Edhouse. I wish to thank you all on behalf of everyone for the excellent service and wonderful way we were looked after during our visit. Five of us were in the Villa Onemaru, a place we all wish we could spend every day in! The rest of the party had rooms at The Rarotongan (Beach Resort & Spa) and everyone was very impressed by the friendliness and service we received. Our grateful thanks go to Ema, the Wedding Consultant, whose organizational skills were everything and more that was needed, and to the videographers and Dave the Wedding Photographer for the many memories they captured for us. We will long remember our time in the beautiful island of Rarotonga and have already been looking ahead to another visit when our finances allow. In the meantime, we are spreading the word of how beautiful the land and the people are, so everyone will want to go too.Once again, thank you all so much. Judy Homewood, Cambridge, New Zealand
21.05.10

“To Ema, Thank you for all your great work on planning our wedding and organising everything on the day! Our wedding day couldn’t have been better – it was perfect! If you’re ever in Australia, you’re welcome to stay with us!”

Edward & Monique Jefford, Australia

01.05.10

“Wonderful wedding.”

Kirsten Walshe, Australia

23.04.10

“Had a great time at the wedding.”

Megan Gudge, NZ

23.04.10

“BeautifulJ”

Tessa & Stephen McLarin, NZ

19.04.10

“The resort staff are very friendly and helpful – couldn’t do enough! Fantastic in all areas. John in Activities was amazing, friendly and fun with our children. The three Housekeeping ladies who decorated our bed on our wedding night – thank you! It was an absolute Delight!!! xxxx Thank you so much.”

Jennifer Holt, NZ

08.04.10

“Joanne the photographer was very helpful and friendly!!! Great photos!!! Highly recommend. Thoroughly enjoyed our time!!! Loved our stay, particularly the activities and Activities Staff. Staff all excellent; service, helpful, friendly and very accommodating!! They are a credit to the Resort. Love to come back for our honeymoon!”

Wendy Gray, NZ

08.04.10

“The food quality was excellent and service from all the staff. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay by both us and our guests. We nominate Niko at the swim-up bar and Theresa at Captain Andy’s Beach Bar & Grill. Outstanding service from Theresa and also during our wedding. Also outstanding service from all the team at the Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach.”

Nicole Harris, Auckland, NZ

07.04.10

“Wot an AWSUM DayJ thanks so much! xx”

John & Jen, NZ

06.04.10

“Very romantic resort. We will be back!!! xoxo

Taaz & Sarah Mangere, NZ

30.03.10

“Beautiful honeymoon location. Plenty of activitiesJ”

Ashlea & Brenton Rosier, Sydney

29.03.10

“Enjoyed the start of our honeymoon. Very friendly staff and great snorkelling.”

Sarah & Jason Wilson

25.02.10

“Ina (Troy) in Activities was very friendly and helpful. Made our stay enjoyable. Ema made our wedding very relaxed. Was happy to answer any questions and make any last minute adjustments.”

Sarah & Phillip Kerr, Henderson, NZ

19.01.10

“I loved it!!”

Shannon Alison, Brisbane, Australia

17.12.09 

“Fantastic and relaxing!!”

Angela & Jason Paenga, Palmerston North, NZ

17.12.09 

“Thanks to all the staff for making our day PERFECT!!”

Daniel & Lara Bainbridge, Western Australia

08.12.09 

“Best experience for pre wedding holiday. Our stay made our wedding day all that much more special. Thank you all xxx”

Dion & Mashana Nepia, NZ

04.12.09 

““We’ve enjoyed our honeymoon here on the island. Hope to return soon.”

Jeff & Tracie Carroll, CA, USA

16.11.09 

“Once again, another great stay. Wonderful friendly staff!!”

John & Liz & Family, NZ

09.11..09 

“Thanks we had a lovely holiday. Great staff.”

Sarah, Theja & Gaya Bulathsinghala, Auckland, NZ

24.10.09 

“Hi Ema and the wedding planners. Tony and I would like to thank you very much for making our day special last week. We have arrived safely back in NZ and wish we were back in the warm sun in Rarotonga.  We were absolutely impressed and totally happy with the service and treatment we received from you and your team and look forward to returning for one of our anniversaries. Once again, thank you for making our day a very memorable and happy one - it would never have been possible without the help of your team. Kind regards, Ligi and Tony.”

Ligi & Tony, Auckland, NZ

21.10.09 

“Hi there! I recently stayed at The Rarotongan and just wanted to say thanks!! There was a group of us and we all had a fantastic time, and the wedding we were there for was beautiful. It was arranged that our room (my partner who is the brother of the bride) was by the bride and groom and my partner/the brides parents as well which was really good so thanks for being able to arrange that. Really liked the Deluxe Beachside Suites. Anyway we loved it so much that we’re hoping to come back next year! Would be needing two rooms though, one for myself x2 and one for my mother. Many thanks.”

Gaynor Smith, Auckland, NZ

19.10.09 

“We had a magic time. Wonderful wedding – thanks to you all and we will see you again for our ‘anniversary visits’. Thanks!!”

Kat Merewether, NZ

19.10.09 

“Loved it – a great honeymoon! Meitaki!”

Andrew & Sherley Nash, Australia

18.10.09 

“Thanks for a great time. Loved Villa Onemaru!”

Alistair & Karen, Oliver & Luca Noakes

08.10.09 

“Thank you for a great wedding. We’ll be back againJ”

Chris & Lisa Bull, Auckland, NZ

04.10.09 

“Weather was perfect. Loved the stay.”

Amy & Nathan, Auckland, NZ

29.09.09 

“Hi Victor and Sane. Wow talk about hard getting back into work this week!! It’s all starting to feel a bit like one big dream now …Thank you so very much for making our wedding the best wedding ever!! We truly had an amazing time and everyone at work loves the photos!! Hope everything is going ok over there and you aren’t too run off your feet. Say hi to Katie our photographer for us! We are getting a couple of our photos blown up into large canvases for our wall at home – oooohhhh can’t wait to get them!! We are really ecstatic on how they turned out. Have you seen our ‘wedding rock’? We managed to paint it on the last day along with our mate Laisa (from Reception) who helped us, she painted the flower! You both were amazing and made our wedding stress free!!! Thanks so much! xxxxx”

Todd & Shanee Harrison (nee Morton), North Shore, Auckland, NZ

21.09.09 

“Awesome day, perfect weather. Victor was great. Thanks so much!!”

