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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

Portland, Maine
Reviewed April 24, 2016

We loved our 4 nights in Rarotonga. The staff were wonderful, the location beautiful. Loved listening to the waves crash on the reef about 1/2 a mile out, as we looked out at the calm lagoon at our doorstep. The house was clean and ready for our arrival. All the staff were attentive and quick to answer questions. The only...

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RarotongaHolidayer, Owner at Sands Villas, responded to this review

Kia Orana and thank you for taking the time to do a review of your stay with us. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay and could get in some serious relaxation before returning home. With regards to wifi, we appreciate most modern travellers appreciate having access to the internet during their stay. We've installed a 'hotspot' to enable this but...

Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed March 15, 2016

Stayed in the Vaka Villa for a week while viisting Rarotonga for a friends wedding. The location was perfect for us as the wedding as only a short walk down the beach at the Moana Sands. The beach in front of the Vaka Villa is literally at the edge of the deck and it is probably one of the best...

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RarotongaHolidayer, Owner at Sands Villas, responded to this review

Meitaki Maata (thank you) for taking the time to do a review and of course for staying with us here in paradise! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kia Manuia, Jolene, Peter, Rongo and Bella the cat

Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed March 13, 2016

A group of 4 of us (1 couple - 2 singles) stayed here in March for a week as we were attending a wedding just down the road at Moana Sands and it was exactly what we wanted. We were originally booked in the Hibiscus Villa but were changed to the Vaka Villa which although perhaps the oldest we really...

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RarotongaHolidayer, Owner at Sands Villas, responded to this review

Kia Orana and thank you so much for taking the time to do a review. We're sorry to hear your stay wasn't 100% fantastic and we've addressed the issues you've raised with our team. Each villa should receive a complimentary welcome basket as you pointed out, a free service mid-stay as well as a top of any towels you may...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed January 11, 2016

I can't speak highly enough of the Sands Villas. A group of five of us stayed in the Hibiscus Villa for five nights, and we were thrilled with the location, the hosts, and how well-equipped it was. We were initially disappointed not to be able to book one of the two villas that are right on the beach, but it...

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RarotongaHolidayer, Manager at Sands Villas, responded to this review

Kia Orana and thanks for choosing to stay with us at Sands Villas! As you pointed out, our Hibiscus Villa is a great option for those wanting a little more privacy and when the seabreeze picks up during tradewinds season. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again soon. Kia Manuia, Jolene, Peter, Rongo...

Palos Verdes Estates, California
Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is long overdue! Our family of 4 (kids ages 9 and 10) spent 13 days in Hibiscus Villa in August 2014 and it was just right for our stay. The beach is a few steps away, the lagoon is beautiful, kayaks are at your disposal and the snorkeling is great. We saw it all - eagle rays, clams, moral...

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RarotongaHolidayer, Owner at Sands Villas, responded to this review

Kia Orana from paradise! Your review is very helpful and appreciated. We did enjoy having you stay with us and hope you will be back soon. This time our resident turtle will be at the water's edge to say hi.(Well we will work on that anyway) See you soon! All the best, Peter and Jolene

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Paid Wifi
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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
Hotel Class:4 star — Sands Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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“July was great for sleeping, but the lagoon was a little cool. I prefer Sep/Oct temperatures.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 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
  • Indoor / Outdoor Living
  • Master Bedroom
  • Kitchen
 of 5 bubbles Dunnersfireman64, Mar 15, 2016 | Read review
“Coral villa is definitely the best of them all!”
 of 5 bubbles aishal24, May 1, 2015 | Read review
“Vaka Cottage is not one of the 3 Villas, its behind Vaka Villa about 50m to the water down a short path alongside side.”
 of 5 bubbles petergrylls, Apr 26, 2015 | Read review
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