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Rendezvous Villas
Ranked #13 of 17 Speciality Lodging in Muri
Reviewed 4 May 2013

From the moment we arrived in Rarotonga we realised our holiday was going to be special. Sunrise at the airport off our flight from Sydney was magical and this followed through on arrival at the Villas. The smooth calm touquoise blue waters of the lagoon were everything the brochures spoke of and the spaciousness of the Villas confirmed our first impressions of a great holiday awaiting us.

Chad the wonderful service manager attended to our every needs with timely friendly service. Arranging a rental car and providing advice on where to go and what to do set us on a path that saw us have the holiday of a lifetime.

The Villas were well appointed, serviced every second day, spacious, with a nice plunge pool and BBQ in a private courtyard. Then from our bedroom to the deck only steps from the beach and lagoon, suggested we had selected well with our accommodation.

We found the food great at the various restaurants we dined at with a large number of choices around the island.

On the final day our departure was late in the afternoon and the hosts allowed us to use the Villa thru to the time the private car transfer arrived. All in all our holiday was everything we expected and more ----- certainly great value for money !!!!

Room Tip: Both Villas almost identical and both very private
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Mike D
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Reviewed 10 November 2012

Highly recommended! We just spent a wonderful week at Rendezvous Villas on our second trip to the beautiful Cook Islands. Great accommodation (fully equipped with all your needs), absolute beachfront, stunning lagoon views from every angle including your own private verandah, king bed, loungeroom, and only 10-15 minute walk from the heart of Muri village. Our host Chad was fabulous; helpful, friendly, relaxed and funny, never intrusive but always available. Rendezvous specifies no children under 12 but we visited at the start of low season (early Nov) and they allowed us to stay with our 4-year-old, who also had a great week. The Cooks are all about down time, and this place was great for that. We'd certainly recommend it for couples. Only a few steps to the water's edge, where you can fossick amongst the rocks looking for hermit crabs of all sizes, or splash about amongst the tropical fish. The only downside of this spot, like many other parts of the lagoon coastline, is that the water is full of coral and rocks - if you want perfect sandy beach that's more ideal for swimming and snorkelling, then stay a bit further west along the lagoon up near the Little Polynesian and Titikaveka Beach (about 10-15 min walk further on from Muri - we stayed at the Little Poly last year and it was brilliant). But it's only a short walk along the beach from Rendezvous Villas until you get to a clearer bit of water and the views are great anywhere along the lagoon. They also have canoes at the villas which provide another fun way to move about the lagoon. Loved it and would happily stay there again.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 October 2012

Due to the lack of reviews on this place, we were initially a little hesitant booking.... there was definitely no reason to be. We were picked up at the airport on time by Marishia (Marishia is so lovely!!!). Then it just kept getting better.... the instant we stepped through the front gate we were in love. It was perfect.

The furnishings are gorgeous, the view is outstanding and it is soooo private. We had no issues with wind and loved sitting out on the deck looking out onto the lagoon and the sailboats / kayaks / lagoon cruise boats drift by. Even if it is windy or rainy - the view from every room (yes, every room - including the bathroom) in this villa is outstanding and you could easily sit inside admiring the view. The villa has numerous magazines, DVDs, jigsaw puzzles and books to keep you entertained too. Also, don't forget the private courtyard with pool, sunloungers and bbq. The villa also comes with two kayaks and snorkelling equipment.

The villas are only a short, maybe 10 minute, walk to the Fruits of Rarotonga - a great place for AWESOME burgers, smoothies and breakfast at low prices. This is also a great/well known snorkelling spot on the island.

It's about a 15 minute walk to the main town in Muri, where we were able to enjoy a variety of restaurants/cafes and shops.

Overall we were thrilled with this place and were so sad to leave. Having stayed at resorts earlier on our trip, I'm glad we tried something different for the last bit of our honeymoon. The privacy and exclusivity of the villas could not be matched at any resort.

Room Tip: Villas are mirror images of each other
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 September 2012

What else can we say from being met at the airport thru to the wonderful location this our first holiday to Rarotonga was made special by the friendly couple who took care of us and our every need. The beachfront views had us marvelling every morning we opened the curtains to see the wonderful lagoon colours. getting about was easy when we picked up our rental car and the restaurants and foods varied a little but everywhere we went we believed we got value for money. Iam not usually the sort that likes to comment too much about experiences but our whole holiday was a delight and this property suited us well.

Room Tip: Either of the Villas is very well located both being beachfront.
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Robert W
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Reviewed 18 May 2012

AMAZING!!! What a way to celebrate a surprise 50th birthday holiday for my husband. From the moment we were greeted by the friendly smile of Marisha at the airport I just knew that this was going to be an amazing holiday. When we arrived at Rendezvous Villas everything from the private pool through to the deck area over looking lagoon was immaculately clean and beautifully decorated and presented. Laundry and kitchen were fully equipped. In the fridge a bowl overflowing with delicious chilled local fruits and other necessities to start our stay off with. The bathroom is lovely and king size bed and room comfortable and perfect. Attention to every detail and more was laid out to ensure that we literally just walked in and this was our piece of luxury paradise to enjoy. Absolutely beachfront from the bottom step of the deck.. just 20 amazing steps across the beautiful sands to dip our toes into the delightful lapping cooling waters of the sea. Sunrises are so beautiful. Location was great if we wanted to be around a little hub of people a 5 minute drive (if that) is all it took. Chad and Marisha are amazing hosts so informative helpful and friendly and genuinely love what they do and enjoyed seeing/hearing how much fun we were having. What and amazingly beautiful relaxing holiday we had and we will be back. Thank you so much for this wonderful Villa!!!

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 February 2012

What a fantastic way to celebrate our 50th birthdays. This place is paradise. I will never forget that feeling when Chad opened the gate to our own private pool surrounded by tropical landscape. Just when you think it couldnt get any better than you enter the luxurious villa --my island luxury. I thought i was going to burst i was so excited. The villa is decorated too suit this paradise. I loved that you walk straight out of the villa and you are snorkelling on the reef. Chad and Marisha 10/10 - they were so obliging helpful informative. Fantastic hosts.
This place is special and we will have memories that will last a lifetime ----

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank tracol11
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Reviewed 9 February 2012

I recently stayed at Rendezvous Villas on Rarotonga. We had a wonderful stay and I highly recommend this property! The rooms are huge, clean and have everything you need, very comfortable kind size beds, deluxe amenities, fully stocked kitchen with appliances and laundry facilities. Loved the private plunge pools and the beachfront access right off the front deck.
The management were fantastic, answered any questions we had regarding sightseeing or shopping. I cant say enough about this wonderful property!

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Rendezvous Villas

Address: Muri, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Muri
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 17 Speciality Lodging in Muri
Price Range: £213 - £287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rendezvous Villas 4.5*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
These beach-front villas, each with their own private swimming pool, provide total privacy and peacefulness for couples, romantics and honeymooners. Each villa has direct access to the beach, a separate bedroom, full kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, frigerator/freezer, large lounge with surround cinema system & flat screen TV, stereo and DVD. WiFi internet access available. Beds are super king with bedrooms air conditioned. Kayaks and snorkeling gear are provided complimentary, as well as free meet/greet and transfer service from the airport together with a fresh fruit platter on arrival.Stay 5 nights and pay for 4 or stay 9 nights and pay for 7 ---- available thru to 31st May 2012. ... more   less 
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