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Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel & Villas

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

Thank mwandpk
Marton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 

Thank mikejones365
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

2 Thank Beth H
Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at the Hotel for a week recently. Beautiful spot with very good snorkeling in front of our room. Ani, James and rest of staff great fun and great for car rentals or outdoor activities. Rooms fine if little dated but very comfortable. Socialising with other guests for a drink in front of our rooms was an everyday ritual and... More 

1 Thank Rob C
Matamata, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms were a little bit tired. The beach was awesome. The people who stayed in the other rooms were good to socialise with. The kitchenette was good to have in the room. The meals at the restaurant were basic. The bar was very average and wasn't open until 5pm. So couldn't get a drink from the bar until then... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

All rooms have a view of the ocean. The staff at the hotel are all friendly and would like to say a bit thank you to the Manager Wayne for all your help in getting us a scooter for our time in Raro. There are Kayaks available for free and snorkelling equipment. Hotel is on the south side which is... More 

1 Thank Tarnya E
Whakatane, New Zealand
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We really did enjoy our stay at Moana Sands. Friendly staff, always smiling and helpful. Our room on the first floor was an excellent choice with a great look of the lagoon. A bit disappointed with the small number of launchers on the beach relative to the number of guests staying. The meals were simple but nice and full marks... More 

Thank 77capricorn
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Second time staying here, just as lovely as the first time eight years ago. Great staff, especially Wayne the new manager, James and the rest of the team on reception. Ravi the groundsman was so nice always getting us coconuts and cutting them up for us. Very clean, we had a ground floor, which was the best. Hotel very quiet,... More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • 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: $212 - $280 (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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