We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Payments made by partners impact the order of prices displayed. Room types may vary.
The listings of booking offers for each property take into account the compensation paid to us by our partners. Prices shown may be for varying room types. Prices displayed are the lowest available, corresponding to the least expensive room type available, as provided from our partners as of the time of the user’s search.

Avana Waterfront Apartments

Kaireva Drive Avana Lagoon, Muri 869 Cook Islands
avatar-imageavatar-imageavatar-image
Traveller (82)
Room & Suite (30)
Pool & Beach (19)

View prices for your travel dates

Prices are provided by our partners for one room, with variable occupancy rules as provided by the property, and reflect total costs of the stay, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.

About

#7 of 12 villas in Muri
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
There are six two level family-size self-contained, waterfront apts. and four oversize studio apts. each with complete privacy, unrivalled views of the lagoon, ocean and the uninhabited islets opposite. Each 2 or 3 bedroom apts. of well over 1000 square feet (100 square meters), offer accommodation of either two or three bedrooms one and a half or two and a half bathrooms, a huge dining / lounge area, laundry and kitchen, viewing and relaxing decks, verandas and a private courtyard too. The modern studio apts. are large (50sq m) .A great tropical island paradise for family, wedding parties & honeymoons . The spacious grounds are palm shaded, with frangipani, bougainvillea and hibiscus gardens, hedges, lawns and sandy sunbathing areas. Our swimming pool is surrounded by hardwood timber decks and thatched shade and barbecue huts. Our private jetty stretches from the shore into the deep water harbour. It is a short kayak ride across the uninhabited tropical islet opposite.
Read more
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Beach
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Paid wifi
Outdoor pool
Show more
Room features
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Smoking rooms available
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Lagoon View
Charming
134Reviews3Q+A31Room tips

Reviews
We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.

