We stayed in 2 studio units for 9 days in October. The accommodation is basic, in keeping with the budget price. But it was clean and relatively spacious, and with about 20 steps to the sea, how can you complain. Muri beach is absolutely stunning. The office has limited opening hours as previously noted, but we found all of the staff friendly and helpful. We had an evening flight and requested a late check out. This was granted as there was no-one moving into the units immediately and we were allowed to stay until pick-up for the airport, which was most appreciated. The units were clean and serviced daily.
Being animal lovers, we loved the beach dogs that accompanied us on walks. We also loved the free range chooks, even though the roosters had a lot to say at all times of the day and night.
There are a lot of restaurants within easy walking distance of Vara's. We particularly enjoyed The Rickshaw for authentic Vietnamese food. The Deli-licious cafe which is next door to Vara's has great coffee.
Overall a great experience. I will definitely go back to Raro and Vara's
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vara’s Beach is the only budget accommodation set right on beautiful Muri Beach, the most popular and prime beach on Rarotonga. Famous for its perfect white beaches and small islands called “motus” that you can swim, kayak or walk out to. We offer budget style accommodation with lovely fully self-contained Beach Studios, Ensuite as well asTriple/double/single and Dorm rooms. Vara’s Beach is situated on the Eastern side of Rarotonga only 15 minutes drive from main town Avarua, with bus stop, bike rental, souvenir shop and a pharmacy at entrance. koka Lagoon Cruise is located on the property and offers the best Lagoon Curise on the island. Absolutely convenient to everything with bars, dive centers, sailing club, and much more only minutes stroll. Vara's Beach is the place for those looking for fun and excitement, or for those just wanting to relax and unwind and get away from it all. Meet and mingle with our friendly staff and make new friends... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vara`s Beach House Hotel Muri
- Vara's Muri, Rarotonga, Cook Islands