We spent 10 nights at the Vaka Villa. It is the oldest, more traditional one of the three villas. Not a luxury, but very nice. It is very spacious, clean, has all the necessary comforts of a home. The villa is located right on the beach, with deck stairs going straight to the sand. The villa has three bedrooms (only one has A/c), two bathrooms and large living room and kitchen. Laundry facility and carports.The cleaning lady comes three times a week to change sheets/towels, vacuum and tidy a little. No major cleaning service. There are beach towels available, as well as masks, snorkels, some sizes fins and reef shoes.
It is located in the village of Titikaveka with few stores close by as well as fresh fruits and veggies stand on a walking distance. There is a botanical garden/cafe near by as well as few choices for dinner. The beach was almost always empty with us being the only inhabitants. Great snorkeling right off the beach - plenty of colorful fish, turtles and sea cucumbers.We enjoyed the freedom of going out or doing a BBQ as well as having breakfast while watching the kids play in the water.
The other two villas look much newer and even nicer, but more exposed to the sun during the day.
Overall, excellent experience. Enjoyed every minute of it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sands Villas are three, 3 bedroom uniquely styled modern villas nestled on a premier beachfront property in Titikaveka. Our southern beach boasts white sand, palm trees and turquoise waters perfect for snorkelling and swimming. Book one villa for a romantic escape or all three for a wedding, birthday or great family holiday. The choice is yours. But be warned... Your first trip will certainly not be your last! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sands Villas Rarotonga, Cook Islands - Titikaveka