Moana Sands

Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel is located on Rarotonga’s stunning southern coast directly overlooking the idyllic Titikaveka Beach. Here the 10 kilometre stretch of soft sand is so white, that you can walk on it without shoes or sandals – even in the heat of the day.

Moana Sands Beachfront Villas are just a short 5 minute scenic drive away from Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel in the village of Vaimaanga and overlook another stretch of beautiful white sand.


At both properties the lagoon is iridescent blue and offers a safe, sheltered marine playground, teeming with colourful tropical fish – one of the premier spots on Rarotonga for snorkeling and swimming! All of our studios and Villas are ABSOLUTE beachfront and enjoy stunning panoramic views of the lagoon, reef and vast Pacific Ocean beyond.Our small and friendly team at Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel & Villas will welcome you with a big Kia Orana and a smile from the heart! Sit back, relax and enjoy the view! Kia Orana e Kia Manuia!

Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel Rooms

Moana Sands Beachfront Villa Rooms

Services & Amenities

The following facilties are available at this resort.


Great dining, mouth- watering cocktails and a warm relaxed atmosphere are just a few reasons to visit the onsite Sands Restaurant and Bar at Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel. The Sands is an island favourite with a reputation for serving quality local and international cuisine. Committed to using the best local produce the Sands Restaurant menu showcases unbeatable Pacific Fusion Cuisine incorporating an array of delicious options guaranteed to please even the most discerning diners.  Especially popular is their Sunday night Beach BBQ (weather permitting) with a local string band and sumptuous BBQ cooked food. Guests can also enjoy al fresco dining with spectacular beach and lagoon views.

The Sands Restaurant and Bar  is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, has an extensive bar menu and also offers catering options for weddings, group functions and events. Villa guests can pre-book complimentary transfers for dinner.

Located adjacent to the Moana Sands Beachfront Villas, Coco Latte Café offers a tantalizing array of delicious treats including made to order open & closed sandwiches, a fresh selection of tasty salads, quiches, freshly baked slices, cakes & muffins utilizing local fruits & produce and fantastic espresso coffee, iced coffee, fresh fruit smoothies and their famous Nu- shakes.

Opening hours are 8am – 2pm Monday to Friday and 9am-3pm Saturday and Sunday.



Both the Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel & the Villas provide a wonderful idyllic location for a dreamy tropical wedding or romantic escape.

With a picturesque stretch of white sand beach and an iridescent blue lagoon providing the perfect backdrop, there is no better place for you to exchange wedding vows or get to know each other better on your relaxing honeymoon away from the stresses of everyday life.

Saying “I do” has never been easier. The team at Moana Sands will ensure that you are well looked after and that everyone has a wonderful time – not just on the day, but for their entire stay. The welcome mat is laid out and nothing is too much trouble. We have two wedding packages to choose from and a whole host of additional options that allows you can tailor make a package to ensure your special day is everything you ever dreamed of.

Both the hotel and the Villas are perfect for a romantic beach ceremony as being more intimate in size it means that you won’t be overrun with other hotel guests stopping to take a look – you’re vows will be private, just for you and your invited guests to share.

 – Couples need to be in the Cook Islands for just 3 working days prior to the wedding to obtain their Marriage Licence. Couples require birth certificates and passports, plus divorce papers and death certificate of spouse if applicable. All documents must be in English or translated into English. Contact Us directly to arrange further information or a quote from our wedding co-ordinator.



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Rarotonga’s leading full service, authentic boutique resort situated in an unrivalled location on the glorious white sands of Muri beach. Pacific Resor t Rarotonga offers an intimate collection of 64 studio rooms, suites & two and three bedroom villas. All decorated in a contemporary Polynesian style where simple, lazy days meet luxurious evenings.

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Moana Sands Hotel, Ara Tapu, Vaimaanga Tapere, Cook Islands

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