We stayed in one of the 1 bedroom units between RWC Semi final and final. Why? To detox, chill out and relax... which we did. Cliff picked us up of the ferry and provided some useful information on the drive to Villa Pacifica. It gave us a good overview of where to find the local shops and supermarket. In our accomodation, we found cereal and milk so we topped up our provisions and cooked meals on all 3 nights. The bed is very comfortable and we had no problems falling asleep as there is no noise outside at all. The unit wass very clean and tidy with amble crockery, cutlery, kitchenware and toiletries. There is a sofa bed in the lounge that is very comfy for watching telly from.
We also made use of the car provided and enjoyed exploring the island and many wineries.It just needed to have the fuel replaced so we explored the island comprehensively during our trip. The road to Stony Batter during torrential rain and a gale force wind is challenging. Did some excellent tastings of olive oil and wineand sampled a good couple of local bottles of reds and white with our meals.
Also very handy is the use of a washing machine, with powder provided and we did a couple of loads of clothes to get us through to returning back to Auckland.. There is a communal washing line that air dries the clothes in a very short time especially on a windy but sunny day and leaves them smelling so fresh. Be careful though as the grass can get waterlogged down by the line. The views over Rocky Bay are stunning.
Thanks also to Cliff for running us back to the ferry.
Would we stay there again - yes especially when we want to go somewhere remote for a few days but still be able to get into Auckland if we want.