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CORAL SANDS APARTMENTS Rarotonga Cook Islands

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum 
Condo/Apartment
A little piece of paradise in the Pacific,beautiful Rarotonga in the Cook Islands.Coral Sands boutique self catering apartments are available for your enjoyment. Situated on the west side of the Island, where the sun sets and only a few footsteps to the lagoon where the waves are gentle and the crowds are nowhere to be seen. You can snorkel, kayak and swim or just watch the world go by. The pace of life in Rarotonga is easy and the locals will greet you with 'Kia orana' and have a smile on their face.Please see our listings for the 3 bedroom apartment at Coral Sands and 2 bedrooms White House Apartment1 BEDROOM APARTMENTS are self catering, all linen,towels & swimming towels provided. Courtyard with outdoor dining and sun loungers, BBQ area, laundry. Adjacent to convenience store, fr...A little piece of paradise in the Pacific,beautiful Rarotonga in the Cook Islands.Coral Sands boutique self catering apartments are available for your enjoyment. Situated on the west side of the Island, where the sun sets and only a few footsteps to the lagoon where the waves are gentle and the crowds are nowhere to be seen. You can snorkel, kayak and swim or just watch the world go by. The pace of life in Rarotonga is easy and the locals will greet you with 'Kia orana' and have a smile on their face.Please see our listings for the 3 bedroom apartment at Coral Sands and 2 bedrooms White House Apartment1 BEDROOM APARTMENTS are self catering, all linen,towels & swimming towels provided. Courtyard with outdoor dining and sun loungers, BBQ area, laundry. Adjacent to convenience store, fresh water pool. Fans in living area and bedroom, air con available ($) screens on windows, wi fi access, laundry. Flat screen TV, DVD. Double sofa bed in living area. No children in the 1 bedroom apartments.Enjoy beautiful Rarotonga - snorkel in the lagoon and see colourful fish life, scuba dive for even more adventure. Take a lagoon cruise and be entertained by locals. Paddle boarding, 4 wheel drive adventures, cross island walk - and much more. Enjoy our unspoilt lagoon waters. JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2016 SPECIALS - 3 DAY SCOOTER HIRE AND COMPLIMENTARY AIRPORT TRANSFERS
House Rules
Pets not allowedNot suitable for children
Check with ownerSmoking allowed
Bedrooms
1 King1 Sofa
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Eve & Brent H
Hosting since March 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Brigit B
Brigit B
Hamilton, New Zealand48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great apartments and location
We had two apartments as we have three teenagers. We loved our time here with the pool and easy access to the beach. It was a great location and had good cooking facilities so we could self cater or walk to a couple of local restaurants. Loved the nice touch of a carton of milk, breakfast cereal and muffins on arrival. We snorkelled from here and a bit down the road at A’Roa. Eve and Brent were helpful with local places to eat or places to shop.
Visited July 2018
Written 17 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
CoralSandsRarotonga
CoralSandsRarotonga
Thanks so much for taking the time to let others know of your experience in our little piece of paradise. Hope to see you all back some day. Regards Eve & Brent
Written 17 July 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mark B
Mark B
60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just like home..
We had a three bedroom apartment which was well appointed and had start up provisions provided which was well appreciated. The rooms we were in backed on to the main road which made them a little noisy at night/ early morning.( I dont care if I never hear another rooster !) The rooms themselves were a little smaller than they appeared in the advertising and because we had 4 (adult) children,one had to sleep on the downstairs sofa due to there being two double beds upstairs. Not a biggie overall but just somthing to be aware of. The pool got a lot of use as did the barbeque area which we cooked on daily.. Very handy location to the main township and also other smaller grocery outlets. A short walk on grass to the beach area with possibly some of the best sunset views available.. Overall good vale for a larger group..
Visited April 2018
Written 27 April 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

