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Coral Sands Apartments
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

A beautiful island! Great accommodation with everything you need! Fresh fruit, bread, milk, juice, butter, cereal! Don't forget your duty free when you land as the apartment has a blender for cocktail time,(with so much beautiful local, cheap fruit it would be rude not too!) as the beach is only a few meters away it was nice to make a cocktail an go enjoy the sunset on the beach, before you head off too try out some of the amazing restaurants! ! Snorkelling equipment and kayaks to fill you days exploring the lagoon when your not doing one of the many trips you can do on the island! ! We had a great holiday and it was all made easy with the help from Bob, (unfortunately we didn't get to meet karen but she was very helpfull when booking!)his local recomendations are well worth listening too! Thanks for everything hope too be back soon

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Jo_and_Pete_13
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

We finally got to have our long awaited holiday to Rarotonga. What a great time we had, made all the more special by our hosts Bob and Karen. Their knowledge of the Island, its history and their expertise in the needs of travellers, all made a massive impact on us having the most wonderful time. Coral Sands is perfect for its location with restaurants nearby and only a short drive to the main town. Having its own private access to the lagoon was great for us to enjoy our new found adventure of snorkeling.The room was immaculate with all the home needs and cannot fault the layout with access to the barbeque, pool and other facilities. We are more than grateful to Bob and Karen for taking us to the airport and waiting with us for our 1:30am flight home to NZ. We will definately be back. Thank you for everything guys.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Christine W
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

We sought out this place after a week at a timeshare resort. What a great find, in hindsight we wished we had spent our entire 2 weeks at the Coral Sands. The place is maintained to a very good standard with plenty of lovely touches (eg tropic fruit bowl, free DVDs, kayaks and even a torch and umbrella to use). Another great side is the hosts Bob and Karen - be sure and join them at the RSA on Friday nights. Great people and we wish you guys all the best. Thanx for a great stay, Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank GaryCaffy
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

We were lucky enough to be able to go to Rarotonga for our honeymoon and what a place to stay at coral sands. It seemed to us that coral sands is positioned in the perfect spot, as the airport and the town is a short distance in one direction and Miri beach and the fruits of Rarotonga (which is amazing for snorkelling and fruit smoothies/cocktails) is not far in the other direction. We spent a lot of our time in the pool at coral sands which is lovely as it is not chlorinated (but salt water treated). We really loved how coral sands is self catering. We took some food over to Rarotonga with us and coral sands is well equipped to cater for your own cooking needs. They have a good stovetop, pot/pan ware, fridge, cooking utensils. The fans and aircon helped to keep things cool. Thanks soo much bob and Karen for picking us up and dropping us off at ridiculous times in the morning. Couldn't have had a better stay. See you next time. J & H

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Jeremy H
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

We decided to fly up to Rarotonga and get away from it all. We could not have found a more perfect place for a complete break. In fact we had the whole complex to ourselves as this is a very quiet time of the year for travel to the pacific islands. Even though the weather could have been better it was no bother to us as we had a perfect apartment to bunker down in. We agree with most things that have already been by previous reviewers and there is not much to add. Thank you Karen and Bob for greeting us in the early hours of the morning and also for the lovely touch of giving us leis. Also Bob for depositing us back to the airport for our departure. We prefer to use self catering accommodation when we travel and this would be one of the best set ups we have encountered. All the little things had been thought of, a little torch, fly spray, dishwashing detergents etc. more than one tea towel, Towels changed frequently and even the sheets half way through the week. So if you want to do your own catering you will find almost anything you might need. We cooked a very nice Christmas Dinner and found everything we needed. because there is also a electric fry pan and BBQ. Would love to come and stay again one day if we return to Raro.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

Rarotonga is a beautiful place. I enjoyed riding the motor scooter but watch out for dogs running on road. The lagoon is fantastic for swimming. It was great to make use of the kayaks provided at Coral Sands. Went to Wigmore Waterfalls. Wouldn´t reccommend this, a bit of a non-event. There are plenty of restaurants on island. Fabulous to have th BBQ on site at the accommodation when you don´t want to eat out. Easy to buy fresh meat from supermarket in town. Lovely fresh fruit provided by the hosts. New experience drinking milk from the coconuts. Very good for you apparently. Hosts picked up at airport on our early morning flight and told us about places of interest and things to do. Would book again if I returned to Raro.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Sally S
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

This place is a real gem! Bob and Karen, the hosts, go out of their way to ensure your holiday is everything you want. They organised transfers, our scooters, even drove us around the island to meet with family. The accommodation is spacious, with all the amenities you would need for self-catering, though there are magnificent restaurants within a short stroll down the beach. The fruit basket and stocked fridge were a special treat, along with the kayaks, snorkels, on-site laundry, stockpile of books and DVD's - the list goes on. It's the perfect place to lounge by the pool, or stroll the beach and watch the sun set. Our holiday was perfect in every way, and I want to thank Bob and Karen for everything they did to help make it perfect. Can't wait to come back and stay with you again! Matt & Mel.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Address: Main Road, Arorangi 3033, Cook Islands
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Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Arorangi
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 13 Specialty Lodging in Arorangi
Price Range: $120 - $183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Coral Sands Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A small 7-roomed resort, which caters for travellers who like indepedence and to be away from the hustle & bustle of larger resorts. The apartments are self-catering which means you can take care of your own dining needs, whether in the fully appointed kitchens or the guest barbeque. Towels are changed on request, and bed linen is changed every 7 days. The rooms are serviced on departure. The Coral Sands is ideal for small groups and if you wish to make a block booking, please contact us to arrange. The lagoon is only footsteps away where there is an abundance of colourful marine life, kayaks are available, along with reef shoes and snorkel equipment. The swimming pool is perfect to cool off as well. There are celing fans in all rooms, air con available (at an additional cost, there is access to WIFI, TV/DVD, security screens on windows, and there is a guest laundry on site. Come and enjoy the relaxed lifestyle of the Rarotongan people, no traffic jams or traffic lights here. ... more   less 
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