Amanda & Darryn Gabb, Whakatane, NZ

19.09.09 

“Dear Victor & Sane, we would just like to thank you for making our day so special and stress free. It is truly appreciated. Enjoy your time in Aitutaki, Victor and we hope to see you both again next time we visit. All the best.”

Deon & Jasmine Holgate

15.09.09 

“We had a fab day…cheers.”

Shane & Ange Eldon, Dunedin, NZ

12.09.09 

“Thank you so much Sane, Victor and Katie for all your help. Even though it rained you made it even more special than if the sun had shone!”

Todd & Shanee Harrison, Auckland, NZ

04.09.09 

“It’s our honeymoon and we had a fabulous stay. We’ll be back. Thank you!”

Stacy & Jon Cuddeback, Seattle, USA

31.08..09 

“Great VACATION – wonderful and friendly people. THANK YOU!”

Richard S Olson, Miami, Florida, USA

22.08.09 

“Just like home!!! Delightful.”

Jan & Gary Blake, NZ

22.08.09 

“Wonderful. Thanks for such a relaxing stay. Staff are fantastic. Loved spa massage”

Halia & Sara Vuitalitu, Auckland, NZ

21.08.09 

“Thank you for a lovely and relaxing wedding and stay. Will be back.”

Ian & Lynne Roberts, Auckland, NZ

21.08.09 

“Slice of paradise – see you next year!”

Rod & Beverly Andrews, Wellington, NZ

21.08.09 

“A wonderful relaxing holiday. Thank you one and all xx Bless xx”

Diane & Alan Leipeh, Wellington, NZ

21.08.09 

“Sane, Thank you so much for all your effort in making our wedding day so special. We really appreciate all your effort. Enjoy a few drinks and a night out on us. Love and Hugs, Annette & Philip Ridder…xxxx.”

Philip & Annette Ridder

20.08.09 

“Wow – what an island! Thank you everyone for an amazing experience. See you again soon!xxx”

Jade Chase, Hamilton, NZ

14.08..09 

“Fantastic holiday. Best ever. All the staff were awesome – Nite out (The Rarotongan’s Friday NiteLife Tour) was a highlight.”

Sue Griffin, Hamilton, NZ

14.08.09 

“Brilliant place for all wedding requirements. Thanks to everyone concerned.”

Wayne Wood, Auckland, NZ 

13.07.09 

“Thank you so much to all the staff who made our wedding day a wonderful day to remember. It was everything we hoped for and more.”

Haydon & Melanie Ball, Auckland, NZ 

11.08.09 

“Thank you all for making our wedding and stay all that we had hoped for.”

Aaron & Kaibe Leismann, Leinster, Western Australia

31.07.09 

“Hi Sane, Well we are home and back to the cold weather, would like to thank you and Victor for all the hard work you guys put in for making our special day great. Can you also thank Katie for us (for our wedding photos)? Thanks for putting on a wonderful day xxoo”

Tammy & Shane Arbuckle, NZ  

13.07.09 

“Hi Joanne, I just wanted to send an email to thank you again for the magnificent work you did when you took Tim & my wedding photos on 4 July.  Everyone that we have shown them to has commented on how beautiful they are - most people have also said that they are the best wedding photos they have ever seen.  We feel that the photos we now have really captured the emotions and happiness of our day, and we enjoyed the laughs we had with you whilst they were being taken.  Thanks for going the extra mile for us. We are planning to put the photo of Tim lifting me up into the air at sunset (with my "ballet" toes!) onto a large canvas to hang on the wall - it's our most favourite photo. Take care and keep up the amazing work!”

Dallys Hutchison & Tim Smith, Brisbane, Australia

04.07.09 

“What a beautiful day. Couldn’t have asked for a better wedding”

Jeanine & Kaine Harris, Auckland, NZ 

01.07.09 

“Our Wedding Day was all we could have imagined and more! Thanks to Sela, Victor and Sane for everything!J”

Geoff & Sharon Fawell, Sydney, Australia

26.06.09 

“Kia Orana! Just wanted to say a big thank you for everything you both did for our wedding on 26.06.09.  It will be a day we will never forget. Everything ran smoothly and no request was too difficult - even some last minute changes. Please pass our thanks also to Joanne for the DVD and Caroline for my hair and make-up. Those ladies were awesome and did a great job. A big thanks to Joanne too for the photos; everyone loves them. Also Thank You to Lucy, our Personal Waiter for our candlelit dinner, who was great. A big thank you too, to all the resort staff who greeted us each day with warm smiles and friendliness (we can't remember his name but it starts with V - who knew who we were and our room number by Day 2!!) We have told everyone back here at home what a wonderful place The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa is, and have highly recommended everyone to plan a holiday there. We will be back one day to check up on the progress of our baby Uto. Our visit to the Cook Islands, and especially your Resort, has a special place in our hearts, and we will never forget you all. We miss you all already, and really didn't want to get on the plane to go back home, especially given that it is so cold here nowL. Until we meet again, Kia Manuia.

Geoff & Sharon Fawell, Sydney, Australia 

26.06.09 

“It’s been so great. Thank you all so much.”

Barry & Triena King, NZ

23.06.09 

“Awesome time with Robati family here, B&B in Rarotongan!! KA KITE ANO.”

Aroa Epiha, NZ 

21.06.09 

“Thank for our amazing day. We really appreciate everything you have done. We love you!”

Toni & Jane Bargiacchi, Wellington, NZ

17.06.09 

“THANK YOU TO THE STAFF FOR MAKING OUR WEDDING A VERY SPECIAL DAY. WE HAD A FANTASTIC HOLIDAY AS WELL.” 

Terrance (Terry) Smith & Karin Zieke, Queensland, Australia 

29.05.09 

“Thank you for such a special and memorable day! Fantastic.”

