I was a bit stunned when I came to write my review and read the previous ones. I wonder how much travel outside the western world precedented those reviews. My partner & I spent a week at Vara's in a private room with private bath (for NZ$58/nt) and used the shared kitchen. There are hostel dorms there too so occasionally you get inconsiderate guests who don't know how to help clean up, and there were ants in the kitchen on occasion but that's part of living in the tropics. We found the rooms clean and comfortable and the location is ideal - right on Muri Beach. There is a nice deck to sit out on, watersport rentals onsite and I recommend visiting the butcher next door for the fresh catch of the day. They also have rooms with their own kitchen facilities, and if you don't like the ants eat out - the restaurants are great! I recommend Vara's to anyone who doesn't feel like paying NZ$400 for a room at the resorts.
- Free Parking
- Breakfast included