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SEA CHANGE VILLAS - RAROTONGA
Titikaveka Lagoon, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Our Thoughts on Sea Change Villas - Rarotonga
An excellent boutique resort in a very special location; Sea Change Villas self-rate as a 5 Star Resort (self-catering category) and they certainly deliver on that promise.  The villas are huge, modern and superbly maintained.  The gardens are always a picture and the beach is naturally beautiful.  The resort sits on one of a very few natural inlets in the coastline of Rarotonga and this unique feature and the way the resort has been built in sympathy with the inlet, gives ready beach access from all villas, even those which are not actually located right on the beach frontage.

The quiet south coast of Rarotonga is an excellent location choice for those people seeking an intimate 5-Star resort.  Facing south means the south-easterly sea breezes provide natural cooling, and although the villas are all air-conditioned, the breeze usually provides enough natural cooling. You will spend a great deal of time out on your decks and patio and the individual swimming pool provided with every villa.  The pools are not heated but they have a cunning design incorporating a shallow ledge down one end which facilitates the sun heating the water above it naturally and this shallow end of the pool is our favourite place to lie and take in the sun and the water – it’s just so relaxing!

The top-notch facilities are matched by the friendly, unobtrusive service by the management and staff.  The personal orientation discussion provided for each new guest is a prime example of this service. Every villa is stocked with a complimentary self-starter breakfast pack on arrival which includes eggs, milk, juice, cereals, bread, butter and condiments. For guests requiring breakfast each day, a (charged) tropical breakfast may be organised to be delivered to your villa. A bottle of wine and beers will be in your fridge awaiting your arrival.

Apart from three recently completed beachfront villas, Sea Change has also opened two ‘day-rooms’ to help soften the blow of international flights to the Cook Islands which arrive or depart at anti-social hours and which don’t always coincide with normal check-in and check-out times. The day-rooms provide arriving or departing guests a place to rest while waiting for their rooms to become available, or for their flights to depart. The day rooms are like hotel rooms with a TV, bed, kitchenette and ensuite bathroom.

There are plenty of activities available on-site at Sea Change Villas; bicycles, kayaks, non-motorised watersports, snorkelling equipment, stand-up paddle boards to name a few. They have an extensive DVD and CD library which is offered to guests on a complimentary basis and a BBQ area for guests to enjoy. Villas are serviced daily except Sunday.

This is a superb site for a tropical wedding and Sea Change offer a very good wedding package.  Vow Renewal services are also available - ask Our Specialists, they have full details.

This really is an exceptional property.  For those seeking a high-quality resort as a base to enjoy the remarkable island of Rarotonga, Sea Change Villas is a very good option.

Included in the Tariff at Sea Change Villas:
● Return airport transfers between Rarotonga Airport
    and Sea Change Villas.
● A bottle of wine with beers on arrival
● An arrival self-starter breakfast pack including:
    Eggs, milk, cereals, bread, butter & condiments
● A personal orientation after arrival at a
    convenient time for guests
● Complimentary use of:
    Kayaks
    Stand-up paddle boards
    Snorkelling equipment
    Bicycles
    BBQ area
    Extensive DVD & CD library
● Free local landline calls
● Daily housekeeping services (except Sunday)

What Sea Change Villas Say About Themselves:
“Located on the shores of the Titikaveka Lagoon in Rarotonga, Sea Change Villas is one of the island’s premier accommodation destinations. 

Sea Change comprises 12 fully self contained villas and 2 new studios or “day-rooms”, all set amongst lush tropical gardens and looking out across the emerald lagoon to the outer reef where the waves roll in from the mighty Pacific Ocean. Along with that, the warmth, the swaying coconut palms and other local plants – constantly remind you that you are in the tropics.

The six beachfront villas are right on the beach. This very private beach is just steps away from your front deck and there is safe swimming in the wide lagoon that stretches three to four hundred metres to the reef.

Every villa has its own freshwater pool, along with quality fittings to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable; and most of all there is an emphasis on seclusion. Sea Change Villas are ideally suited for people looking for peace and privacy.

Many of our clients tend to be honeymooners, retired baby-boomers and empty- nesters with time to slowdown and enjoy themselves, so the seclusion, tranquillity peace and quiet suit them just fine. Many guests are repeat visitors who have fallen in love with the rhythm of the Cook Islands and its people.