David & Tracy Johnson, Auckland, NZ 

27.05.09 

“Awesome, great day, very relaxing and stress free. Thanks heaps.”

Jade Clothier & Jasmine Bunn, Christchurch, NZ 

26.05.09 

“Fantastic day; one we will remember and treasure forever!! Thank you!!”

Nicola & Roger Buckingham, Palmerston, NZ 

21.05.09 

“Best day of our lives. Thanks for an awesome day…xx” 

Paddy & Michelle Wood, Wellington, NZ  

18.05.09 

“A great day! Thanks to Sela and Sane for an unforgettable experience – ‘our wedding’.”

Johnny Fale & Krystall Abel, Auckland, NZ

14.05.09 

“AN AMAZING PLACE TO GET MARRIED; THE DAY AND THE STAFF WERE EXCEPTIONAL. ALL OF OUR 30 GUESTS HAD AN AMAZING WEEK. LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL AGAIN SOON. THANKS AGAIN…JO & PAUL.” 

Joanna Culpan & Paul Hammon, Auckland, NZ 

12.05.09 

“The best! Thank you Sela, Sane and Jo. Love you all!!”

Daryl & Stacie Cook, Adelaide, Australia 

11.05.09 

“We had a great time in the sun and really enjoyed it"

Mitch Taylor & Charlotte Mills, NZ 

10.05.09 

“A BIG THANK YOU TO SELA, SANE AND THE REST OF THE WEDDING CREW FOR ALL THEIR HELP IN MAKING OUR WEDDING A DAY WE WILL NEVER FORGET. TO THE REST OF THE STAFF AT THE RESORT, THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARD WORK AND ASSISTANCE. AROHANUI, THE WATENE WHANAU.”

Lance & Leigh Watene, Hamilton, NZ 

09.05.09 

“We had the most beautiful day in our lives!!! Excellent service!!!” 

Mateda Avbremi & Aleksandra Pocivjec, Slovenia  

07.05.09 

“Thank you!!!”

Walter Caccia & Cristina Lai, Simaggiore, Italy

07.05.09 

“THANK YOU SANE & SELA FOR MAKING OUR WEDDING DAY THE BEST DAY IN OUR LIVES. A LOVELY PLACE TO STAY. WE’LL COME BACK SOON!” 

Tove Holmli & Jan Lanshammar, Gavle, Sweden 

06.05.09 

“Mathew and I got married at The Rarotongan on Saturday the 2nd of May 2009. We would just like to pass on our sincerest thanks to all the staff for making our wedding day such a beautiful experience. We are so happy with the way that everything was planned and carried out. Sane (our wedding planner) was wonderful from the initial planning through to the day itself. Sane worked hard to ensure that everything went smoothly and according to plan. Tangi (our celebrant) was lovely, and the ceremony that she conducted was beautiful. Caroline (who did my hair and makeup) was fantastic; she did an amazing job. Joanne (our photographer) also did an amazing job – the photos are beautiful. Also, Melisha (our waitress for the reception dinner) was fantastic. Every time we saw her, even before the wedding, she was always smiling and helpful. She did a wonderful job. In addition to this, the entire stay was fantastic, the housekeeping staff kept all of our rooms clean and well stocked, and the reception staff were very helpful. Again, Mat and I would like to thank you all for making our wedding day and our holiday such a wonderful experience. Sincerest thanks. 

Mathew & Ianthea Connelly, Padstow, NSW, Australia

06.05.09 

“This place is awesome and is the best place ever. Raro 4lyf! xox” 

Alicia, Kelsi & Sharlene 

03.05.09 

“Great holiday. Will never forget it.” 

Karla & Mel Connelly 

03.05.09 

“Wonderful wedding. Will never forget it! Absolutely amazing experience.” 

Mat & Ant Connelly, Sydney, Australia 

02.05.09 

“A fantastic day we will never forget. Sane and Sela absolutely fantastic.”

Jason & Jo de Loryn, Rotorua, NZ 

01.05.09 

“THE BEST DAY OF OUR LIVES. EVERYONE HERE IS VERY KIND AND PROFESSIONAL. SANE & SELA ARE THE BEST. THE DJ AND ALL THE OTHER STAFF WHO MADE A FANTASTIC NIGHT, WE THANK YOU. *THE JEFFS*” 

Todd & Linda Jeffs, Esperance, WA  

30.04.09 

“See you next time.”

Angeline Bishop & Andrea Te Wheoro, Auckland, NZ 

25.04.09 

“Great stay; very nice place.” 

The Christophers, Mt Maunganui, NZ 

17.04.09 

“Awesome and very beautiful. A lovely place to be.” 

Karina & Ala Tataa-Hehaia, NZ 

16.04.09 

“Thank you for everything. Great holiday!” 

Schollum, Caldwell & Moss Families, Auckland, NZ 

14.04.09 

“Beautiful ceremony. Exactly as we had hoped and wished. Thank you!” 

Kate & Matt Cowhig, Paddington, Australia 

13.04.09 

“IT WAS MORE SPECTACULAR THAN WHAT WE EVER IMAGINED! THANK YOU SO MUCH. EVERYONE HERE HAS BEEN AMAZING…xx” 

Linda & Jason Lynd, Australia 

11.04.09 

“Thank you for an amazing day. Our expectations were exceeded! 

Emma & Ivan Sentch, NZ 

09.04.09 

“Dear Sane, Jolynda and staff, we wish to thank you for your wonderful assistance on our magical day. You made our day more than what we could have ever imagined.” 

Linda & Jason Lynd, Oxenford, Qld, Australia  

04.04.09 

“Sane, thank you so much for an incredible wedding! Thanks again, Emma & Ivan Sentch.” 

Ivan Sentch & Emma Currie, Auckland, NZ 

03.04.09 

“THANK YOU SELA & SANE FOR HELPING US MAKE OUR WEDDING BEAUTIFUL AND SPECIAL AND ACCOMMODATING OUR NEEDS. xoxx” 

Karen & Howard Lai, Darwin, NT, Australia 

28.03.09 

“THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING. YOU HAVE ALL BEEN AMAZING, ESPECIALLY SELA, AND WE WILL REMEMBER YOU ALL ALWAYS.” 