157michael
157michael
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A great self catering option on this idyllic island
We arrived very late at night and as we had booked a rental car we drove the 5 kms to the apartment where access was arranged in advance and some basic food and drinks items had been provided. Note that if arriving late on a Saturday most food shops will be closed the following day and there is no sale of wine or beer on a Sunday anywhere on the island. The apartment itself was very comfortable, open plan living room with sofa, two easy chairs, coffee table, a dinning kitchenette which was fully equipped for self catering, a table with 4 chairs for dinning. The bedroom had a queen sized bed (very comfortable) and a good sized wardrobe. The bathroom/wc was of a good size and the shower was powerful and reliably hot. Air conditioning worked well after Bob had quickly fixed an initial problem. He provided us with a local cell phone on arrival and was on hand throughout our stay for advise and help if we needed it. Nothing was too much trouble. The outside space contained a table and 4 chairs for al fresco dinning and 2 sun loungers. The pool was right there in front of the apartment, about 1 metre deep and so warm. There was a laundy available next to the site office, only a small charge for each load of washing. Also available was snorkelling gear, a couple of canoes and a selection of DVDs. Beach access was 50 metres away from the back of the apartment, white sand and palm trees, lovely. Even better swimming beachs a short drive away at Aro 'a (opposite the Dive Centre) and at Muri where most of the hotels and tourist activities are based. Arorangi where Coral Sands is situated is on the west of the island (beautiful sunsets) and is conveniently located a short drive away from the main town of Avarua where there is an excellent supermarket and a local market on Saturday mornings, well worth a visit. If staying at Coral Sands I would say that some form of motor transport (rental car or scooter) is essential although the local round the island bus service is also good. We found that exploring the interior of the island by car and by a landrover tour up into the hills was a must do activity. Near Coral Sands, a very short walk away we found the best restaurants to be the Waterline 100 metres North and Crusoes at the Castaway resort 250 metres South. Best bar was Wilsons beach side bar again at the Castaway resort. I would have no hesitation in recommending Coral Sands as excellent value for money self catering accommodation away from the main tourist part of the island.
Visited March 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written 3 April 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Margaret K
Margaret K
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Idyllic destination with perfect accommodation for our family reunion
Coral sands was a perfect choice of accommodation for our extended family reunion consisting of 4 individual families, totalling 16 guests from 2 generations (youngest 16- oldest 60). The 4 x 1 bedroom apartments suited the parents of the group whilst the the 2 x 3 bedrooms were perfect for the cousins. The apartments were clean (the actual appartments were not cleaned daily but towels etc were changed as required), well maintained and equipped for self catering, and the BBQ area was fantastic for family dinners after a very rewarding fishing trip. The hosts Bob and Karen were extremely helpful in transfers to and from the airport and flexible with check in and check out based on the times of our flights from Sydney, they were also a wealth of local knowledge, tips and advice. The property is beach front, but can't be seen from individual apartments, you can swim snorkel and kayak however there are much better areas for these activities further round the Island. There is a convenience store within 2 mins walk and larger supermarkets a little further away there are also a few nice restaurants and bars for sunset drinks in walking distance . Our group hired a minibus, car and scooters for transportation at very minimal prices but there is a local bus service that goes both ways around Rarotonga that will get you to and from other places of interest.
Visited September 2014 Travelled with family
Written 16 September 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

deb c
deb c
Wellington, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic, relaxing, warm, destresser
Relaxed journey through customs meet two bright cheerful people Bob and Karen even though it was 1.45am We drove to a place known on the Island as The Whitehouse (part of Coralsands on the same residence of the owners) Our family stayed in the very private self contained holiday apartment with use of the swimming pool - snorkelling gear or a lazy time in deckchairs by the pool also use of the BBQ discovered BBQ bananas YUM :) Only a short walk to the beach absolutely beautiful and booked kids in for scuba diving while down there With help from Bob and Karen we felt we saw everything and some there hospitality was amazing and left Rarotonga with two new friends
Visited April 2014 Travelled with family
Written 8 May 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Kim S
Kim S
Springfield, Australia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Clean Confortable and everything you need
Thankyou to Bob and Karen Hamilton for having us for my nieces wedding. The house was perfect in everyway. Everything we needed and your local knowledge on things to see and do was excellent.
Visited April 2014 Travelled with family
Written 24 April 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

