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if Pacific Resort is full,next best option?

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if Pacific Resort is full,next best option?

If we cant get into the Pacific Resort what is our next best option as we like the Muri Beach side...any suggestions

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1. Re: if Pacific Resort is full,next best option?

Hi. It really depends if you want that big resort feel. If you do, then the Rarotongan would be your next choice. However, if you're open to a more private, relaxed and personal experience, consider Sokala Villas which are amazing. You get a huge villa right on the beach with a private pool. Your room is stocked with a breakfast basket of fruit, milk, juice, cereals, jams, etc. You'd have a full kitchen and there is a little store just steps up the road where you can get fresh bread, groceries, and beer/wine whenever you need it. Some of the best restaurants are right in the area within an easy walk down the beach. Also, Pacific resort is right there so you could still hang out there for drinks/ meals and feel the more resort style atmosphere whenever you needed to.

We met a couple that were staying at Pacific in an upper scale room and they would have preferred our villa at Sokala hands down when they saw our location. For less money, you get a very island feel, with wonderful service at Sokala.

Now, just to mention, if your budget allows, look at Sea Change which blows everything else away. It truly is like something you'd see on "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous".

We loved it too, even though it isn't in the Muri beach area.

Hope this helps.

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2. Re: if Pacific Resort is full,next best option?

New four star place next to the Pacific Reaort opening in November...................

Muri Beach Club Hotel

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