Chris & Lisa Bowen, Ireland & NZ 

24.03.09 

‘THANK YOU FOR PLANNING ONE OF THE HAPPIEST DAYS OF OUR LIVES…ONE WE’LL NEVER FORGET. xxx” 

Blayne & Andrea Rodgers, NZ 

16.03.09 

“Perfect day. Perfect location. Thanks to Sela and Joanne and the team. GREAT, PERFECT, AMAZING.” 

Jim & Sharon White, Australia 

12.03.09 

“PERFECT SUNNY DAY – MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE EVER. GREAT STAFF, GREAT HELP. WILL BE BACK! PERFECT WEDDING!” 

Alister & Denise Hume, Canada 

12.03.09 

“A perfect day in a magical location and wonderfully organised. A dream come true.” 

Wade & Vanessa Jackson, NZ 

05.03.09 

“THE CLOUDS DISAPPEARED. THE DAY WAS AWESOME. A MAGICAL DAY. PERFECT!” 

Wayne & Sharon Olson-Carsons, NZ 

24.02.09 

“Our Dream Come True! The most beautiful Romantic Day. Thank you to everyone who made our day special! Nat & Clint xx” 

Natalie & Clint Wachtel, Australia 

23.02.09 

“We had the most perfect and magical day. Thank you to Team Rarotongan. You’re amazing! Heaven!!!” 

Liam & Sarah Bomford, Australia  

21.02.09 

“A great day in a beautiful location. Thank you so much.” 

Ian & Prudence, UK 

20.02.09 

“Our wedding was everything we dreamt it would be and more! Thanx Sela!xx” 

Abi & Matt Stafford-Brown, England 

19.02.09 

“Thanks to Sela and the team for our amazing wedding day. It was all we had dreamt of. Thank you so much! Look after our baby coconut tree. Thank you very much. We loved it here!...xxx” 

Sam & Chan Geevaratne, Perth, Australia  

18.02.09 

“A magical day in one of the most beautiful and romantic locations in the world!” 

Phillip & Ying Chung, NZ 

17.02.09 

“What a wonderful day! Thank you very much for everything!” 

Paula & Jon Davis, NZ 

07.02.09 

“Awesome. A day to treasure! Thanks Sela for all your had work!” 

Heather & Marco Troost, NZ 

27.01.09 

“To all the staff and particularly Sela, thank you so much. Our day was perfect. Everything we had dreamed of and so much more! We look forward to returning to celebrate anniversaries…xxx” 

Frank & Corrine Weber & the boys, NZ 

26.01.09 

“A FANTASTIC DAY…WILL REMEMBER ALWAYS…THANKS ALL” 

Ed & Alana Hawkins, Wellington, NZ 

24.01.09 

“NGA MIHI KI TENEI MOUTERE TINO ATAAHUA, PANGURU HARD.” 

Mike & Rohario Te Wake, NZ 

20.01.09 

“THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WEDDING IN THE WORLD!!! THANK YOU SELA!!” 

Lorenzo Bertoni & Silvia Finocchietti, Milan, Italy 

17.01.09 

“Sela you have made our day sooo perfect!! You rock girlfriend!! Love you lots!!” 

Patrick, Elizabeth & Mason Barlow, Auckland, NZ  

08.01.09 

“What a brilliant day and very memorable. Thanks to the team for making our wedding fabulous and what we always dreamt of xx.” 

Danica & Shaun Tiria, Auckland, NZ 

12.12.08 

“Beautiful wedding experience, everything and more we could hope for in a romantic wedding. Thanks!” 

Terina & Reggie Maynigo, Las Vegas, USA 

12.12.08 

“Special thank you to Sane and Sela our wedding planners. They have gone above and beyond for us and we are so happy with everything they have done to make it unforgettable. You have given us some wonderful wedding moments.” 

Sue Braid, Australia 

24.11.08 

Thank you all for making our wedding day & holiday a perfect celebration. Everything was absolutely fantastic!! 

Phillip and Melissa Reihana 

14.11.08 

Thank you for making our island dream wedding reality. 

Andrew and Emma Wilkinson 

12.11.08 

We had the perfect island paradise wedding that was everything we dreamt of…thanx 

Sergio and Vasti Popa 

07.11.08 

"Hi Joanne, Just wanted to say a BIG thank you for our fantastic wedding photos-they were all so much better than I ever hoped for. Thank you again." 

Henry & Amanda Brown 

28.10.08 

"Heaven on Earth! We don’t want to leave. Sela & Sane, you 2 are amazing! Xxx"  

Te Ara & Ashlee Armstrong 

27.10.08 

"Had an amazing time here, thank you so much to all the staff. Big thanks to Sela, Sane & Victor. See you again soon"  

Andrew & Catherine Nicol 

25.10.08 

"Thank you Sela & Sane for helping create the wedding of our dreams. Amazing attention to details and an amazing Food & Beverage team! xo" 

Chris & Stacey Morunga 

24.10.08 

"The PERFECT wedding!! Sela & Sane were fantastic, thank you for the great time." 

Martin & Jolene Dixon 

22.10.08 

"Thanks for the perfect day. Wedding planners are AMAZING." 

Mark & Louise Wilson 

21.10.08 

"Awesome holiday, great wedding, thanks to wedding planners for making it special. See you in a couple of years." 

Dom & Liz Putter 

20.10.08 

"Perfect, Wonderful, Beautiful, Fantastic! Thanks for a fantastic experience." 

Mick & Amanda Crossland 

09.10.08 

"WOW!! What can I say, the whole experience was absolutely incredible. Sela and Sane were fantastic in their help & support to make a truly memorable experience. Thanks!" 

