Rarotonga Beach | Credit: David Kirkland Photography
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Moana Sands Lagoon Resort & Tamanu Beach Resort
Rarotonga Beach | Credit: David Kirkland Photography
View from the pool at Moana Sands Lagoon Resort | Credit: Moana Sands Group
Hibiscus Spa | Credit: Moana Sands Hotel Group
View from Tamanu Beach | Credit: Tamanu Beach
Chillin' at Tamanu Beach | Credit: Tamanu Beach
Couple at Aitutaki | Credit: David Kirkland
Tropical Sunshine at Aitutaki | Credit: Cook Islands Tourism
Taste the array of tropical fruit | Credit: Cook Islands Tourism
Enjoy the local music | Credit: Cook Islands Tourism
Cook Islands

Moana Sands Lagoon Resort & Tamanu Beach Resort (Tour code: 11737)

Starts and Ends
in Rarotonga
Travel Periods
until 31 Mar 25
Travel Style
Independent Holiday Packages
Escape to the Cook Islands, from lush mountains and pristine rain forests of Rarotonga, to dreamy turquoise waters of the Aitutaki Lagoon.


Stay in a Beachfront Studio located on the ground with a private balcony or patio at Moana Sands Lagoon Resort

Stay in an Intimate Beachfront Bungalow boasting an additional outside garden shower with private access directly from the beach at Tamanu Beach 

Cruise to 3 fantastic, remote islets and stop for snorkelling where you can feed tropical fish and see giant clams during the Lagoon Cruise on The Vaka!

Fresh Flower Ei Meet and Greet on arrival

Internal Flights Rarotonga – Aitutaki – Rarotonga

Aluminum water bottle for keepsave - eliminate plastic on the islands

Private Transfers with Piccollo Bubbly on arrival in Rarotonga

Transfers on Aitutaki

1x Freedom of Choice Activity

11 days
AUD 5,215
per person, twin share
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All services are subject to availability.

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Your escape starts with a 5 night stay at Moana Sands Lagoon Resort. The resort offers a quiet, intimate environment where you can truly relax and enjoy natures green surroundings and tropical ambience. Located close to the popular Muri Village, the resort is framed with swaying palm trees with a lovely backdrop of the majestic lush mountains. Soak up the sun or explore the lagoon and its rich marine life with complimentary kayaks and snorkelling gear. Enjoy a cocktail or two poolside or lounge around on the complimentary sun loungers and enjoy the stunning views.

You will then fly to Aitutaki for another 5 night stay at Tamanu Beach. The resort offers guests a truly wonderful experience combining a blend of culture, tradition, superb beachfront location and friendly local Cook Islands hospitality. Located near the Arutanga township, the resort has all the facilities one expects of a superior resort. From the beautiful beachfront bungalows to the private beach to the Tamanu Restaurant, this resort is sure to impress. Relax by the pool and enjoy a cocktail or take time to explore the lagoon through a bit of snorkelling, kayaking or swimming.

There's a unique choice of tours designed for you to explore the culture and beauty of the islands and its people on your escape to the Cook Islands.

Peace of mind booking plan
  1. ENTIRE Cooling-Off Period
  2. ENTIRE AUD Prices
  3. ENTIRE Change of Mind
  4. ENTIRE Industry Accredited
  5. ENTIRE On Ground Support
  6. ENTIRE Australian Owned


5 nights at Moana Sands Lagoon Resort - 3*
5 nights at Tamanu Beach Resort - 3*
Fresh "Flower Ei" meet and greet on arrival
Return airfares Rarotonga to Aitutaki
Private return transfers from Rarotonga Airport to Moana Sands Lagoon Resort
Private return transfers from Aitutaki Airport to Tamanu Beach
Daily Tropical Breakfasts at Moana Sands Lagoon Resort
Daily A la Carte Breakfasts at Tamanu Beach Resort
Lagoon Cruise on The Vaka
Freedom of Choice Days
Freedom of Choice

Our Freedom of Choice program offers flexibility, by allowing you to choose from different options on pre-selected days.

Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day, as follows:

  • One "Freedom of Choice" tour on day 2-5

Expand the itinerary below for more details.

Please note, if more than one room is selected during the booking process, our team will contact you afterwards to discuss options.

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.

Rarotonga Airport → Moana Sands Lagoon Resort
Moana Sands Lagoon Resort

Day 2-5 Rarotonga

It's time to explore the island! Enjoy a pre-selected tour from our Freedom of Choice options below. These tours can be taken on any day of your stay on Rarotonga with a maximum of 1 tour per itinerary as outlined below.

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


Freedom of Choice Options

  • Kitesup Shipwreck Snorkel Tour:

    Available on Monday to 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!


  • Highland Paradise Kaara Island Night:

    Available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday
    The multi-award winning Ka’ara Island Night is an authentic Cook Islands cultural experience that immerses guests into the history of this 600 year old site through legends told, warrior chants, song, dance, and beating drums. Savour the local delicacies including traditional favourites prepared in an underground oven while embracing our proud Cook Islands culture.