When asked to identify what they enjoy most about Sea Change, on site managers and part owners, Beverley and Craig Bennett say, “...in addition to the relationship we have with our community, including our landowners, it is our guests and the people who make up our team. They are all local, all friendly and all professional. We recognise that having high quality facilities, a superb location and great climate are only part of the recipe for a successful holiday destination, we have worked hard to recruit, retain and support a team who ultimately support us. Our team are always striving to deliver exceptional customer service and we often hear them engaging with guests, giving helpful advice and directions and explaining local customs and culture. In many ways it is their resort, not ours.”

Sea Change Villas have received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for six consecutive years, are number one in their category and in 2015 were welcomed to the Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame.

Escape your busy life in this unspoilt and serene private pool hideaway retreat of only nine villas. Nestled among the palm trees and hibiscus flowers, Sea Change Villas Rarotonga beautiful beach resort Rarotonga offers you everything you could want – from the tranquillity of the nearly deserted beaches of Titikaveka Lagoon, ideal for snorkelling and swimming,  to the myriad of other activities of the island.

Our team look forward to hosting you soon in our South Pacific resort while you experience the beauty, friendliness, and island-time pace of life that we believe makes the Cook Islands a truly unique and wonderful holiday destination.”

Our Specials:
Bullet Year Round Stay/Pay Specials
Bullet Stay 7/Pay 6
Stay 7 nights and only pay for 6 nights
Includes a complimentary 200MB wifi voucher
Conditions:
 - Valid for stays to 31 March 2019
 - Only stays of consecutive nights qualify.
 - Offer is cumulative, that is Stay 14/Pay 12 etc.
 - Offer may not be combined with any other special which
   may be offered during the year.

Bullet Seasonal Stay/Pay Specials
For stays 16 November 2017 to 31 March 2018
Bullet Stay 5/Pay 4
Stay 5 nights and only pay for 4 nights
Includes a complimentary 100MB wifi voucher
Bullet Stay 8/Pay 6
Stay 8 nights and only pay for 6 nights
Includes a complimentary 100MB wifi voucher
Bullet Stay 13/Pay 10
Stay 13 nights and only pay for 10 nights
Includes a complimentary 100MB wifi voucher

New From 01 April 2018
Guests may pre-arrange these two optional add-ons through Our Specialists and have the charges included in package arrangements:

Bullet Simplicity Honeymoon Package
● Sea Change Picnic
● 1-Day car hire.

Bullet Intimacy Honeymoon Package
● Sunset Platter
● His & Hers in-Villa Massage
● 3-Day car hire

Your Accommodation Options
All of the 12 villas at Sea Change Rarotonga are a delight to occupy.  Every villa is exceptionally spacious inside and out and every single one has a private walled patio deck which contains an individual swimming pool. The pools are approximately 3.5 metres x 5 metres and are approximately 1.2 metres deep in the deepest part.  The Lagoon View Executive Villas have pools which are a little bigger at 4 x 6 metres and the same depth as the other pools. Pools are set in extensive timber decks which are equipped with quality lounging furniture, swing chair etc.

The villa categories differ mainly in their location on the resort property. While each has its individual features, the standards, layout and facilities are universally high over all categories.

The 6 Beachfront Villas, as their name suggests, are right on the beach frontage on a small promontory beside a lovely sandy inlet which marks the western end of Titikaveka Beach and the Marine Reserve.  The Lagoon View Villas are over the road from the Beachfront Villas and the Lagoon View Executive Villas are on a gentle rise behind the Lagoon View Villas.  Guests in all villas, irrespective of their category and location, have a view of the lagoon out front as well as the magnificent mountains from the rear-facing patios and decks,.

One of the many delights of Rarotonga is the fact that the road which runs right around the island hugs the coastline on the south coast and this gives travellers constant access to views of the coast, the lagoon and the reef.  Sea Change Villas is located on Rarotonga’s south coast, almost as far away from the main population centre and capital Avarua (including the airport and the port) as you can be - but that’s only 15-16 kilometres away. The road is not busy on the south coast and traffic fades away to a trickle in the late afternoons. Frankly, the road is not an issue for guests of Sea Change Villas, but it exists, so we figure we should mention it.

All villas have air-conditioned bedroom areas; there are ceiling fans throughout and plenty of flow-through ventilation for those preferring to enjoy the sounds of the waves on the reef and the beach through the open windows while they relax indoors.  Every bedroom has a corresponding bathroom equipped with rain shower. All villas have a kitchen including a combo fridge/freezer, convection oven microwave, a 2 hob cook top (at least) and a dishwasher.  There is also a dining table setting. The range of facilities is huge – please refer to the Facilities Guide on the right-hand panel of this page.

