Sea Change Villas4.5 out of 5.0
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Beverley collected us & took us to Sea Change. During the drive she pointed out places of interest & explained the amenities that are available at Sea Change (bikes, snorkelling equipment, kayaks etc). We then met Steph, who gave us further information. We had a lagoon view villa. The room was wonderful - large, open-plan area with a fully equipped kitchen, dining room and lounge. We had our own private pool & deck area out the back and a porch out the front. It was very quiet - although the villas were all full, we hardly knew anyone else was there. We also liked the fact that there were no kids. In addition to the overall fantastic service, it was the little touches that I appreciated - when we made bookings Steph left a confirmation letter with a beautiful hibiscus flower on top, and on our arrival the fridge was stocked with beer, wine, milk cereal, bread and eggs. We thoroughly recommend Sea Change & can't speak highly enough of the team there - they're all so friendly & helpful & made our trip memorable.
Our beach front villa (No.1) was fabulous. Very comfortable and well equipped. Just a few short steps from our deck to the water for some great snorkelling. Sea Change staff are very friendly and helpful. Nothing is too much trouble. Thoroughly recommend Rarotonga as a destination and Sea Change as a great place to stay.
Our beach front villa was very comfortable and well equipped. The location was fabulous, only a few steps from our deck to the beach and some great snorkelling. Sea Change provide Kayaks, Paddle Boards, Snorkelling kit and Bikes for guests to use. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Nothing is too much trouble.
We spent two weeks with the Sea Change family. We were exceptionally well taken care of and came to feel that the Sea Change employees and owners were part of our family. The housekeepers are very considerate and come by while you are not around...we came to enjoy having them come by so we could talk to them about the island! The accommodations are beautifully appointed with high end appliances. Each bungalow has a soaking pool that we enjoyed several times a day (even during brief rainstorms!). The paddle boards and sea kayaks were used daily to explore the beautiful sea life below the crystal clear water. I encourage everyone considering a trip to Rarotonga to stay at Sea Change Villas. You will not find a more beautiful location on the planet and a lovely welcoming place to call "home" while you explore.
Sea Change Villas are fantastic and situated in a pristine area of Titikaveka lagoon. Our villa was one of their lagoon view rooms which was spacious and had a lovely deck and the neatest self cleaning private pool. It was also a quick walk across the main road to the beach. Snorkeling was fantastic here, right in front of Sea Change! We found the best time to go was on a med/low tide where you can walk out a ways towards the boundary of the lagoon before starting to snorkel--we saw lots of lovely and big coral hosting a variety of fish, our favourites being the lagoon trigger fish (Picasso fish), humbugs and blue/green chromis. We had our own snorkel gear, but on our last day we tried their complimentary flippers (short fins) which were great and more practical for a shallow lagoon than our longer flippers. They also had complimentary reef shoes and access to kayaks and stand-up paddle boards. We also truly appreciated the time Beverly took to help us personalise our experience on Rarotonga--thank you so much for all your advice! And a big thank-you too, to Stephanie for booking all of our activities and printing out their corresponding itineraries :-) If we ever went back to the Cook Islands, we would definitely stay here again with one difference, we would make sure to spend time doing something for The Esther Honey Foundation, an organisation that provides voluntary veterinary care to the animals of the South Pacific islands--the island dogs here are beautifully tempered and longing for attention, affection, food, and even water.
If you're looking for the perfect Honeymoon spot, then look no further than the Sea Change Villas! As soon as we arrived, I knew that we had sourced the best spot on the Island! Our hosts Bev, Stephanie & Craig made us feel right at home straight away and after an initial orientation, we literally wanted for nothing! I spent a lot of time researching online trying to find the best place to Honeymoon and Sea Change Villas has it in spades! From our own personal private plunge pool and a beach to ourselves, Sea Change Villas is indulgence personified. We're already planning our next visit and can't wait to return - You won't be disappointed!!
