We had had a quick sneaky look at the Villas on our last trip to Raro and hoped to stay there the next visit - wow, we were not dissapointed in our choice. Right from the moment we contacted Shine and Tara by email to arrival and finally meeting them (along with Simon and the cutest, well behaved children), they were efficient, warm and friendly. The views when you first walk into your villa are just amazing - if you can see passed your hammock swinging gently between two palms in front of the deck - furnished with table and chairs for 6, a day bed and lounger. Good snorkelling, lovely pool for a quick cool off, immaculate gardens. The villas are absolutely spotless - not easy with the sand at your feet the minute you step off your deck. Very comfortably furnished with everything you could possibly need. We have often had issues with beds whilst away - not here, really comfy - although we did have some tiny ants interested in crawling along the back of the bed under the pillows for a couple of nights! Loved the private courtyard each villa has at the rear, containing two person spa, outdoor shower, washing machine, tub and clothes line - doors leading into each of the two bedrooms own bathrooms. Side door so when wet you can walk straight into bathroom rather than traipse through villa. These villas have been so well thought out in design, build (very soundproof) and decor. We did have an incident whilst there which Shine and Simon handled well and in fact beyond what they had to do - thank you! Only things we could possible think of improving on would be - replenishing the cereals, more soap in bathroom or filling the hand soap dispenser and bath towels changing maybe once or twice more (once in 8 days). Would thoroughly recommend (and will be) Cooks Bay Villas to anyone and everyone! Just hope to be able to go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cooks Bay Villas (CBV) nightly tariff ranges between: NZD$395 - NZD$495per night and is situated on the unspoiled white sandy beach of Vaimaanga, Rarotonga Cook Islands. We offer a wonderful opportunity to indulge yourself in a little luxury, while being able to enjoy the serenity and seclusion of one of the most beautiful locations in the Pacific. Cooks Bay Villas embraces modern polynesian architecture and styling with all villas being absolute beach front, with spectacular views across the lagoon to distance ocean wave breaks. Our Villas include the following:~ Two separate bedrooms with ceiling fans, air-conditioning and separate walk-in en-suites, a King Split Beds in each room that can be set into single beds~ Spacious living area opens onto expansive private balcony with outdoor teak dinning furniture, teak loungers and day-bed~ Fully self contained and well equipped with all modern amenities with Full kitchen facilities including an electric oven, gas top stove, full fridge/freezer, microwave and each villa has its own (Ultra Violet) treatment water system~ Entertainment embraces a 40inch LED TV, Home Theatre, Stereo/Hard drive consisting of movies, documentaries, tv series, cartoons, music etc. Telephone and WIFI-Internet connection~ Each villa have a Private outdoor courtyard, accessible from both bedrooms and en-suites, outdoor shower, sitting area, clothes line and a small laundry with washing machine and tub~ Another fantastic feature of this property is that Villas 2, 3 & 4, having full wheelchair access and being disability friendly. Relation should be a way of life, so at Cooks Bay Villas we also offer guests a selection of on-site facilities and services to help you relax and recharge. We understand these little extras go a long way in helping you really enjoy your island experience. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cooks Bay Villas Rarotonga, Cook Islands