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Tropical Sands, Rarotonga

3-star3 stars
Muri Village (4 minutes away)RarotongaCook Islands

Matavera beachfront apartment with kitchen, patio
  • Free parking
Fantastic service
Great room
Great location
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From 44 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Tropical Sands, Rarotonga

from $90
  • Studio, Ocean View
  • Villa, 2 Bedrooms
  • Bungalow, Garden Area

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 5 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time noon-1 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Children (12 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • WiFi in public areas *

  • WiFi in rooms *



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 5
  • Year Built 1998
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Sofa bed
  • Sofa bed size double
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Yard
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Furnished patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
Stay connected
  • WiFi (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Free bottled water
  • In-room safe

Tropical Sands, Rarotonga’s small print

Also known as

  • Tropical Sands Apartment Rarotonga
  • Tropical Sands Rarotonga


For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 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 85

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 85

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 20 per person (one way)

WiFi is available in guestrooms for NZD $5 - 50

WiFi is available in public areas for NZD $5 - 50 (rates may vary)

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 Tropical Sands, Rarotonga


  • In Matavera
  • Te Vara Nui Village - 30 min walk
  • Muri Lagoon - 32 min walk
  • Tikioki Marine Sanctuary - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Muri Beach - 1.7 mi / 2.7 km
  • Beachcomber Pearl Market - 3.5 mi / 5.6 km
  • Cook Island Christian Church - 4 mi / 6.4 km
  • Para O Tane Palace - 4 mi / 6.5 km

Getting around

  • Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) - 8 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 51 reviews

Tropical Sands, Rarotonga
Very Good8.0
6 great (although unseasonably windy and rainy) days. Only wish towels could be replaced more often.
Michael, us5 night romance trip
Tropical Sands, Rarotonga
thanks for nothing
I was unable to go because my passport expires in less than 6 months. I did not know this rule and imagine my distress and loss of money on airline tickets, but this hotel manager would not refund even one penny of the 7 nights I had paid for. Heartless if you ask me.
A Traveler, us7 night trip
Tropical Sands, Rarotonga
Very Good8.0
quiete place, a bit far
a condo without suplementary service, on a nice couple's resort. the place looks great, beautiful ocean view, but the shore is not suitible for swim and you need to walk around 20 min-half an hour to get to shore. if you have car then you have no problem. however, the island have much better shore views
Dawn, il4 night trip
Tropical Sands, Rarotonga
Peace of Paradise
Good location. Peaceful and tranquil - away from the busy resorts it is a very nice retreat for couples and small families. Only 10min up the road from Muri Beach and the night markets. Bus stops right in front. Lovely villas situated right on the beach front we woke up to the most beautiful sunrises. Will definitely be staying here again.
Lisa, nz4 night family trip
Tropical Sands, Rarotonga
What a great little gem!
Beautiful! Clean accomodations, up-kept property with a whole lot of personal touches from the owners. Great place to get away for a while, and close to Muri, probably the nicest beach on the island.
Murray and Andra, ca12 night trip

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Tropical Sands, Rarotonga

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