  • Storytellers Discover Bicycle Tour:

    Available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday
    Travel the ancient backroads along level to gently sloping terrain, stopping at intervals to enjoy local fruits and stories told by your tour guide. This 3.5 hour tour covers a distance of around 8-12 kilometres and caters to those with basic fitness levels and limited riding experience. Definitely a fun and of course eco-friendly way to discover Rarotonga.


  • Raro Tours Island Discovery Tour:

    Available on Monday to Friday
    In the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle this 3-hour guided tour is a brilliant way to kickstart your holiday before exploring the island on your own. On tour you will discover many places of interest around Rarotonga including popular beaches, cultural and historical sites, local plantations, gift shops and more. Light refreshments provided at the completion of your tour.

Tumutoa Uma Walking Tour

Day 6 Rarotonga Aitutaki

After your tropical breakfast check out from Moana Sands Lagoon Resort and take your private transfer to Rarotonga Airport.

A quick and comfortable forty-five minute flight from Rarotonga takes you to the sublime turquoise waters of one of the world's most beautiful tropical lagoons. 

Arrive at Tamanu Beach and check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Overnight stay at Tamanu Beach in a One Bedroom Beachfront Bungalow. 

Rarotonga → Aitutaki
Tamanu Beach Resort

Day 7-10 Aitutaki

Days at leisure, take advantage of the many complimentary activities Tamanu Beach has to offer.

While you are on Aitutaki you can enjoy a Lagoon Cruise on the Vaka with lunch and transfers
This superb cruise takes you to three fantastic, remote islets and a snorkelling area where you can feed tropical fish and see giant clams. Visit Akaiami, Moturakau and One Foot Island. Relax, enjoy warm tropical waters and be amazed by the natural beauty of Aitutaki’s world famous lagoon. The Vaka Cruise includes a substantial barbecue lunch with fresh fish and alcoholic beverages and soft drinks are available for sale. Towels, snorkels, masks and fins provided. The cruise provides complimentary tea, coffee and cold water onboard and biscuits for the hot drinks. 

Overnight stay at Tamanu Beach in a One Bedroom Beachfront Bungalow.​

Breakfast, Lunch
Lagoon Cruise on the Vaka

Day 11 Aitutaki Rarotonga

Enjoy your A la Carte breakfast and check out. Relax on your return flight to Rarotonga after your escape in the Cook Islands.



Moana Sands Lagoon Resort

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.

Tamanu Beach Resort

Tamanu Beach Resort is located on the western coast of Aitutaki, with stunning sunset views from the beachfront Restaurant and Bar and offers guests a truly unique Polynesian experience. The private, white sand beach borders Aitutaki Island's crystal clear lagoon providing endless opportunities for island activities such as swimming, snorkelling, stand up paddleboards and kayaking in the azure waters.

Additional information

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


  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package i.e. mandatory festive dinners
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package


Who are Entire Travel Group?

Welcome to Entire Travel Group. We offer exceptional travel experiences across our extensive range of Entire Holiday Packages, Entire Group Journeys, Entire Rail Journeys, and Entire Cruise Journeys. With our industry-leading Peace of Mind Booking Plan, you can Book Now with flexibility and confidence.

Entire Travel Group is celebrating over 50 years of passionately delivering unique and memorable travel experiences. We are an Australian, family-owned, award-winning business with a friendly team ready to match your expectations to the perfect holiday experience.

Entire Travel Group used to be known by the individual brands shown in the footer of the website. The company has not changed, but we have amalgamated under one brand - Entire Travel Group.

For more details please visit - About Us | Entire Travel Group

Is Entire Travel Group Australian owned and operated?

Entire Travel Group is proudly Australian family owned and operated and as it stands today represents 50 years of experience, progress, and evolution. We proudly support the community with our long-term commitment to many important charity organisations. We were awarded the best operator in our class at the most recent National Travel Industry Awards.

Is Entire Travel Group industry accredited?

Entire Travel Group is both ATAS and CATO Accredited. ATAS is actively administered by the Australian Travel Industry Association (ATIA). The Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) is the trade association representing the land supply sector of the Australian Travel Industry.

Does Entire Travel Group have industry awards?

Entire Travel Group was honoured at the 2023 National Travel Industry Awards with Most Oustanding Wholesaler - Product / Service.

As our team works tirelessly to deliver exceptional holiday experiences, it was exciting to have this acknowledged with the highest recognition. The award is also a testament to the quality of our partners around the globe, and we take this opportunity to thank them for their tremendous support of our customers.

Are the Entire Travel Group holiday packages exclusive?

In some cases, we are the sole representative in Australia for the overseas travel operator. In other circumstances the product developed has been exclusively built for Entire Travel Group and can’t be found elsewhere.

What’s unique about Entire Travel Group Holiday Packages?

