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Just 5 minutes’ drive from Muri Beach, Tropical Sands offers accommodations with a large terrace and ocean or garden views. Enjoy free bicycle rental.

The tour desk books lagoon cruises, scuba diving, snorkeling trips and cultural dinners with traditional dancing. Whale watching cruises are available between July and October.

All self-contained accommodations features a fully equipped kitchen with a stove, microwave and refrigerator. A fan, TV is provided and DVD players are available on request.

Both hosts are talented artists and their artwork is displayed in the gallery and gift shop. Wi-Fi and airport transfers are available for an extra cost.

From Tropical Sands Villas, it is a 5-minute drive to central Muri where a range of beachfront restaurants, shops and cafés can be found. Rarotonga International Airport is 15 minutes’ drive away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Tropical Sands has been welcoming guests since Mar 28, 2013

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Free Private Parking Available On Site





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Max adults: 2
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Max adults: 2
Villa with Garden View
  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen bed
  • Living room: 1 sofa bed
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Max adults: 2
Two-Bedroom Villa
  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen bed
  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen bed
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Closest beaches
  • Turangi Beach

    Turangi Beach

    8.6 Excellent beach
    200 feet from property
  • Matavera Beach

    Matavera Beach

    8.0 Very good beach
    4,050 feet from property
  • Muri Beach

    Muri Beach

    8.9 Excellent beach
    1.5 miles from property
  • Avarua Beach

    Avarua Beach

    8.3 Very good beach
    1.8 miles from property
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Hosted by Kanoe & Rudy Aquino - Directors

Host Review Score

Kanoe & Rudy Aquino - Directors
Beautiful view of the pacific ocean, quiet oceanfront ambience & a great eco walk. Manicured artistic property grounds.
Kanoe; a professional hula dancer, artist. Rudy: Professional entertainer and musician for the past 50 years. We're from Hawaii and decided to enjoy another part of paradise
Great and friendly people in the Cook Islands. Very fun loving and talented for their knowledge of the arts. So many great things to ie: Scuba. Island hikes, 4wd off road excursions , lagoon cruises and more...
Language spoken: English
What's nearby
  • MV Mataora
    3.2 miles
  • Albertos
    3.5 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/Bar MOORING
    0.6 miles
  • Restaurant RICKSHAW
    1.2 miles
  • Restaurant LA CASITA
    1.2 miles
    1.9 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Mountain THE NEEDLE
    5 miles
    8.7 miles
    0 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Turangi Beach
    200 feet
  • Matavera Beach
    4,050 feet
  • Muri Beach
    1.5 miles
  • Avarua Beach
    1.8 miles
  • Titikaveka Beach
    2.9 miles
Closest Airports
  • Rarotonga International Airport
    5.3 miles
How to get to Tropical Sands from Rarotonga International Airport
    Private shuttle
    Free parking is available.
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Amenities of Tropical Sands
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
Sit back and relax
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Freedom to eat when you want
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
Extra comfort
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Fold-up bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Private entrance
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • Ocean view
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Bike tours Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Bar crawls Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Snorkeling Off-site
  • Diving Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Windsurfing Off-site Additional charge
  • Fishing Off-site Additional charge
Living Area
Space for everyone to be together
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and charges apply.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Street parking
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Car rental
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
Cleaning Services
  • Laundry Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Safe
  • Paid WiFi
Building Characteristics
  • Detached
Health & Wellness Facilities
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Adults only
  • Designated smoking area
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
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House rules Tropical Sands takes special requests – add in the next step!


1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children over 12 are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 12 and up are allowed)

Mastercard Visa Tropical Sands accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 8:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note that Tropical Sands does not accept payments with American Express and Diners Club credit cards.

Transfers are available to and from Rarotonga International Airport for NZD per person, one way. Please inform Tropical Sands in advance if you want to use this service, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

Please inform Tropical Sands of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

FAQs about Tropical Sands

  • Check-in at Tropical Sands is from 1:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • You can choose from a number of accommodation options at Tropical Sands (subject to availability) that have:

    • 1 bedroom
    • 2 bedrooms

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Tropical Sands can accommodate this group size:

    • 2 guests

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Tropical Sands by:

    • Airport shuttle (arranged by property) 15min

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a balcony. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Tropical Sands on this page.

  • The prices at Tropical Sands may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Tropical Sands (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private Parking
    • Parking
    • Street parking
    • Accessible parking
    • Free parking

  • Tropical Sands offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Snorkeling
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Windsurfing
    • Beachfront
    • Bike tours
    • Beach
    • Bar crawls
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Walking tours

  • Tropical Sands is 2.9 miles from the center of Rarotonga.