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Chill out in Paradise

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Chill out in paradise where you can leave your everyday life behind to relax and unwind. The stunning backdrop of the blue Muri Lagoon invites you to do as little or as much as you like.
Cook Islands
Beach Holidays
Independent Holiday Packages

Highlights

7 nights at Moana Sands Lagoon Resort - 3* in a Deluxe Lagoon Studio

Enjoy an exciting array of complimentary activities at Moana Sands Lagoon Resort

Do as little or as much as you like, the island is yours to enjoy at your leisure

2 Freedom of Choice Activities

Escape the everyday life for 7 nights of paradise in the beautiful Cook Islands.

Situated on the famous Muri beach overlooking Rarotonga's pristine lagoon, the Moana Sands Lagoon Resort, offers 24 deluxe studios and suites spread across two levels, a large spectacular swimming pool, cabana, sun lounging deck, kayaks and guest laundry. 

A handy shopping hub, night markets and a variety of restaurants are located just a couple of minutes’ walk. With the south-easterly aspect, you have the perfect vantage point to wake up to one of the most stunning sunrises. The resort is truly the perfect choice for those seeking a romantic, child-free, tropical escape in the island paradise.

There's a unique choice of tours designed to explore the culture and beauty of the island and it's people. There's not much left for you to do except arrive and chill out in paradise.  

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Included

7 nights at Moana Sands Lagoon Resort - 3*
Daily tropical breakfast
Fresh "Flower Ei" meet and greet on arrival
Private return transfers from Rarotonga Airport to Moana Sands Lagoon Resort
Freedom of Choice Days
Aluminium water bottle with pure water for use and keepsake

Freedom of Choice

For this package we have included Freedom of Choice days in the itinerary. Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day.

Pre-select one tour on the following days:

  • One "Freedom of Choice" tour on day 3
  • One "Freedom of Choice" tour on day 5

Expand the itinerary below for more details.

Optional Extras

  • Choose to add an Aitutaki Daytour for an additional $640 per person

Itinerary

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Day 1
Rarotonga Airport → Moana Sands Lagoon Resort

Upon arrival at Rarotonga Airport you will be greeted with Fresh "Flower Ei" and escorted to your private transfer to Moana Sands Lagoon Resort. Along the way you will enjoy a refreshing juice or piccolo bubbly with chilled towels.

In an effort to eliminate plastics on the island, you will also receive an aluminium water bottle with pure water for use and keepsake.

Arrive at Moana Sands Lagoon Resort for check-in and enjoy the resort facilities for the rest of the day.

Overnight stay at Moana Sands Lagoon Resort in a Deluxe Lagoon Studio.

Breakfast
Rarotonga Airport → Moana Sands Lagoon Resort
Moana Sands Lagoon Resort
Day 2
Rarotonga

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and the rest of the day is yours to explore the Moana Sands Lagoon Resort

Why not go for a walk along the stunning Muri Beach or sip a cocktail or two poolside on the complimentary sun loungers taking in the stunning views.

Overnight stay at Moana Sands Lagoon Resort in a Deluxe Lagoon Studio.

Breakfast
Rarotonga
Muri Beach
Day 3
Rarotonga

It's time to explore the island! Enjoy a pre-selected tour from our Freedom of Choice options:

  • Tumutoa Umu Walking Tour - available on Monday and Wednesday
    This interactive tour has you learning hands-on how our ancestors once lived, and the traditional skills many Cook Islanders still practice today. Tumutoas focus is to share his knowledge passed down to him through demonstration which he showcases in a special way through the Umu Walking Discovery Tour.

OR

  • Storytellers Eco Cycle Discover Tour - available on Monday and Wednesday
    Storytellers delivers an informative and genuine trip that takes guests on routes through lanes and tracks of the island showing the histories and heritage of our beautiful island nation called Rarotonga. Stories are told of our cultural aspect of this history, including how the connection with the heritage underpins a deeper love and respect of the lands natural environment inherent within the DNA of the Cook Island people.

OR

  • Raro Tours Island Discovery Tour - available Monday to Friday
    Explore Rarotonga from the comfort of an air-conditioned coach as our experienced local guide takes you on a fascinating 3 hour sightseeing tour, your perfect introduction to the islands rich culture & history. You will visit many points of interest including ancient maraes (sacred sites), local arts & crafts shops, the Library & Museum, the Garden of the 7 Canoes, and many more. Light refreshments will be served at the end of your tour.

