Coral Sands Apartments
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Coral Sands Apartments

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5.0
#2 of 4 apartments in Arorangi
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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A small 7-roomed resort, which caters for travellers who like indepedence and to be away from the hustle & bustle of larger resorts. The apartments are self-catering which means you can take care of your own dining needs, whether in the fully appointed kitchens or the guest barbeque. Towels are changed on request, and bed linen is changed every 7 days. The rooms are serviced on departure. The Coral Sands is ideal for small groups and if you wish to make a block booking, please contact us to arrange. The lagoon is only footsteps away where there is an abundance of colourful marine life, kayaks are available, along with reef shoes and snorkel equipment. The swimming pool is perfect to cool off as well. There are celing fans in all rooms, air con available (at an additional cost), there is access to WIFI, TV/DVD, security screens on windows, and there is a guest laundry on site. Come and enjoy the relaxed lifestyle of the Rarotongan people, no traffic jams or traffic lights here.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Beach
Canoeing
Books, DVDs, music for children
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Golf course
Snorkelling
Car hire
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Dining area
Interconnected rooms available
Safe
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Tile / marble floor
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Family
Languages Spoken
English

Location

Ara Tapu Road, Arorangi 3033 Cook Islands
144Reviews4Q+A30Room tips

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Becky B wrote a review Oct 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand26 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had 7 nights in 3 bedroom apartment and was perfect for our family. Well equipped, clean, quiet and spacious. Brent and Eve were lovely hosts. Our kids loved the pool and wandering down to the beach for a snorkel. Location was handy with Beluga Cafe just a few minutes walk down road, Castaways and Waterline restaurants a short distance along the beach.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Eve and Brent Hayden, Owner at Coral Sands Apartments
Responded 6 Oct 2022
Kia Orana Becky and thanks for your feedback. So glad you all enjoyed your stay and the facilities. Brent & Eve
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kat29 wrote a review Jun 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand44 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here for a week and was happy happy with my choice. Very clean and comfortable apartment with pretty much so everything I needed, it even had a blender which isn't very common.
Even when the tide's out there are still rock pools there which was lovely. They have a seat for when you're waiting for the bus, and you're a short walk to many facilities.
Even though I grabbed DVDs from my local library in Auckland they actually had a good selection of their own. Hosts were very friendly and accommodating and they've done a great job in renovating the property.
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Eve and Brent Hayden, Owner at Coral Sands Apartments
Responded 16 Jun 2022
Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and our facilities. Look forward to seeing you again - Brent & Eve
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Robbie D wrote a review Aug 2021
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our whanau have just returned yesterday from Rarotonga and we booked at these apartments and were so pleased we did. From the time we booked and dealt with Brent, he was so easy to deal with and incredibly helpful. The accommodation was absolutely perfect and all our requirements were meant and will definitely be recommending these apartments to friends, family and work colleagues. Friendly and welcoming staff and they were more than happy to assist at any given time. We all absolutely loved it and the grandchildren had a ball. Thank you so much Coral Sands, until next time!! Ka Kite
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Eve and Brent Hayden, Owner at Coral Sands Apartments
Responded 29 Aug 2021
Thanks for taking the time to provide your great feedback Robbie. We enjoyed hosting you and look forward to your return at some stage. Brent
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Sandi wrote a review Jun 2023
Waihi Beach, New Zealand5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice small complex and lovely pool. The apartment had everything we needed. The location, great with a handful of restaurants and a cafe within walking distance. Although right on the beach it was not ideal to swim or snorkel as lots of rocks and very near to the Aorangi passage which is dangerous. However a 5-10 minute drive will get you to good snorkeling locations.
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Date of stay: June 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Eve and Brent Hayden, Owner at Coral Sands Apartments
Responded 24 Jun 2023
Thanks for taking the time to review and we are pleased that you were happy with our facilities. In out orientation/safety briefing with guests we advise to stay away from the passage when swimming or kayaking and in heavy seas or winds we remove the kayak paddles so they can't be used. Many guests are happy to bathe at high tide but we agree at low tide this area is best for wandering through the lagoon in reef shoes to view the lagoon life and natural features. Cheers - Brent & Eve
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Jess S wrote a review Mar 2024
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location and perfect accommodation in nearly every way for our family of 5! The only thing I would love to see would be a better form of railing in the 3bedroom apartment for the stairs. We had a toddler and it was very scary seeing she could fall very easily off the side.
Apart from that this was A++ everything you could need is available at the property, the kids lived in the pool when we were not out. Loved the kayaks and dvds for night time. Friendly staff. Would definitely return and highly recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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DJW20 wrote a review Jul 2023
156 contributions24 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here 14 nights. This was our 4th trip to Rarotonga and best value accom. we have had. Quiet clean accommodation in a small complex with lovely swimming pool,and beach just a short stroll away. On the sunset side of island and a short walk along beach to several restaurants. Bus stops out front. Plenty of room to park your rental car. Owners were friendly and helpful. Their two staff were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: June 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Eve and Brent Hayden, Owner at Coral Sands Apartments
Responded 15 Jul 2023
Many thanks for your great feedback. We enjoyed having you stay with us and hope the untimely injury is now fully recovered. We look forward to seeing you again for your 5th visit!
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Vacation61514885218 wrote a review May 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely atmosphere.
