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Avana Waterfront Apartments
Ranked #7 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Muri
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Reviewed January 19, 2010

Our family consisting of myself, husband, 20 yr old daughter and 19 yr old son stayed in a 3 bedroom waterfront apartment for 8 days. The apartment was 2 storey (we were at the end closest to the swimming pool) and had 2 bathrooms. Upstairs was the spacious master bedroom that looked out over the lagoon with the other bedrooms at the back of the property being pretty small but adequate. The shower upstairs was pathetic so tended to use downstairs shower this room also housed a toilet, basin and washing machine very tight fit but all workable. The kitchen was basic with a poor excuse for a dishwasher. The house when we arrived was reasonably clean. The lounge come dining room with its tiled floor was cooling on a hot day, not that we had many of those, weather was overcast, with patches of rain and windy, bit still warm 26deg. I recommend you take plenty of good books as there is nothing worthwhile watching on TV.
The manager was very friendly, dropping of freshly picked bananas and having a chat most mornings. He also taught us all how to choose and open a coconut. We all enjoyed kayaking across the lagoon, snorkling and walking down on to the jetty to feed the fish. Definitely an excellant location for teenagers maybe not the best for a young family.
Muri Beach is just a short drive away wouldn't reccommend walking as the main road can get busy and there isn't always a footpath.
Hired a convertible which worked well for our family, only put the roof up when we parked for the night and when the rain got a bit to heavy.
Highlight would have been our Highland Paradise cultural night, highly recommend. The manager at our accom. purchased our tickets giving us a $10 discount per ticket.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 14, 2009

Great location, right on the edge of the Lagoon entrance, and only 15 minutes walk from Muri Beach's facilities, which include eating, shopping, car hire (recommended) and activities. Apartments were clean and well equiped, and felt like a NZ motel, though a little dated by today's standards. Nothing wrong with that, though! Luxuries included LCD tv and dishwasher. We paid $1500 for 7 nights during July school holidays, and had four beds in two bedrooms, which works out at $375 pp. Good value, and perfectly ok for a family break. Helpful staff, friendly cat, good pool, awesome fish off jetty and great location. Views are amazing, straight over lagoon and islands, sleep with the distant sound of waves crashing on outer reef. Recommended!

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 10, 2009

We were made very welcome, the studio apartment was just so big. swimming was great as was the free canoes and scuba diving gear. A great location not too far from Avarua but walking distance also to some neat shops, cafes and other resorts, we definitely would go back. Look for the friendly cat! Highly recommended for break or longer holiday.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 17, 2009

My husband & I stayed at the Avana Waterfront Apartments for 9 days in June. We found it to be a really good base for our trip. The studio Apt was lovely with great views of Muri Lagoon. The wharf on the property is excellent for swimming off and just watching the fish swimming around. I would recommend having some transport ie scooter or car to get around the island though. We were pretty much left to our own devices at the apartments and this suited our needs perfectly. All in all a great low cost place to stay. We will be back!!!

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 13, 2009

This is a great place if you like staying at a place that is low key. Is close to Muri. Recommend having transport, scooter or car. Pool and canoes.Place is great and good value.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank peterf3088
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Reviewed March 30, 2009

We have just returned from a fantastic holiday in the Cook Islands. Avana was a brilliant place to stay. It suited us perfectly. Our 2 teenage boys were kept busy with the kayaks and snorkelling. It was brilliant having the island to kayak to and there was a beautiful swimming spot there. Tony was fantastic and we enjoyed Elis'skills with the coconuts. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone. Hope we can return sometime soon.

Stayed: March 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 20, 2009

Very good quality accommodation right on the waters edge and with views to die for.
great staff and location and unbelievable prices.
2 or 3 bedooms and studio apartments (ours was a studio)
The swimming and fishing/kayakingf/snoekleling is great and I suppose the price reflects the fact that the beach is a bit rocky - but the private guests jetty is a feature.

We made lots of new friends
Thus really is a well managed and fun place.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank RarotongaHolidayer
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Additional Information about Avana Waterfront Apartments

Address: Kaireva Drive | Avana Lagoon, Muri 869, Cook Islands
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Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Muri
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Muri
Price Range: $124 - $228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Avana Waterfront Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
There are six two level family-size self-contained, waterfront apts. and four oversize studio apts. each with complete privacy, unrivalled views of the lagoon, ocean and the uninhabited islets opposite. Each 2 or 3 bedroom apts. of well over 1000 square feet (100 square meters), offer accommodation of either two or three bedrooms one and a half or two and a half bathrooms, a huge dining / lounge area, laundry and kitchen, viewing and relaxing decks, verandas and a private courtyard too. The modern studio apts. are large (50sq m) .A great tropical island paradise for family, wedding parties & honeymoons . The spacious grounds are palm shaded, with frangipani, bougainvillea and hibiscus gardens, hedges, lawns and sandy sunbathing areas. Our swimming pool is surrounded by hardwood timber decks and thatched shade and barbecue huts. Our private jetty stretches from the shore into the deep water harbour. It is a short kayak ride across the uninhabited tropical islet opposite. ... more   less 
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