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Tropical Sands

Beachfront apartments in Takitumu District with kitchens

  • Free parking

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Muri Village (4 minutes away), Rarotonga, Cook Islands
9.0.Superb.
  • Amazing View...lovely host close with grocery shop...

    Jul 21, 2019

  • Lovely friendly, privately own resort with ATM, good ship and Petrol few min walk away.…

    Nov 17, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Property uses a professional cleaning service
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Free parking
  • Airport transfer
  • Kitchen

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 5 apartments
  • Housekeeping once per stay
  • On the beach
  • WiFi in the lobby
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Airport shuttle

What’s around

  • In Takitumu District
  • Avana Lagoon - 14 min walk
  • Muri Lagoon - 15 min walk
  • Muri Beach - 19 min walk
  • Te Vara Nui Village - 29 min walk
  • Koromiri - 32 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Villa with Sea View
  • Two-bedroom Villa
  • Villa with Garden View

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Takitumu District
  • Avana Lagoon - 14 min walk
  • Muri Lagoon - 15 min walk
  • Muri Beach - 19 min walk
  • Te Vara Nui Village - 29 min walk
  • Koromiri - 32 min walk
  • Muri Night Markets - 33 min walk
  • Tikioki Beach - 45 min walk
  • Matutu Brewing Company - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Tikioki Marine Sanctuary - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Maire Nui Botanical Gardens - 3.4 mi / 5.5 km

Getting around

  • Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) - 13 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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Muri Village (4 minutes away), Rarotonga, Cook Islands

At a glance

Size

  • 5 apartments
  • Arranged over 1 floor

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 1:00 PM-6:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. 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 and key retrieval information. Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Children

  • Children (12 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • WiFi in public areas*
  • WiFi in rooms*

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

The manager

Speaks: English

At the property

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Services

  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 5
  • Year Built - 1998
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Handrails in stairways

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the apartment

Home comforts

  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sofa bed
  • Sofa bed size double
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Yard
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Furnished patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV

Stay connected

  • WiFi (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Housekeeping - once per stay
  • In-room safe

Special features

Recreation

Nearby

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in guestrooms for NZD 50
  • WiFi is available in public areas for NZD 50 (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 25 per person (one-way)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 85 (subject to availability)

Children & extra bedsPay at property

  • Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 12 and 18 costs NZD 20 (one-way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and cash.

Also known as

  • Tropical Sands Apartment Rarotonga
  • Tropical Sands Rarotonga
  • Tropical Sands Apartment
  • Tropical Sands Rarotonga
  • Tropical Sands Apartment Rarotonga

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, Tropical Sands does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of NZD 85 (subject to availability). Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Flying Boat Fish & Chips (3 mi), Tamarind House (3.3 mi), and Hidden Spirit Cafe (3.4 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is NZD 25 per person one-way.
  • Have fun with activities like cycling, boat tours, and hiking, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy amenities like a picnic area and a garden.
9.0.Superb.
  • 8.0.Very good

    It was lovely,quiet and, safe. The bed was a little hard, lovely hosts, Rudy and Kanoe. Ngaa mihi

    8 night romance trip, Sep 24, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    My unit was right on the beaachfront. It was not always easy to find the owners when I needed to to. There was no hot water after the first day.

    9 night trip, Aug 2, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    The homely relaxing environment supported by the friendly and helpful releaving management plus access to scenic beach

    5 night romance trip, May 5, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Rudy and Kanoi are wonderful hosts. The property is very well maintained and has many artistic touches.

    Irf, 3 night trip, Oct 16, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great Value, Clean and comfortable stay!

    Amazing experience in an amazing location! Great Value. Had the privilege of enjoying our morning coffee while watching whales play and breach just a short distance from the beach. Rooms are always spotless. Same as the property. Rudi and Kanoi are always helpful and friendly. Very close to a new grocery/gas station and walking distance to Muri. I am a happy return customer, and would recommend anyone visiting the Island to stay at Tropical Sands.

    Murray, 8 night romance trip, Oct 7, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    The nighttime hermit crab festival on the lawn was awesome. The grounds and folks that ran the place were nice. Beds and accommodations were not high end, but pleasant and acceptable. I’d stay there again.

    Orrsrus, 12 night trip, Oct 7, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    For us, great location, bicycles were available for free and we took advantage to go exploring!!! Coffee down the block was great for breakfast and the gas station nearby had great selection for cooking at the room. Bacon, eggs, salad and chicken to name a few things. Bus stops right there so that is perfect as well.

    Stacey, 3 night trip, Sep 23, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Das Hotel liegt nahe bei Muri Beach. Entweder in 4 Minuten mit dem Scooter oder in 20 Minuten zu Fuß. Rudy und seine Frau sind exzellente Gastgeber und können sehr gute Tips für die Insel geben. Unser Aufenthalt war trotz 2 Tagen Regen wunderschönen. Versucht einen der Bungalows mit Meerblick in der ersten Reihe zu bekommen. Der Blick ist klasse.

    8 night romance trip, Jan 22, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    ステキなお宿でした。

    キッチンがあり、近くにストアがあるのでとても便利でした。 お庭やインテリアの飾り付けがステキで、手作りのようでしたが、とてもアーティスティックでした。 オーナーさんは、とてもフレンドリーでしたし、またぜひ宿泊したいです。

    TOSHIKO, 3 night trip, Sep 5, 2019

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