Very clean rooms. Comfortable beds. Great place to relax by the pool or a short stroll to the beautiful lagoon.
This is my third stay here and have never been disappointed.
The staff and owners are welcoming, helpful and efficient.
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Date of stay: May 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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simana3493 wrote a review Jul 2013
Cambridge, New Zealand19 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We didn't book Coral Sands Apartments but we were very pleased that Bob and Karen came to our rescue. This is our second time to Rarotonga - the first was almost 10 years ago sans children for our honeymoon. This time we were a family of 5 - Mum, Dad & 3 under 8's. We stayed in a house literally metres away from Coral Sands for the first week and then moved to another property on the other side of the island as the first house couldn't accommodate us for our whole holiday. When we moved, we found ourselves very disappointed with the house and so were desperate to try and find alternative accommodation for the remaining 6 days. Thankfully Bob & Karen had space despite it being the high season. Although squeezing a family of 5 into a one bedroom apartment sounds a little tight, the apartments are so well appointed and the whole complex so well set up that it was actually a lot of fun. Bob & Karen provided a cot as well as milk & juice to get us started and plenty of good advice about places to go and see and eat and swim. Their 3 bedroom double story apartments would have been absolutely ideal for us but they were unfortunately booked but Bob & Karen went out of their way to try and make our stay as comfortable as possible. Linen and towel changes made it easy for a family to stay tidy and they have thought of everything you might want and need, down to a blender for those tropical fruit smoothies and cocktails that are a must. And being beachside, it's perfectly located to wander down to the beach with a drink and a nibble to watch the sun set. After all, it is on the western (sunset) side of the island with spectacular sunsets. The snorkelling is also fabulous and safe for children and seems to be more sheltered than the eastern (Muri) side. Not to mention watching the passing migratory humpback whales! The BBQ area is perfect for cooking up the fresh Big Eye tuna fillets or Mahimahi and the salt water pool got a real workout by our children. Some snorkelling gear is provided, as are kayaks and life jackets and they have an extensive DVD library for the adults to watch once the kids are in bed. Bob & Karen even hunted out some children's DVD's to keep our children happy. When it came time to leave, Bob very graciously helped transport our luggage to the airport as it was a squeeze in our very small rental car to get everything in. And this was at midnight! Bob could not do enough to help us and we are very grateful that they came to our rescue. Would highly recommend Coral Sands to anyone who wants comfortable, modern, well appointed accommodation run by lovely caring people. We'd love to go back Bob, but we might book the 3 bedroom apartment next time!!!
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Date of stay: July 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: One bedroom apartments can sleep 4 with a pull out couch but would recommend families stay in the...
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Chivalrygirl wrote a review Jan 2013
Auckland Central, New Zealand9 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We decided to fly up to Rarotonga and get away from it all. We could not have found a more perfect place for a complete break. In fact we had the whole complex to ourselves as this is a very quiet time of the year for travel to the pacific islands. Even though the weather could have been better it was no bother to us as we had a perfect apartment to bunker down in. We agree with most things that have already been by previous reviewers and there is not much to add. Thank you Karen and Bob for greeting us in the early hours of the morning and also for the lovely touch of giving us leis. Also Bob for depositing us back to the airport for our departure. We prefer to use self catering accommodation when we travel and this would be one of the best set ups we have encountered. All the little things had been thought of, a little torch, fly spray, dishwashing detergents etc. more than one tea towel, Towels changed frequently and even the sheets half way through the week. So if you want to do your own catering you will find almost anything you might need. We cooked a very nice Christmas Dinner and found everything we needed. because there is also a electric fry pan and BBQ. Would love to come and stay again one day if we return to Raro.
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Date of stay: December 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: All rooms are good.
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Rachshyang wrote a review Aug 2013
London, United Kingdom30 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked during a popular season and there were 8 of us and couldn't get into an resort but I am glad that we didn't go to a resort.. coral sands was better! Bob and Karen were lovely and the place and neat and clean and spacious. The location is great, very close to town and lots of dive place. Bob even stocked our fridge with milk + fruit + juice etc which is wonderful. there are free canoe and snorkeling gear and lots of dvds to watch. If I ever come back to Raro I will def stay with them again. The beach was great... just at the back and it was lovely. we saw a pod a whales on the horizon on our first day!
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Date of stay: August 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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PRICE RANGE
£99 - £138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Cook IslandsSouthern Cook IslandsRarotongaArorangi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Coral Sands Apartments
Which popular attractions are close to Coral Sands Apartments?
Nearby attractions include Tik-e Tours (0.6 miles), Aroa Marine Reserve (2.0 miles), and Cook Island Christian Church (CICC) (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Coral Sands Apartments?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Coral Sands Apartments?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Coral Sands Apartments?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Coral Sands Apartments?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Coral Sands Apartments?
Conveniently located restaurants include Beluga, The Waffle Shack, and Wilson's Beach Bar & Restaurant - Castaway Resort.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Coral Sands Apartments?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Coral Sands Apartments have airport transportation?
Yes, Coral Sands Apartments offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Coral Sands Apartments?
Yes, self serve laundry and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Coral Sands Apartments?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wreck of the Matai (3.8 miles).
Is Coral Sands Apartments accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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