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Lone Butte, Canada
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We loved our accomodation......and the beautiful beach right in front of us. Snorkelling was a treat for my husband and we appreciated the kayaks at our disposal. It was a very humid time of year...especially hard for us Canadians!! Only one room had air conditioning but all the rooms had ceiling fans. We were staying almost three weeks and we...

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Sands Villas in Feb 2017. Ours was a holiday of a lifetime and we had researched all options on Raratonga to try and replicate Judith Chalmers experience on the wish you were here programme. There are boutique resort type accommodation that offer a package experience, we prefer more privacy and the option to build our own holiday....

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Reviewed February 15, 2017

We absolutely loved our time at Sands Villas. This is the second time we've visited Titikaveka which can only be described as heaven on earth. We stayed in the Coral Villa which is the absolute beachfront house of the 3 villas (we barely noticed people staying in the villa behind us due to the lovely private garden separating the villas)....

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RarotongaHolidayer, Owner at Sands Villas, responded to this review

Many thanks for your feedback. It was certainly a HOT and windless time in paradise when you were here. Probably the hottest summer we have ever experienced. We are now turning on the aircon and ceiling fans before our guests arrive so the initial effect is one of comfort. We are providing extra fans too. Problem solved. You were great...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed January 30, 2017

We stayed for a week in January and loved the place. Beautiful spot right on the beach. Snorkeling right in front of you. We loved the included kayaks. Perfect for our 2 little ones. We will be back...!!

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RarotongaHolidayer, Owner at Sands Villas, responded to this review

... and we will welcome you back. Thanks for making this comment and remember we offer mates rates for returnees like you . Peter and Jolene

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed January 7, 2017

Stayed here for 10 nights during xmas and new years in the vaka villa. The location cannot get any better. The property had all the essentials required to make the stay comfortable. Peter and Jolene were fantastic as were the staff that helped us with the booking. Good snorkeling in the lagoon and with the water 10 or so steps...

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RarotongaHolidayer, Owner at Sands Villas, responded to this review

Your comments are much appreciated and noted. This was the hottest summer we have ever experienced and now we offer extra fans and have arranged more villa ventilation. We do hope you will return and enjoy Sands Villas once more.(at least) kindest regards , Peter and Jolenef

Auckland New Zealand
Reviewed July 17, 2016

We stayed for 9 nights in the Vaka Villa in early July. We loved this little piece of paradise and we were extremely happy there. There are three villas all on the one site, which is down a right of way style drive, the villas are laid out in a way that despite being quite close to each other they...

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RarotongaHolidayer, Manager at Sands Villas, responded to this review

Kia Orana and thank you for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us at Sands Villas. Our guests love the dual (or triple!) entertaining areas in the Vaka Villa which allow for outdoor dining even in the most 'tropical' of weather. We hope to see you all again very soon!

Australia
Reviewed June 14, 2016

This is a great place to stay with the best snorkelling right in front. Private location and overall terrific service. We stayed in the Vaka Villa and were very happy with it. A couple of things could be done to make it even better though :) There was 4 of us and only not enough cutlery. Also a stock of...

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RarotongaHolidayer, Owner at Sands Villas, responded to this review

Kia Orana and thank you so much for choosing to stay with us on your recent holiday. We really appreciate getting valuable feedback such as your so thank you! It is most unusual that your kitchen was not fully stocked (we normally over-do it if anything!) and your BBQ was not as clean as it should have been so we've...

Te Awamutu, New Zealand
Reviewed May 17, 2016

Second time we have stayed at the Sand Villas, it was great and I enjoyed my birthday with family and our friends. A special place private breach, excellent swimming, we all enjoyed our accommodation. The rooms are all doubles, late open plan living, the full kitchen amenities, clean and well serviced. I am looking forward to my next trip and...

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RarotongaHolidayer, Manager at Sands Villas, responded to this review

Meitaki Maata for coming to stay again! We're so glad to be able to share our piece of paradise with like-minded travellers. Until next year, Kia Manuia!

Reviewed May 8, 2016

Sorry this is so overdue! In 2014 our family-2 adults, 2 kids ages 9,10- stayed in Hibiscus Villa (in the middle). Everything was as described. Clean, quiet and all amenities readily available. Excellent snorkeling right out of the doorstep within 5 feet of the water's edge. Kayaks provided-great bonus- and safe for kids. Hosts were very attentive, wifi is slow,...

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RarotongaHolidayer, Manager at Sands Villas, responded to this review

Kia Orana, thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to do a review. We're glad your family enjoyed all the natural wonders of Titikaveka beach (you'll have to come back to see the turtle one day!) and our satellite wifi (that can be slower than you're used to) didn't affect your trip....

Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful and relaxing holiday we had based at the Sands Villas. A perfect place to honeymoon. The lagoon out front was beautiful (we even bumped into the resident turtle), the empty beautiful and almost private beach was amazing, and the clean and well appointed accommodation was fantastic. Thank you Peter for your excellent hospitality. Can't wait to go...

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RarotongaHolidayer, Owner at Sands Villas, responded to this review

Thanks guys for taking the time to do a review. We look forward to seeing you back here in paradise soon! Peter, Jolene, Rongo & Timmy the turtle

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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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 

Additional Information about Sands Villas

Address: PO Box 3159, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Titikaveka
Price Range: $326 - $349 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sands Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“Vaka and Coral villas are closest to the beach. Vaka villa has more shade.”
t0pi86, Jan 7, 2017 | Read review
“July was great for sleeping, but the lagoon was a little cool. I prefer Sep/Oct temperatures.”
Heidi2113, Jul 17, 2016 | Read review
“The Vaka Vills has a great enclosed sun room for the hot, windy or rainy days with comfortable chairs. This is my pick of the 3 Villas.”
Rustyjamtin, Jun 14, 2016 | Read review
“The Vaka Villa is the closest to the beach, but probably also has the most shad from the trees.”
  • View from deck
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  • Master Bedroom
  • Kitchen
Dunnersfireman64, Mar 15, 2016 | Read review
“Coral villa is definitely the best of them all!”
aishal24, May 1, 2015 | Read review
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