Minimum Stay Policy
Sea Change Villas - Rarotonga accepts bookings for stays of 3 nights or longer.

Room Categories (In ascending order of tariff)
Lagoon View Villas:
70 walking paces from the beach. The main bedroom is incorporated in the total living space, although in a separate area and there is heavy curtaining to close the bed area off from the living space at night if required.

Bullet 1 Bedroom Lagoon View Villas with Private Pool:
72m2 with a 96m2 deck
Maximum Occupancy: 2 Guests
Existing Bedding: 1 King Four-Poster Bed
Additional Bedding: No additional Bedding accommodated

Bullet 2 Bedroom Lagoon View Villas with Private Pool:
The second bedroom is a totally separate room with its own ensuite bathroom, TV/DVD player and also has bi-fold doors on to the deck.
94m2 with a 100m2 deck
Maximum Occupancy: 4 Guests
Existing Bedding: 1 King Four-Poster Bed in main bedroom, 2 Single Beds in second bedroom.
Additional Bedding: No additional Bedding accommodated

Lagoon View Executive Villas:
On a gentle rise only 100 metres from beach.  Lagoon Executive Villas differ from the other Lagoon View Villas in many ways.  The main difference is the additional games room downstairs which includes a table tennis table, darts board, table soccer and weight station.  This is also where the bed for the 5th person is placed when required.  In the main villa area both bedrooms are separate from the living area.  The kitchen has a full oven and a 4 hob cook top.  The extensive exterior decking holds not only the slightly bigger swimming pool but has a covered section which shades a full-sized outdoor dining setting with a table and 6 chairs. Lagoon View Executive Villas have a laundry in every villa.

Bullet 1 Bedroom Executive Lagoon View Villas
     with Private Pool:
A 1 Bedroom Lagoon View Executive Villa is a 3 Bedroom Villa with the second & third bedrooms locked off.
Maximum Occupancy: 2 guests
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed
Additional Bedding: No additional Bedding accommodated

Bullet 2 Bedroom Executive Lagoon View Villas
     with Private Pool:

A 1 Bedroom Lagoon View Executive Villa is a 3 Bedroom Villa with the third bedrooms locked off.
92m2 with a 137m2 deck
Maximum Occupancy: 4 guests
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed in main bedroom, 2 Single Beds in second bedroom can be zipped together to make a King Bed.
Additional Bedding: No additional bedding accommodated.

Bullet 3 Bedroom Executive Lagoon View Villas
     with Private Pool:
New in 2016
, 3 bedroom/2 bathroom Executive Villas are very spacious at just under 200m2 (including decks) and ideal for a bigger family with older children or a group of friends. The 3rd bedroom is located on the ground floor next to the games room. 
Maximum Occupancy:  6 guests
Existing Bedding: Upstairs - 1 King Bed in main bedroom, 2 Single Beds in second bedroom can be zipped together to make a King Bed.  Ground Floor: 2 Single Beds which can be zipped together to make a comfortable King Bed.
Additional Bedding: No additional bedding accommodated.

Beachfront Villas:
Step down off your deck right on to the sandy inlet.
Bullet 1 Bedroom Beachfront Villas with Private Pool:
Features are high raked timber ceilings; bi-fold doors open the room right up to the deck and the lagoon. The main bedroom is incorporated in the total living space and there is heavy curtaining to close the bed area off from the living space at night if required. Villas are exceptionally spacious at 72m2 with a 100m2 deck
Maximum Occupancy: 2 guests
Existing Bedding: 1 King Four-Poster Bed
Additional Bedding: No additional Bedding accommodated

Bullet 2 Bedroom Beachfront Villa with Private Pool:

94m2 with a 110m2 deck
Maximum Occupancy: 4 guests
Existing Bedding: 1 King Four-Poster Bed in main bedroom, 2 Single Beds in second bedroom.
Additional Bedding: No additional Bedding accommodated

Getting To and From Sea Change Villas - Rarotonga 
Sea Change Villas provide all guests arriving off international flights with a VIP greeting and private car transfer direct to the resort.  The VIP service includes flower eis (garlands), bottled water, a glass of bubbles and a cool towelette on arrival.
● The outbound airport transfer is a seat-in-coach service  
● The provision of these services is included at
     no additional cost.
● Transfers to and from domestic flights is provided on a
     seat-in-coach basis.
Getting Around
● Sea Change Villas guests have the complimentary use of
     the resort’s bicycles at all times.  
● Rental cars and scooters are readily available.
● The Round Island Bus anti-clockwise schedule departs Sea Change Villas approximately on the hour and takes 20 minutes to reach Cooks Corner in Avarua Town.  On the return journey, the clockwise service departs Avarua Town on the hour and also takes 20 minutes to reach Sea Change Villas. It takes 35 minutes on the bus if you take the long-way around.

