Independent review for Vara's Beach House in Rarotonga Cook Islands

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Vara's Setting & Amenities

Vara's backpackers was split into two properties. The main property was set right on Muri Beach and has a double storey house with deluxe rooms and a single storey block with shared and en-suite rooms, a communal lounge and kitchen and large deck overlooking the beach. The second property was five minutes walk from the beach, across the road and up in the hills where three private houses share a communal swimming pool. Each double storey house has multi-purpose living and can be taken as either communal shared and en-suite rooms, or for larger groups or families as private apartments.

Vara's was located in the heart of Muri alongside a pretty stretch of sand and facing several islets in the lagoon. The lagoon is protected, shallow and with sandy bottom making it great for swimming but has no waves for bodysurfing. There's decent snorkelling a few hundred metres from the shoreline around one of the islets.