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Sea Change Villas
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Reviewed 23 December 2012

Tracey and I had the best time you could ever ask for and Nina & John were also the best hosts, they spend time with you and help you with anything!!!! they also go out of there way too.
We would be more than happy to recommend the to others and we have, its been over 6 weeks since we were there and counting down the days/weeks/months until we go back.
I have travelled around the world many times and this was the best I have every experienced.
Please listen to John & Nina as they suggested every thing for us and that made for the best time & relaxing time as well.
Tracey & I have travelled a lot and we like to do things on our own and find out for ourselves but as for Rarotonga I would let John & Nina tell us all the best things to do again. BEST HOLIDAY/HONEYMOON.

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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 December 2012

If you want to or have to relaxe, this is the place were you can do it.
We are no the 4th time at Sea Change and we still enjoy it. Nice team nice Villa nice place to get after a short time relaxed.Next year we will see you again

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 December 2012

My husband and I were lucky enough to spend 7 nights at Sea Change after spending 6 nights at Aitutaki.

We stayed in Villa 1 which is 1 of 3 beachfront villas. The villa were very well equipped with everything you need for a lovely stay. The plunge pool was wonderful - we spend a lot of time lounging around in the plunge pool.

John gave us a very detailed orientation which was excellent! We found it very useful and went to a lot of his recommendations!

We ate at Vaima restaurant twice and it was amazing! You must eat dinner there and enjoy a cocktail at sunset!

Just a few things I thought I would mention. They are not at all negatives by any means, but things that I was not aware of and would have liked to have known beforehand.

The beachfront villas are beachfront, however they back onto the main island road. The reception and other villas are on the other side of the road. Villa 1 is next to a public walkway (anyone can walk down the side of the villa), and that is where the kayaks are kept so there is movement throughout the day. There back balcony/deck that overlooks the beach is completely open to the public walkway. There is no door you can lock. The island is obviously very safe and I did not feel alarmed, but I did not think the back of the villa was as private as I thought it would be and going off the website photos.

The villas also have large glass doors that slide open which are lovely, however without fly screens we had wasps in the villas most days. The wasps mind their own business and are not aggressive, but I would have preferred to just close the fly screens and not have to worry about them flying in.

As previously mentioned the above are not negatives and did not ruin our stay. I just expected the villa to be a little more private and was not overly comfortable not being able to lock our balcony/deck off from the public.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 December 2012

Just spent 9 days with family in their executive villa which slept 4 of us "more than " comfortably
spacious, private, fresh water pool,own en suites! It was exceptional. facilities and amenities at sea change go beyond expected and Nina and John and staff are so helpful and friendly.
Highly recommend a stay there

Room Tip: All villas are beautifully appointed.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 December 2012

Just returned from 7 nights t sea change for our honeymoon and it was perfect. We didn't want to leave. Stayed in lagoon view villa 6 and it was just a short walk across road to beach. John's orientation on 1st day was great and spent the week exploring all the restaurants and cafe he suggested. Will need to go back again to finish the list off. Never had a bad meal and suffering withdrawals from curried paw paw salad. Room was perfect for honeymoon and felt private and uninterrupted. The private pool was sparkling clean, clear and cool, great for a cool dip after exploring island. The typed itinerary delivered with flower on gate made for an easy holiday. Housekeeping staff were great and villa kept spotless.

Room Tip: Villa 6 lagoon view is biggest outdoor area with swing chairs, checkers and lounges only 1 adjoining...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 December 2012

It was a great escape to spend our 15year anniversary in a lovely place. Our first time in a South Pacific country and definitely recommend staying at Sea Change Villas again. The team at Sea Change Villas are very welcoming making sure your accommodations are great and also having fun on the island. Our first day we felt stuck in our villa because we didn't have any New Zealand dollars. That night, Nina made arrangements for us to eat at a friends local restaurant with beach front seats to watch the sunset. At the end of our meal the owner of the restaurant said to pay before you get off the island. The next day the team gave us money to go into the city to exchange our money. We paid everyone off and enjoyed the island. Beyond excellent hospitality I tell this story to everyone. The Villa has Kayaks,snorkel gear, and shoes, so you can explore the next beach. Daily fruits are available every morning in their office and yes, I miss the papaya! The best place to snorkeled was Rarotonga Beach Resort because the fish are protected with nice coral reefs. Rarotonga was a great get away island from our busy lives and glad to not see ANY franchise hotels. A great island to reconnect and make great memories. Thank you thank you to Nina, John, Maria, and anyone I missed on the team for giving us a fantastic stay at our private pool villa. We already miss Sea Change Villas and Rarotonga, Cook Islands.

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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 November 2012

My husband & I absolutely LOVED staying at Sea Change Villas for our honeymoon! Our villa was perfect, complete with our own private pool! With the lagoon across the road, it was easy access also! Definitely recommend Sea Change! You won't be disappointed!

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Additional Information about Sea Change Villas

Address: Main Road | 5 kms from Aroa Beach, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Titikaveka
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 12 Speciality Lodging in Titikaveka
Price Range: £238 - £394 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sea Change Villas 4.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether you're looking for a romantic escape or a family break you'll experience the perfect holiday in a setting that simply is breathtaking. Sea Change Villas is nestled discreetly on the southern side of Rarotonga, on its own secluded white sandy beach and turquoise clear blue lagoon which extends more than a hundred metres to the reef and then slopes steeply to deep water. The resort offers guests the choice of twelve spacious one, two and three bedroom villas. The six beachfront villas all enjoy stunning lagoon and outer reef views whilst the lagoon view and executive lagoon view villas are set amongst lush tropical gardens surrounded by breathtaking lagoon and reef views and majestic mountains. All villas offer a perfect blend of modern comfort and casually elegantly appointed Polynesian architectural accommodation. The villas feature a super bed with en-suited bathrooms. The bathrooms come well equipped with tiled showers large enough for two (double shower rose), Italian basin, toilet, a bidet is also included in the beachfront villas. Our two bedroom villas have en suites to both bedrooms. The lounge area has a complete home theatre system consisting of DVD, full surround sound stereo, flat screen TV and a selection of DVD movies available at no charge from reception. There is a fully self contained kitchen with all the amenities one would expect in this calibre of accommodation including dishwasher, gas hobs and convection/ microwave oven. Floors throughout are Italian porcelain, and all artwork is local and has been hand painted and commissioned exclusively for our villas. Each villa has its own completely private swimming pool. The decks on the lagoon side reach within a metre or so of the high tide mark, while the gardens and vegetation add to the wonderful tropical atmosphere of the executive lagoon view villas. Stand up paddle boards, kayaks, snorkelling gear, bicycles, private orientation for all our guests, private VIP car airport transfers, welcome flower ei's, and a start up breakfasts are all provided on a complimentary basis. Fishing, paddling, sailing, diving, swimming, safari tours, cross island guided tours, off road quad biking and glass bottom boating are just some of the activities that abound in this tropical paradise. No matter how you choose to fill your days and nights one thing is certain, you'll leave feeling rested and above all determined to return. ... more   less 
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