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Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel & Villas

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 January 2014

Moana sands beach front hotel was only a bit better then a back packers. The staff were not friendly at all and when we were to leave back home(thank god) the staff member took us in 3 hours before our flight so he could go home due to being the only ones departing on this night. this left us with...

2Thank Tania A
North Island, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 January 2014 via mobile

for a more relaxing fun and memorable holiday. We had friends who stayed at the other moana sands but they all liked our Taikura apartment the best out of all! The beachfront villas are also very nice. I will definately be back!!

1Thank SandyNZ2442
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 January 2014

The dated Moana Sands Hotel in Rarotonga provided just enough to tick the boxes. It was clean. Since it was Christmas their restaurant was closed due to low vacancy.. Breakfast was supposedly provided. This obligation was fulfilled by a staff member bringing us a covered tray at 4 pm the day before bearing a small bowl of cut up fruit...

2Thank silverfox227
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Much like many of the reviews here, the view is outstanding! We had a week at the Moana Sands hotel and i could happily have stayed longer. Lovely staff who were really friendly (our cleaners particularly liked our ongoing jigsaw!). Snorkels and flippers are readily available and the fish are totally amazing. We pretty much did that all day. We...

2Thank jrollin78
Reviewed 21 November 2013

We stayed here as part of a package holiay. There were 4 of us and we had been given a connecting room without having to ask. The hotel is pefectly located and perfectly suitable for our needs. Basic cooking facilities, the beach right outside the window, snorkelling equipment you can just borrow and the breakfasts were great.The staff were very...

2Thank sooze v
Alexandra, Australia
Reviewed 20 November 2013

We are currently back at this magical hotel for our fourth time. It is only small but just what we look for. The staff are what make this hotel, we are made to feel like one of the family. We have already worked out our dates for next year. Located on the best beach in Rarotonga

1Thank Nici3714
Reviewed 10 November 2013

I stayed here and loved the spot for the staff, service and the small restaurant has excellent food and service. The room was very simple and bed barely comfortable, hotel pricey. I had ocean view room. However, having said that, I have stayed in a different hotel each visit to Rarotonga and all hotel rooms are spendy for very simple...

2Thank snowbirds259
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 November 2013

Firstly, the Villas in Vaimaanga looked fantastic and the location is much nicer (felt less 'remote') than the Hotel. Stayed at the Hotel in Titikaveka for two nights and it was my least favourite of the three we stayed at during our holiday. The good thing about it is that the beach is tranquil (unlike Muri Beach!) and that all...

Thank Elaine C
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 November 2013

Came for a family wedding and stayed here with a few other family groups. It was very clean, well serviced, conveniently located right by the beach (great breakfast view) and across from a supermarket. All u need is to hire a bike to see the rest of the island and you'll be set for a great time

Thank dcuf146
Whitehorse, YT
Reviewed 22 October 2013 via mobile

We found this resort old and tattered. Beautiful beach but that is all it has. They advertised that it has a kitchenette but all you get is a kettle, microwave and an electric skillet which is useless. I think some of the good reviews are confusing the hotel with the villas which are a distance away from the hotel. The...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel is located at Titikaveka on the southern coast of the island. There are six ground floor beachfront studios, six first floor beachfront studios & five top floor deluxe beachfront studios. We have four sets of interconnecting rooms (two on ground floor & two on first floor). All rooms are ABSULOTE beachfront, each with its own private balcony. Snorkelling equipment, Kayaks & beach towels are complimentary to guests. All rooms have a small kitchenette, LCD TV’s with SKY, air-conditioning & are all non-smoking. We have a hotel BBQ on the beach that is available for guests to use otherwise The Pawpaw Patch Restaurant is open daily for Breakfast & Dinner, seven days a week.Moana Sands Beachfront Villas are located at Vaimaanga, a five mins drive away from Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel. There are six villas; three on the ground floor & three upstairs. Each villa has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. All villas are ABSOLUTE beachfront, each with its own patio or balcony, Modern kitchen, Spacious open-plan lounge/dining, TV/DVD/Music System/ipod dock/Sky TV/Wifi internet. Guests have access to complimentary snorkelling gear, kayaks & beach towels. Units are fully serviced six days per week & guests are provided with a Complimentary breakfast starter pack on arrival. A BBQ on the beach is available for guests to use. All villas are air-conditioned and non-smoking. ... more   less 

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Address: Titikaveka, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Titikaveka
Price Range: €180 - €253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel & Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel And Villas
Moana Sands Beachfront Titikaveka
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Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel & Villas Titikaveka, Cook Islands - Rarotonga
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“All rooms are great”
kima665, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ground floor all day !!”
Famput, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Top level are larger and have amazing views, offer more privacy than the ground floor rooms”
215DebR, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ground floor ones for easy access to the beach”
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“All rooms have beach views”
FayeDingaway, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
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