Myself and two other girlfriends stayed in the dorms on the beach at Varas and had the time of our lives. Every morning we would get up we were blown away with the view of Muri Beach and just enjoyed watching the sunrises on the deck and chilling out with the other travellers. The Koka Shack at Vara's organised heaps of things for us to do as well so there was never a dull moment. The rooms were very clean with the whitest sheets on our beds. We had an awesome time there, honestly no regrets and none of us wanted to move elsewhere on the other side of the island (heard too many reports of theiving and the beach is nowhere as nice as where Vara's is). The only downside I can think of is the office closes early, around 3pm so kinda got to rush back from where ever if we needed something from the safe. We found the staff polite and always willing to help out, but I can see why people think they can be rude, their office is always so busy with people! Excellent value for money and if we get the chance to one day return to this paradise, I know where we will all like to stay!!!!
- 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