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

045With 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.   There are two wedding packages to choose from and a whole host of additional options that you can tailor make a package with 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. I


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  • Wedding Management from a professional wedding team including;
  • Unlimited professional advice and guidance throughout your wedding journey, from the first email through until you depart from our shores post wedding.  We communicate with you regularly by email. 
  • Wedding consultation with your Wedding Planner at Moana Sands, during which time you will cover:
  • All the details of the wedding and a timeline of the day
  • Ceremony walkthrough – where the Bride will walk, where the Groom stands, and the positioning of any Bridal Party or guests
  • Marriage licence application and assistance
  • Scheduling meetings with suppliers 
  • Marriage celebrant with full consultation to personalise the wedding service 
  • Round Bouquet for the Bride & Buttonhole or Neck Ei for the Groom 
  • Ceremony Venue and preparation 
  • Beach decoration
  • Choose from a floral wedding arch, decorated with fragrant tropical local blooms; Bamboo gazebo draped in white mull draping; Floral arrangements (4)
  • Wedding Ceremony attendance through until you depart for your reception
  • Signing table and chairs with white linen
  • Bottle of Celebration Bubbly to toast your union
  • Special Wedding gift to commemorate your wedding day
  • Complimentary Late Check Out at Moana Sands up to  6pm
  • Return Airport Transfers to Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel or Villas in Rarotonga                                                                  


Optional extras are available;  

Looking for something more?  Whether it is just the two of you, or you have family and friends joining you, we can tailor the above package to create the ideal wedding to suit your needs.  Ask us about the following services… 

  • Group Accommodation
  • Photography and cinema packages to include family and friends, extra images, different island locations, Trash the Dress, Stop Motion DVD
  • Hair & makeup styling with our trained professionals
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Delicious Wedding Cakes            
  • Flower arrangements
  •  Island String Band, live duo, DJ
  • Traditional Island dancers and Fire Dancers             
  •  Wedding reception
  • Pre-wedding cocktail party

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