Steven & Karla Howley 

15.09.08 

“Kia Orana Sane and Sela, Just a quick note to say thanks for making our wedding day so very special for us. I felt that I didn't have to do anything and there was absolutely no stress for us.  Nothing was ever a problem for any of the staff from the resort, and the Restaurant and Bar staff especially made us feel very welcome and were always very helpful. We miss you all and had trouble settling back into New Zealand weather as when we landed in Auckland it was raining and blowing and only about 11 degrees!!!!! Please pass our thanks onto the bar/restaurant staff and just tell them Michelle and Steve from Room 323, I'm sure they will remember us. The staff at The Rarotongan made our wedding and holiday a very enjoyable stay. We’ll be recommending The Rarotongan as a great place to either get married or just come and stay … and we will definitely be back to see you all again! Thanks once again.” 

Michelle & Steve Toms, NZ 

15.09.08 

“Wow! What can I say; the whole experience was absolutely incredible. Sela and Sane were fantastic in their help and support to make sure that our wedding was a truly memorable experience. Thanks!” 

Steve & Karla Howley, NZ 

12.09.08 

“Will see you all in 2 years with our tribe and friend. Fantastic.” 

Chris & Wendy Tane, NZ 

25.08.08 

“Fantastic.” 

Harry & Jill, NZ 

21.08.08 

“A TRULY FANTASTIC AND MEMORABLE WEDDING DAY FOR MY DAUGHTER (TRACEY RIA) ON HER MARRIAGE (TO AARON RISDON) ON 8 AUGUST 2008. THANKS TO ALL STAFF INVOLVED. WE WILL BE BACK.” 

Tony & Karen Ria, NZ 

14.08.08 

“Thanks to everyone at the resort. We’ll be back. Wonderful lagoon. FANTASTIC!” 

Julie & Bobby Lilburn, NZ 

14.08.08 

“Wonderful Holiday! BEAUTIFUL DESTINATION.” 

Steve & Rachelle, Australia 

10.08.08 

“Fabulous place, excellent and friendly staff. A wonderful experience!” 

Rowan & Janette Robinson, Australia 

10.08.08 

“Awesome place to stay. We hope to be back and see everyone again.” 

Karen & Brian 

10.08.08 

“Fantastic.” 

Kevin & Doreen Boland 

10.08.08 

“Yes Fantastic.” 

Jan & David Goldsack 

10.08.08 

“First time here and definitely not the last – see you for our wedding in 2009.” 

Shelley & Scott Larsen 

10.08.08 

“Thank you for all the help. This is truly a beautiful place. Our wedding couldn’t have been more perfect! Sane & Sela you are FABULOUS and made things so easy. We will be back!” 

Tracey & Aaron, NZ 

08.08.08 

“Lovely wedding day for my son and wife. Entertainment fantastic! Great holiday.” 

Dianne Murray, NZ 

03.08.08 

“THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU’VE DONE FOR US ON OUR HONEYMOON. IT WAS GREAT.” 

Dean & Andrea Scaletta, USA 

02.08.08 

“Great wedding, all perfect. The staff, delightful!” 

Rebecca Schrage, NZ 

02.08.08 

"Hi Sane,
Thank you so much for organising our wedding day, it was perfect very special just what we wanted. Everyone loved our wedding photo's & we couldn't believe how fast they were posted on the website, our families got to see them before we arrived back home which was nice!"

Daniel Cumberland and Joanne Balchin

28.07.08

"To Heather, Joanne & Crew
Thank you for making such a special day for us
Regards"

TONY DE LEIROS & ANNE HUNTER

17.06.08

“Had an awesome week here. Will be telling all my friends to come to this resort! Meitaki Maata!”

Graham Orr & Pauline Julian, Eketahuna, NZ

06.06.08

“Thank you Sane and all at The Rarotongan Resort on our wedding day!”

Stuart & Kylie Kenny, Melbourne, Australia

05.06.08

“Great wedding. Choice! Thanks Sane & Heather.”

Josh & Rachelle Corcoran, Hamilton, NZ

24.05.08

“Thanks for the food and services!! LOL!! J”

Kristle & Seth, Auckland, NZ

23.05.08

“Thanks for an amazing day! We will be back!!”

Matthew & Rochelle Johnson

20.05.08

“Fab time. Brightest day for my daughter’s wedding. Thanks”

Janice & John, NZ

12.05.08

“What I have always DREAMED of! Fantastic! Dreams DO COME TRUE!!!”

Kim Baker & Craig Wagstaff, Auckland, NZ

12.05.08

“Lovely Place = Perfect!!!”

Greg & Katie Eaton

01.05.08

“Absolutely perfect wedding day. It was fantastic. Thank you!”

Alissa & Joe McCormick

01.05.08

“Thanks Heather and Sane. Awesome place.”

Matt Thompson & Rangi Te Kanawa, Rotorua, NZ

25.04.08

“Thanks for a relaxing holiday. A big thanks to all staff.”

Callum Bines & Kelly McDonald

15.04.08

“Thanks for a good holiday.”

Taylor & Jaye McDonald

15.04.08

“SUPER FACILITY – WITH THE FRIENDLIEST STAFF – THANK YOU ALL!!!”

Steve & Sally Sam, Toronto, Canada

12.04.08

“Great place! Very romantic. Fell in love again!”

Byron & Celeste, Titahi Bay, NZ

12.04.08

“Awesome place. Thanks Heather!! Loved it and didn’t want to leave!”

Shirwan & Sarah Potter, Auckland, NZ

11.04.08

“AWESOME place to Elope. Thank you so much for a Special Day.”

Nigel & Tammy Alexander, Christchurch, NZ

08.04.08

“Thanks for a great Honeymoon. What a great place. See you soon.”

Sue & Tony Clarke, West Australia

31.03.08

“Thank you so much – was an awesome holiday!”

Ben & Katrina, Wellington NZ

30.03.08

“A GREAT AWESOME PLACE, GREAT STAFF! LOVED IT. WILL COME AGAIN!”

Andy & Lolly Worsley, East Auckland, NZ

25.03.08

“Fabulous staff, gorgeous weather, thank you for the memories.”

