I stayed at the Cooks Bay Villas as part of a large family group in three Villas. The Villas were perfect as they gave each of us enough privacy (ensuite bathrooms and each Villa with it own kitchen/lounge) while being close enough to move easily between the three Villas. Cooks Bay Villas is more like a private resort/ boutique accommodation. The Villas are on the beach - literally. The stretch of beach that runs along the front of the Villas become our pseudo hallway and was a stark contrast to a 'big resort' which would have been our other accommodation choice for this trip. It was easy to fall in love with Cooks Bay Villas - the little details were taken care of - free snorkeling equipment and kayaks that you could take anytime you wanted, a tap to wash off the sand before you entered your villa, candles on the table, fruit platters each day. Our hosts were engaging without being overbearing and went out of their way for us on numerous occasions. The neighboring properties are houses, so it felt very private and like we had our own private beach - away from the madding crowd. I had no problem leaving personal belongings on the beach while we were swimming or kayaking - it felt very safe and private. I highly recommend Cooks Bay Villas for both large groups/families and couples.
- 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