Overview of Tropical Sands

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4.6 / 5Wonderful
106 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free parking
  • Kitchen
  • Outdoor Space


Explore the area

Popular LocationMuri Beach19 min walk
Popular LocationTe Vara Nui Village3 min drive
Popular LocationKoteka Winery4 min drive
AirportRarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.)14 min drive

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  • Villa with Sea View

    Room amenities

    • 80 sq m
    • 1 bedroom
    • 1 bathroom
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Two-bedroom Villa

    Room amenities

    • 96 sq m
    • 2 bedrooms
    • 1 bathroom
    • Beach view
    • Sleeps 5
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  • Villa with Garden View

    Room amenities

    • 48 sq m
    • 1 bedroom
    • 1 bathroom
    • Beach view
    • Sleeps 3
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About this area


Tropical Sands is located on the waterfront and in an area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Muri Beach and Aroa Beach. Te Vara Nui Village and Maire Nui Botanical Gardens are also worth visiting. Snorkelling and sailing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with ecotours and hiking/biking trails nearby.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Muri Lagoon - 15 min walk
  • Muri Beach - 19 min walk
  • Te Vara Nui Village - 3 min drive
  • Muri Night Markets - 4 min drive
  • Koteka Winery - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) - 14 min drive

About this property

Tropical Sands

Waterfront Rarotonga apartments in Turangi Tapere, near Muri Beach
Along with tour/ticket assistance, this apartment building has a garden and free self-parking. Each apartment provides a full-sized fridge/freezer and a coffee/tea maker, plus WiFi and a furnished patio. Added amenities include a private garden, a hob and premium bedding. Housekeeping is available once per stay.
Guest accommodation at Tropical Sands offers a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Rooms open to furnished patios. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. Full-sized fridge/freezers and coffee/tea makers are provided.
This Rarotonga apartment provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Additionally, rooms include free toiletries and a ceiling fan. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided once per stay.

Property amenities


Beach sunloungers


WiFi available (fee applies)

Parking and transport

Free self-parking
24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

Fridge (full size)
Coffee/tea maker
Electric kettle


Premium bedding
Free rollaway/extra beds


Hairdryer (on request)
Free toiletries

Outdoor areas

Furnished patio


Ceiling fan
Portable fan


No lifts
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Handrails in stairwells
Designated smoking areas

Services and conveniences

Tour/ticket assistance
Limited housekeeping
Luggage storage
Iron/ironing board (on request)
Free bottled water

Location highlights

Near the ocean
Near the sea
On the waterfront

Things to do

Sailing nearby
Snorkelling nearby
Bike rentals nearby
Whale watching nearby
Boat tours nearby
Hiking/biking trails nearby
Ecotours nearby
Scooter/moped rentals nearby


Built in 1998
Traditional architecture
Individually decorated
Individually furnished
Property does not allow children



Check-in between 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


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

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 for check-in information
24-hour airport shuttle service is available
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements

Children and extra beds

Children 12 and younger are not allowed at this property; all guests older than 12 are welcome
Free rollaway/extra beds!
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types


Important information

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: NZD 50 (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: NZD 50 (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 25 per person (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: NZD 20 (one-way), (from 12 to 18 years old)
  • Late check-out fee: NZD 85 (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.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Children 12 years old and younger are not permitted at this property

Property is also known as

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

Guest reviews

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

5/5 Excellent

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

Lovely friendly, privately own resort with ATM, good ship and Petrol few min walk away. We booked 5 nights and after checking plenty of another hotels extended for another week)) Great value for money and super hosts.

Stayed 5 nights in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

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

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

Stayed 8 nights in Sep 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities

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.

Stayed 9 nights in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

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

Amazing place to Stay in Rarotonga

Amazing View...lovely host close with grocery shop...

Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities

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

Stayed 5 nights in May 2019