Francois & Penny Finette, Victoria, Australia

18.03.08

“We had the most amazing time in Rarotonga and the wedding was perfect. I think everybody should come to your resort and have you as their wedding planner! It really was paradise for us, and our families and friends had a great time. I have told people that if they haven't been to Rarotonga before to definitely put it down on their list of places to go. We have finally settled back into routine and back at work, but it wasn't easy. Scott wants to move to Rarotonga now! Once again, thanks for everything. We will definitely be back! Regards, Sue Harding”

Sue Harding, NZ

05.03.08

“Thank you for the amazing job you did for our wedding.  It will be the highlight of our lives for many years to come, and I don't think we will ever have any regrets in doing it the way we did. Everyone was really excited and happy for us when we came home and told them all!! Thank you also for the lovely gift of our wedding shells which arrived today, and will live on the bookshelf that the family have got us for a wedding present! Thanks again & Kia Manuia, Katrina and Gavin”

Katrina & Gavin, Australia

25.02.08

“Well, what a shock it was flying back into Dunedin!!! 12 degrees and raining.  We all looked quite ridiculous in our shorts and singlets!! Thank you so much to ALL the staff at The Rarotongan, you guys were truly amazing.  We had an unbelievable holiday and wedding, we wish we were still there eating and drinking cocktails by the pool!!  You all went above and beyond your duty to make us feel comfortable.  The food and drinks were some of the best we have ever tasted (and drank).  You really give NZ a run for our money!!!  The entertainment was first class, We really felt no need to leave the resort. Paul, thank you for the stunning photos.  You have an amazing skill.  You have really captured the moment.  The photos were one of the most important things for us, and we couldn't be happier! Heather, you have made all of our dreams come true.  We can't get over how stressfree everything was. Thanks once again, I often think about how fabulous our wedding was & we wouldn’t change a thing!!  We can’t wait to come back. Until we meet again. Adam & Janice Turoa

Adam & Janice Turoa, NZ

22.02.08

“Thanks for making our wedding a memorable one! We will cherish the great people we met. Always much aroha, xox. Whoohoo!”

Steve & Steph Preston, Tokoroa/Teteko, NZ 

21.02.08

“Great place to stay. Caught the big one (tuna).”

Grazer  Jonne, Drury, NZ

21.02.08

“Great times. Thanks.”

Bryant & Carla Clarke, Winnipeg, Canada

18.02.08

“Thanks again for all your wonderful help with the wedding. Everything went perfectly, the food was fantastic and I didn't have to worry about a thing, which was the whole appeal of having the wedding in the Cook Islands. You did a fantastic job and on behalf of myself and my family we would just like to again say thank-you for helping to make our day so special. Kind Regards, Ainsley Scott”

Ainsley Scott, Victoria, Australia

13.02.08

“Thank you so very much for the awesome wedding!”

Jon & Kirsty Winthrop, West Auckland, NZ

08.02.08

“The perfect place to ELOPE!! Thanks for making it special for us.”

Gavin & Katrina Orr, Australia

24.01.08

“Thanks to everyone for making our day perfect for us.”

Tanya Harlow & Chris Herring Adelaide, Australia

13.01.08

“Heather you made everything fantastic. Thanks also to Kim and Tevita.”

Mike & Gina, Sydney, Australia

10.01.08

“Marian you made it all so easy!! Thank you kindly!! God bless.”

Francois & Seyanna Sylvester, Tauranga, NZ

04.01.08

“Wonderful wedding, 50th birthday of twins Cincia and Jerena and a relaxing and unforgettable holiday, friendly staff, good food.”

Druce Wedding Party, Sydney, Australia

03.01.08

“Thanks to all the staff for organising such a beautiful wedding day. It was everything we dreamed of and more.”

Paenui & Doniella Maeva, 

18.12.07

Sydney, Australia

“Shotgun wedding. Awesome!”

Skinny & Sonya, Taranaki NZ

30.11.07

“Brilliant show, excellent food.”

Maria Reynolds, Hamilton, NZ

24.11.07

“Everything we dreamed of and more!”

Stacey Chapman, Christchurch, NZ

23.11.07

“Marian, thank you so much for taking over and arranging our wedding. We want you to know all your work was greatly appreciated.”

Stacey & Alister Chapman,  Christchurch, NZ

23.11.07

“Willie & I would like to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts with the wedding arrangements.  Everything from the wedding ceremony to the reception was extremely perfect.  We received a lot of good feedback from our guests about our wedding day. It was a REAL TROPICAL WEDDING!!!! All the best & God bless you! Faafetai lava (Thank you).”

Nive Saumalu, Auckland, NZ

06.11.07

“Just a quick note to say thanks very much for being so fabulous while we where in Raro for our wedding on 3 Nov 07.  You really left us with a feeling of everything being in control which was just excellent.  I didn’t worry about a thing – you’re wonderful! Thanks again and all the best!”

Kellie & Graham Gathergood, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

03.11.07

“An extremely relaxing start to our honeymoon!”

Merridith & Rich Ng, Wellington, NZ

31.10.07

“Thank you for a wonderful holiday and for making our wedding extra amazing!”

Quentin & Jo Pfiszter

30.10.07

“Unforgettable something we will treasure forever.  Thank you so very much.  We had an awesome wedding.  Perfect”

George & Tania Gear

27.10.07

“Wow! Our wedding here was the best day of our lives – sun, beach, sea, whales – doesn’t get much better than that.  Thanks to all RBR & Spa.”

Aubrey & Krisna Crowley-Nepia

24.10.07

“Sincere thanks to the staff for the wonderful service & preparation on our special day.  Your hospitality made us proud & worth the stay in your resort.”

Willie & Nive Mikaele

19.10.07

“Dear Paul
We collected the photo album and CD from The Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa reception, thank you very much. You have done a great job and we are very impressed with the photos. Once again, thank you!”
Kind regards,
Pat & Peter Overton

Peter & Patricia Overton

15. 10. 07

“Many thanks for a fantastic holiday.  Loved every minute of it.”

