|Vara's is the ONLY backpackers/budget accommodation set right on 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 in front of our famous 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.
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 estate with great ocean and village views.
For those staying on the hillside, we now have a lovely large POOL BBQ decking area for comfort and convenience.
The Beach House has a huge beach sun deck stretching across the beach with sun chairs and tables under swaying palm trees, and the most picturesque view of the lagoon and its small surrounding iconic islands. There is a Beach Hut that hires out snorkeling gear, kayaks and organizes fishing charters.