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Tropical Sands

3.0 star property
Beachfront apartments in Takitumu District with kitchens

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Tropical Sands

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Villa with Sea View | Terrace/patio
Property grounds
Villa with Sea View
Two-bedroom Villa
Villa with Garden View | Private kitchen

Overview of Tropical Sands



Property highlights

  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Internet access
  • Airport transfer
Muri Village (4 minutes away), Rarotonga
Main amenities
  • 5 apartments
  • Housekeeping once per stay
  • On the beach
  • WiFi in the lobby
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Kitchen
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

Villa with Garden View

  • 48 sq m
  • 1 bedroom
  • Beach view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed

Two-bedroom Villa

  • 96 sq m
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Beach view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

Villa with Sea View

  • 80 sq m
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed OR 2 Single Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Takitumu District
  • Muri Beach - 39 min walk

Getting around

  • Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) - 13 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Palace Takeaway - 11 min drive
  • Trader Jacks Bar & Grill - 9 min drive
  • Raro Fried Chicken - 9 min drive
  • The Mooring Fish Cafe - 18 min walk
  • Rarotonga Brewery - 14 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Tropical Sands

Tropical Sands puts you within a 10-minute drive of Muri Beach and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for NZD 25 per person. Free self-parking is an added perk, and guests looking to stay active can experience the nearby hiking/biking trails, kayaking and scuba-diving. Apartments feature conveniences such as kitchens, along with furnished patios and flat-screen TVs.




Sustainability practices

Eco-friendly cleaning products available
This information is provided by our partners.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Property is professionally cleaned
Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance


  • Check-in time from 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information; access will be through a private entrance
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

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 21


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed

Property amenities


  • On the beach
  • Beach sunloungers


  • WiFi available (fee applies)

Parking and transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Fridge (full size)
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster
  • Paper towels
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Premium bedding
  • Bed sheets provided


  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer


  • Flat-screen TV

Outdoor areas

  • Furnished patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Laundry facilities


  • Ceiling fan
  • Portable fan


  • No pets or service animals


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • No lifts
  • Soundproofing
  • Designated smoking areas

Services and conveniences

  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Safe
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Luggage storage
  • Free bottled water

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • Near the sea
  • On the waterfront
  • In the suburbs

Things to do

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit


  • 5 rooms
  • 1 floor
  • 5 buildings
  • Built in 1998
  • Traditional architecture

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in guest rooms for NZD 50
  • WiFi is available in public areas for NZD 50 (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 25 per person (one-way)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 85 (subject to availability)

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Tropical Sands Apartment Rarotonga
Tropical Sands Apartment
Tropical Sands Rarotonga
Tropical Sands Apartment
Tropical Sands Rarotonga
Tropical Sands Apartment Rarotonga

Frequently asked questions

Does Tropical Sands offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Tropical Sands does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Tropical Sands?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Tropical Sands?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Tropical Sands?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Tropical Sands?
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 Tropical Sands?
You can check in from 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of NZD 85 (subject to availability). Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Tropical Sands and nearby?
Have fun with activities such as cycling, boat tours and hiking, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy amenities such as a picnic area and a garden.
Does Tropical Sands have a kitchen or kitchenette?
Yes, there is a kitchen, which also includes a coffee maker, a toaster and cookware.
Does Tropical Sands have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, each apartment features a furnished patio and a garden.
What's the area around Tropical Sands like?
Tropical Sands is located on the waterfront in Takitumu District, a short 15-minute walk from Muri Lagoon and 14 minutes' walk from Avana Harbour.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

We had such a wonderful time here! Right on the beach with incredible sunrises & sunsets. Friendly, welcoming and helpful hosts. It's more rustic & authentic than staying in a big fancy resort, we really enjoyed it and can happily recommend.
Latesha, 3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lovely friendly, privately own resort with ATM, good ship and Petrol few min walk away. We booked 5 nights and after checking plenty of another hotels extended for another week)) Great value for money and super hosts.
5-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

It was lovely,quiet and, safe. The bed was a little hard, lovely hosts, Rudy and Kanoe. Ngaa mihi
8-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

My unit was right on the beaachfront. It was not always easy to find the owners when I needed to to. There was no hot water after the first day.
9-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing place to Stay in Rarotonga
Amazing View...lovely host close with grocery shop...
DAWSON, 3-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

The homely relaxing environment supported by the friendly and helpful releaving management plus access to scenic beach
5-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

The nighttime hermit crab festival on the lawn was awesome. The grounds and folks that ran the place were nice. Beds and accommodations were not high end, but pleasant and acceptable. I’d stay there again.
Orrsrus, 12-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Rudy and Kanoi are wonderful hosts. The property is very well maintained and has many artistic touches.
Irf, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great Value, Clean and comfortable stay!
Amazing experience in an amazing location! Great Value. Had the privilege of enjoying our morning coffee while watching whales play and breach just a short distance from the beach. Rooms are always spotless. Same as the property. Rudi and Kanoi are always helpful and friendly. Very close to a new grocery/gas station and walking distance to Muri. I am a happy return customer, and would recommend anyone visiting the Island to stay at Tropical Sands.
Murray, 8-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

For us, great location, bicycles were available for free and we took advantage to go exploring!!! Coffee down the block was great for breakfast and the gas station nearby had great selection for cooking at the room. Bacon, eggs, salad and chicken to name a few things. Bus stops right there so that is perfect as well.
Stacey, 3-night trip
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