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Reviewed August 23, 2013

Hi, we only stayed one night due to travel commitments, but we can recommnend it. We arrived late and were met at the airport, taken to our villa, and welcomed with a message on our door. The breakfast provided for the morning was great, and we got some great travel advise and info.

We could not stay, but if we did we would be enjoying the lovely villa and beach.

Thank you to the very friendlyand helpful staff.

Spiers family, Rotorua, NZ

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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5-star-greenie, Part Owner / Manager at The Cooks Oasis Holiday Villas, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2013

Kia Orana JulieSpiers!
Thank you very much for taking the time to pop a review on Trip Advisor - we very much appreciate your time! It is wonderful to receive good feedback and we are delighted that your first night "on the rock" was memorable. We are very pleased with our Transfer Operators (we use only 2 operators) they do provide an excellent service which is especially important for those overnight arriving flights! We do hope the rest of your holiday was wonderful and hope to see you again when next you are in the Cook Islands :)
Kia Manuia,
Christine Johnson (for the Cooks Oasis team)

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

what can i say but this place is fantastic the team here as so good we were made to fell welcome from the very start the rooms are clean and have everything you need great spot best snorkling and great food nearby if you want a fantastic place to stay at good prices dont hesitate to stay here as long as we can still get a room when we go back

Room Tip: very quiet and private no big resort noise
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank fromthebush
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5-star-greenie, Part Owner / Manager at The Cooks Oasis Holiday Villas, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2013

Kia Orana Fromthebush,
Many thanks for taking the time to review The Cooks Oasis on trip Advisor - much appreciated! We are very pleased that you had a great stay and enjoyed the excellent local snorkelling and great eateries close by. We hope to see you back next time you visit the Cook Islands :)
Kia Manuia!
Christine Johnson for the Cooks Oasis team.

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Reviewed July 17, 2013

10 nights was not enough!
Eric, Roselle, Christine and Kiel are the perfect hosts. We felt so welcomed and comfortable for our entire trip.
From our arrival at about 2am, with a helpful taxi shuttle service, to the lovely breakfast waiting for us the next morning, our first impressions were already "Wow! - we made the right choice!"
Almost all of our bookings for day trips, dinners at local restaurants and even car hire were taken care of by Roselle and Christine, which made for an effortless stay. Their recommendations were always spot on too.
The availabilty of reef shoes, kayaks and snorkel gear was also a saviour. We didnt need to carry our own from home or purchase any on the island. Just another of the many great services these fabulous hosts provide.
Having our own kitchenette meant we could stay in and cook on occasion, which was a nice change from always eating out. The bathroom was a great size and the shower was pretty good too, good pressure and temperature.
Being a very fussy sleeper, I was worried I would have difficulty sleeping in a different bed, without my own pillow, but overall, these were quite comfortable (The relaxing vibe throughout the property probably helped with that too!)
Sunday morning came with a surprise serve of jam and cream doughnuts too, awesome!

The beach is just a short walk down the driveway, there are delicious burgers to be eaten at the Roadhouse just down the road, small stores nearby for emergency supplies like snacks and drinks, bus stop at the end of the driveway - what more could you ask for?

Not even a week since we left and we are already missing the warm weather, the warm hospitality and The Cooks Oasis. Can't wait to return someday soon.

Meitaki Maata Johnsons!

Room Tip: We stayed in Villa 1, nice and accessible to the pool, reception carpark etc. No need to climb stairs for this villa either, so if accessibility is a concern, go for a Garden villa.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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5-star-greenie, Part owner / manager at The Cooks Oasis Holiday Villas, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2013

Kia Orana Ambere 1983,
Meitaki Maata for your great feedback on trip advisor. Much appreciated :)
We are very pleased that you had a great holiday here at The Cooks Oasis and that you enjoyed your time on Rarotonga :) We look forward to your next visit! Maybe next time you can sneak in a few days on the outer islands too, visit Aitutaki or Atiu... we can book that for you too! Lovely to meet you both and thanks again :)
Kia Manuia,
Christine Johnson (for the Cooks Oasis team).

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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Lovely clean rooms and friendly service. Prompt pickup from the Airport- our friendly driver took in our bags and showed us around our room at 2 am. Excellent service from the owners- helping us on our first day with maps and bus timetables. beautiful location with the beach so close- lovely and quiet.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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5-star-greenie, Part owner / manager at The Cooks Oasis Holiday Villas, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2013

Kia Orana nassac,
Many thanks for your trip advisor feedback - we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay here at The Cooks Oasis Holiday Villas. Our local beach certainly is lovely isn't it, great location for viewing of the whales at the moment too. Hope to see you again next time you visit the Cook Islands :)
Kia Manuia,
Christine Johnson (for the Cooks Oasis team).

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Philip & Angela Baker,

From the welcome @ the airport our friendly transfer driver, whom took our bags all the way to our room & showed us where everything was @ 2am, to the wonderful friendly Johnson family ,to the time we left was 1st class! The accommodation was superb & the inclusion of the scooter hire ,snorkling gear, Kayakes & reef shoes, showed what a personal touch can do.

Thank you again to the Johnsons.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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5-star-greenie, Part Owner / Manager at The Cooks Oasis Holiday Villas, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2013

Kia Orana Philip B,
Welcome home! Thanks for your great post on Trip Advisor - much appreciated!
We are delighted you both enjoyed your stay here at The Cooks Oasis and were able to make good use of the beach gear etc. :)
Hope the weather is treating you well back home, I suspect it is a tad cooler than Rarotonga!!! We look forward to seeing you next time :)
Kia Manuia,
Christine Johnson for the Cooks Oasis team.

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