murrayajs
murrayajs
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Coral Sands apartments Arorangi Rarotonga Cook Islands
Myself my wife our adult downs syndrome son and a female family friend stayed in a three bedroom two bathroom self catering apartment for seven days 13th to 20th june. Bob and Karen were most helpful for all our requests. We were met at the airport by Bob and delivered back to the airport at the end of our stay. They also arranged a rental car at very reasonable rates which was delivered to and picked up from the apartments. The apartment was very clean and well appointed with cooking facilities.Location was excellent right on the beach and within walking distance to restaurants. The lagoon was about 50 meters from apartments bordered by a coral sand beach OK for swimming snorkeling etc but reef shoes a must as a lot of coral in lagoon. During our stay we had the good fortune to witness the first visit of a cruise ship tendering passengers through a small gap in the reef to the new jetty on the islands west side.Would recommend the Kikau Hut restaurant a short drive or if you are energetic a slightly longer walk away for an excellent evening meal. overall coral sands is a great place to stay also has one bedroom apartments and a nice pool. Son enjoyed the DVD library
Visited June 2013 Travelled as a couple
Written 5 July 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jacqueline C
Jacqueline C
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A Little Paradise in the Sun
If you are planning a trip to Rarotonga look no further than the Coral Sands. We stayed here for just under 4 weeks in May/June 2013 and we were so glad we chose the Coral Sands over the many other properties we had looked at. Myself and my fiancé have travelled extensively and have stayed in many 4 and 5 star accommodations and the standard at the Coral Sands is well up there. Everything necessary is provided for self catering including an unexpected welcome breakfast pack including local seasonal fruit. The accommodation is perfectly clean, both towels and bedding changed regularly. The BBQ on premises is excellent for cooking, especially the local fish. In addition to the modern well furnished apartments the location is excellent, steps away from the beach where you are guaranteed a beautiful sunset every evening. There is free use of kayaks and snorkelling equipment so no need to bring your own. Five minutes walk away there is a very reasonably priced scooter/car rental shop.(Scooter is the way to go in Raro) Bob and Karen were amazing hosts and went out of their way to help and give advice. Late pick up and drop off was a super service and very much appreciated. When we go back to Raro we will definitely stay here again and we will highly recommend this little paradise to all our friends and family.
Visited May 2013 Travelled as a couple
Written 13 June 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thanks for your great review - we enjoyed meeting you both, and maybe we'll see you back here in Rarotonga soon. Bob & Karen
Written 12 June 2013. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Terrace
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Parking
  • Parking available
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas

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About the neighbourhood
Coral Sands Apartments 1 and 3 bedrooms available, located in Arorangi on the west side of the island of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. West is where you will see spectacular sunsets - bring your camera to take these memories home with you. Also available the White House Apartment for 4 guests, close to Aro'a Beach on the west of the island. 2 bedrooms (1 Queen bed/2 King single beds) 2 bathrooms Both properties are in a mainly residential area. There is plenty of onsite parking for cars and scooters, on the bus route - just flag the driver down it will take you all the way in to town. Walking distance to restaurants & bars - and try some of the fabulous cocktails available. Plenty of fun activities to keep you busy - scuba diving, deep sea fishing - maybe catch a Marlin or Tuna. Kite surfing, body boarding, a trip on a glass bottom boat, a round of golf or a game of tennis, cross island walk plus much more. You may even see a whale or two during the cooler months and a traditional Island Night will have you tapping your feet and wanting to join in the dancing. A visit to the Saturday morning market a must for locally made trinkets to take home and local fruits and foods to temp the taste buds. Hire a scooter - so much fun, or a car to give you the freedom to roam around the Island at your leisure. We drive on the left side of the road here in the Cook's and we use New Zealand dollars. The airport is 5.5k and the main town of Avarua is 7.5k. from Coral Sands Apartments. Just 4k further is the location of the White House Apartment. There area a variety of shops with local crafts in Avarua, cafes for a great cup of coffee, clothing, supermarkets, banks/ATM's and anything else you may need. Make your next holiday in the relaxing South Pacific island of Rarotonga, Cook Islands.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
When you leave the airport car park turn left on to the main road. Travel 5.5k and look for the Coral Sands Apartments sign on the right hand side of the road (the sea side) Drive in the entrance and park your vehicle - you have arrived. Airport transfers can be arranged.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Tennis court

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Additional fees may apply: - Child Policy | 23 USD per day

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CORAL SANDS APARTMENTS Rarotonga Cook Islands is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

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