Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel & Villas

Hotel - Beachfront
Exterior of Resort
Hotel - Beachfront Studio
Hotel - Deluxe Beachfront Studio
Hotel - Second Floor
Apartment - Master Bedroom
Studio Apartment
Apartment - Balcony
Villas - Beach deck sunset
Villas - Beach deck
Villas - Coco Latte
Sands Restaurant
Hotel - Beachfront Dining
Kite Surfing
Hotel - Beachfront

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Property Info


Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel & Villas is boutique accommodation at its best. Located on the southern coast of Rarotonga, the resort enjoys a prime location on the shores of the glittering lagoon. The area is perfect for swimming, snorkelling and kayaking and the 10 km stretch of sand that runs in front of the hotel means the beach is right on your doorstep.

There are a range of different guest rooms and villas and the boutique style of this accommodation offers privacy and intimacy. All rooms enjoy absolute beachfront locations with stunning views of the lagoon, reef or Pacific Ocean. The lagoon itself offers a sheltered marine playground teeming with tropical fish.

The resort offers a range of excellent facilities including an onsite restaurant and bar serving breakfast daily all included in your nightly tariff. Just by the beach there is also a BBQ and deck area where guests can cook up their own tasty treats accompanied by the lovely view. The Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel & Villas is luxury accommodation and convenience all in the gorgeous setting on Rarotonga's renowned lagoon.



There are 17 studios in total, located over 3 levels with 6 on the ground floor, 6 on the first floor and 5 deluxe studios located on the top floor. Each studio features stunning ocean views, mini kitchenette facilities and a private balcony or patio.

All Rooms Feature:

  • Air conditioning
  • Private balcony or patio
  • IDD Telephone
  • Security boxes
  • Kitchenette
  • Minibar on request
  • Small fridge
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Cable TV
  • Ironing facilities

Beachfront Studio: Located on the ground and 1st floor. Bedding is 1 King Bed OR 1 King Bed + 1 Single Bed OR 3 Single Beds. Interconnecting rooms are available on request. Maximum room capacity is 3 Adults & Children.

Deluxe Beachfront Studio: These rooms occupy the top floor of the hotel and offer stunning panoramic views of the white sand beach and sparkling lagoon from your private balcony. Bedding is 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds. Maximum room capacity is 2 Adults. Children are not permitted in Deluxe Beachfront Studios.

Apartments & Villas

The Apartments and Villas are located 4 kilometres (5 min drive) away from Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel. There are 4 apartments and 6 villas in total, with the apartments located adjacent to the villas. The Moana Sands Office, Hibiscus Salon and Coco Latte Cafe are all onsite and a supermarket is located across the road.

All Rooms Feature:

  • Air conditioning
  • Full kitchen facilities
  • Private patio or balcony
  • IDD Telephone
  • Security boxes
  • Hairdryer
  • Cable TV
  • Ironing facilities

2 Bedroom Beachside Apartment: Each apartment is situated on the first floor and offer great views of the lagoon from the large deck. Bedding is 2 King Beds OR 1 King Bed + 2 Single Beds OR 4 Single Beds. Maximum room capacity is 4 Adults & Children.

Studio Beachfront Apartment: Each apartment is located on the ground floor with a private patio area and absolute beachfront access. Bedding is 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds. Maximum room capacity is 2 Adults & Children.

2 Bedroom Beachfront Villa:: There are 3 villas located on the ground floor and 3 villas located on the first floor. Each villa has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a patio or balcony, spacious open-plan lounge and dining area and the added bonus of absolute beachfront access. Bedding is 2 King Beds OR 1 King Bed + 2 Single Beds OR 4 Single Beds. Maximum room capacity is 4 Adults & Children.


Sands Restaurant & Bar: Serving quality local and international cuisine. Also available is the popular Sunday night Beach BBQ (weather permitting) with a local string band and sumptuous BBQ cooked food. Guests can also enjoy al fresco dining with spectacular beach and lagoon views. Open daily for for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Coco Latte Cafe: Located adjacent to Moana Sands Beachfront Villas, Coco Latte Café offers a tantalizing array of delicious treats including made to order open & closed sandwiches, a fresh selection of tasty salads, quiches, freshly baked slices, cakes & muffins utilizing local fruits & produce and fantastic espresso coffee, iced coffee, fresh fruit smoothies and their famous Nu- shakes. Open 8.00am - 2.00pm Monday to Friday, and 9.00am - 3.00pm Saturday and Sunday.


  • Reception/Lobby
  • Restaurant & Bar
  • Cafe
  • Hibiscus Salon
  • Bike Hire
  • BBQ Area
  • WiFi Internet Access (fees apply)
  • Tour desk


The following activities are free of charge:

  • Snorkelling
  • Kayaks

The following activities are available at a charge:

  • Raro 4WD Mountain Safari
  • Captain Tama's Lagoon Cruize
  • Cook Islands Cultural Village
  • Circle Island Tour
  • Dive adventures
  • Boat trips
  • Fishing charters
  • Horseriding
  • Scenic flights
  • Aitutaki day tour


There is a variety of marine life in the lagoon offering great snorkelling. Dive adventures can be booked directly with the resort.


There are only two of golf courses in the Cook Islands, one in Aitutaki right beside the airport and the other in Raratonga on the West Coast. Considered some of the most picturesque courses in the world, these are both 9 hole courses and are just a few minutes from most resorts and accommodation.

Additional Information

Children: 2-11 years child rate applies
Check In: 2.00pm
Check Out: 10.00am
Information: Early check-in and Late check-out are available at an additional cost
Reception: Mon-Fri 08.00-20.00 / Sat-Sun 09.00-17.00
Address: Main Road, Ara Tapu, Rarotonga, Cook Islands




Ratings are averaged based on 1 reviews.

An absolutely wonderful holiday

Moana Sands was a great place to stay. The beach at your doorstep!! the rooms were well looked after and the staff were always happy and helpful.


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