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Auckland, NZ
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Villa is great with heaps of space and an awesome deck to sit out on. We had two villas next to each other for a group of friends and it worked out great. Hosts are very nice and friendly. Awesome location for relaxing but you will need a scooter or car to get to town or Muri for anything.

Thank holmesbilly
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
105 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Arrived at 2am at our Villa after our flight . The lights were on and door unlocked so no problems . The lagoon was so close to our front deck you could just about fish off it. Very tidy with 3 beds upstairs and a double bed below. Good bathroom facilities and kitchen . The owner gave us some space... More 

Thank thirtyfour
Auckland, New Zealand
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30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I should have written this review years ago when we first stayed at Whitesands. We have now been 6 times and this year our extended family went for a special birthday celebration. The location and setting are second to none. The accommodation is excellent and exactly as described on the website. And Don and May are always excellent hosts with... More 

Thank Andrew P
Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 11 July 2016

This property and location is an amazing, peaceful paradise, even better than expected. The hosts were friendly and helpful, providing a basket of fruit and fresh fish caught by Don, which was delicious. The villas were exactly as described, lovely, clean, with everything you could possibly need and the views were breathtaking. The location is perfect for the best snorkeling... More 

Thank Meagan01
San Francisco, California
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200 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Outstanding accommodation, outstanding location and our hosts Don & May are 2nd to none! The villa had everything we needed for our 3 week stay. The location is central to everything, only a short 15 minute drive to Avarua for shopping. If you don't have a car, the bus will stop right in front of the Villas if you simple... More 

Thank E N
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 16 June 2016

This Place is absolutely amazing in the way the place is set out. I went with my family of five and loved it. Would highly recommend coming here with family or friends. The location is really good as for Muri is close (only about 2-5 minutes drive) Loved to get up in the morning and sit on the deck chairs... More 

Thank James_Co0per
Marlborough, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

What a great place to stay right on the beach :) Well equipped accommodation which are clean and in a perfect setting Bowl of fresh fruit on arrival and the owner bought us some fresh Tuna which we BBQ Nice peaceful place to wind down and relax If you are going to Rarotonga this is the place to go Kia... More 

1 Thank dunc62
new zealand
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20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Accommodation comprises three detached villas right on the waters edge. Clean and well appointed. Has a separate bedroom downstairs with an extra large king and a mezzanine area upstairs with three beds. A deck outside with private seating for enjoying the view. Owners can be contacted if needed and thoughtfully left food items that you might need when you arrive,... More 

1 Thank kate4868
Level Contributor
15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

Outstanding spot if you want flexibility, privacy and the best beach on Ratotonga! Fantastic lagoon, beautiful beach and all the simple things rolled into one!!! Close to Muri but the beach on your doorstep is better! Might as well be over water as you are that close, the odd rooster but great alarm clock to get as much into your... More 

1 Thank Oldmastergc
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2015

I booked Whitesands with Don and May for a holiday in October 20. I arranged it on behalf of family to fly over and stay before I meet up with them a few days later. This was no trouble at all. We have typically stayed in resorts/hotels and visit around once a year but were looking for something more private... More 

1 Thank emma06undertravelled

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Whitesands Beach Villas

Address: Titikaveka, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga
Price Range: ₹ 13,023 - ₹ 13,705 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“The villa has one main bedroom downstairs and 3 single beds upstairs on the mez level”
 of 5 bubbles holmesbilly, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Stayed in villa 2 which is in the middle. The 3 villas are similar and I would stay in any of them as all have similar outlook and private.”
 of 5 bubbles thirtyfour, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All the 3 beachfront villas are right on the beach but the bungalow behind is also very close to the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles 342AndrewP, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles EN374, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Don't over Cook the tuna, First Villa is the best”
 of 5 bubbles James_Co0per, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
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