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3.0 of 5 Ranch   |   Main Ring Road | East side of the island, Avarua, Cook Islands
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Tropical Sands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

To start off, we chose the Cook Islands as our honeymoon for one reason: remote. This quality was very important to us as we wanted something untouched and special that not everyone gets to see. As such, we wanted to stay at a hotel that could allow us to feel close to nature without being constrained by modern comforts. Welcome... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Unit 1 is right at the front, on the beach. The reef is very close here (3.0km north of Muri) and the waves really crash along. And in whale migration season, August, they are just there, really close. The remaining units sit back, and look at the sea alongside or past unit 1. Unit 1 ADSL has a really protected... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Beautiful grounds and clean bungalows. An easy bus ride to town or to the sandy beaches (the beach here is rocky and shallow but great for observing wildlife.) Lots of little markets near by and having the kitchen is a real plus. Rooms are airy and we loved hanging out on the lanai. Rudy and Kanoe arranged for our transport... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I stayed at Tropical Sands for a short week in November, and it was really nice! The hosts, Rudy and Kanoe, are warm welcoming people with time to spare to chat and give you tips about things to do on the island. On thursdays, Rudy plays at the Shipwreck Hut on the western side of the island, a must see!... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We came and had a lovely stay at the Tropical Sands in November. A lovely villa right on the beach, so peaceful and tranquil. Everything you could need for a restful and relaxing break. The hosts Rudy and Kanoe were great. Loved the artwork in and around the buildings, and the talks and on our last night we were treated... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We (22yr old couple) stayed here for one night between Aitutaki and flying back to Sydney. We booked through hotels.com. We turned up early to ask when we could check in to be told they had no record of us booking.. Fortunately they had a spare room they made up for us. The rooms were really very nice, they had... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

We love to stay in the Tropical Sands. Kanoe and Rudy were great, so friendly, helpful & funny. We really like to talk with them and stay in one of their apartments. The apartments has all what you need. The interior-design is a bit old-school-fahsion, but clean and very well works. Their is no AC, so maybe it will a... More 

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Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

First time on the south east side...great spot for ocean breeze and fabulous beachcombing!! Kanoe and Rudy were like family from first meeting! We renewed our vows and our hosts were instrumental in it's success...Can't thank them enough for helping us pull it all together. The villa was airy with fresh breeze all day and night...no need for air conditioning... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Kia Orana - this warm welcome in the middle of the night (as many international flights arrive around midnight) makes you happy immediately. Ever fancied a room with a view/ a cabin with a view? Well, you will love TROPICAL SANDS. The ocean is right in front of the cabins and at night time you can hear the waves crashing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We arrived after the long flight from Oz to a spotless and spacious cabin with the sound of the lagoon to provide a welcome - as it was 1am, Rudy and Kaone were understandably dreaming of the swaying palm trees. Not withstanding, there was a warm handwritten message on the chalkboard as well as a very special handwritten welcome card.... More 

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Address: Main Ring Road | East side of the island, Avarua, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Avarua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Tropical Sands 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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