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Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel & Villas

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Alexandra, Australia
Reviewed 19 November 2013

We are currently back at this magical hotel for our fourth time. It is only small but just what we look for. The staff are what make this hotel, we are made to feel like one of the family. We have already worked out our dates for next year. Located on the best beach in Rarotonga

1Thank Nici3714
Reviewed 10 November 2013

I stayed here and loved the spot for the staff, service and the small restaurant has excellent food and service. The room was very simple and bed barely comfortable, hotel pricey. I had ocean view room. However, having said that, I have stayed in a different hotel each visit to Rarotonga and all hotel rooms are spendy for very simple...

2Thank snowbirds259
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 November 2013

Firstly, the Villas in Vaimaanga looked fantastic and the location is much nicer (felt less 'remote') than the Hotel. Stayed at the Hotel in Titikaveka for two nights and it was my least favourite of the three we stayed at during our holiday. The good thing about it is that the beach is tranquil (unlike Muri Beach!) and that all...

Thank Elaine C
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 November 2013

Came for a family wedding and stayed here with a few other family groups. It was very clean, well serviced, conveniently located right by the beach (great breakfast view) and across from a supermarket. All u need is to hire a bike to see the rest of the island and you'll be set for a great time

Thank dcuf146
Whitehorse, YT
Reviewed 21 October 2013 via mobile

We found this resort old and tattered. Beautiful beach but that is all it has. They advertised that it has a kitchenette but all you get is a kettle, microwave and an electric skillet which is useless. I think some of the good reviews are confusing the hotel with the villas which are a distance away from the hotel. The...

Thank Bouvies
Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 October 2013

We stayed in the villas with one other couple, the villas are set up well for this type of group. Both bedrooms had there own bathrooms....the villas are decorated in a tasteful manner. Wigmores 7 day a week store is across the road, plus coco latte! Is next door, one of Raros best cafés..oh and two ATM machines...our part of...

1Thank Adrian M
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 October 2013

Hi, we had a lovely stay at Rarotonga. Were picked up at the airport and greeted in a warm friendly way by a delightful young man. Accommodation was great, room and cleanliness. It would have made a lot of difference if management were able to smile and show a more caring attitude and interest in their customers. The breakfast was...

Thank Ingrid V
Invercargill, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 October 2013

Yes...well JAMES and his SMILE...I do not think I need say anymore!...not to be outdone...Naneth & Aunty Nga who were most friendly and kept our units exceptionally clean. My sister & I were upgraded to the 3rd floor of the beachfront hotel...views to die for..dining either on the beach or inside the complex. This is a smaller complex smaller than...

1Thank Jeanette F
Reviewed 9 October 2013

Back in New Zealand, listening to the rain, I can hardly believe we had such a lovely holiday at Moana Sands. We chose this hotel because it was one of the few places where we could stay right on the beach and have 3 adults in the room (including our teenage daughter): and what a beach it turned out to...

3Thank nzdreamer
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 October 2013

Awesome location right on the beach and the best snorkelling spot . Lovely friendly , helpful staff and handy to have restaurant on site for breakfast and some dinners. Had everything we needed room clean, not ultra modern but very presentable . definitely recommend this hotel and located on one of the nicer parts of the Island .

Thank Emily S

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Paid Wifi
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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: $302 - $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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“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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