My wife and I just came back from our honeymoon in Rarotonga and the Sea Change Villas was our pick. We had a beautiful time! Our villa was so big, private and with an amazing pool. The staff was just the best, accommodating our needs at all times and willing to help always. We felt right at home and the access to the beach was such a plus. Right in the middle of Rarotonga, this place was so close to everything we needed like restaurants, stores, etc. We will never forget this place. Thank you so much for this amazing experience!
It was our 1st visit to Rarotonga to celebrate my partners 50th Birthday we were so rapt we chose Sea Change Villa's. It was absolutely amazing. Having our own pool was the best. Everything was just perfect. Our Villa was awesome up the back so peaceful & quiet. The orientation Bev gave us was just amazing telling us where to eat & what to do. Organised our rental car & anything else you wanted to do. Highly recommend getting the platter delivered was just fabulous.
March 4-11 of 2017- First time in Cook Islands as we usually go to Travaasa in Hana-Maui to destress yearly. Our Boutique Villa #4 was perfect (clean, quiet, modern) and the view of the lagoon/beach was beautiful and walking to water took one minute. The Costco package was perfect and included everything we could have asked for example airport transfers, early check in, wifi, car rental, breakfast starter package (wine&beer), onsite laundry, tv with cable, bicycles with baskets, snorkeling, kayak, paddle boards, beach towels, private pool. The staff was warm kind and helpful at all times. Stephanie scheduled our activities and car rental. We spent our days cycling around the island, snorkeling, and kayaking. We did Pa's Cross Island Hike(The Needle). Spa treatments at Te Manava Dined at Sandals Restaurant, Charlies, Tamarind house, Nautilus Resort, Le Rendez-Vous bistro, Vaima all beautiful views and food. Cook Island people are very warm and kind. The weather was amazing during our stay sunny and warm. I can't wait to return. We loved every minute of it...
We recently concluded our second visit to Sea Change Villas and Rarotonga. Once again---everything exceeded expectations. Sea Change is a private, secluded boutique resort with an absolutely fabulous staff. You are literally steps away from one of the world’s most stunning lagoons with warm, crystal clear water that provides ample opportunity to swim, snorkel, paddleboard, and kayak. Amazingly---it seemed like we had our own private beach/lagoon as we seldom saw more than five people enjoying this incredible slice of paradise. Our villa was tranquil, beautifully appointed and a few steps from the beach. The gardens are stunning, and our own private plunge pool provided the perfect opportunity to rest and relax with a refreshing dip. From the moment we arrived by private car we were welcomed with warm hospitality, and the attention and service never diminished. Managers Beverley and Craig are an absolutely lovely and personable couple who coordinate the marvelous group of individuals that comprise their attentive, friendly, and efficient staff. Stephanie, Marguerite, and Michael always greeted us with friendly smiles and provided helpful advice on where to go and things to do. Simply put---another wonderful experience. We highly recommend Sea Change Villas for a serene and luxurious getaway. Can’t wait to return!!!
Located 2 mi (3.1 km) from Tikioki Marine Sanctuary, Sea Change Villas is within a 5-minute drive of Te Vara Nui Village. This 9-room, 4.5-star resort has 9 outdoor pools along with private in-room pools and free self parking. On the beach, the resort is also a short drive from Puaikura Beach and Aro'a Beach.
For your convenience, a continental breakfast is served each morning for a fee. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.
The 9 air-conditioned accommodations feature kitchens and balconies or patios, and there's space to spread out with living rooms and dining areas. Guests can expect to find WiFi and 40-inch plasma TVs with satellite channels and DVD players. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Private pools, MP3 docks, and private yards are other standard amenities.
Guests of Sea Change Villas enjoy features like 9 outdoor pools, WiFi in public areas, and spa services. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free airport shuttle (available on request). Helpful staff can provide dry cleaning/laundry services and concierge services. Other amenities at this beach resort include free use of bicycles, a computer station, and a terrace.
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99% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 700 reviews