We stayed at Tianas in June 2012.
Its right on the beach in Muri, which is just about the best beach in Rarotonga.
Its basic... but its clean, comfortable and GREAT value (NZ$120 or NZ$160 a night), and its very functional and its the BEST location! It felt like a batch or holiday home.
There are 2 one bedroomed Villas (one bedroom stand alone cottages) and 3 studios (open plan with a double bed) We hired one of each (1 for the teenagers, one for the parents!)
They are comfortable but basic. There is a functional kitchen with fridge, freezer, oven and microwave. There is a separate bathroom with a good shower with excellent pressure and hot water. There is a sofabed and a decent living room area.
It has a good deck, perfect for watching the beach (right in front of you), or having a nice cold beer! We asked for a BBQ, which we had on the deck and used most nights. If you are not aware, you can take food into Rarotonga (not honey, fruit or vegetables).
The Muri area has stores, restaurants, take aways, scooter rentals etc.
Muri beach is a good swimming beach, and is very safe for kids. Tianas has 4 Kayaks for use.
Charlie is onsite...he's real friendly and very helpful.
We totally recommend Tianas for a good basic good value holiday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Affordable self-catering units and 1-bedroom bungalows directly overlooking Muri Beach. ... more less