Lianne, Ross, Matt & Vicki Cartwright
Neil, Annon Jo Grover & Paige
Auckland, New Zealand

14.10.07

“A stress free and relaxing wedding.  Heather was great and Florence was loving and helpful.  Thank you”

Alana & Glen Loader
Christchurch, New Zealand

12.10.07

“Thank you for a great time.  Was nice and the fish were beautiful too!!”

Courtney Burgoyne
NZ Kiwi

8.10.07

“Another excellent break. Again friendly people – staff & locals.  Paradise on Earth.”

Mike & Carolyn Burgoyne
Northland
NZ

8.10.07

“Kia Orana Marian. Sam and I would like to say thank you very much for our stay at The Rarotongan and the wedding planning. Everything went so well... nice and relaxed which is what we wanted. Once again, thanks to you and your team for a wonderful time.”

Sam & Sue Hoyle

6.10.07

“The morning wedding.  Thanks so much to Marian, Heather and all the staff for making our special day one that we and all our guests will never forget.  Beautiful – thank you.” 

Corey & Natalie Vines
WA, Australia

5.10.07

“Thanks Heather & Marian and all the staff for personalising our day.  It couldn’t have been a better day.  Fantastic! xoJ”

Angela & Mark Piper
NZ/Japan

3.10.07

“Thoroughly enjoyable day, could not have wished for more.  Thank you.”

Shawn & Patricia O’Leary

2.10.07

“What a great way to do it, no stress! Best day of our lives! J”

Hollie & Tevita Tuiileila

1.10.07

“Thanks for a fantastic honeymoon; we’ve had the most enjoyable stay!”

Amanda & Charles Gautier

23.09.07

Blair & Stephanie Easthope

8.9.07

David & Amanda McGrath

7.9.07

“Hi Marian, We would like to say thank you for everything that you did in ensuring we had the most perfect wedding on 6/9/07. We had the most wonderful day and so did everyone else that attended. You ensured that everything went ahead as planned without a hitch. You even managed to give us the most amazing sunset!! Please could you also pass on our thanks to Kim who did a beautiful job on my hair, Paul for taking the most amazing photos, and the DJ who played all my favourite tunes. Everyone danced all night!!”

Mike & Tori Wallace

6.09.07

“Fantastic day, amazing service and staff.  Heather you are a star! Perfect wedding.”

Nadene & Paul McKay
Melbourne, Vic

31.08.07

Clayton & Debbie Watts

25.8.07

“Hi Marian, I just wanted to say thank you for everything you did towards our wedding.  It was perfect and you were really helpful.  The venue was absolutely beautiful.  Rarotonga is a lovely place.  I will definitely be recommending The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa as a venue to anyone who wants to get married or anyone who wants a holiday. Thanks heaps!”

Lee & Aimee Tresch

24.08.07

“Thanks for making our wedding such a wonderful day! xo”.

Kylie & Daniel
New Plymouth, NZ

22.08.07

“Marian - Thank you so much for organizing our wedding! It all went perfectly and we couldn’t have asked for anything more.”

Daniel & Kylie Coomey

21.08.07

“Thanks everyone.  Beautiful wedding to remember forever!”

Brenda & Jose Fernandez
Port Macquarie, Australia

16.08.07

“A wonderful holiday.  Thank you for a great time!!”

Jason, Rebecca & Harry Kibblewhite

7.08.07

“Absolute Paradise. The people on the location are without parallel!  Thank you to everyone, especially Heather.” 

Adele & Brett Stimpson
Auckland, NZ

2.08.07

“A very nice place to stay
Most enjoyable”

Barry & Heather
Levin, NZ

27.07.07

“Thank you to all of the resort staff for making our special day so wonderful!! We enjoyed every moment of our stay and cannot thank you enough.”

Jonathan & Paula White
Whangarei, NZ

26.07.07

“A big thank you to Heather, Marian & Florence for making our day so special.  A truly perfect wedding.”

Tim & Deb Wakeham
Newcastle Australia

23.07.07

“Lovely Wedding, romantic and peaceful. Thanks Marian & Heather!!”

Brendan & Chantelle Walker
Whangarei, NZ

20.07.07
Married 19.07.07

“Beautiful weather. Beautiful setting.  An awesome wedding.  Thank you.  Thanks to everyone.  Thanks Marian.”

Sonja & Tim Walker

10.07.07

“A pleasure to be here.  Off home today. Thank you Kapai.” 

Stuart, Helen, Glenn, Zalene, Robert & Ethan Graham Tuakau

28.06.07

“Very friendly people”

Jaime Pukekohe

28.06.07

“Special thanks to Heather, Pritika, Paul & Kim and the rest of the friendly staff.  Everything beautiful.  See you next year!”

Lubna Baig & Tracey Farrell 
Wedding Couple

27.06.07

“Loved it.  Beautiful place.  We will be back soon. Thank you”

Sharryn Duncan & Sean Batt
Auckland, NZ

21.06.07

“Came for our wedding.  Awesome. Heather & Marian are angels. Thanks to you both we will be back for our Anniversary.  Arohanui.”

Derek & Dana (nee Russell)
Te Kanawa

21.06.07

“The most amazing day of our lives, the stay, the wedding, the people.  Thank you to everyone, especially Heather xoxo.” 

Sam & Robyn Samasoni

15.06.07

“Fantastic wedding in Paradise!

Luke & Shanyn Jackson

10.06.07

“We absolutely loved our wedding pictures that Paul took.  We had several of them blown up and displayed at our reception back home, and people are still talking about how great they are (including the professional photographer we had at the reception!).  Paul does tremendous work, and since wedding pictures were the most important expense for me I knew he would do a great job. Josh and I can't wait to come back to the Resort. It was our first vacation together 8 years ago, then our wedding spot, and sure to be a family favourite for years to come!!  Thanks again to everyone there (especially Heather and Marian) for making the day so special!!”

Joshua & Nicole Hartley, USA

7.06.07

“It was good; great service.”

Celio & Kylie
Vanderputte, NZ

5.06.07

“Perfect!”

Louis & Chris
Dunedin, NZ

4.06.07

“We had a wonderful day! Meitaki!”

Vicki Morrison & Benjamin Shaw
NZ

2.06.07

“Absolutely the best time of our lives.  What a wonderful place.”

