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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Lovely villas with everything you need. Best holiday accommodation I've ever had. It was the perfect get away with some girlfriends. Big open spaces to hang out in and sunbath. Great decks for socialising and having drinks. The beach was very quiet and well keep, much more so than Muri. Nothing is far away on the island so its definitely...

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RarotongaHolidayer, Owner at Sands Villas, responded to this review

Meitaki Maata (thank you) for choosing to stay with us at Sands Villas. Like you and your girlfriends, our visitors keep coming back because of our stunning private beach, incredible snorkelling and friendly staff. See you next time!

Kerikeri, Northland, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 August 2014

Great facility in a wonderful location. We had a fabulous stay here and would definitely return. The service from management was excellent. The rental car was available for pick up at the airport and the staff were friendly and courteous. Although we had to leave at midnight to catch our flight, there was still a staff member on hand to...

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RarotongaHolidayer, Owner at Sands Villas, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Sands Villas, Mike. Our staff are all family and treat the property as their own. We see our guests as great new additions to that family. We look forward to your next visit, please make sure you let our reservations person know you are returning guests for a special discount. Kia Manuia, The Sands...

Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 August 2014

This was just the perfect place to stay in Raratonga. Owners were very helpful. Facilities great and location was perfect. Snorkeling was very good. We had three couples and there was plenty of room. Deck was very large and wonderful for evening meals. Would totally recommend this villa.

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RarotongaHolidayer, Manager at Sands Villas, responded to this review

Meitaki Maata for choosing to spend your holiday with us at Sands Villas. We're so glad you all had a great time and enjoyed our villas as much as we do! They are great for groups of your size looking for a no fuss, relaxing holiday. Until next time, Kia Manuia from Peter, Jolene, Rongo, Pike, April, Vaine and Blake...

Manchester
Reviewed 2 August 2014

We had a brilliant time staying at Sands Villas for a week in a wedding party. The villas themselves are well designed; it's easy to find privacy, and the decks and lounges are great for socialising. The beach is great, unspoilt and quiet compared to Muri (though only 5 minutes drive from the cafes round there) and the snorkelling seemed...

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RarotongaHolidayer, General Manager at Sands Villas, responded to this review

Thank you guys for staying with us at Sands Villas and also for taking the time to do a review for us. We loved having you all here and so glad the little one enjoyed herself. Our beach here in Titikaveka is certainly the best spot for snorkelling, kayaking and lazy dips in the sea. We look forward to your...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 August 2014

We had an amazing week here with friends, occupying all three of the villas and we had our own little bit of paradise. The beach is beautiful and pretty much all ours for the week. Great for enjoying the warm water of the lagoon and exploring with kayaks that were made available for all. Great deck, with a nice bit...

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RarotongaHolidayer, General Manager at Sands Villas, responded to this review

Thank you Si for your review. We're so glad you and the rest of the wedding party enjoyed your stay with us. It was certainly very fun having you all here! We hope to see you back in our piece of paradise again soon- we'll keep the beers cold in the meantime!

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Fantastic place to chill with family and friends. The deck is perfect for wines at sunset and yoga in the morning! Gorgeous spot. Lovely large room to suit a honeymooning couple! Great with kitchen facilities!

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RarotongaHolidayer, Owner at Sands Villas, responded to this review

Kia Orana. Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Sands Villas Rarotonga! We're pleased you had a great stay and found our villas romantic. We'll see you next time!

Reviewed 14 June 2014

This is just the perfect getaway - family, romance, you could do it all here. The wedding party I stayed with all enjoyed themselves, often until the early hours as it's so easy to socialise between villas. The location and view speak for themselves. Spectacular.

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RarotongaHolidayer, Owner at Sands Villas, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to spend your holiday with us at Sands Villas. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your next visit. Peter, Jolene, Rongo and the team (including Franklin the cat).

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Everything we needed for our stay, at our fingertips. We booked all three houses for the bridal party and family, which worked out great. It was so good I've sent one of my presenters from work there with her family. I can't wait to head back! :)

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RarotongaHolidayer, Owner at Sands Villas, responded to this review

Kia Orana, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad your wedding group enjoyed their stay with us. We enjoyed having you all here and participating in some of the frivolity. We'll see you next time for pina coladas at sunset! Peter, Jolene, Rongo and the team (including Franklin the cat).

Duncan, BC
Reviewed 8 March 2014

Kia Orana First off I cannot say enough how wonderful Sands Villas are. From the moment we arrived and were greeted by our hosts to the moment we left. When you read the reviews and it tells you how addictive the place will become they were not wrong! We booked all three Villas for a 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration for...

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RarotongaHolidayer, Owner at Sands Villas, responded to this review

Kia Orana, thanks so much for choosing Sands Villas as the backdrop for such a special occasion! We're glad we could assist in making your parents celebration a success. We look forward to hosting you all again for the 60th! Kia Manuia, Peter, Jolene, Rongo and the team (including Franklin the cat).

Hastings, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 December 2013

We had our wedding ceremony at Sands Villas on on October 25th 2013. I could go on and on about this place it was perfect for us we booked out all three villas. I have to say we were on the best stretch of beach with the most amazing snorkelling just out front. My husband and I stayed in the...

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Meitaki maata for spending your special day/s with us at Sands Villas. We're pleased you had a great time. See you for the anniversary! Kia Manuia, Peter, Jolene, Rongo and the team (including Franklin the cat).

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sands Villas are three, 3 bedroom uniquely styled modern villas nestled on a premier beachfront property in Titikaveka. Our southern beach boasts white sand, palm trees and turquoise waters perfect for snorkelling and swimming. Book one villa for a romantic escape or all three for a wedding, birthday or great family holiday. The choice is yours. But be warned... Your first trip will certainly not be your last! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sands Villas

Address: PO Box 3159, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Titikaveka
Hotel Class:4 star — Sands Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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