Traveller rating
  • 89
  • 32
  • 7
  • 2
  • 4
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Most Recent
avatar-image
Mounga wrote a review Oct 2023
Whangarei, New Zealand2 contributions
Fantastic site right on the lagoon. Unimpeded lagoon/island views from all units. Private jetty for fishing and swimming. Nice pool too. Great spot for a family break, away from the big resorts. Lovely friendly helpful staff.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Lorraine N wrote a review Sept 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Be careful when booking of you need to cancel .. they take your money straight away but if the currency rate changes you will be out of pocket even though they state no cancellation fee Be aware when booking
Read more
Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Response from Avana Waterfront Apartments, General Manager at Avana Waterfront Apartments
Responded 18 Oct 2023
We did not charge a cancellation fee. We received payment in NZD and refunded the same amount in NZD as requested.
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
Teresak187 wrote a review Aug 2023
Tauranga, New Zealand33 contributions6 helpful votes
Loved our stay at Avana Waterfront Apartments. Large open plan room with kitchen & bathroom with deck over looking the jetty. Had everything we needed, bed was so comfy & the bread & jams/butter were a lovely surprise for breakfast. The place is abit out of Muri town but we had scooters so was easy to find & get around. The pool was great to get in after a kayak to the motu opposite & the fish feeding was amazing off the jetty. Would definitely go back on our next trip
Read more
Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Kahurast@gmail.com wrote a review Jun 2023
3 contributions
The staff was awesome, location was good. Gardens and pool were awesome. But there was cupboard’s falling apart, The wardrobe had a real bad smell so I wouldn’t hang my clothes. Very hard to get out of the driveway on to the main road. We never got any replenishment (milk, coffee, tea,suger) Room was only serviced every 3-4 days.
Read more
Date of stay: June 2023
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Emma I wrote a review Jun 2023
3 contributions3 helpful votes
We absolutely loved our stay at avana waterfront! Desiree could not have been more lovely and made us feel so at home. She was so accommodating letting us arrive early, and stay right up until we had to leave for the airport - so kind and so appreciated! Our portacot was set up for us when we got there and bits and pieces in the fridge to start us off. The apartments are in an amazing location right on the water and the jetty to watch and feed fish. Lovely swimming right outside your apartment door! A nice 20 min walk into muri or a short drive. We will be back to stay again. Thankyou for everything!
Read more
Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from Avana Waterfront Apartments, General Manager at Avana Waterfront Apartments
Responded 17 Oct 2023
Kia orana Emma and family, Meitaki maata for your stayed with us. We are looking forward for your next holiday. Kind regards,
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
Gerard K wrote a review Feb 2023
Melbourne, Australia11 contributions
+1
A tranquil setting yet close to all shops n amenities. Families n singles well catered for. Angelyn and Beth are friendly and super helpful. Nothing is too much for these professionals. The showers are fantastic, bed is comfortable and the air conditioning will have you shivering. Fresh fruit always available. Free use of kayaks, snorkels, reef shoes and life jackets. Can't recommend highly enough. Meitaki maata. Hope to return soon
Read more
Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Parking on site
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Nonavee wrote a review Jan 2023
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
It was great to be right on the water, and there was a lovely pool and barbecue area. At night all these hermit crabs come up onto the path, it's so cool. The people couldn't do enough for us as well, they were so welcoming. Free snorkel and kayak hire.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2023
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: I liked the one right in front of the wharf, but I am sure they would all be great.
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Dessah wrote a review Sept 2022
Sunnyvale, New Zealand2 contributions
Typical of what you would expect from apartments. However….. right on the inlet with their own jetty. Lovely to walk out either morning or afternoon and feed the fish. Your own reef fish on the doorstep just as good as any other location. Kayaks and snorkelling gear provided. Turtles off the end of the jetty. I don’t think you would get that anywhere else. Close to Muri beach with the food market and a whole host of activity options. It was the nice touches like a personalised welcome note on the door when you arrive, fruit and bread already there that made a difference. But the main asset was Desiree. Nothing was a problem and she was always there to assist with anything.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
gertiefriend wrote a review Jul 2022
Rotorua District, New Zealand21 contributions5 helpful votes
Location and unit was lovely. No hot water for the entire week even after multiple complaints. Our family of six had cold showers and washed dishes in cold water the whole seven days. Paid for 40GB of wifi to find modem was broken and couldn’t use the vouchers at all until modem replaced four days later (once vouchers had expired). Was forced to purchase $40 more of vouchers as only offered 2.5GB as compensation. Shower head broken but was replaced timely manner. Toilet falling over in downstairs bathroom. Broken door lock to ranchslider. No tea or sugar provided. Phone broken and didn’t work and replaced on day four. No freezer provided so couldn’t store food or even put ice in our drinks or freeze food. No oven, only a microwave and cooktop. Terrible tv picture quality with only rabbit ears. Huge gap between ceiling of our unit and adjacent apartment resulting in volume disturbance at times until 1.30am. This was awful. No service Sunday or after 4pm from management. Won’t be back. Minimal apologies and no offer of any reimbursement for issues.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Aaron Harris wrote a review Jun 2022
14 contributions
This place is fantastic, the jetty and crystal clear waters are only metres from your outside balcony, there is a great pool that is so well maintained. The staff do a great job of keeping the entire property spotless and are always happy to help, it feels very safe here and is great for families. The highlight for my girls is the local cat they met which they have named Jerry, the owners tell us he is a stray but he clearly belonged to someone once as he is the friendliest little cat we have ever met, once we started feeding him he was never far away and would follow our 10 year old girls everywhere which they loved. We have found it very hard to say goodbye to Jerry so if you are lucky enough to meet him, please give him a little something to eat and a scratch under the chin.
Read more
Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Previous
123456
Not the right property for you?
There are more places to choose from in the Muri area.
PRICE RANGE
$212 - $239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
avana waterfront apartments hotel muri
LOCATION
Cook IslandsSouthern Cook IslandsRarotongaMuri
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
Prices are provided by our partners for one room, with variable occupancy rules as provided by the property, and reflect total costs of the stay, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

AVANA WATERFRONT APARTMENTS - Villa Reviews & Price Comparison (Muri, Cook Islands) - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Avana Waterfront Apartments
Which popular attractions are close to Avana Waterfront Apartments?
Nearby attractions include Titikaveka Beach (4.7 km), Te Rua Manga (The Needle) (6.5 km), and Te Vara Nui Village (1.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Avana Waterfront Apartments?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Avana Waterfront Apartments?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Avana Waterfront Apartments?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Avana Waterfront Apartments?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Avana Waterfront Apartments?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Mooring Fish Cafe Rarotonga, The Waffle Shack, and Vili's Burger Joint.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Avana Waterfront Apartments?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Avana Waterfront Apartments have airport transportation?
Yes, Avana Waterfront Apartments offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Avana Waterfront Apartments?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wreck of the Matai (6.5 km).
Does Avana Waterfront Apartments have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lagoon view available here.