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Sunrise Beach Bungalows

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Great ocean views we had amazing weather. Handy location and good because we hired a car. Not far from Muri swimming beach and night markets. Take your own soap it seems to be very hard for the owner to get. We didn't have a queen and single bed, we had a queen and tiny camp trundle bed that dipped in the middle, lucky one of us was very small. Maintenance is lacking we had no kitchen light for 2 nights and the bathroom/toilet light didn't work the whole week but we were given a torch on the 3rd night. Kitchen dishbrush was so old and used we bought a new one. All the dishes needed washing before use and the little oven was extremely rusted and hissed and spat but was useable. Don't leave your walking shoes on the deck on room cleaning day as they will be hosed and left saturated there was also a big crack in our plastic table on the deck. Terrible tv reception didn't even bother. No wifi connection unless you stood up the driveway. Friendly dogs on property and pool was lovely. Wasn't informed on bikes, laundry etc. Decent sized bungalows. The owner always had a lot to say and quite the character.

We had booked to go here in three weeks time. My husband fell and broke his pelvis. These guys will not credit us any portion of our payment, nor will they agree to let us change our dates. We aren’t expecting to get it all back but it would be nice if they were willing to do anything. We have all of the medical documentation to prove this.

Can't complain, great value for money. Clean and well provisioned rooms. Hot and powerful shower. Right on the (surf) beach so a great view and fresh breeze. Free owner transfers to airport & on leaving the property which was an unexpected bonus. Lots of local info and chat from Caryn who is definitely a quirky character and we loved it! Chooks were friendly. Did wish there were bikes available as buses were not as cheap or frequent as we would have liked. Loved the onsite graveyard and appreciated there was a shop across the road and wi-fi hot spot at bungalow reception. A much better option than those impersonal resorts. Thanks for a great stay. :-)

Service could have been better but the stay overall was great. Amazing view from our bungalow although it isn't a swimming beach. Only had one service in 10 day stay, and when asked for toilet paper and soap it was like it was a real effort. Some of the amenities listed on the website were nowhere to be seen, e.g. bikes, washing machine, microwave. Good location, close to lots of things at Mrui Beach and surrounds.

We just stayed short at S. B. B. The bungalows are lovely and large for the price they cost. Very clean and well maintained. The view from the ocean view bungalows are great! Downside: very difficult communication compare to other hotels on Cook Islands (long waiting, no answers...). After the long waiting for an email answer and finally managed to get some kind of reconfirmation for airport pick up, we were not get the transfer. Calling to the owner just to hear that they would‘t come as they would‘t offer pick ups for one night stayers (btw: homepage says that transfer is free from 3 nights or so and need to pay if you stay less. This is OK but don‘t leave guests behind and ask them to take a local bus with 40 kg of luggage hey!). Also: you need a scooter or car. We thought we could get a bycicle to drive to Muri Beach but there are no left compared to some reviews earlier. Walking at night to Muri is quite uncomfortable as there is very little light and quite a lot of traffic.

Some what needs a good refresh and clean. Think the lady is a bit grumpy too. The location and views was very good thou. The picture of the pool, well the picture looks much better. Fine for a night or 2 but other options for longer periods .

Comfortable but quite basic. Clean and with everything you need - what more can you ask! The pool was great for our boys who were in it most mornings. Really good location to explore the island from. Caryn (owner/manager) is super helpful. Really great value for money and we would definitely go back again.

My boyfriend & I stayed at Sunrise & it was an awesome time. BEAUTIFUL location, very quiet- NO CHICKENS & the manager , Karen, is super sweet. Karen was very helpful & generous. We were booked into one of the beach bungalows but arrived to find out that Karen moved us so she could make room for an elderly lady who needed our booked bungalow because it had no stairs. However, Karen being an amazing lady that she is, had upgraded us to the upstairs bigger private suite (no extra charge). It was beautiful & felt like a cottage. We would definetley come and stay again. Cheers Karen :)

We Just returned from a 7 day stay at Sunrise beach bungalows and we couldn't recommend it more. The Bungalows are a slice of luxury at an affordable price and the property is situated right by the ocean giving you spectacular views (you can't beat the sunrise) it's an Ideal location and not far to walk to Muri and the lagoon. The owner Caryn is incredibly accommodating and went out of her way to ensure our holiday was the one we had dreamt of. Thanks again Caryn, we will be back again next year.

Stayed there for one night arriving late before taking early morning flight flying out of Rarotonga . The rooms are small with very basic accommodation .Breakfast is supplied in the room and left for you to cook . The manageress is extremely cooperative and works at odd hours to run the place . Transfers to the airport , which is not so near , is arranged . It is a great value for money though .

Main Road, Ngatangiia – Muri Rarotonga

Hotel highlights

  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour business center
  • WiFi in public areas (fees apply)

Located in Matavera, Sunrise Beach Bungalows is a leisurely stroll from sights such as Muri Lagoon and Muri Beach. This 8-room, 3-star hotel has an outdoor pool along with free self parking and a 24-hour business center. On the beach, the hotel is also close to Te Vara Nui Village and Koromiri.


The 8 rooms feature kitchens and balconies or patios. For entertainment, guests can expect to find TVs. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Washers/dryers, free local calls, and ceiling fans are other standard amenities.

Property features

At Sunrise Beach Bungalows, guests have access to an outdoor pool, WiFi in public areas, and a 24-hour business center. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle for a fee (available 24 hours). Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include free use of bicycles, a library, and a terrace.

Room options

House, 2 Bedrooms

Full 1 | Full 2 | Sleeps 7

Oceanfront Bungalow

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Standard, Pool View, Garden Level

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Bungalow (Air-conditioned)

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

77.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 222 reviews