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Te Vakaroa Villas

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Lovely hotel. Close to the sea. Beautiful view from the infinitypool. Close to the muri 'city' with shops, night market is a must, beach, activities, restaurants. Friendly housekeeping and Poko was always willing to help. M&M

Stayed recently.Villa was perfect-appreciated the air con!Excellent service from all staff-great to chat to Nick and find he is a true Naki lad!! Perfect location for all meals and great coffees,not to mention the cocktails. Definitely recommend!

We stayed here after staying in Aitutaki, and it was a great change of pace. The Villas are beautiful, comfortable, and relaxing, while in the center of Muri beach with great access to food and activities. The beds are incredibly luxurious! The air conditioning works very well! The complementary breakfasts arrived on time and were more than enough to eat and delicious.

We stayed for 6 nights in April 2017. The location is beautiful and the facilities are excellent. Nick and Poko are a pleasure to deal with and were readily available to assist with hire car options, places to eat and generally things to do - other than relax by the magnificent pool! My wife was ill on the third day - Nick immediately lent us a car to get to the local hospital and regularly checked on us throughout the remainder of our stay. I would recommend Te Vakaroa Villas to anyone wanting to stay at a peaceful 5 star location.

We went on our honeymoon in November and it was so beautiful! It was the beginning of monsoon season but even when it rained we were in the infinity pool and spa pool day and night enjoying the warm weather. The service was excellent and staff were kind, friendly and funny, they gave us some awesome local tips too. If you are over the crowded resorts and you want a relaxed, peaceful atmosphere, great service with beautiful decor, then this is the place to go. We hardly left the place most days because it was perfect for relaxing. With only 6x villas, you are hardly sharing the pool with anyone else. It was located wonderfully, next to restaurants, night food market and a kayak place next door. We had their rental car too which was perfect, better than the scooters as it allowed us to shop and head out despite the weather. They organise airport pick up/drop off which was so helpful. Overall, I class this place 10/10, couldn't have asked for anything better. We definitely didn't want to leave, and could've spent longer in this paradise. Thanks to the owner and staff for making our holiday a great experience.

Te Vakaroa is incredible from the 5 star accomodation to the amazing location, the staff are wonderful so kind, caring and accomodating. We had our honeymoon rescued by these guys after our previous accommodation was very hit and mis, these guys took us in and made our stay nothing short of magical. The pool and spa area is great for a lovely relaxing day in the sun with giant lounges to relax on, the grounds are perfectly maintained and give the feel of staying in a rainforest oasis. The location of the villas is perfect with the amazing Sails restaurant and ISO Bar next door, amazing night markets a few doors down and your choice of food places just a stones throw away. They also have your choice of lagoon cruises, buggy tours, 4 wheeler tours very close by. Thank you for making our stay one to remember.

From our reception at the airport to our wave goodbye, our stay at Te Vakaroa was first class. The accommodation was luxurious, clean, and enchanting in every way. The landscaping is manicured daily and invites one to enter the mood of the South Pacific Islands. Our host and the staff were ALL very accommodating to our every wish. We highly recommend the Te Vakaroa to adults wishing a carefree, luxurious stay on Rarotonga.

We stayed five nights at Te Vakaroa Villas after a week in New Zealand. This was our first trip to the Cook Islands, so we did not know what to expect for lodging. TVV is a clean, upscale property with everything we hoped for: nicely appointed rooms with a beautiful view of the beach and ocean, air conditioning, tv (yes, we wanted tv), internet, a witty and accommodating hostess (Poko), and proximity to local restaurants and commerce. If you're visiting Rarotonga for the first time, be aware that Muri Beach is the best location to stay. Muri Beach has all the amenities available on Rarotonga. Poko, the TVV hostess was pleasant and accommodating. She arranged our car rental which was delivered to the property, and we left the keys in the room at the end of our stay. Poko also arranged transportation to the airport for our departure. We had paid $150 additional for a 6:00 pm check out, but TVV allowed us to stay in the room until 9:00 pm which was a relief because our flight departed 11:50 pm. The cleaning staff do a great job. They provided clean towels and bedding, cleaned our kitchenette and straightened up the room each day. We toured the island and visited a few other upscale properties. We found TVV to be the best location and accommodations. We'll stay here again, and we highly recommend TVV.

We arrived on a late flight from Australia via New Zealand. We had a wonderful transfer waiting for us when we arrived, complete with beautiful flowers. Taken to the most beautiful accomodation. Everything was clean, spacious and gorgeous. Could not have asked for more and exceeded our expectations. Big thankyou to Nick for the upgrade, much appreciated in every way. The pool was spectacular and the location is fantastic. Quiet, right on the beach but within walking distance to many places to eat out. All round highly recommend this beautiful boutique accomodation. Catherine and Cal. Melbourne Australia.

We visited in early February 2017 and it was absolutely perfect. Unfortunately the weather wasn't kind however did not stop us enjoying the villa's pool and beach. Lots of dining options to walk to. Staff were unobtrusive and very friendly and helpful. Transfers to and from airport, included car and breakfast every morning made our short break perfect. Included snorkelling equipment and kayaks were a real plus. Great small library for when your own books run out was great.

Ara Tapu (Main Road) Rarotonga

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • WiFi in rooms and public areas (fees apply)

Located within a 5-minute walk of Te Vara Nui Village, Te Vakaroa Villas is within 2 miles (3 km) of Tikioki Marine Sanctuary. This 5-star villa has 6 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free self parking. On the beach, the villa is also a short drive from Beachcomber Pearl Market and Para O Tane Palace.


Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 8 AM to 10:30 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


The 6 individually furnished villas feature kitchens and furnished balconies or patios, and there's space to spread out with living rooms and dining areas. Guests can expect WiFi and 42-inch plasma TVs with satellite channels. Select Comfort beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters, and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include washers/dryers, iPod docks, and minibars.

Property features

Guests staying at Te Vakaroa Villas enjoy an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and WiFi in public areas. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle at scheduled times for NZD $40 per person roundtrip. Front-desk staff can assist with tours/tickets and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach villa include a library, laundry facilities, and a garden.

Room options

Villa, 2 Bedrooms

King 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Villa, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

96% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 162 reviews