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Vara’s Beach is the only budget accommodation set right on beautiful Muri Beach, the most popular and prime beach on Rarotonga. Famous for its perfect white beaches and small islands called “motus” that you can swim, kayak or walk out to. We offer budget style accommodation with lovely fully self-contained Beach Studios, Ensuite as well asTriple/double/single and Dorm rooms. Vara’s Beach is situated on the Eastern side of Rarotonga only 15 minutes drive from main town Avarua, with bus stop, bike rental, souvenir shop and a pharmacy at entrance. koka Lagoon Cruise is located on the property and offers the best Lagoon Curise on the island. Absolutely convenient to everything with bars, dive centers, sailing club, and much more only minutes stroll. Vara's Beach is the place for those looking for fun and excitement, or for those just wanting to relax and unwind and get away from it all. Meet and mingle with our friendly staff and make new friends...
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We stayed for 2 nights at Vara's before flying to aitutaki. We couldn't fault the view. It is right next to the beach. Our room was okay, of course not five stars but the facility was decent and definitely comfortable. Just a couple of meters down from vera's is a burger shack
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This was home away from home what more could you ask for. Serena was a great there when you needed help and information. Very friendly, kind and welcoming as was her family. This is a great place for family and friends to stay at. I would be very happy to stay there again
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Good value 'guest house', would stay again. Right on Muri beach. I would recomend walking down to the rugby league club when a game is on and meet some of the locals. Facilities are not flash, but the deck and beach make up for it.
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Stayed here with my son as part of our 4 month round the world holiday. We stayed in apartments on the hill which although we had our own en suite room we shared a kitchen with some great students on a similar trip to ourselves! The actual beach area and view has to be one of
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We just had a 10 day stay in Grand View Lodge and it was perfect! Carl and Pua are amazing hosts and always eager to help out. Carl dropped off fresh fruit from the property regularly, and the fresh lychee's made for the perfect cocktail ingredient! The view is to die for, and
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Kitchenette and windows/patio in private studio room.
Large bed in private studio room.
"Self contained rooms are better."
"If you have a bit of extra cash then the cabins and apartments do offer a much higher standard of accommodation. If you get chance try kite surfing with Kitesup on the main road. We did 3 days and had great fun."
"Beachside is best for some, more sunny more going on. But at the back much more quiet, though got the smelly creek."
"Go somewhere else give this one a miss !!"
"Rooms opposite Vara's office are somewhat quieter."
vara`s beach house hotel muri
Cook IslandsSouthern Cook IslandsRarotongaMuri
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