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Rumors of Romance - beach/water

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Rumors of Romance - beach/water

Hello there,

We are thinking of staying at Rumors of Romance. Can anyone give any advice about the beach & water? Or how far it is from a restaurant? The web site looks amazing, but it is quite pricey & we would be disappointed if the beach or swimming wasn't that great. Any information would be very appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

santa barbara,CA
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1. Re: Rumors of Romance - beach/water

There is a fair amount of coral out front but a short walk will take you all along swimmable beach, great snorkeling and a nice walk to Muri Beach where the Sails Restaurant, Flame Tree Restaurant, Pacific Resort and snack shop are all available. The place is absoulutely gorgeous and very private.

sunny regards,

shully

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2. Re: Rumors of Romance - beach/water

Thank you so much for the information, it really helps!!

Right now we are leaning more towards the Sea Change since the water looks a little nicer in front of the rooms???

Do you know about how far it is from Sea Change to the restaurants? It is hard to get a perpective from the map.

Thanks again!

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3. Re: Rumors of Romance - beach/water

that's perspective...

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4. Re: Rumors of Romance - beach/water

Sea Change is at the end of Titikaveka...it is a beautiful property...remember though that the Plantation Villas are across the street from the beach...the Beachfront is exactly that. There isn't much around the Sea Change...but you should be aware that the local bus comes around constantly in both directions. The buses in Rarotonga are very new, clean,nice and cheap....it's just a quick ride or a nice long walk to Muri Beach where the lions share of the action is...it's about a 20 minute ride from the main town of Avarua for shopping etc on the bus. It is also close to the Fruits of Rarotonga (a small sandwich/chutney stand) where the very BEST snorkeling is on the island. The Sea Change is a beautiful property. I like it because the decor isn't overdone and it is quite mediteranean with soft muted colors and dark woods. I'm sure you would be very happy there...

sunny regards,

shully

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5. Re: Rumors of Romance - beach/water

Thank you so much for the information. It really helped in our decision process!

Unfortunately, we would have had to switch rooms at Rumors - therefore, we are going with Reflections based on their location to Muri beach.

We are really excited and can't wait for our trip!

santa barbara,CA
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6. Re: Rumors of Romance - beach/water

You'll be happy at Reflections...

very lovely.

sunny regards,

shully