Everything was thought of when this apartment was designed.
All amenities were there plus a little extra like snorkels and masks.
Views were world class-looking out onto lagoon.
Spa and infinity pool were fantastic.
Ultra clean and modern apartments for those wanting self contained accommodation.
Cleaning staff and Robyn the manager were wonderful and made us feel so welcome on our holiday with invaluable advice on tourist attractions.
I loved it here! Loved it! Island paradise. It's not a luxury hotel. They are bungalows. But it so fits with the island. And it's perfectly situated. And Sonny was the best. The people are great. The people staying there were also great. The views were great. It might not have those fancy pools and cocktails that some of the other places on Muri Beach have, but it's definitely the best value for your money. Which means more time on this awesome island getaway. :)
We found the resort fantastic. Great location, breakfast was beautiful, you have to try the smoothy. .. Yum yum. We loved the supplied kyayk. After our beautiful breakfast, we paddeled out to the coral and snorkeled looking at the fish and coral in the crystal clear water. Our long lunch was a leasurly strole up the beach to Nautalus who supplied a fantastic range of gluten and dairy free food, all of which was absolutely beautiful. The afternoon was a nap, a movie from the huge range supplied at rumours or another swim( beach, pool or spa). Dinner was again a strole up the beach to Nautalus and home by torch to spot the breach critters. Cooking was available in the well supplied kitchen, but why cook when your on holidays.
Rumours staff was fantastic.
Totally relaxing and a great getaway.
The Nautilus is a lovely resort. The place is beautifully crafted, high level of facilities, excellent food with great preparation, clean, staff friendly but unobtrusive. You even find a bottle of Brut as a welcome gift. All the negatives came from external circumstances. We stayed 4 days in June, the sky has been grey throughout, rain has not been a fixed guest. Wind has been strong and constant, so that the place (or at least the East Coast) is highly advisable for kite surfers, who in fact are in control of the beach. We have seen mosquitos from several countries, but watch out for these ones. They are extremely aggressive, refractory to all repellents, and mostly invisible. You are lucky to see one, let alone killing it. You'll only feel them after they bite you. This is not a minor thing, in view of the viruses that these mosquitos spread around. There is an outbreak of several tropical diseases, from Chankanunga (spelling to be checked!) to dengue. The lovely pool we had just outside our room was not usable, only a polar bear could dive into it. In conclusion: excellent resort, but all spoiled by weather and outside conditions
From our warm welcome at the airport Te Vakaroa Villas met all of our expectations. A beautiful, relaxing setting with luxury accommodation in immaculate and clean condition. This is not a big resort with everything that entails - it is a small, luxury property with just 6 very fine Villas. We enjoyed the ability to eat out effortlessly at Sails restaurant next door (or other equally good places very close by) along with the option to cook 'at home'. Relaxing on the large day bed looking over the lagoon was my idea of heaven. The convenience store 100 metres away, open from 6 am to 10 pm supplied all the essentials (eg beer for just $2.50 per Heineken). We hope to return in the near future and thank all of the friendly, efficient and unobtrusive team at Te Vakaroa Villas for a wonderful holiday.
We found the staff and the grounds to be amazing. The staff were friendly, not intrusive, but always about if you needed something. I was particularly impressed with the great range of reading books available, free, to borrow from the office. The few issues we had were sorted quickly. The location was perfect. Easy walk to shops, food market, facilities, and really close to lagoon and beautiful pool area. The grounds were immaculate. There were plenty of chooks, roosters and dogs everywhere but everything was perfectly clean. The dogs were all really really friendly. The villa also had kayaks available and it was great when the groundsman helped us put them in the water and pick the best ones etc, just one example of how lovely the people were.
My only disappointment was the villa, in parts. The location and set up, room layout etc was awesome, but the 2 chairs in the sitting area were very uncomfortable. My biggest disappointment was that we had 2 single beds put together to make a large bed. Not really what I was hoping for on a holiday without the kids... The beds were made beautifully, lovely linen, but very uncomfortable. Would I recommend it.......yes......would i sleep in the beds again....NO. Thanks for a great stac
The staff here are lovely. Nothing is a bother. Great self contained accommodation with direct access to the beautiful sands of Muri Beach. Great location. Island bus stops right out the front. Not far from a beautiful bakery and a lot of other eateries. Car hire can be done right out the front if needed. Would stay here again. People are just so friendly in the Cook Islands. I loved my stay there.
On the southeastern tip of the island of Rarotonga, Muri Beach is an archetypal South Pacific getaway. Palm trees adorn powder-white beaches, and beachgoers often quench their island thirst with fresh coconut milk. Snorkelers and divers find this area to be a particular favorite, as its protected lagoon coastline and turquoise waters are home to a vast array of coral and marine life.
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