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Tropical Sands

Hotel Class
3 out of 5



4.5 / 5Wonderful
103 reviews


  • Free parking
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Outdoor Space


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Avana Lagoon
    14 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Muri Beach
    19 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Te Vara Nui Village
    3 min drive
  • Airport
    Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.)
    15 min drive

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+64 9913 4658
  • 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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About this area


Tropical Sands is located on the beach and in a walkable area with good airport proximity and 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.

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What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Avana Lagoon - 14 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Muri Lagoon - 15 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Muri Beach - 19 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Te Vara Nui Village - 3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Muri Night Markets - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) - 15 min drive

About this property

Tropical Sands

WiFi in public areas, dry cleaning and laundry facilities are available at this apartment building. Self parking is free. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, a garden and a picnic area are on-site. Each apartment features a furnished patio and a kitchen with a fridge, a hob and a microwave. Guests can appreciate conveniences, such as a sofa bed and a coffee/tea maker, and other amenities include WiFi and a private garden. Limited housekeeping is available.



Check-in available 24 hours
Minimum check-in age - 21

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


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

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!
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets not allowed

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.

  • 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 20 per person (one way)
  • 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 are 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 aged 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

Property amenities


  • On the beach
  • Beach sunloungers


  • WiFi available (fee applies)

Parking and transport

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


  • Fridge (full size)
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Premium bedding
  • Free rollaway/extra beds
  • Double sofa bed


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)


  • Flat-screen TV

Outdoor areas

  • Furnished patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities


  • Ceiling fan
  • Portable fan


  • No pets allowed


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Designated smoking areas

Services and conveniences

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

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • Near the sea
  • On the waterfront
  • In the suburbs

Things to do

  • Bike rentals, hiking/biking trails and kayaking nearby


  • 5 rooms
  • 1 floor
  • 5 buildings
  • Built in 1998
  • Property does not allow children

Nearby activities


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


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

4/5 Good

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

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

Amazing place to Stay in Rarotonga

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

Stayed 3 nights in Jul. 2019

4/5 Good

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

Stayed 5 nights in May 2019

4/5 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.

Stayed 12 nights in Oct. 2018

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