Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel
Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel, Cook Islands
As the name suggests, this small hotel is situated on the white sand beach that runs for 10 km (6 miles) along the southern coast of Rarotonga. All rooms have views out over the lagoon and are in a studio layout with a private balcony, kitchenette, and en suite bathroom with shower, and are all air-conditioned.
The 12 beachfront studios are on the ground and middle floors, with five more spacious deluxe beachfront studios on the top floor. The atmosphere here is very informal and tranquil, with most guests choosing to relax on the beach and swim in the lagoon. There is a full-service restaurant onsite called Moana, which is very popular with locals and has a reputation for some of the best local cuisine in this part of the island.