Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel

Your Piece of Paradise… where glorious mountain peaks meet elegant white sand beaches. This property is located on the southern coast of Rarotonga, a stunning island and a South Pacific treasure. The resort is right on the shores of the lagoon and one of the best swimming and snorkelling spots on the island. Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel, directly overlooking idyllic Titikaveka Beach, offers a variety of studios with stunning beachfront views. Evenings can be spent on-site at Moana Restaurant & Bar which features modern Pacific cuisine at affordable prices.

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BEACHFRONT STUDIO 3pax King Bed    Family friendly Aircon Fridge Tea/Coffee Shower Hair dryer Safe TV Phone

Beachfront Studio Rooms form part of the two-story hotel complex, with rooms situated on the ground and first floors, allowing direct access to stunning Titikaveka Lagoon and the beach. These studios have a private balcony or garden patio and are ideal for both couples or larger groups and families, as interconnecting room options are available. 40 sq mtrs.


DELUXE BEACHFRONT STUDIO 2pax King Bed    Age 18+ Aircon Fridge Tea/Coffee Shower Hair dryer Safe TV Phone

These Deluxe Beachfront Studios are perfect for couples seeking a romantic escape. Each of the five spacious studios are absolute beachfront, occupying the top floor of the hotel complex. They allow uninterrupted panoramic views of the white sand beach and sparkling lagoon, all from the privacy of your own balcony. 49 sq mtrs.

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  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Coffee/tea facility
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Fan
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Ironing facility
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Non-smoking room
  • Refrigerator
  • Seating area
  • Separate dining area
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Toiletries
  • Wi-Fi (charges apply)
  • Airport transfers (charges apply)
  • Babysitting service (charges apply)
  • Barbeque facility
  • Complimentary kayaks
  • Complimentary snorkelling gear
  • Family friendly
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • On the beach
  • Parking on site
  • Restaurant on site
  • Wi-Fi (charges apply)
  • Room service

Complimentary tropical breakfast. 'Moana Restaurant & Bar' on-site. Several cafe and restaurants within close proximity.


Complimentary use of kayaks, snorkelling equipment, sun-loungers and beach towels. Swimming at all tides. BBQ night on Sundays.


Hibiscus Spa, Te Vara Nui Overwater Island Night Show, Muri Night Market, Buggy Tours, Maire Nui Gardens, visit Matutu Brewery and 'Rito' coconut beauty products.

PERFECT ISLAND HOLIDAY. We stayed for 10 nights at Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel. The beach was amazing with great snorkelling and safe swimming. Staff couldn't do enough for us from the time we arrived until we left. Would recommend to anyone that wanted a great location with easy access to everything on the island. Bus stop outside door, great eating both in the the hotel and nearby markets and Muri restaurants. Couldn't fault the rooms. We were on the top floor, quiet and spacious with plenty of facilities if you actually wanted a night in. Cant wait to return - wouldn't stay anywhere else now! Beach was best on Rarotonga.

Kathy G

20TH ANNIVERSARY. Stayed here during the first week of April. Did not have the best weather but had a fabulous stay. In our opinion, this was the best location on the island. Awesome lagoon right in front of the hotel for snorkelling and kayaking. Super helpful and accommodating management and staff. The manager even gave us a ride into town one day to help us out. We love to be active and were really pleased with all the activities available. Did the cross island trek and rented bicycles to bike around the perimeter of the island. The hotel and beach were clean and beautiful. Not a luxury hotel but just our style. Very comfortable, stunning setting and lots of activities to choose from but also a calm, quiet place to rejuvenate. Hope to get to bring our 4 kids here some day.

Scott S

TERRIFIC LOCATION. Had the most amazing week staying at Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel. Room was lovely, view was incredible, snorkelling was awesome. The location is quiet but very close to amenities. Snorkelling at beach directly in front of the hotel is some of the island's best. Lovely safe spot for swimming and kayaking.Staff were terrific, very helpful and pleasant. Highly recommended.


GREAT LOCATION & FANTASTIC VIEWS. We stayed at the beachfront hotel for 5 nights and enjoyed every bit of it. The lagoon views from the top floor (room 305 - deluxe studio) were spectacular. The room was neat and clean, well serviced daily and the bed was comfortable. An in room safe allows you to store your valuables and the air conditioner makes things bearable on hot days. Downstairs, snorkelling and kayaking equipment are provided so you can explore the lagoon. Most of Rarotonga's lagoon is pretty shallow (1.5m) but the area in front of the hotel has some nice but safe deeper water (3m+). If you swim out past the buoy where we were told, a shy resident turtle hangs out at times. If you're hungry, the Sands Restaurant does pizza from 4pm daily and has a decent dinner menu. Muri Beach and other cafes are also not far. The staff were helpful in organizing tours and vehicle rentals for us. As a tip: Deluxe studios are on the top floor which offer much more privacy and better views. Bottom floors step out straight onto the sand and common area. In all, it was a very pleasant experience.

Julian Michael L

EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS. It is beautiful! The beach is absolutely stunning. Best beach in Raro! The lagoon is beautiful and swimable at all tides. There is no pool, and although we love pools, we didn't miss one at all. The rooms are clean and comfortable, and if you get a ground floor room you literally have sand and sea a few steps away. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. They serve a tropical breakfast which is basic but nice, and they also have a cooked a la carte breakfast which you can buy. Our friends organised a private BBQ dinner and it was delicious. We would recommend hiring a car so you can go exploring and try different places for lunch/dinner. There is a beautiful restaurant 100mts down the beach at The Little Polynesian resort, which we walked to for lunch a couple of times. Amazing stay!


Check-in/Check-out: Check-in from 2pm. Check-out 10am

Airport transfers: $25 each way per adult. $12.50 per child.

Payment policy: A deposit of 25% of accommodation cost is required at time of confirmation. The balance is payable upon check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full if you cancel more than 31 days prior to arrival.

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Fees: No hidden fees. All local taxes included in rate.

Cancellation policy: COVID-19 CANCELLATION POLICY: In place for all new and existing bookings (except non-refundable) made from 01 May to 01 December 2020, with travel through to 31 December 2020: Free Date Change or Full Cancellation (if changed or cancelled 24hr prior to arrival). For non-refundable existing bookings, we offer our Date Change Policy, which allows guests to re-book free of charge until 31st of October 2021. FOR ARRIVALS FROM 01 JANUARY 2021: Free Date Change until 31 October 2021 with our normal Cancellation Fee as follows: NO CANCELLATION FEE - IF MORE THAN 31 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL 15 to 30 days prior to arrival - 25% fee of total accommodation. 8 to 14 days prior to arrival - 50% fee of total accommodation. 1 to 7 days prior to arrival - 75% fee of total accommodation. Day of arrival or no show - 100% fee of total accommodation. Please note that these charges apply for each room booked. Cancellations in writing by email must be confirmed by the resort. We strongly recommend Travel Insurance, as unforeseen circumstances can require cancellations or amendments to be made.

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