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BBQ Facilities, Grounds, Sun Deck
Bikes Available (free)
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and charges apply.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Airport Shuttle (surcharge), Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, Laundry
Shops (on site), Non-smoking Rooms
1:00 PM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
Children older than 11 years are welcome.
All children or adults are charged NZD 35 per person per night when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for cribs in the room.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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This place is only little but is just perfect for relaxing away from the crowds and rat race. It is on a very beautiful beach but you can't swim there as it is mainly coral. The reef is not far away so you hear the waves crashing all the time. The rooms are very traditional. So you know you are in Rarotonga. The owners will meet all your needs but leave you in peace. You do need transport as it is a 30 min stroll to Muri but the buses go past hourly. Perfect if you just want to relax.
I arrived early and was welcomed very warmly by the Manager. He later gave me information on the island which was very helpful. Location great, view from the balcony beautiful
Would have been nice to have access to a radio to listen to the local station
Tropical sands is beautiful and would recommend to everyone to stay there.The owners are lovely and friendly people and would do anything to help you. Could not have asked for a better place to stay
The bungalow was very well appointed and clean.
We didn't get the bungalow that we had booked according to our booking. Our booking receipt clearly shows a photo of the ocean front bungalow but that is not where we were placed. Also, it was unseasonably cold when we were there and you were not allowed to wear shoes in the bungalow which made for every cold feet on tiles.
The room was very clean and staff extremely friendly. Location was nice and central between Muri beach and town. Just make sure you have a vehicle. Will definitely be staying here again next time.
Loved waking up to the sunrise across the Pacific Ocean, the warm breeze no matter what the weather. Our hosts Rudy and Kanoe were so friendly and helpful, and an absolute pleasure to deal with. The property and grounds are kept to a high standard, and you are away from the hustle and bustle of resorts and town. Value for money - we can't recommend it highly enough!
We were greeted with welcoming smiles and were shown around, given a lovely platter of fresh fruit and given great advice of the island and really just left to enjoy our holiday. They were available for questions and just made us feel at home. We will definitely be staying here again. Our teenage daughter had her own space and we could come and go as we pleased. Thank you both so much..
Tropical Sands was great. We had the cabin on the beach, and we loved listening to waves crash every day and night. Perfect place to sit back and read a book. Kitchen was great and the bed was comfortable. The owners are great, and very laid back. Rudy plays a neat show at a beach bar on Thursdays which was a great end to our trip. It's pretty close to Muri Beach, but really the island is so small it doesn't matter. If you're looking for a nice, quiet and economical place to stay on the beach. This is your place.
Couldn't stay longer. Couldn't swim directly in front of the property, but you could just drive down the road for 3 minutes to Muri Beach.
Tropical Sands was an absolute fantastic beautiful delight and little paradise place to stay. We enjoyed every single minute. It is very peaceful, close to nature, charming where every little artistic touch details make the experience memorable. Rudy and Kanoe, the 2 owners have been like father and mother to us. They were very inspiring became very special to us and we enjoyed every single time we spent with them at Tropical Sands. Perfect place to stay for perfect unforgettable moments far away to disconnect completely from our sometimes day to day crazy life.
We had to go back to work and it was very hard to leave Tropical Sands.
We had a really wonderful and relaxing time there and enjoyed so much the extraordinary friendliness and hospitality of Kanoe and Rudy. The appartements are very clean and well-kept located in a beautiful garden created with so many charming artistically details, love and attention. Specially the little house right on the beach is just a dream! The Tropical Sands is an amazing beautiful place on a beach without tourists. It`s not possible to swim but to walk and enjoy the beauty of this place. The beach of Muri is close for swimming.
Not smack in the middle of a touristic village Private bungalow/bach Oceanview from bed
Further from services, need a car/scooter or have to bus it
the lovely arranged garden
that you couldn't swim there
It was very well maintained and the owners very helpful. Had a brilliant stay
The room was very tidy and clean and the owners were lovely, The BBQ and common areas were nicely done
You couldn't swim at the beach or hang out on the sand due to rocks and coral, and we were put in a different bungalow then we were expecting at time of booking. As we were planning to hang out on our beach front balcony looking over the ocean and go swimming all week, we were disappointed. As a young couple we were also hoping for a bit more privacy but our room was very close to common areas,
Lovely owners and comfy accom. Loved listening to (and seeing) waves every evening.
Right on the seaside. Friendly owners.
Not very clean.
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