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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We recently had a wonderful week in Villa #1 at Sea Change. We would highly recommend Sea Change for a stay on Rarotonga. Our villa was clean, well equipped and includes a private pool. Location is almost exactly half way around the island from the town centre so nothing is very far away. Although adjacent to the road, there was... More 

Thank GG55
SeaChangeVillas, Owner at Sea Change Villas, responded to this review

Thank you for the glowing review. We are very happy that your stay with is was so enjoyable! Our goal is always to ensure that our guests have a seamless stay with us! We look forward to seeing you back again with us from Canada very soon! More 

Rancho Cucamonga, California
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We just returned from 2 weeks at Sea Change Villas #3. Nov 5-19 The Villa was kept very clean and we had fresh flowers each week. The view of the sunrise in the morning from the bed was amazing, the sky was a different shade of pink each day. And the color of the sand where the coconut heart is... More 

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SeaChangeVillas, Owner at Sea Change Villas, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us here at Sea Change and we look forward to seeing you back again soon! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been fortunate over our 40 years together to travel the world. I can say few places have made us feel at home as much as Sea Change. I travelled to Raro in the mid 80's on business so I had some insight into the destination and its culture. My husband and I made our booking rather last minute... More 

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SeaChangeVillas, Owner at Sea Change Villas, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful and detailed review! You will have seen many changes on the island since your first visit in the '80s but then as you said - some things here never change (but the charm of the island remains much the same as it did back then). We hope to see you back "home" at Sea Change... More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a general rule I don't give negative reviews. Often a bad experience is a one off or things just aren't how you like it but others may not care. So if I don't like a place I generally will simply not review it. However I cannot abide liars, cheats or those that deceive. So I have given two negative... More 

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seascapeb, Owner at Sea Change Villas, responded to this review

Dear Tony, It is true what they say, you can’t please all the people all the time but according to the other 670 reviews we have received on Trip Advisor over the years, apparently we please most of the people most of the time. In fact 94.3% of our guests have rated us as “Excellent”, 4.6% as “Very Good”, 0.6%... More 

Korora, Australia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

We spent nearly a week at Sea Change and thoroughly glad we did. The local knowledge of the staff in helping guide and advise re the cross island walk, cultural evenings, game fishing and restaurants was excellent , as was the pick up and drop off arrangement with several excellent beach side restaurants. I would stay there again

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

To be honest I'm tempted here to say some nasty and negative things if only to ensure that when next in Rarotonga this incredible place isn't booked solid. Can't do it though, Sea Change Villas along with staff Beverly and Steph are just amazing. The accommodation is just gorgeous, the setting breathtaking and the service from the team just priceless.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

We have just returned from a week in Rarotonga staying at the Sea Change Villas, #8 which was an Executive Lagoon View Villa. All I can say is wow. We traveled with another couple and this villa allowed each couple to have a large master bedroom, walk-in-wardrobe and large ensuite. The communal area was well laid out and the large... More 

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Waynesboro, Virginia
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

My husband and I just returned from our Honeymoon in which we spent 2 weeks at Sea Change. The villas are perfect (even if you just have a lagoon view villa). All of the staff is incredibly friendly and accommodating. Steph is a gem and a valuable resource - use her for any tips or advice around the island. Next... More 

Thank allisonmaupin
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4 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Sea Change is a perfect vacation hideaway in the Cook Islands! My husband and I just returned from Raro on October 8, 2016 from a two week holiday and could not have been more happy with this place. The room was perfect - space to live for two weeks and not just a room with a bed and a couch... More 

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Reviewed 27 September 2016

My wife and I went to Rarotonga and Aitutaki for our honeymoon. We stayed at 3 different resorts and Sea Change Villas was by far our favourite. The villas are extremely well taken care of, clean, and comfortable. We had a villa with our own private pool, which was amazing. The property itself was beautiful and well maintained. We felt... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
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  • Paid Wifi
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Whether you’re looking for a romantic escape or a family break you’ll experience the perfect holiday in a setting that simply is breathtaking. Sea Change Villas is nestled discreetly on the southern side of Rarotonga, on its own secluded white sandy beach and turquoise clear blue lagoon which extends more than a hundred metres to the reef and then slopes steeply to deep water. The resort offers guests the choice of nine spacious one, two and three bedroom villas. The beachfront villas all enjoy stunning lagoon and outer reef views whilst the lagoon view and executive lagoon view villas are set amongst lush tropical gardens surrounded by breathtaking lagoon and reef views and majestic mountains. All villas offer a perfect blend of modern comfort and casually elegantly appointed Polynesian architectural accommodation. The villas feature a super bed with en-suited bathrooms. The bathrooms come well equipped with tiled showers large enough for two (double shower rose), Italian basin, toilet, a bidet is also included in the beachfront villas. Our two bedroom villas have en suites to both bedrooms. The lounge area has a complete home theatre system consisting of DVD, full surround sound stereo, flat screen TV and a selection of DVD movies available at no charge from reception. There is a fully self contained kitchen with all the amenities one would expect in this calibre of accommodation including dishwasher, gas hobs and convection/ microwave oven. Floors throughout are Italian porcelain, and all artwork is local and has been hand painted and commissioned exclusively for our villas. Each villa has its own completely private freshwater swimming pool. The decks on the lagoon side reach within a metre or so of the high tide mark, while the gardens and vegetation add to the wonderful tropical atmosphere of the executive lagoon view villas. Stand up paddle boards, kayaks, snorkelling gear, bicycles, private orientation for all our guests, private VIP car airport transfers, welcome flower ei’s, and a start up breakfasts are all provided on a complimentary basis. Fishing, paddling, sailing, diving, swimming, safari tours, cross island guided tours, off road quad biking and glass bottom boating are just some of the activities that abound in this tropical paradise. No matter how you choose to fill your days and nights one thing is certain, you’ll leave feeling rested and above all determined to return. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sea Change Villas

Address: Turoa, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Titikaveka
Price Range: $486 - $893 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sea Change Villas 4.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“If you want to walk out of your villa and on to the beach - stay in villa 1, 2 or 3. 2 has an adj bdrm/bath if needing 2 bdrms.”
 of 5 bubbles 50kareni, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“They all seem great”
 of 5 bubbles brianpU2483RQ, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Best views: Rooms 1-3; #7 was peaceful & quiet; executive suites are largest & separate- no shared walls; largest pools in #7-9.”
  • Sunset from our balcony :)
 of 5 bubbles sand4mysanity, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Splurge and go ocean front you won't regret it”
 of 5 bubbles katea374, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Depends on your Budget, And what View you would like, Beach front or Lagoon, Both Beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles natashal934, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
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