We stayed at Vara’s last April. We had originally planned to spend three nights there. At the end, we extended our stay for another four nights- we had totally fallen in love with the place and people!
The location is right on beautiful Muri beach, which is on the east side of the island (breathtaking sunrises guaranteed!). There’s a bus station in front of the place, a Telecom store (with internet access) nearby and a shop to buy groceries and drinks right around the corner.
One of the best things at Vara’s is that you get to know a lot of people. The huge shared kitchen, the beach deck and the spacious living- room provide perfect space to hang out as a group of travelers from all over the world (a family atmosphere!).
Jenny is in charge of Vara's and she is a very lovely and helpful lady. She does not only handle reservations but also loves to help organizing activities and really cares for her guests. Amy is a diligent lady who cleans the dorms and studios every single day. She is super- precise with the cleanliness of the accommodation and we even spotted her airing mattresses after people had checked out.
We absolutely recommend Vara’s and hope to be back soon!
Val & Franzie
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Vara`s Beach House Hotel Muri
- Vara's Muri, Rarotonga, Cook Islands