P.S. ABOUT Vatu Vara's Beach House
Vara's is the ONLY backpackers / budget accommodation set right on the beach, from the most popular and prime beach of MURI BEACH and stretching up a private hill estate. Famous for the small islands called 'motus' that you can swim, kayak or walk out to, Muri Beach offers the best location for anyone coming to the islands with the largest lagoon of Rarotonga right infront of our Beach House!!!!. Being the most popular backpackers / budget accommodation in the whole of the Cook Islands, we offer rooms to suit everyone's needs - from those looking for fun and excitement to those wanting peace, privacy and quietness in our lovely hillside estate only minutes stroll from our Beach House, or stay in our deluxe ocean front house where one can explore the reef life and whale watching from the large balcony. Vara's accommodation starts from the beach side of popular Muri Beach and stretches up on the hillside about 5 - 8 minutes walk from the Beach House with fully furnished houses, cottages, villas and bungalows set on a private hill with great ocean and village views, as well as having communal houses scattered along the village of Muri Beach. The Beach House has a huge beach sun deck with sun chairs and hammocks over stretching the beach under swaying palm trees, with the most picturesque view. There is a Beach Hut that hires out snorkeling gear, kayaks and does fishing tours, spear diving tours as well as hires out one of the cheapest scooters on the island. Absolutely convenient to everything with shops, restaurants, cafes and bars, bus stop, dive centers, sailing club, car and bike rentals and much more only minutes stroll. We also offer self-catering accommodation for those looking for something upmarket and more private but still the ability to meet and mingle with others. Please note our accommodation consists of beachside AND hillside rooms, with beachside subject to availability.
Vara's has a CAFE/Restaurant, souvenir shop and pharmacy on site, as well as bus stop at front entrance right next to all the local shops.
We organise tours and activities and popular island nights and pub crawls. Only 15 min drive to main town Avarua.
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