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Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had the most amazing week staying at Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel. Room was lovely, view was incredible, snorkling was awesome. The location is quite but very close to amenities. Snorkling at beach directly in front of the Hotel is some of the Island's best. Lovely safe spot for swiming and kayaking.Staff were terrific, very helpful and pleasant. Highly recommended.

Thank 215DebR
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are so glad that we booked this hotel! This hotel is relatively smaller than other establishments, which makes is much more relaxing, calm and peaceful place to stay. But the best thing about this place is the location. It is right on the best spot to snorkel, swim within the island as this lagoon is very calm yet have...

Thank Young Sil B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After I booked on a major travel website, this hotel breached the advertised terms and charged my credit card without authorisation. Deposit was taken within one day of booking, but three weeks after cancellation I am still waiting for a refund, many phone calls and emails later. Think twice before booking here.

1Thank letsgoguppy
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly helpfull staff. Motel like rooms great location with access to waters and reef at the back door. Kayaying and snorkeling free. Soothing sounds of waves breaking in the distance. Located on the south side of the island close to Muri night markets for the best local foods 4 nights pet eeek

Thank MaxAtLarge
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate there last night, round towards the Western side on the outer loop road. Fish Curry was fantastic. My wife had the Pork Roll which also was very nice. Great food excellent location for dinner at dusk. Relax in great atmosphere with friendly staff and a few cold drinks.

Thank Stuart C
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We stayed in the Hotel for a few nights while attending a wedding. Our overall rating is based on having spent time at other accommodation on the island during our visit. The hotel has a fabulous outlook over the beach to the lagoon which surrounds the island, and also happens to be one of the best swimming beaches on the...

Thank FayeDingaway
Reviewed 10 January 2017

I stayed in Moana Sands Villa 4 with friends for 8 nights from 29Dec 2016 - 6Jan 2017. We loved the privacy of the place, the beach, and the hospitality. A great thank you to Mercy who kept our rooms nice and tidy everyday, and her friendly nature. The only things that I think need improving are: the towels need...

1Thank Olataga O
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Stayed at the Villas after having to cancel booked accomodation which was not up to standard. Walked in and given a very good rate for a large 2 bedroom, fully contained Villa on the beach. There are only 6 Villas here, 3 upstairs and 3 downstairs, ( we were only ones there) on a really nice part of the beach....

3Thank AucklandDevon11
Reviewed 19 December 2016

I was here some time ago and they were in the midst of renovating but we had a wonderful time, very relaxing, with the best snorkeling in the Cooks right outside our door. We also got to "witness" a wedding and it was beautifully done.

1Thank Charmaine C
Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Great location right on the beach, and we didn't miss not having a pool. The restaurant had great meals at comparative NZ prices. In fact we ate there 3 out of 6 nights. We were on the first floor so had a great view over the beach. The staff were excellent and friendly. We had an issue with air conditioner...

1Thank alexfmly

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel is located at Titikaveka on the southern coast of the island. There are six ground floor beachfront studios, six first floor beachfront studios & five top floor deluxe beachfront studios. We have four sets of interconnecting rooms (two on ground floor & two on first floor). All rooms are ABSULOTE beachfront, each with its own private balcony. Snorkelling equipment, Kayaks & beach towels are complimentary to guests. All rooms have a small kitchenette, LCD TV’s with SKY, air-conditioning & are all non-smoking. We have a hotel BBQ on the beach that is available for guests to use otherwise The Pawpaw Patch Restaurant is open daily for Breakfast & Dinner, seven days a week.Moana Sands Beachfront Villas are located at Vaimaanga, a five mins drive away from Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel. There are six villas; three on the ground floor & three upstairs. Each villa has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. All villas are ABSOLUTE beachfront, each with its own patio or balcony, Modern kitchen, Spacious open-plan lounge/dining, TV/DVD/Music System/ipod dock/Sky TV/Wifi internet. Guests have access to complimentary snorkelling gear, kayaks & beach towels. Units are fully serviced six days per week & guests are provided with a Complimentary breakfast starter pack on arrival. A BBQ on the beach is available for guests to use. All villas are air-conditioned and non-smoking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel & Villas

Address: Titikaveka, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Titikaveka
Price Range: $306 - $398 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel & Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel And Villas
Moana Sands Beachfront Titikaveka
Hotel Moana Sands Beachfront
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“Top level are larger and have amazing views, offer more privacy than the ground floor rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 215DebR, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ground floor ones for easy access to the beach”
 of 5 bubbles y0ungsilb, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have beach views”
 of 5 bubbles FayeDingaway, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Downstairs right side”
 of 5 bubbles AucklandDevon11, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor for beach access but 1st floor for the view.”
 of 5 bubbles alexfmly, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
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