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Black Rock Villas
Reviewed 21 January 2014

We have escaped to Rarotonga annually for over 20 years and for the last 7 years have used Black Rock Villas as our base. In some ways I am reluctant to say too much about this gem because it might jeopardise our chances of getting the units when we want them. However that would be disrespectful to the hosts Michelle and Andy who have a great facility and offer great service.
The self contained units are less than 5 mins walk to the beach, but who needs to leave the property when you have your own magnificent infinity swimming pool with elevated views out to sea, in front of your unit.
It all works for us and is easy walking distance to the golf course ....important if the 19th becomes a problem

Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

Black Rock has to be the the best find in Raro. We decided to meet up with family and spend CHristmas and New Year there and had one of our best holidays. Michelle and Andy thank you for everything you did to make our stay such a memorable, relaxing and happy time. We so enjoyed having the convenience of the restaurant so close by and the food (especially the tapas) is still salivated over !!

Look forward to returning soon

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank trekker58
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

I am a travel agent so am both fussy about accommodation standards and also normally stay at resorts. I was worried that Black Rock would be too quiet for me and that it was too far from the beach. Well I needn't have worried. As other reviewers have said the pool is one of the best features of this property and leaves some other resorts wanting. Michelle and Andy the new proprietors had been there a week when I stayed, and they handled what must have been a very difficult time with professionalism. This makes me happy to recommend the property to anyone considering the property for a wedding or accommodation for your wedding guests. Michelle has high standards having successfully run a large property in New Zealand prior to this and it showed. If anyone wants advice on Black Rock Villas, or flights feel free to contact me as I and my other guests would gladly return. Can't wait to see what their restaurant will be like when they re-open it. Oh one other thing the villa was immaculate.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Kiwisonhols
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

Black Rock Villas we believe is a little hidden jewel in Raro. The property is very well kept and offered our family all the comforts and space we needed. This place would give some of the local resorts a run for there money! The kids loved the pool and even Lucy the three legged dogs guided trips down to Black Rock itself. Michelle and Andy (Kiwis) were great hosts and we look forward to returning in the future.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Yippyiyo
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

Black Rock Villas turned out to be the ideal choice for us and wouldn't consider staying anywhere else, should I return to Rarotonga.
The villas are clean, comfortable and spacious, with each of the bedrooms having it's own bathroom. The grounds are very well maintained and well presented. The pool was far more appealing than anything I had witnessed at the resorts.
The elevated position of Black Rock Villas presents some stunning sea views and awesome sunsets.
Hosts, Andy & Michelle are welcoming and friendly, without being intrusive and we really enjoyed their company. They were always on hand to help out when we needed their advice etc.
In all, an enjoyable time had by all and having somewhere nice to stay just made it that little bit more special.
:)

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Darryl A
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

What a wonderful find!!! Black Rock Villas is simply THE property for unsurpassed relaxation. Having visited Rarotonga on many occasions I will never need to search for the perfect place to unwind again. The hosts, Michelle and Andy couldn't have been more accommodating or thoughtful, the pool divine, the location fantastic, not to mention Lucy, our three legged companion and the kids forever furry friend.

This superb location afforded us with a marvellous viewpoint with which to enjoy a humpback whale on its migration which meant our holiday was extra special. I would have no hesitation recommending this location to families, couples (or honeymooners).

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Joplatt
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Reviewed 1 June 2013

We were impressed by the friendly reception and out of the way attitude of Holger and his family during our stay. Half way during our trip we did an overnight trip to Aiututaki and even though we did not pay for this night, we were allowed to keep our luggage and belongings in the room. Late checkout was not a problem, very convenient for our mid afternoon flight.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Additional Information about Black Rock Villas

Address: P.O. Box 3067, Avarua, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Avarua
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Speciality Lodging in Avarua
Price Range: £180 - £248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spacious,private,modern villas overlooking the lagoon,next to the Golf Course,on the sunny side of the Island.Both villas have 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms,T.V.DVD and a complimentary DVD selection.Fully equipped kitchen,dishwasher and a private garden with outside oven and BBQ.We are opposite the famous Black Rock,with its natural deep swimming hole.The ever changing magnificent sunsets and large infinity pool,along with the on-site licensed cafe makes Blackrock Villas a perfect place for the discerning traveller. ... more   less 
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