NEW - Electric Bicycles
Electric Bicycles are available to hire via Our Specialists.  Rarotonga is ideal for battery-powered bicycles and we can pre-book these for you.  With pedal assistance, e-bicycles will go twice around the island on a single charge and batteries may be recharged using a standard power plug. Try something new in this friendly environment, after all, isn’t that what holidays are for!

Kids’ Policy
Children aged 12 years and over are accepted as guests at Sea Change Villas.
New Child Policy from 01 April 2018
Lagoon View Executive Villas:
Children aged 12 years and over are accepted.
Beachfront Villas:
Lagoon View Villas:
Guests aged 16 years and over are accepted

Check-in/Check-out
Standard check-in and check-out times:
Check in time is 2:00pm
Check out time is 11:00am
Early Check-in and Late Check-out
Early check-in between 6:00am and 2:00pm may be arranged on a “Run-of-House” basis for a flat fee.
“Run-of-House” means guests may be placed in any available room category including Day Rooms until their allocated villa is ready for occupation.
To remove the possibility of having to change rooms on arrival day due to an early arrival, guests should book and prepay their accommodation from the night before arrival date.
Late check-out between 11:00am and 6:00pm may be arranged on a “Run-of-House” basis for a flat fee.
“Run-of-House” means guests may be placed in any available room category including Day Rooms if the villa they have occupied is required for incoming guests.

Day Rooms at Sea Change Villas
Sea Change Villas has 2 ‘day-rooms’ to help soften the blow of guests arriving/departing on those international flights to the Cook Islands which arrive or depart at anti-social hours and which don’t always coincide with normal check-in and check-out times. The day-rooms provide arriving or departing guests a place to rest while waiting for their rooms to become available, or for their flights to depart. The day rooms are like hotel rooms with a TV, bed, kitchenette and ensuite.

Cancellation Policy
Bullet 
All cancellations must be made in writing
Bullet No cancellation is fee is charged on bookings
     cancelled over 45 days from arrival date.
Bullet Bookings cancelled between 22 and 45 days
     prior to arrival are charged 50% of the total
     accommodation and services booked.
Bullet Bookings cancelled less than 22 days prior to
     departure will be charged 100% of the total
     accommodation and services booked.
Bullet No-shows and guests departing before the booked
     departure date will be charged 100% of the total
     accommodation and services booked.
Bullet This Resort strictly enforces their cancellation policy.

The information on this page is correct as at 14 August 2018 and is based on our supplier contracts which are valid for stays to 31 March 2019.  All information shown is subject to change without notice.


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Resort Facilities
Bullet 
Complimentary airport transfers
Bullet Self-cater breakfast starter pack in villa on arrival
Bullet Kayaks
Bullet Snorkelling equipment
Bullet Bicycles
Bullet BBQ Area
Bullet Extensive DVD and CD library
Bullet Stand-Up Paddle Boards
Bullet Games Room
Bullet Parking
Bullet Every Villa has a private swimming pool
Bullet Self-service laundry
Bullet Tour Desk
Bullet Wheelchair access
Bullet Wifi access
Bullet Internet Station
Bullet Handy to local “super store” for supplies.
Bullet Wedding Package
Bullet Vow Renewal service available.
Charges will apply for some services

Room Facilities

Bullet Air-conditioned bedrooms
Bullet Alarm Clock
Bullet Balcony/courtyard (fully furnished)
Bullet Bathrobes
Bullet Beach Towels
Bullet Broadband
Bullet CD Player
Bullet Ceiling fans
Bullet Clothes line/Airer
Bullet Dishwasher
Bullet DVD Player
Bullet Free in-house movies
Bullet Full Kitchen
Bullet Hairdryer
Bullet Home Entertainment System
Bullet Iron & ironing board
Bullet Individual swimming pool
Bullet iPod/MP3 connection
Bullet Non-smoking policy
Bullet Opening windows
Bullet Radio
Bullet Rain-head Showers
Bullet Refrigerator – full size fridge/freezer
Bullet Satellite/Cable
Bullet Shower
Bullet TV
Bullet Wifi