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1 room, 2 adults

Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel

3-star3 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Highchair
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • DVD player
  • Microwave
Ara Tapu (Main Road), Titikaveka / Vaimaanga, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

3-star beachfront resort with restaurant, near Muri Beach
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Highchair
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
    • DVD player
    • Microwave
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Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel

from ZAR 3,982
  • Studio, Beachfront
  • Deluxe Studio, Beachfront

What’s around Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel


  • In Tapere of Titikaveka
  • Muri Beach - 26 min walk
  • Maire Nui Botanical Gardens - 4 min walk
  • Tikioki Beach - 8 min walk
  • Tikioki Marine Sanctuary - 13 min walk
  • Matutu Brewing Company - 18 min walk
  • Muri Lagoon - 27 min walk
  • Muri Night Markets - 37 min walk

Getting around

  • Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) - 20 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 17 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-7:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements. Guests should notify this property in advance of their anticipated arrival time.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • WiFi in public areas *

  • WiFi in rooms *



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free nearby parking


  • Area shuttle *

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • On private beach
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Kayaking on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Beach towels
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2000
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Filipino

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Things to enjoy
  • Separate sitting area
  • Furnished balcony or patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Moana Restaurant - This beachfront restaurant specializes in fusion cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered. Reservations are required.

Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Moana Sands
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  • Moana Sands Beachfront Titikaveka
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Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 200 (subject to availability)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 200 (subject to availability)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 25 per person (one-way)

Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 2 and 11 costs NZD 12.50 (one-way)

WiFi is available in guestrooms for an extra charge

WiFi is available in public areas for an extra charge

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel

  • Are pets allowed at Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is NZD 25 per person one-way.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM. There's a charge of NZD 200 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of NZD 200 (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that serves fusion cuisine.

Recent reviews

Superb 9,2 From 54 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
Perfect, Perfect,Perfect!
A beachfront room in PARADISE! A CLEAN, COMFORTABLE ROOM with a room safe, hot water pot and a bottomless supply of tea and coffee unfailingly re-supplied by the excellent housekeeping dept. Tyne beach in front of our first floor room was manicured and raked every morning. Free kayaks and snorkel gear was used by us every day. Wonderful healthy fresh tropical fruit, yogurt, granola and fresh breads breakfast provided every morning. Front desk and dining room staff were friendly, helpful and wonderful. Thank you Chris!
Peter, us5 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Great stay
Great stay. Wonderful friendly and informative staff. We had a studio on the beach front so could just step off the patio straight onto the beach. Continental breakfast was ok but more variety could be better especially if you stay for a longer period.
Stephanie, nz5 night family trip
Very good 8,0
A Lovely Small Hotel
A small hotel with only 17 rooms meant all the staff got to know us and were extremely helpful. The greatest asset of this hotel and site is the beach and snorkelling. Walk out of your room down the beautiful sandy beach and there is amazing snorkelling or kayaking. We saw a huge number of tropical fish and a turtle. The hotel supplies all you need for snorkelling or kayaking at no cost. The snorkelling from the beach was almost as good as the "paid" options available via commercial operators and was easily suitable for all the family. One family member was able to stand in the water and view tropical fish while his feet were still on the ground. The onsite restaurant serves amazing pizza at a reasonable price. A really quiet hotel, generally between 10pm and 8am there was little noise. Our room had the most incredible views out to the reef, photos on the website matched, what we experienced. One down side was the parking on the side of the road, at times this was full as staff also parked in this area. The building is in need of some maintenance. We would definitely stay here again - based on the access to a beautiful sandy beach, fantastic snorkelling on the door step and quiet location.
Karyn, nz6 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Wish we had booked for longer despite WiFi connection being bad! But it was good being out of touch with the world. Lovely place, Lovely people.smiles, smiles, smiles all the way. Staff could not have gone further out of their way to help in all matters. Enjoyed the meals and especially the presentation. Chefs great, reception great. If we weren't Octogenarians we'd be back in a shot.
Peter Vessey, gb3 night romance trip
Very good 8,0
Perfect Holiday
Nice friendly staff, great location right on the beach and our balcony overlooking the sea, there were free kayaks and snorkeling gear. We would have liked to have bicycles to ride too but we certainly can't fault the place (reception was willing to organise from elsewhere for us.) Our room was cleaned daily, and was comfortable and roomy. Reception always helpful. The restaurant on the property was also good! We liked the convenience of being close to Muri Beach, but not right in the middle of the crowd there. We also thought the beach was better here at the hotel then other places on the island...just be sure to get the Beachfront Hotel, as there are several properties with similar names in this chain and area.
au6 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Highly recommended - beautiful location.
We stayed for 7 nights in a top floor studio, waking each morning to stunning views of the lagoon. The room was fine, quite large and with everything we needed. The bed was comfortable. The included continental breakfast was unchanging and a bit drab, but other breakfast options were available for purchase. The restaurant staff were friendly and helpful, as was everyone else in the hotel. A minor criticism would be the housekeepers, who would randomly arrive to do the room at any time between 9 and 5 each day - some regular pattern would be better. We very much enjoyed the surrounding area, although eating options within walking distance are a bit limited and the hotel is located at the very south of the island. We ended up hiring a car as the bus service, while fun, friendly and inexpensive, involves quite a bit of waiting. All in all we would highly recommend Moana Sands Hotel.
Christopher, au7 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Lovely island setting.
The Hotel was clean, the location stunning, and the food in the restaurant was far better than we had anticipated. Friendly staff provided great communication prior to setting off, sorted the transfers, and were helpful throughout our stay. Glad we got the upper rooms as the ones below looked a bit dark, and we got a much better view. Thanks. S
Steven, nz5 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Perfect time to be lazy on the beach!
Moana Sands is in the perfect location on Rarotonga! Far away from Avarua and the petrol smell of all the trucks and tourist traps, close enough to Muri that you can get to some restaurants if you need variety. There's also a good restaurant on site. The beach is gorgeous with soft sand, lots of little coral reefs, free kayaks and snorkels. The room was clean and comfortable, tile floors for easy sand cleanup ;) They have an airport shuttle available, but remember to book that in advance if you have an international flight outside of normal business hours.
Alan, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
Great Hotel with beautiful view.
Beautiful beach front location. The staff were very friendly. The room was clean and in good condition. We had an amazing view of the ocean. Unfortunately, it was windy during our stay.
steven, us5 night romance trip

Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel

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