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Reviewed 1 week ago

We are a couple with no kids who stayed at Cooks Bay Villas specifically because it is marketed on their website as a luxury oceanfront property. The property is oceanfront, on a lovely beach, but very little about this property says luxury. If this property was marketed as a mid range property catering to families and groups, that assessment would...

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Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cooks Bay Villas truly are exceptional in every way. Super friendly service and they happily organised a scooter for us on arrival. The villas are fully decked out with everything you need, including a full kitchen. Wigmore's supermarket is right across the road and sells super fresh tuna, fruit and vegetables, so we used the kitchen several times during our...

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1Thank civic-art
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Well appointed, clean Villas right on the beach front. A bowl of fruit is delivered daily. Kitchens well set up for cooking if you decide to stay in. We saw whales from our breakfast table. Kids spent the days snorkeling and kayaking. 10 mins from muri beach so very peaceful but an easy trip if you need a change of...

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1Thank Kirsty M
Queensland
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Our family group (two couples) enjoyed a four night stay in a Villa in late May. We chose this accommodation based on its excellent reviews and it's location. It certainly delivered on both counts. The Villa was faultless and I couldn't imagine a better choice on Rarotonga - comfortable, well-equipped and exceptionally well run by two lovely sisters. Perfectly suited...

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2Thank Tripmode33
Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

These villas are in a perfect location are private and well thought out. You could easily spend your entire holiday at the villa as everything is right there. It was our first time at Cooks Bay and we will definitely come back. It had everything you needed for that perfect holiday, including private spa and outdoor shower pool and weather...

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1Thank Jan W
Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I am so glad that I have done research and got advices from the forum before I booked my trip and end up picking cooks bay villa instead of anywhere else in muri. The villa has got everything we need and right on the beach, it is so privately setup and so close to the little super market across the...

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4Thank jordidu0663
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We visit Rarotonga regularly and always stay somewhere different but not now! From now on we'll be staying right back here. The villas have everything you need, are placed on a stunning beach, a daily fruit platter is dropped off early morning and you receive a lovely welcome pack on arrival. Shine, Tara and Nelly have thought of everything! Their...

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3Thank TravellingNZkiwi
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Thank you again for a lovely relaxing holiday. We had rain for the first few days but that was OK as I lied down on the outside day bed and read a couple of books all the time staying dry. This was our third time staying there, 14th time to Rarotonga, and I wouldn't stay anywhere else now. See you...

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3Thank deemac16
Reviewed 27 July 2016

The other reviews you see here sum it up pretty well... It would be hard to expand on the great detail that others have said about the property, the owners, the service, the details, location etc etc... What I would like to touch on is just how peaceful the location is relative to other busier places like Muri beach. We...

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3Thank Mark B
Suva, Fiji
Reviewed 21 July 2016

I had nice time there. The place has everything. I liked the kitchen facility as I could cook my own food. Spa was added advantage. It is on the beach where you can spend quality time. It has individual hammock as well.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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 4inch 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, a jacuzzi/spa pool, 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 

Additional Information about Cooks Bay Villas

Address: Vaimaanga Beach | PO Box 3018, Vaimaanga, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Vaimaanga
Price Range: €264 - €330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cooks Bay Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Try to get one of the Villas away from the pool to minimize pool noise”
 of 5 bubbles TFriend2012, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
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