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“Excellent Tropical Hideaway” 5 of 5 stars
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Sea Change Villas
4.5 of 5 Villa   |   Main Road, Titikaveka, Titikaveka 0000, Cook Islands   |  
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“Excellent Tropical Hideaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2007

We travelled from New Zealand and stayed for a week in one of the Plantation Villas at Sea Change in August 2007, to celebrate our 20th Wedding anniversary. The villa was extremely well equipped and we really liked the layout which gave us plenty of space. Having our own outdoor pool in a secluded courtyard was just wonderful. The staff were extremely helpful and attentive without being obtrusive. Extras like the free use of kayaks and bikes were a nice touch.
There was excellent snorkelling in the lagoon across the road. A good tip here is that you do need to swim out from the beach a bit before you reach the coral, where there was a huge variety of fish. We snorkelled here every day as well as other spots and found that this was as good if not better than most places. We also strongly recommend the snorkelling by the Fruits of Rarotonga, which was superb and the fish could be seen almost at the water's edge.
We had very enjoyable meals at Trader Jacks, Yellow Hibiscus and Paw Paw Patch and an excellent meal at Valmas. We can also strongly recommend The Cafe in Avarua (just near Trader Jacks on the main street) for coffee and home baked cakes.
All in all we had a thoroughly delightful holiday that we will remember fondly for many many years.

  • Liked — Secluded and peaceful
  • Disliked — Relatively expensive
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2007

We stayed in a plantation villa for 7 nights as part of our honeymoon in September 2007. We had an amazing time!
We were given an early check in to our room which was very welcome after the 24 hour journey from London. The weather wasn't the greatest during our stay (rain for 3 days) but we were very comfortable in the villa - there was loads of space and we just borrowed DVDs from the office and chilled out. The private pool and decking were perfect on the sunny days!
I would definitely recommend hiring a scooter as an easy way to get around the island as there isn't much in the way of restaurants or bars within walking distance of the villas. We took the bus when we went out in the evening which was fine if you don't mind waiting a while as it never seems to run to the timetable!
Muri beach is gorgeous and only about 5 mins up the road on the scooter. Great for snorkelling, kayaking etc and there are some good restaurants there too.
Overall we would highly recommend the Sea Change villas - they're spacious, extremely clean, well maintained and comfortable and in a great location on the south of the island which is much prettier and quieter than the north.
After staying here we flew to Aitutaki for 5 days which is a must for anyone visiting the Cook Islands as it's even more beautiful than Rarotonga!

  • Liked — Private pool and garden!
  • Disliked — No bar/restaurant on site
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sea Change Villas

Address: Main Road, Titikaveka, Titikaveka 0000, Cook Islands
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Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Titikaveka
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 12 Specialty lodging in Titikaveka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sea Change Villas 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our award-winning South Seas retreat is nestled on its own secluded white sandy beach and is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion, a romantic honeymoon or a relaxed yet luxurious holiday. There are nine spacious one, two and three bedroom fully self contained villas all enjoying their own private fresh water swimming pool, courtyard in either beach or lagoon view setting. During your stay you will have complimentary use of all equipment including bicycles, kayaks and snorkeling gear.Sea Change Villas provides an environment of casual elegance with every conceivable comfort for you, the discerning traveler to enjoy with outstanding guest service to match. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sea Change Villas Hotel Titikaveka
Sea Change Villas Rarotonga, Cook Islands - Titikaveka

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