Overview of Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel

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4.4/5 Excellent
76 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.


  • Breakfast included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen



Popular LocationMaire Nui Botanical Gardens4 min walk
Popular LocationTikioki Beach8 min walk
Popular LocationTikioki Marine Sanctuary13 min walk
AirportRarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.)20 min drive

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  • Studio, Beachfront

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 376 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed OR 1 King Bed and 1 Single Bed
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  • Deluxe Studio, Beachfront

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 452 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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About this area


Located on a private beach, Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel is in Rarotonga's Tapere of Titikaveka neighbourhood. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Muri Beach and Aroa Beach. Maire Nui Botanical Gardens and Te Vara Nui Village are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with nearby boat tours, or enjoy the great outdoors with ecotours and hiking/biking trails.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Maire Nui Botanical Gardens - 4 min walk
  • Tikioki Beach - 8 min walk
  • Tikioki Marine Sanctuary - 13 min walk
  • Muri Beach - 3 min drive
  • Muri Night Markets - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) - 20 min drive


  • Moana Restaurant — 1 min walk

About this property

Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel

3-star resort on the beach, near Muri Beach
Guests at this beach resort will appreciate convenient on-site amenities such as barbecue grills and a picnic area. All 17 rooms feature kitchenettes with fridges and microwaves, plus furnished balconies or patios and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find separate sitting areas, wireless Internet access (surcharge) and DVD players.
Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel offers 17 forms of accommodation with DVD players and a safe. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. This accommodation offers separate sitting areas. 32-inch LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Accommodation at this 3-star resort has kitchenettes with fridges, microwaves, kitchenware and utensils and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.
In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
Recreational amenities at the resort include a private beach.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)
Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking and public transport

Free nearby parking
Limited parking spaces
24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
Airport shuttle on request
Local area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

Free continental breakfast available daily 8 AM–10:30 AM
1 restaurant

Things to do


Family friendly

Dry-cleaning service
DVD player
High chair
Laundry facilities


Free newspapers in reception
No lifts

Guest services

Daily housekeeping
Dry-cleaning service
Front desk (limited hours)
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance
Wedding services

Languages spoken



BBQ grill(s)
Beach loungers
Picnic area
Private beachfront location


Manicures and pedicures


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility


Beach towels
Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Room amenities


Climate control (air conditioning)


Free toiletries


32-inch LCD TV
DVD player
Satellite channels

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker

Outdoor space

Furnished balcony or patio


Connecting rooms available
Iron/ironing board
Separate sitting area
Window screens



Check-in between 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements
Guests should notify this property in advance of their anticipated arrival time.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property


Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 25 per person (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: NZD 12.50 (one-way), (from 2 to 11 years old)
  • Early check-in fee: NZD 200 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: NZD 200 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and window guards.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.
  • For traveller safety, the following measures are in place: social distancing measures are in place; contactless check-in and check-out are available; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
Construction is underway at a neighbouring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work

Property is also known as

Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel Rarotonga
Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel
Moana Sands Beachfront Rarotonga
Moana Sands Beachfront
Moana Sands front Rarotonga
Moana Sands Beachfront Resort
Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel Resort
Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel Rarotonga
Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel Resort Rarotonga

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel?
As of 2 Jun 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel on 3 Jun 2020 start from £185, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours over a 30-day period. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this property?
Limited spots are available. There is free parking nearby.
What time is check-in at Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Early check-in is available for a fee of NZD 200 (subject to availability). Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at this resort?
Checkout is at 10 AM. Late checkout is available for NZD 200 (subject to availability).
Does Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of NZD 25 per person, one-way, applies.
Where is Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel located?
Nestled on the beach, this Tapere of Titikaveka resort is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Maire Nui Botanical Gardens and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Muri Beach. Tikioki Beach and Tikioki Marine Sanctuary are also within 15 minutes.

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

I stayed at the Lagoon property, which is only a couple of years old. The Beach front property, which was my original reservation, is still undergoing renovations. Since that fact was not mentioned on the website when I made the reservation they upgraded me to their Lagoon property.

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Beautiful views and great continental breakfast. Nice walk from there to Charlie's for dinner.

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

The beachfront location is unbeatable. Staff were excellent.

Stayed 5 nights in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 7 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Perfect, Perfect,Perfect!

A beachfront room in PARADISE! A CLEAN, COMFORTABLE ROOM with a room safe, hot water pot and a bottomless supply of tea and coffee unfailingly re-supplied by the excellent housekeeping dept. Tyne beach in front of our first floor room was manicured and raked every morning. Free kayaks and snorkel gear was used by us every day. Wonderful healthy fresh tropical fruit, yogurt, granola and fresh breads breakfast provided every morning. Front desk and dining room staff were friendly, helpful and wonderful. Thank you Chris!

Stayed 5 nights in Dec 2019