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Tropical Sands

3.0 of 5 Ranch   |   Main Ring Road | East side of the island, Avarua, Cook Islands
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
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Asheville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Sydney
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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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Sydney
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8 hotel reviews
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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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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

brilliant for families or couples alike. We stayed here for 3 whole weeks and it felt like home from home. All mod cons, on the beach, great walks, the owners even sorted out scooter hire for us cheaper than we could get on our own. nice easy location for everything you need.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

Just would love to thank Rudi and Kanoi for the making our holiday so special. They are so welcoming and lovely to talk to. My parents been there a few times when they visit Raro and this time when we went with all the family and they have look after us so well. Thank you again and will see you... More

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Also Known As:
Tropical Sands Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Address: Main Ring Road | East side of the island, Avarua, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Avarua
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Specialty lodging in Avarua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Tropical Sands 3*
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