  • They are not group tours with set departures - they are pre-designed, purpose built, independent holiday packages full of unique and memorable experiences.
  • Our holiday packages have been exclusively built for us in collaboration with our handpicked suppliers, who also offer full on-ground support for the clients.
  • We are offering unique travel experiences which cannot be found elsewhere.
  • Many packages include our “Freedom of Choice” options which allow you to tailor the holiday experience. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.
  • They include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan.
  • A wide selection of our packages are compliant with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Covid Safe Travels.

Our motto for Independent Holiday Packages is start your holiday when and with who you want!

Our Independent Holiday Packages are NOT group tours with set departure dates. Group Tours have specific set departure dates, and of course, you are travelling with unknown passengers in a coach. These tours are great for certain travellers and there are many reputable tour operators providing a wide range of options around the world.

At Entire Travel Group, our focus is Independent Holiday Packages. Available daily, they are pre-designed, purpose built, packaged itineraries full of memorable experiences delivered by our hand-picked local partners.

Our holidays suit every demographic, from couples to singles, to retirees to families and everyone else in between.

Why travel with Entire Travel Group?

Of Entire Travel Group's attributes, we have settled on "When Experience Matters" as the quality we believe adds the most value to our customers. We have the experience to ensure your itinerary makes the dream holiday possible. Our continually enhanced technology allows our team to provide a quality customer service experience, and our partnerships with outstanding operators ensure we are confident of the on-ground experience for our customers.

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How does the Peace of Mind Booking Plan work?

Our Peace of Mind Booking Plan allows you to book with confidence in the new international travel environment. With low deposits, a cooling off period and a flexibility period where you can cancel and rebook later, we really do have you covered.

For more details please visit - Peace of Mind Booking Plan | Entire Travel Group

Is there a cooling-off period?

Look for packages with our Peace of Mind Booking Plan logo on the website.

  • We understand that occasionally plans may change, so we give you the confidence to proceed with a cooling off period.
  • You may cancel for any reason within 7 days, where you will receive a 100% refund of your $100 per person deposit.

For more details please visit - Peace of Mind Booking Plan | Entire Travel Group

What is Freedom of Choice?

At Entire Travel Group we understand that our customers have their own personal tastes and interests - so throughout our packages look for “Freedom of Choice” which gives you the ability to tailor your holiday from the various experiences offered on selected days. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.

The Freedom of Choice options are included in the package price, and the price remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.

Our Freedom of Choice program offers flexibility, by allowing you to choose from different options on pre-selected days in the itinerary.

  • Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day in the itinerary.
  • The price of the package remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.

For more details please visit - Freedom of Choice | Entire Travel Group

What is Book Now?

Book Now offers you the ability to make a reservation on our website for Holiday Packages that include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan. But it’s not just a static offer – you have complete flexibility from travel dates, passenger numbers, single supplements, room upgrades, optional extras, flexible booking terms and more.

  • Our team will contact our overseas suppliers and confirm all arrangements.
  • A Confirmation from our reservation system will be sent in the coming days.
  • The Booking Number on this confirmation supersedes the website reference.

What forms of payment can be used at Entire Travel Group?

  • To confirm a booking using our on-line Book Now process, a credit card must be used to pay the refundable deposit.
  • For additional payments on the booking, Entire Travel Group supports bank transfer, credit card, TravelPay B2B, PaymentGate.
  • For further details please visit our Payments page.

How secure is the Entire Travel Group's on-line payment portal?

  • Entire Travel Group have partnered with TravelPay to ensure secure on-line credit card payments.
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Can you book my international airfares?

On some Islands Holiday Packages (e.g. Fiji), it is practical to include flights, so where we have done this it is indicated by the plane icon.

However, on the majority of our Holiday Packages, we do not include international flights.

We found that many customers may prefer to:

  • Travel on a specific airline of their choice
  • Have the flexibility to book flights with Frequent Flyer points
  • Select flight dates that may be different to our Holiday Package start/end dates
  • Use a Travel Credit already held with the airline
  • Use their travel agent for this service

We are able to assist with flights on any Holiday Package, so please just notify us during the Book Now process or contact our team.

Should I take travel insurance?

Travel insurance is strongly recommended. During the Book Now process please confirm you require assistance, and our team will be in contact with you.

What should I do before travelling?

Before you travel it is your responsibility to ensure you have the appropriate documentation including visas. If you are travelling on a passport other than Australian or New Zealand, you will require a permit to re-enter Australia. It is your responsibility as the traveller and/or travel booker to meet all government entry requirements.

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Please visit the Entire Travel Group's Agent Portal. We are here to support our industry partners with a range of informative updates, marketing collateral for campaigns and a reward & recognition program.

How do I start a Booking?

  • On any page that has Book Now simply follow the booking process.
  • You must select the Travel Agent tick box and provide correct details.
  • To confirm a booking only the refundable deposit is required.
  • An agency credit card must be used for this initial payment.

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When experience matters