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“Total Relaxation Experience”
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Sea Change Villas
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Reviewed 24 September 2008

We thoroughly enjoyed our 12 night stay @ Sea Change Villas.
Spacious near new 2 B/Room Villa with everything you need maintained to a very high standard. Rear own private plunge swimming pool was well used by us as was the extensive DVD library. Owner/Managers & staff were great friendly helpful people. Property is well located near the beach lagoon and is quiet. Great wind down holiday which ticked all the boxes.

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Reviewed 22 September 2008

My husband and I just got back from Cook islands. We stayed at a beach front villa at Sea change Villas for three nights and we absolutely loved it. Very clean, excellent and helpful staff and a wonderful location. A fantastic place to spend your vacation and relax.

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Reviewed 21 September 2008

Staying in a Plantation Executive Villa at the Sea Change Villas, Rarotonga was up there as one of the most delicious holiday experiences of our travel history.

The villa was spacious, tasteful, stylishly furnished, fantastic amenity with a fully equipped kitchen and wonderful private plunge pool. Of course all of this is right across the road from the beach where we swam, kayaked, walked and snorkelled.

We also enjoyed the island by bicycle and car, had some great meals including one prepared for us in our villa and partook in one of the best margaritas I've drunk in the southern hemisphere basically just next door.

The villa comes with pingpong, darts etc. Hosts, Debs and Michael are great, giving the good oil on what's what, making bookings for you, DVD recommendations from a contemporary library and just generally being good value. It all added up to one great value relax.

You won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank CieloHobart
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Reviewed 20 September 2008

most beautiful place we have ever stayed at .... the gardens are breath taking, the beach glorious.. the people are wonderful and very inviting!.. we are wanting to come back soon.. the decor is just stunning and very comfortable and everything you need for a relaxing time... honey-moon or just holiday you will never want to leave this little paradise! very private little getaway. if you enjoy style class great service and the good advice for the isalnd this place is a must! you will see what we mean! so thankyou very much judith and bruce, very kind regards Andi and Dave Hay

Stayed: September 2008
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Reviewed 17 September 2008

I loved Raro... OMG we stayed @ sea change villa's on the quieter side of the island (less traffic, more homely). we had beachfront villa's so we could walk off out back balcony and onto the sand and reef. We even had our own private plunge pool! On arrival we received a basket full of goodies which was great as almost all places are closed on sundays and we werent able to do much shopping for groceries. On our first day we were greeted by Deb, Charlie, Judith and Bruce our hotel managers. Judith gave us the low down on things to do, places to see etc which took about 45 minutes but was well worth it. We snorkelled, kayaked , we rode our push bikes (all provided by Sea change) around the island (total of 3 hours all the way round) but better than driving a car or motorbike as you can take your time. Our every need was catered for by all the friendly staff - i do miss our visits from Pip!
Sea change for me was a home away from home and am looking forward to returning there soon.

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Reviewed 16 September 2008

We have just spent the most fantastic 2 weeks in the Cook Islands. The weather wasn't the best but we had a very relaxing & enjoyable stay regardless. We stayed at the Sea Change Villas & we could not have made a better choice, Judith & Bruce were the perfect hosts ,as were all their staff & nothing was ever to much trouble if we needed advise on where to eat or which day trips to include in our holiday. The beachfront villa was amazing, very tranquil & romantic. Would not hesitate to recommend this wonderful place to anyone & we will definitely return.Thank you ever so much Judith & Bruce.
Debbie & Howard Sanders
Queensland. Australia

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Reviewed 16 September 2008

This place is amazing - you'll love it!!

We stayed in a beachfront bungalow at Sea Change for the week prior to our wedding in Aitutaki and I cannot recommend it highly enough. Every aspect was perfect, from the gorgeous private pool, to the beautiful beachfront location. via the four-poster bed, designer kitchen, entertainment system, free kayaks and snorkling gear etc etc.

Having arrived straight from London, we were tired to say the least, so were delighted to see a huge basket of provisions, including champagne waiting for us.

The thing that makes this property stand out more than any other I have stayed at is the hosts, Debbie and Charlie. They were perfect in every aspect. On our first day Charlie spent at least an hour with us running through what activities we should try to fit in, and which restaurants were good. Nothing was too much trouble, and you can tell that they both take a lot of pride in their property.

Knowing we were getting married in Aitutaki, they even went to the trouble of faxing us a congratulatory message to our next hotel.

For food I'd recommend you try Vimar, Paw Paw Patch, Tamarind House, Trader Jacks, Saltwater Cafe, and the one on the hill beginning with T and run by a German guy - ask your hosts.

You should also try the Rarotour if you want a bit more excitement. The BBQ is awesome!

This was our first trip to the Cook Islands, but I can say without hesitation that we will be back and we will stay again at Sea Change. Thank you for making our pre-honeymoon so special.

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Additional Information about Sea Change Villas

Address: Main Road | Tuora, 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: £266 - £470 (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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Sea Change Villas Hotel Titikaveka
Sea Change Villas Rarotonga, Cook Islands - Titikaveka

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