Rarely have I ever booked accommodation and it is better in real life than the stunning photos online. This beautiful place is AAA+.
Everything from the special basket of goodies on arrival to the spotless accommodation and the beach literally on your doorstep.
I would return t this wonderful Villa in a heartbeat!
You know those places you discover and you just don't want to tell anyone for fear the world may descend upon YOUR piece of paradise and you will never be able to get in on the dates you want? Well, this is one of those.
From my first communications with Robyn the manager to the day I sobbed as I shut the front door to leave, Crystal Blue Lagoon Villas did not disappoint, if anything they far exceeded what I had hoped for.
Oh I know I am gushing, but seriously these four villas have been so well thought out to combine both design and function. From the white facade to reflect the sun and suck in the blues to the pale azure hues that dot the interior design and poolside living. Best of all is the considered air flow design to ensure that breezes flow through the villas on even the hottest lagoon days.
Location is prime, on Muri Beach with an infinity pool that drops into the lagoon. Privacy is key, no children under 12 and four villas that create an intimate complex down a side road. Beachfront villas have drop dead lagoon views as though they are floating on the water, great for those who like to be part of the action. Garden villas have stunning lagoon views as well as views across the pool, better for those wanting more privacy.
Two bedrooms, three bathrooms, full open kitchen with full sized fridge, four gas burner, oven, dishwasher and more. Laundry with umbrellas, beach towels, washer, dryer.
A thoughtful breakfast basket (huge in size) awaits guests when they arrive. A giant fruit bowl filled with local tropical fruits and a basket of dried goods from bread to wafers to cheese, dips, crackers, muesli, milks, butter, spreads and more. A great start for your holiday. Though grocery stores are also skipping distance.
It really does feel like a slice of contemporary beachside bliss reminiscent of the Greek Islands but with Polynesian hospitality and flat screen TVs with pre loaded movies, an outside deck with BBQ and direct beach access for those sunrise and dusk walks, midday paddle boards and languid kayaks across to the lagoon's islands.
If you had 15 friends then all 16 of you could take the complex for a significant birthday gathering, a multi generational family celebration or a wedding on the beach.
But please, don't, because I want to come back whenever I am so inclined, knowing that I can book in with ease, and I fear I will be inclined a lot in years to come.
If you are looking for a peaceful haven with the most beautiful view imaginable, then Crystal Blue Lagoon Villas is the perfect piece of paradise in which to take your vacation. The modern, clean and relaxing villa we stayed in had a view like no other, leading the eye from its calming décor, past our own outdoor dining area, to an infinity pool which stretched out serenely towards the gorgeous crystal blue lagoon, after which the villas are so aptly named. We loved the place so much that we spent much more time there than we had originally anticipated. Although we went on outings to explore and adventure, our favourite thing was returning to swim in the pool, lounge on the comfortable poolside beds, soak in the hot tub, and relax in our villa with books and movies. It truly was a peaceful paradise to escape to and we came back from our holiday feeling refreshed and very grateful.
This is a MUST. Nothing else compares!!
I had a magical time at this accommodation and having the pool almost to myself was awesome!!! Everything was perfect ❤
True paradise and will DEFINITELY return when we come back to Rarotonga!!!
The Crystal Blue Lagoon Villas are new, clean and in a perfect location at Muri beach. Each villa has 2 bedrooms with ensuites and air conditioning, a two piece bath with laundry on the main level, high end appliances and a beautiful balcony view of the lagoon and pool. The manager Robyn is very friendly, so accommodating and a good source of information. Robyn provides you with a breakfast hamper and fruit on the first day that is so welcoming. Thank you Robyn and staff. Her staff is friendly and helpful. The villas were so clean, the grounds were well groomed and the pool was well looked after. Restaurants are all within walking distance. The island bus goes past the villa. There are glass bottom boat adventures near by that takes you to snorkel and return to an island for a bbq lunch and entertainment. There is a night food market close by with many ethnic vendors to choose from. What a beautiful South Pacific dream vacation that the four of us enjoyed.
We stayed here for 14 nights in Jan. The villa's do not disappoint. They are very clean and have everything you need. Robyn and her team do a fantastic job. When we arrived the ceiling fan downstairs had broken but Robyn had a freestanding one ready for us. The bedrooms have, and need, air conditioning so that you get a good nights sleep on those very humid nights. The pool area was never busy, in fact most of the time we had it to ourselves. Nothing was too much trouble for Robyn and her team. We had a couple of issues but these were sorted out promptly with no fuss. We ate quite regularly at the Muri food market as we found the food there was of a very good quality. We also had a take away from Vili's burgers which I would also recommend. For some fine dining I would recommend the Tamarind House or you can walk along the beach to find somewhere to eat or just stay at the villa and BBQ. The Raro Buggy tours which operate out of the Muri Beach Hotel were really good fun too. My husband and teenage son also enjoyed going out on sea scooters. As well as snorkeling there is also kayaking, paddle boarding and kite surfing in the lagoon too. There are a couple of places that offer night paddle boarding which looked great. You can do as much or as little as you like. We wanted a nice relaxing holiday and that is what we had. Fabulous.
We stayed here recently with our two teenager daughters and loved our villa. We were greeted with a beautiful food hamper and found the premises to be immaculately clean with state of the art appliances. The air conditioning in the upstairs bedrooms made all the difference.The beach front pool and views are magnificent. Nothing was too much trouble for Robyn who was our host and made us feel welcome. We would highly recommend the villas.