At Moana Sands the beachfront location has to be seen to be believed!

The stunning stretch of white sand beach ensures that you can find your own peaceful spot to relax with plenty of elbow room around you. You may choose to simply enjoy the scenery or take a refreshing dip in the lagoon, and for those feeling slightly more energetic there's always snorkelling and kayaking.
In fact, with the numerous coral gardens scattered around the lagoon it offers an amazing marine playground which should impress even the most experienced snorkeller.


The lagoon profile at both the hotel and villas is a mix of smooth sandy floor scattered coral heads and dazzling aquamarine water. Moana Sands provides guests with complimentary snorkelling equipment along with some friendly tips on the best spots to experience the myriad of colourful tropical fish! Most of the snorkelling can be done within easy access from the beach which is great for the less confident swimmers and children. Some of the spectacular sea-life you might expect to see in the lagoon include butterflyfish, parrotfish, angelfish, trevally and starfish.


The South Coast lagoon offers calm, clear waters and an ideal place to venture out in a kayak to enjoy the scenary. Moana Sands provides complimentary kayaks for guest use.


Rarotonga is a reef protected island, meaning that rougher waves of the ocean shatter the offshore reef resulting in calmer water near the shoreline in the lagoon. The lagoon at both the hotel and villas provides safe swimming at all tides. Reef shoes are not essential but we do recommend if you have them, to wear them while swimming in the lagoon for added protection.


While holidaying in the Cook Islands, why not treat yourself to either a relaxing massage or invigorating beauty treatment at Moana Sands Hibiscus Salon. Located at the Taikura shops adjacent to the Moana Sands Beachfront Villas the salon provides a great range of relaxing beauty therapy and hair treatments including a range of soothing facials, massages, manicures and pedicures. Here you can unwind and enjoy a one hour relaxing Swedish or deep tissue massage using local cold pressed coconut oil and a homemade sugar scrub. A wide range of beauty treatments include facial therapies, full body therapies, hair treatments, massage therapies, nail treatments and threading / waxing. The sensational Cook Island Rito products are also applied during treatments to ensure your skin is left feeling refreshed and hydrated. The salon caters for bridal groups with pamper packages which include a full range of therapeutic treatments and hair styling. The salon is open Tuesday to Friday from 9am, Saturday and Sunday from 12pm (noon).


An easy, flat, round-island road makes bike riding an easy and enjoyable activity for all ages. Pedal power is a great way to really see and experience the beautiful island of Rarotonga at your leisure. Pack your togs, some water and head off for a fun filled day. Moana Sands has a range of bicycles and helmets for hire.


We have a lovely BBQ and Deck area available for guest use at both the hotel and villas. The setting next to the beach offers stunning views and an ideal opportunity for you to mix and mingle with fellow guests while enjoying a tasty BBQ meal. There are 2 big supermarkets on Rarotonga, CITC Supermarket and Foodland in Avarua and Wigmores Superstore is located directly across from the Villas.


Our staff can book you on any of the tours operating in Rarotonga.; These include:

  • Raro 4WD Mountain Safari
  • Captain Tama's Lagoon Cruize
  • Cook Islands Cultural Village
  • Circle Island Tour
  • Dive adventures
  • Boat trips
  • Fishing charters
  • Horseriding
  • Scenic flights
  • Aitutaki day tour

And many more! We can also book rental cars, jeeps, and motor scooters at competitive prices