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Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel & Villas

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a great week at the Villas. More than we expected. There were 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and there were only the 2 of us. Very clean, beautifully decorated. We had a down stairs room which looked straight out to the lagoon. We loved the bowl of water on the deck to rinse the sand off our feet so... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed as a couple for 8 nights in the deluxe beachfront studio. The room was presented lovely and serviced 6 days a week. Has an amazing view out over the reef and up into the hills. Staff are all lovely and super friendly, good for a chat and learning about the island. Great snorkeling off the beach, you don't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is right on the water front. The rooms are a great size but they were quite noisy. There doesn't seem to be much sound proofing. We stayed at the beachfront hotel. But the snorkelling was amazing. The team were really friendly and helpful, always willing to go the extra mile. Would go back again.

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oamaru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We're do I begin ,Moana sands Hotel was peaceful the staff all very friendly, J J pick us up from the airport and dropped us off a fun man , the lady that cleaned are room was a very warm hearted persons , Jolynda ,and ALL of the ladys at the front desk were very helpful . Moana sands hotel... More 

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Huntly, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first experience in Rarotonga and from the time we were picked up by JJ at the airport with a heavenly lei of fresh flowers to our departure, we were treated very well...EXCEPT for the very rude woman at the breakfast servery on our last day. You are not doing your employer any favours madam with your deliberate rude behaviour.... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the villas. Mini mart across the road and coffee shop next door. Noisy roosters but I think that is standard on the island. Air conditioner did not work in one of the bedrooms but as it was June it was not a problem.

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Marton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at the Villas for 4 days and nights. We had an exchange student with us so needed a place she could have her own privacy. These units (there are 6 :- 3 up and 3 down) have two double bedrooms with their own en suites, there is a roomy kitchen and family area. Excellent for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

My now fiance and I stayed at the Villas during the first week of June. not to be confused with the hotel, these are 6 self contained units. It was perfect! There was a kitchenette, (microwave, 2 stovetop elements, fridge and freezer) which was great traveling from NZ as we froze sausages bacon and mince, which provided us with dinners... More 

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Woodland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

An idyllic setting; walk right onto the white sand beach or relax on your balcony and watch the palm trees wave in the breeze and listen to the lagoon waters lap on the sand. Nicely appointed and comfortable rooms featuring locally patterned bed linen. Ani at the front desk was extremely helpful booking local activities, handling laundry emergencies, and offering... More 

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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

These 6 self-contained units are right on the beach front. You can walk out the door, across the sand, and you can be snorkelling off the beach in less than a minute. The units are across the road from one of the island's supermarkets, so very handy for picking up any requirements, and next door is an excellent coffee shop... More 

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
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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
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Titikaveka
Price Range: $214 - $273 (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
Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel & Villas Rarotonga, Cook Islands - Titikaveka
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