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Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Titikaveka
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 18, 2012

we booked two rooms at moana sands for a wedding, as the bridle party had booked all of the villas, then we found out the villas and motel are at two different locations about a ten minute drive from each other,(made it hard for our "bridesmaid" daughter to be part of the group) we hired a car as the local bus service only runs once an hour and the drivers were rude,, dont go into the town on sunday as everything is closed. James at reception at the motel is very polite/helpful and has a great laugh, never stops smiling ,,thank you james ,,the restaurant was great the food was great, thanks tony,,the floors in the rooms were sticky as mentioned in other reviews we also had a towel at the end of the bed to try to stop the sand getting in the bed "highland paradise tour" was great, george is the best tour guide ever

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

We stayed at Moana Sands for 8 nights, we found the whole trip amazing, right from when you walk through the door and see this big smile on James the night managers face to the day you leave. The staff make the stay all the better, everyone is friendly and welcoming. We loved the front of house staff during the day, making bookings and reccommending some amazing things to do.

If you want a cosy, beautiful venue to stay at, with extremley reasonbile prices then Moana Sands is the 5 star place you want to be....... reccommend to everyone

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Chris J
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

First of all - James in reception rocks! We had a fantastic time, the room in the beachfront hotel was great, everything we needed and comfy bed. We were on the ground floor - recommended for stepping straight out on to the sand, for snorkeling and sun-bathing. Also great for socialising with all the other lovely Kiwis staying there!
The daily tropical breakfast was just what we wanted, and the evening meals we had in The Sands were great too. We would love to stay again!

Room Tip: Ground floor was convenient for access to the beach
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Trudie G
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Reviewed June 9, 2012

In our opinion Moana Sands is situated on the most picturesque beach on the whole island, and we were so glad we decided to have our wedding ceremony there. The staff were so friendly and accommodating, and the staff at The Sands restaurant were just brilliant, excellent service and divine food. Hats off to all of them for putting up with our “lively” 27 guests!

We highly highly recommend Moana Sands and The Sands Restaurant - they made our wedding day more special than we could ever have hoped for!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Robyn L
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

What can I say. Great for those that want a level of "intimacy" that you simply don't get with big resorts. Great beach and snorkeling right in front too.

  • Stayed: June 2012
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3  Thank KenoNZ
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

What can I say...this is really heaven on earth. Have recently spent 10 days at Moana Sands and has to be one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen in my life. Quiet little hotel with exclusive beachfront, you can walk into the water and feed the fish out of your hand, just amazing. Go to sleep at night with the sound of the waves on the reef and wake up to watch the sun come up from your own balcony. The staff were all so lovely, especially James who took us into town to get something to eat as we arrived fairly late and most eateries had already closed. The rooms are lovely with all you need for a very comfortable stay. Have read a review that whines about the floors feeling greasy, its the cleaning fluid they use on it and its smells really good!
Think you guys are seriously going to have to consider putting me on comission because I havent stopped singing your praises and am happy to tell anyone to come and stay in your piece of paradise.
Thank you all so much for the wonderful holiday...really am spoilt for ever

Room Tip: they are all great, we stayed on the first floor and the views from our balcony were amazing. If you...
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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4  Thank Jane R
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Reviewed June 1, 2012

We found James to be very helpfull and pleasant to deal with. The restuarant has a great Parrot Fish dish and the roulade was very yummy, a lovely atmosphere and very good local talent to entertain. The snorkling right out the front of the motel was better than elsewhere. Although it rained most of our visit, we would have no hesitation in recommending Moana Sands as a great place to stay, rooms were clean & tidied, the staff friendly and approachable. Go and experience it for yourself, you wont regret it.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Cheryl G
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Additional Information about Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel

Address: Ara Tapu, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Titikaveka
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Titikaveka
Price Range: $114 - $302 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel, directly overlooking the idyllic Titikaveka Beach, features a variety of studios with stunning beachfront views. Evenings can be spent at Sands Restaurant & Bar and our popular Sunday night beach BBQ. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel And Villas
Moana Sands Beachfront Titikaveka
Hotel Moana Sands Beachfront
Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel Rarotonga, Cook Islands - Titikaveka

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