NOTE: These tours can be taken on Days 2-7 

Overnight stay at Moana Sands Lagoon Resort in a Deluxe Lagoon Studio.

Breakfast
Rarotonga
Tumutoa Uma Walking Tour
Day 4
Rarotonga

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and the rest of the day is yours to explore at the Moana Sands Lagoon Resort.

Soak up the sun or explore the lagoon and its rich marine life with complimentary kayaks and snorkelling gear. 

Overnight stay at Moana Sands Lagoon Resort in a Deluxe Lagoon Studio.

Breakfast
Rarotonga
Snorkeling in the Muri Lagoon
Day 5
Rarotonga

Today you can enjoy a pre-selected tour from our Freedom of Choice options:

  • Highland Paradise Drums of Our Forefeathers Islands Night Show & Dinner - Monday, Wednesday or Friday
    Highland Paradise, also known by the locals as ‘the lost village’ is locally owned by the descendants of those who once lived there. They look forward to welcoming you, and taking you on a journey back in time to experience what the life of their ancestors was like 600 years ago. This tour includes guided coach transfers, complimentary cocktail, warrior welcome, tour of cultural village, marae tapu lifting ceremony, umu feast and cultural stage show.

OR

  • Te Vara Nui Overwater Island Night Show & Dinner - Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday
    The Cook Islands greeting Kia Orana, “may you live on” reflects the beauty not only of our islands but also of our Cook Islands people. At Te Vara Nui Village you will meet local Cook Island Maori people who will share their stories, knowledge and heritage with you during the Cultural Village Tour. Finish with Rarotonga’s finest dancers and musicians as they perform by flaming torchlight on the floating and fixed stages of our waterfall garden while enjoying our delicious buffet. This stunning Over Water Night Show reflects the experience of our Village delivering an electric and authentic cultural performance like no other on the island!

OR

  • Kites-up Sea Scooter Tour - Monday - Friday (Children under 12 years not permitted)
    Explore, enjoy & experience the beauty of our island paradise above and below water. The Sea Scooter Snorkel Tour is a thrilling way of experiencing Rarotonga's crystal clear waters and its astonishing marine life. Make your moments in Rarotonga unforgettable ones!
     

NOTE: These tours can be taken on Days 2-7

Overnight stay at Moana Sands Lagoon Resort in a Deluxe Lagoon Studio.

Breakfast
Rarotonga
Te Vara Nui Overwater Island Night Show
Day 6
Rarotonga

After breakfast the day is yours.

Why not enjoy a little pampering at the Moana Sands Lagoon Resort's Hibiscus Spa. The spa offers an extensive range of spa and beauty treatments which will leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated. (Optional/own expense).

Overnight stay at Moana Sands Lagoon Resort in a Deluxe Lagoon Studio

 

Breakfast
Day 7
Rarotonga

Today is your last day to relax and enjoy the Cook Islands paradise.

Before you leave you can dine or enjoy a tropical cocktail and watch the sunset at the Laguna Restaurant and Bar. (Optional/Own expense).

Overnight stay at Moana Sands Lagoon Resort in a Deluxe Lagoon Studio.

Breakfast
Rarotonga
Enjoy a tropical cocktail
Day 8
Rarotonga → Rarotonga Airport

After breakfast prepare to check-out feeling relaxed, refreshed and a little sad to be leaving paradise.

Depart to Rarotonga Airport with a private transfer. 

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
Cook Islands Maori and English
Local currency
New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
Independent Holiday Package

Start your holiday when and with who you want! Our Independent Holiday Packages are NOT group tours with set departure dates. Available daily, they are pre-designed, purpose built, packaged itineraries full of memorable experiences delivered by our hand-picked local partners.

7 nights
from AUD1,961
per person, twin share
Cook Islands
Rarotonga Airport
Rarotonga Airport
Beach Holidays
Independent Holiday Packages
01 April 2021 - 31 March 2022

Hotel options

Moana Sands Lagoon Resort
Moana Sands Lagoon Resort

Rarotonga
Situated on the famous Muri beach overlooking Rarotonga’s famous pristine lagoon, this modern ‘adults only’ 18+ resort offers deluxe studios and suites spread across two levels (ground and first floor), a large spectacular swimming pool, cabana, sun lounging deck, kayaks, guest laundry, Hibiscus spa and the contemporary and stylish Laguna Restaurant & Bar.

Important notes

  • Blackout dates may apply
  • Terms and Conditions apply

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