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Tropical Sands

3-star3 stars
Muri Village (4 minutes away), Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Beachfront apartment with kitchen, near Muri Beach
  • Free parking
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • Lovely friendly, privately own resort with ATM, good ship and Petrol few min walk away.…Nov 17, 2019
  • It was lovely,quiet and, safe. The bed was a little hard, lovely hosts, Rudy and Kanoe.…Sep 24, 2019

Tropical Sands

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

What’s around Tropical Sands


  • In Takitumu District
  • Muri Beach - 19 min walk
  • Avana Lagoon - 14 min walk
  • Muri Lagoon - 15 min walk
  • Te Vara Nui Village - 29 min walk
  • Koromiri - 32 min walk
  • Muri Night Markets - 33 min walk
  • Tikioki Beach - 45 min walk

Getting around

  • Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) - 18 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 5 apartments
  • Arranged over 1 floor


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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
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

Travelling with others


  • Children (12 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • WiFi in public areas*

  • WiFi in rooms*



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free onsite self parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

The manager

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
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 5
  • Year Built - 1998
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • 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
  • Housekeeping - once per stay
  • In-room safe

Special features



  • 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

Tropical Sands’s small print

Also known as

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


This property does not have elevators.

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.

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

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Optional extras

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)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 25 per person (one-way)

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

WiFi is available in guestrooms for NZD 50

WiFi is available in public areas for NZD 50 (rates may vary)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Tropical Sands

  • Does Tropical Sands offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Tropical Sands does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Tropical Sands?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Tropical Sands?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Tropical Sands?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Tropical Sands?
    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.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Tropical Sands?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Flying Boat Fish & Chips (3 mi), Tamarind House (3.3 mi), and Hidden Spirit Cafe (3.4 mi).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Tropical Sands?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is NZD 25 per person one-way.
  • What is there to do at Tropical Sands and nearby?
    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.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 15 reviews

Very good 8.0
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.
au9 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing place to Stay in Rarotonga
Amazing View...lovely host close with grocery shop...
DAWSON, nz3 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
The homely relaxing environment supported by the friendly and helpful releaving management plus access to scenic beach
au5 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Rudy and Kanoi are wonderful hosts. The property is very well maintained and has many artistic touches.
Irf, ca3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
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, ca8 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
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, ca12 night trip
Very good 8.0
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, ca3 night trip
Very good 8.0
Fantastic location for families or groups. Not 5 star, but friendly hosts and other guests make up for it!
ca12 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great property to relax at close to ocean with great view of mountains. Owners present when needed and very friendly and helpful. A place to stay many days for sure. Felt like being home versus at a hotel.
Alan, us12 night trip
Very good 8.0
Pleasant unit close to beach
Very clean, well equipped units look out onto garden and have their own sheltered porch with seating area from which you can see the sea. Good access to shops and within walking distance to Muri village. Nice to have filtered water on tap when many other places in the same price range need you to boil water or buy it. Friendly hosts who were knowledgeable and responsive to requests. Very pleasant place to spend a week and excellent value for money as very reasonably priced. Would have liked better beds, but otherwise a very good place to stay
Rose, au9 night trip

Tropical Sands