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Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel, Rarotonga

3-star3 stars
Ara Tapu (Main Road)Titikaveka / Vaimaanga, RarotongaCook Islands

3-star beachfront resort in Rarotonga with restaurant
  • Free continental breakfast and free parking
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
  • I guess it ok for the price but very plain with a great private beach. Eating…Apr 8, 2018
  • Beautiful beach front location. The staff were very friendly. The room was clean and in…Aug 25, 2017
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Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel, Rarotonga

from $206
  • Studio, Beachfront
  • Deluxe Studio, Beachfront

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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


  • Check-in time noon-2 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements. Guests should notify this property in advance of their anticipated arrival time. Please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 20

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • WiFi in public areas *

  • WiFi in rooms *



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking (limited)

  • Free nearby parking


  • Area shuttle *

Other information

  • Resort fee included
* 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

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • 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

Special features


Sands 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. Open daily.

Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel, Rarotonga’s small print

Also known as

  • Moana Sands
  • Moana Sands Beachfront Rarotonga
  • Moana Sands Beachfront
  • Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel
  • Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel & Villas
  • Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel & Villas Rarotonga
  • Moana Sands Beachfront Villas
  • Moana Sands Beachfront Villas Rarotonga
  • Moana Sands Hotel
  • Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel Rarotonga


This property does not have elevators.

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.

Mandatory fees

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Breakfast
  • Beach access
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Nearby fitness center access
  • Bicycle storage
  • Faxes
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • Laundry facilities
  • Self parking
  • Parking
  • Lending library access
  • Housekeeping

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

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

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 NZD Per MB for 2 minutes (rates may vary)

WiFi is available in public areas for NZD Per MB for 2 minutes (rates may vary)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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

What’s around Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel, Rarotonga


  • In Tapere of Titikaveka
  • Tikioki Beach - 8 min walk
  • Tikioki Marine Sanctuary - 13 min walk
  • Matutu Brewing Company - 17 min walk
  • Muri Beach - 26 min walk
  • Muri Lagoon - 27 min walk
  • Muri Night Markets - 38 min walk
  • Te Vara Nui Village - 41 min walk

Getting around

  • Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) - 26 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free parking nearby
  • Limited parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 21 reviews

Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel, Rarotonga
Very Good8.0
On beach
Great views
A Traveler, nz8 night romance trip
Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel, Rarotonga
Very Good8.0
Great spot!
Fantastic staff, studio units very spacious and tidy. Right on the lagoon beach and only a few Minutes to the restaurants etc at Muri. Nothing to complain about at Moana Sands, great spot!
Dale, nz4 night romance trip
Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel, Rarotonga
Very Good8.0
Home of the ancestors...........why did they leave
My wife and I stayed for 10 days. Position right on the beach front was just great. Not noisy position, but handy to the beachfront and the road to town. Kitchen staff worked very hard to provided good meals and great conversation. Front desk staff were always helpful, happy and accommodating. Hire a scooter is the way to go. We would be happy to stay here again, which we intend to do on our next venture to paradise.
Richard, auRomance trip

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Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel, Rarotonga

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