Mr & Mrs Petersen,
Hope, NZ

27.05.07

“Wonderful wedding in spite of the weather.  Thanks also to JK.  Lovely ceremony.”

Matt Taubman & Kelly Cole
USA

22.05.07

“Thank you for the perfect wedding.  The vaka was magical! Awesome day.  Cheers.”

Celia Fachi & James Clareburt
NZ

19.05.07

“Thank you.  We had a lovely wedding dinner in the Gazebo and an awesome honeymoon.  We love it here! Thanks again.”

Taron Breen & Angela Breen (Robertson), NZ

16.05.07

“Awesome. Thanks to staff that made it relaxing and funny!!”

Michelle & Leigh
STOTT (Room 404)

15.05.07

“Perfect Wedding!! Amazing Photos! Thanks to all staff.  See you next year on our 1 year Anniversary.”

Shane & Collete Brokeman
Manly, Sydney, Aust

07.05.07

“Lil Bro’s wedding.  WOW!!”

Dypna Leaf & Phillip Semulana

02.05.07

“A day made in heaven!! Perfect.”

Angela & James Ernst
Huntley, NZ

30.04.07

“A holiday, honeymoon, packed with hospitality.  Thanks”

Tony, Kristina & Ethan

26.04.07

“What a magnificent getaway for our honeymoon.  Memories always.”

Mr & Mrs Sait
Melbourne, VIC Australia

23.04.07

“Absolutely magical! Perfect day.  Perfect weather.  Perfect service, Everything we dreamt of and more.  Thanks to Marian.  Heather and the rest of the Resort staff.  We will most definitely be back very! Cheers!!!”

Nive & Malifa Levao
Mangere, Auckland
NZ

15.04.07

“What a wonderful destination for a honeymoon”

Louise & Wayne
NSW, Australia

15.04.07

“Together in magic.”

Woody & Maude

14.04.07

“What a wonderful place to celebrate our wedding! Together in paradise!”

Kate Symes & Craig Stent
NZ

05.04.07

“Thanks very much Marian for everything you did for us.  It was a wonderful day!”

Dallas & Heather Wood
Te Awamutu, NZ

31.03.07

“Couldn’t have asked for anything more! Thank you.”

Christine & Adam Cherrie

28.03.07

“Thank you so much, was a perfect day.  Big Thanks to Heather and all the staff!”

Lance & Kellie Climo
Hamilton, NZ

16.03.07

“We had a wonderful time. The wedding was perfect even if the weather wasn’t! Thanks to Marian, Paul & Pritika!”

Jeni & Mark Day
England, UK

02.03.07

“You have a fabulous island – don’t spoil it as its perfect”

Paul & Danna Conilille

13.02.07

“Nice time.” 

Frank & Maggi Marshall
Lord & Lady Galdwell
Halifax, UK

6.02.07

“Eglenmedik desek yalan olur Kahvalti gok zayif, servis guzel, tesekkurler”

Bora & Cicdem (Turkey)
Mustafa & Yasemin

1.02.07

“Thanks to Heather & her staff for the very best day of our lives.  Magic time we had and will remember.”

Melissa & Mark Steele,
Mt Kuring-gai, Aust

18.01.07

“Kena Clemist Ka Jargmistele maarsa maalstele J”

Urmas Makrjaikov Estonia

6.01.07

“Thanks to Heather and the team who made our dream wedding come true. Thanks heaps and much love xox”

Mr & Mrs Dreaneen
Auckland, NZ

16.12.06

“Everything was perfect! Love everything about this place and the wedding.”

Daniel & Sita Ewell
Texas (USA), NZ

15.12.06

“People just beautiful … Love your island. Thank you. The wedding was just so different for us, heard about it but never witnessed.”

Harry & DS Sammison
Yeath, Ireland

15.12.06

“Everything was perfect!! Thank you very much to all staff! xoxo”

Simon Driscoll & Vanessa D’Amato
Sydney, Australia

11.12.06

“Beautiful!! Everything beautiful! Thanks”

Barak & Dana Truasheim
Sunny Coast, Australia

11.12.06

“Tino Pai!! Ka Kite Ano..”

Tarurau & Erena Cooper
Tuakau, NZ

28.11.06

“Absolutely magical!! More than we dreamed it could be….thank you to all the staff!!”

Grey & Kathy Stevens
Melbourne, Australia

22.11.06

“From ‘Day 1’ I have had an awesome time in Rarotonga. I expect the rest of my time here will be the same!”

Ngapera Paki-Rahiri
Mt Maunganui Aotearoa, NZ

19.11.06

“Wonderful weather; wonderful time in the Cook Islands this week! Will be back some day!”

Tom & Stephanie Glass
San Carlos, CA USA

11.11.06

“Had a lovely time. Thank you for everything. Couldn’t have wished for anything better. Looking forward to coming back.”

Tracey & Ron Michelle
Dunedin, NZ

11.11.06

“To The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa, thank you for a wonderful Honeymoon. It was fantastic, all the activities kept us busy and it was a nice break following one of the biggest, most expensive and memorable days of lives. The hospitality and friendliness of staff was outstanding, the food and entertainment was excellent, and I would recommend the Resort to anyone who wants a nice relaxing holiday in a beautiful, tropical destination. Thank you.”

Matthew and Rebecca Thacker

“To all the Staff & Management, The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa – We would like to thank you for providing a truly wonderful honeymoon for us at your Resort. The service from all the staff was very friendly and helpful. It was such a relaxing and wonderful honeymoon. We particularly enjoyed the Cocktails at ‘Happy Hour’, the games from the activities centre, the food from the banquet dinners and restaurant, the snorkelling and the massage. Our room was very comfortable and having the DVD, CD and spa was great. Each day was made all the more pleasant by the happy, sincere greetings from staff and other patrons enjoying their stay. The staff always had lovely big smiles for us, as well as helpful and cheery attitudes. Thank you for an absolutely wonderful honeymoon.” Yours sincerely, Jody & Tim Sydenham

Jody & Tim Sydenham, Randwick NSW, Australia