We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Fantastic memories”
Review of Te Vakaroa Villas

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Te Vakaroa Villas
Ranked #4 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Muri
Certificate of Excellence
Coromandel
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fantastic memories”
Reviewed December 22, 2009

We stayed here for 7 nights for our wedding which was on the beach directly in front. The setting could not be better, the rooms well equiped and the staff/owners very helpful and nice. A great place to entertain our family and friends, relax, have fun and be where all the action is. Highly recommend to anyone

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank WildNZCherry
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

162 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    142
    11
    4
    3
    2
See reviews for
23
113
1
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (34)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed November 30, 2009

The beautiful Te Vakaroa Villas are located in the heart of Muri Beach, on Raratonga. The villas are quite new and are very well appointed. The view to the ocean is breathtaking and the infinity pool is spectacular. If you feel like a night in, the villa has a great kitchen, or the BBQ by the pool, is also a good alternative.
The staff were very friendly and helpful.
I would definitely recommend the Te Vakaroa Villas as a very special place to stay, and hope to return soon.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank gearge
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Eugene, Oregon
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 8, 2009

We had a 7-night heavenly stay at this hidden gem on Raro. We arrived at 6 am on Monday, after rushed through the customs, we saw Dhiro with a big smile waiting for us. He transported us to Te Vakaroa through a nice and clean private minivan. On the way to our villa, Dhiro gave us a brief and knowledgeable introduction of Rora, and happily told us that we’ve been upgraded to a 2-bed room villa. We were so excited cause we knew that we’d be spoiled even more.

We couldn’t believe what we’d seen when we arrived at the property. It was beyond words. I would say it’s the best place to stay on Raro after touring many other places within that week. The architecture is amazing. We didn’t see any other property as beautiful as Te Vakaroa when we were there. .We loved the garden. It’s small, but very clean and filled with nicely organized tropical plants, a little pond full with fishes is the icing on the cake. We couldn’t imaging how much heart and soul that Nick has putting in on this place. Nick (the co-owner) told us how he had this property built. He even had small model of the property built first and situated the exact location to see how the actual property would be like. It’s truly amazing.

The interior is nothing less the outside. Living room, kitchen and dining area, and power room are on the second floor, so dose a covered balcony filled with comfy furniture and magnificent view. Two bed rooms are upstairs with french doors that lead to ocean and mountain views. Beautiful décor and furniture, all modern appliances through out the rooms and kitchen. They even have washer and dryer in each villa, what a nice plus!

We loved to go for a walk on the Muri beach and enjoy the warmth of early sunshine every morning. Our resort has a couple of easy accesses to the beautiful beach. The kayaking & snorkeling equipments are located at the hut right next door. You can have them just by asking Jeannette, the resort manager, for a vulture or tell them you are staying in at Te Vacaroa.

We are so grateful to all the staff for their helpfulness. Jeannette is a wonderful lady who helped us with questions and reservations. She even helped me to find my hubby’s driver’s license that I accidentally dropped at a restaurant. Swazee, who always with a sweet smile, delivered our breakfast in the morning. Naneth, you can always see her swiftly tidying up places. Jai, the early bird who keeps the outdoor area so fresh and clear every day. We love you all and thank you for being there for us.

It has been a pleasure staying with Te Vakaroa and it’ll be our No.1 choice for the next time visit. I would give 10 stars review if available and I’ll definitely recommend to all travelers who desire to have a slice of heaven on earth.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank cj168
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Costa Mesa, CA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2009

We have had the pleasure of visiting Rarotonga many times in the last few years. Our last trip was in July, 2009. We have stayed at Te Vakaroa villas on at least four occasions since the resort was opened last year. It is a beautiful place, staffed by the nicest and friendliest people you will ever meet. From lovely Jeanette on the front desk/business office to Dhiru, the hardest working man on the island, everything you need will be taken care of. The villas themselves are luxurious, with every amenity you can imagine and the property is located right on Muri Beach - the best place to be on the island - excellent walking beach, good swimming/snorkelling, kayaking, plenty of restaurants etc.
We would highly recommend Te Vakaroa to anyone visiting Rarotonga. You will not find a better place to stay on the island!

Wendy Rianda
Costa Mesa, CA

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank wrianda
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Auckland
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2009

We stayed in a two bedroom villa for 6 nights and loved it. The entire villa was beautifully furnished, my favourite part being the big deck and day beds. The views are beautiful from every villa as they all face the beach but are very private.

The pool area was lovely as were the gardens around the rooms.

You could order room service from the restaurant next door which was great as we had a toddler with us and sometimes going out didnt suit.

The staff were friendly and helpful at all times.

We would definitely recommend the villas to others.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank kate9852
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Melbourne, Victoria
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2009

Rarotonga is a fantastic place to relax and unwind. We had a wonderful stay at TeVakaroa. We stayed for 10 nights and for most of those, the 6 units were fully occupied. The location is perfect and the views stunning – you’re close to restaurants, a great little coffee shop and a small supermarket.
TeVakaroa has been opened for ~18 months and there’s obviously some teething problems. Our Villa had a broken dishwasher and the sliding doors would not lock. The major problem is their bed linen. Our fitted sheet was so badly stained it should have been thrown out. We were told it was clean and had just come from the laundry – “maybe they hadn’t washed it in bleach”. The second sheet they put on was also stained and one of the cleaning staff told us this was the best one she could find, they were all stained. We found this very unacceptable, however didn’t make a fuss at the time, as we didn’t want to spoil our holiday. On this alone, I would have to think twice before recommending or returning to TeVakaroa. This is our second trip to the Cook Islands and won’t be our last – 3 years ago we stayed at the Rarotongan Beach and Spa Resort – the first night in a standard room and the rest of our holiday in the Honeymoon Bungalow. We had no problems with the bed linen in either rooms.
Muri Beach is definitely the pick of the areas to stay and there’s certainly a lot of great accommodation along the beach.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank jbro-traveller
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dubbo Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 24, 2009

Best location on the Island five star accommodation friendly & helpful staff .

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank dubsvegas
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Muri
0.2 mi away
Muri Beach Club Hotel
0.7 mi away
Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa
5.4 mi away
Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 mi away
Pacific Resort Rarotonga
0.7 mi away
Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa
0.3 mi away
Nautilus Resort Rarotonga
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Te Vakaroa Villas? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Te Vakaroa Villas

Property: Te Vakaroa Villas
Address: Main Road, Muri, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Muri
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Muri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Te Vakaroa Villas 5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This new property offers six beachfront villas that face Muri Lagoon. 3 x 1 Brm Villas at the ground level and 3 x 2 Brm Villas at the 1st level each with views across the pool to the beach and lagoon. All villas are highly appointed, with large terraces, full kitchens complete with dishwashers, microwaves, frig/freezers, DVDs, surround cinema with flat screen TVs, satellite TV reception. Blue Tooth connectivity to in room speakers,and WiFi internet connections. Each Villa has its own laundry. A freshwater pool, spa and large daybed are located right above the beach. Welcome fruit platter provided on arrival and complimentary tropical breakfasts delivered to your villa daily, with room service available from the adjoining restaurant. Private car meet/greet and airport transfers $ 20 per person each way are recommended given our property is only manned between 8.30am and 4.30pm. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Priceline, Cancelon and Hotwire so you can book your Te Vakaroa Villas reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Te Vakaroa Villas Hotel Muri
Te Vakaroa Villas Muri, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing