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Moana Sands Lagoon Resort

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(Adults Only 18+ years) 4* Situated on the famous Muri beach overlooking Rarotonga’s famous pristine lagoon, our modern ‘adults only’ 18+ resort opened in 2018. Moana Sands Lagoon Resort offers 24 deluxe studios and suites spread across two levels (ground and first floor), a large spectacular swimming pool, cabana, sun lounging deck, kayaks, guest laundry, Hibiscus Spa and the contemporary and stylish Laguna Restaurant & Bar. (note: restaurant is open to outside visitors with children aged 10yrs +). All rooms come complete with modern amenities: - air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, flat screen TV, safe, refrigerator and hair dryer. A handy shopping hub is located just a couple of minutes’ walk. Close by is famous Muri, home to the island’s lagoon cruises, night markets and a huge variety of restaurants. During your stay why not try one of Papa Ben’s famous donuts, located just down the road. This little store is a local icon, having been in operation making donuts for nearly fifty years! Wifi vouchers are available for purchase at reception. With our south-easterly aspect, you have the perfect vantage point to wake up to one of our stunning sunrises. Our resort is truly the perfect choice for those seeking a romantic, child-free, tropical escape in our island paradise.
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Free parking
Paid wifi
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Canoeing
Airport transportation
Spa
Internet
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Saltwater pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Snorkelling
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Waxing services
Adults only
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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Languages Spoken
English, Filipino
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RugbyMadKiwi wrote a review Aug 2021
Pauanui, New Zealand583 contributions249 helpful votes
We have visited Rarotonga over 10 times in last 15 years and we now have our new favourite place. It used to be The Little Polynesian but we preferred our stay at this resort. The girls at reception were super friendly and nice , our room the Lagoon Suite had awesome views and was spotless with a very comfy bed. The restaurant served very nice food but it the two young men who gave outstanding service which made our meals there even better. They were very prompt on serving drinks and cleaning tables and always worked at a fast pace. Thank you team for making our stay fantastic and we have already booked for next year so we look forward to seeing you all then.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 11 Aug 2021
Kia Orana Bartman Thank you for your kind review, the team are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay here in the beautiful Cook Islands. Meitaki ma'ata e kia manuia
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bartman2015 wrote a review Aug 2021
Palmerston North, New Zealand3 contributions2 helpful votes
Just returned from five fabulous days at Moana Sands Lagoon Resort. Well maintained modern resort, large rooms with stunning sea views. Staff were amazing and the friendly service top notch. Highly recommend booking here.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Kia Orana Bartman Thank you for your kind review, the team are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay here in the beautiful Cook Islands. Meitaki ma'ata e kia manuia
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Andrew J wrote a review Jul 2021
Wellington, New Zealand38 contributions20 helpful votes
Lovely spot, staff great, restaurant excellent and very reasonable. Very peaceful and relaxing resort, wish I was still there and will be back ! Snorkel straight out and swim across to the reef, is amazing if you are an ok swimmer with fins.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Kia Orana Andrew. Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to the beautiful Cook Islands in the not too distant future! Meitaki ma'ata e kia manuia
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paulaspassport wrote a review Jul 2021
Auckland, New Zealand192 contributions33 helpful votes
This is place is truly a gem. Excellent service, deal of a happy hour & great location. Phoebe helped us book bikes and gave us great advice via the front desk. Kayaks & snorkeling gear was provided but weather was too windy for us to use. Restaurant has okay breakfast included but good dinner. Room was spacious and bathroom was recently redone. We were on the bottom floor & enjoyed being able to just walk out to the pool or bar. Very quiet and relaxing. We would recommend staying here, and we hope to return soon!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Kia Orana Paula Thank you very much for your kind words and we are delighted to hear you enjoyed the accommodation and our hospitality. It was a pleasure to host you both during your time here in the Cook Islands and we hope to see you again someday soon! Meitaki ma'ata e kia manuia
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mmil094 wrote a review Jul 2021
London, United Kingdom114 contributions52 helpful votes
I didn’t actually stay here or use the facilities. But wanted to review the stellar service I received when walking through. In my true unorganised form I’d been stopping door to door trying to find a spa spot to treat myself with a massage. The spa here was fully booked, but even though I wasn’t a guest lovely Phoebe proceeded to help me out and found me a nice spa spot elsewhere and we had a great conversation. So if this service at the door is reflective of the whole place … it must be a great little resort to stay/visit! Five stars 😊
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Kia Orana mmil094 Thank you very much for sharing your experience while stopping at Moana Sands Lagoon Resort. We have passed this on to the team who were so happy to receive the feedback and hope you enjoyed the rest of your time on the island! Meitaki ma'ata e kia manuia
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PRICE RANGE
USD 231 - USD 298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Cook IslandsSouthern Cook IslandsRarotongaMuri
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about Moana Sands Lagoon Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Moana Sands Lagoon Resort?
Nearby attractions include Titikaveka Beach (2.4 km), Te Rua Manga (The Needle) (6.2 km), and Over-Water Night Show & Dinner (1.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Moana Sands Lagoon Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Moana Sands Lagoon Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Moana Sands Lagoon Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Moana Sands Lagoon Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Moana Sands Lagoon Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Mooring Fish Cafe Rarotonga, Vili's Burger Joint, and Little Polynesian Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Moana Sands Lagoon Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Moana Sands Lagoon Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Moana Sands Lagoon Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Moana Sands Lagoon Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Moana Sands Lagoon Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wreck of the Matai (7.8 km).
Does Moana Sands Lagoon Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.