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PO Box 3159, Cook Islands
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Sands Villas
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Duncan, BC
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Kia Orana First off I cannot say enough how wonderful Sands Villas are. From the moment we arrived and were greeted by our hosts to the moment we left. When you read the reviews and it tells you how addictive the place will become they were not wrong! We booked all three Villas for a 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration for... More

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Hastings, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

We had our wedding ceremony at Sands Villas on on October 25th 2013. I could go on and on about this place it was perfect for us we booked out all three villas. I have to say we were on the best stretch of beach with the most amazing snorkelling just out front. My husband and I stayed in the... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We have just spent 11 days at Villa Sands our children and grandchildren from 24 to 3 years. We all had a wonderful time. The villas were a safe haven, far from the road and with large grassy area for chasing or ball games when not snorkelling in the warm, fish filled lagoon, or playing on the beach. Each family... More

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RarotongaHolidayer, Manager at Sands Villas, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to bring your family to stay with us at Sands Villas. We're so glad to hear you all had a good time. Hope to see you all back in paradise soon! More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We have stayed in these fabulous Villas twice and both times have had amazing holdiays with our family. Being away from the main resorts and just connecting together as a family away from our busy lives is invaluable. A home away from home lots of space to lounge around and truly relax and connect. The wonderful lagoon and facilities of... More

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RarotongaHolidayer, Manager at Sands Villas, responded to this review

Kia Orana and thanks for your review. We're so pleased you and the family had a great trip and look forward to seeing you again next time. Kia Manuia, Peter, Jolene, Rongo, Mama Ina and Franklin the cat More

Gisborne, Gisborne, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

An incredible location, wonderful snorkelling, beautiful views and right on the beach. Our son (19 months) had a wonderful time playing on the beach while we could sit on the deck and watch him easily - the best sandpit in the world. Heaps of space, with great living areas and indoor outdoor flow. Just watch little ones with wet feet... More

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RarotongaHolidayer, Owner at Sands Villas, responded to this review

Kia Orana and thanks so much for writing a review! Can't wait to see you back in paradise again next time. Kia Manuia, Jolene, Peter, Rongo, Mama Ina and Franklin the cat More

New Zealand,Northland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

My husband and our respective families went back to our island paradise to get married in March 2013. We, along with our bridal party stayed in the Villas and also held our Reception under beautifully set up marquees in the middle lawn of the Villas. It was so romantic and perfect for us and our families. We also had an... More

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RarotongaHolidayer, Manager at Sands Villas, responded to this review

Kia Orana Ra, Thanks for your review! It was such a pleasure having you and the family to stay with us and we're pleased we could fit your specifications. Your wedding was beautiful and we look forward to seeing some more photos! Back next year for the honeymoon?! Kia Manuia, Sands Villas family. More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Lovely people - Rongo and Jolene, lovely beach, lovely stay! Highly recommended. The water was a couple of steps away from the door! Our family could relax in a quiet and beautiful setting. Our clean, homely accommodation had all the facilities you could want. The beds were arranged to suit our family needs. Our hosts couldn't be more obliging. We... More

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RarotongaHolidayer, Manager at Sands Villas, responded to this review

Kia Orana, We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. And as hard as it must have been to leave the beach managed to experience one of Raro's must do's the CICC singing! Looking forward to your next family holiday. Meitaki, Jolene More

Leongatha, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013 via mobile

We have stayed at many venues in Rarotonga. This location is first class. The Vaka Villa was an excellent choice for 2 couples. Three living areas and the deck was a great place to get together. Shaded and access to the sun as well. The beach and views are superior to any photo I have seen in a travel magazine.... More

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RarotongaHolidayer, Manager at Sands Villas, responded to this review

Thanks for your wonderful review. We are so pleased you appreciated the atmosphere at the Villas. Many guests rave about our beach, but you have hit the nail on the head with your description (" The beach and views are superior to any photo I have seen in a travel magazine"). Meitaki Maata and see you again soon. More

Perth
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We came a long way for a family wedding and found the most pristine perfect place on earth. Clean and untouched by multi national companies....please keep it that way. Loved the beach, the local dogs (island hitch hikers)....you could walk the beach alone and end up with 5 or more beautiful, friendly, personality filled mates). The Coral Villa was fantastic-right... More

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RarotongaHolidayer, Manager at Sands Villas, responded to this review

Kia Orana. Thank you for taking the time to do a review for us. I think Franklin is missing his 5 star meals! Looking forward to seeing you again. Kia Manuia, Sands Villas staff (and Franklin) More

Adelaide, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

We came back with our family for a second visit - what more need we say! The location of Sands Villas is superb. The beautiful lagoon at the doorstep is fantastic for swimming, snorkelling & kayaking. The villas are comfortable, homely, unpretentious and very well equipped. The people - from the owners to the cleaners are welcoming, helpful and friendly... More

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RarotongaHolidayer, Owner at Sands Villas, responded to this review

Kia Orana Ron, Thanks for your great review. So happy you enjoyed your second stay with us. We look forward to your third visit! Sands Villas family More

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Address: PO Box 3159, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga
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Ranked #22 of 71 Specialty lodging in Rarotonga

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