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10 Night Cook Islands Villa Escape

Package: 11739

Overview

Take a break from your everyday life to a world where total privacy in peaceful surroundings simply soothes the soul.

Allow yourself a respite from the stresses of daily life and enter a world of complete seclusion and tranquilly. Explore the Cook Islands’ tiny paradise. The Sea Change Villas are where you’ll begin your vacation. With a private swimming pool and lush tropical grounds, each Lagoon View Villa is the perfect place to relax. Enjoy a late-afternoon beverage on your terrace as you gaze out at the lagoon and the crashing waves on the reef. The white coral beaches of the blue lagoon, where you may safely swim, snorkel, and kayak, are just 70 steps away from the Lagoon View villas.

After that, go to Aitutaki Escape, a beachside resort with completely air-conditioned villas that cater to your every want. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and relax on the beach or in the lagoon. Become one . If you’d rather relax in the privacy of your own gated courtyard, with a private swimming pool for those warm Cook Island days and romantic leisurely evenings, you may enjoy the sunsets from your own beachside terrace.

There’s a unique choice of tours designed for you to explore the culture and beauty of the islands and its people on your escape to the Cook Islands.

Highlights:

10 Nights Luxury Accommodation
7 nights in Rarotonga at Sea Change Villas – 5* 3 nights in Aitutaki at Aitutaki Escape – 5*
Locations:
Rarotonga and Aitutaki, Cook Islands
Private Transfers
Meet and Greet with flower lei, all hotel transfers included
All transport included
Internal flights, Tour pick up and drop off
2x choice of tours
Choose 2 of your preferred tours from our list
Private Cruise
Private Lagoon Cruise with BBQ lunch and transfers
Culture tour
Aitutaki Punarei Adventures Cultural Tour
Bonus Value!
Chocolates and gift on arrival
Bonus value
2x 30 Minute spa treatment per room
Meals
Daily Breakfast starter packs Daily Continental breakfast at hotel restaurant 1 x Lunch

Pricing & options:

From $ 5,966 $5,666 PP Twin Share

From $10,535 $9,935 Solo Traveler

Booking Details:
Deposit: $500 per person – Due at time of booking

*Book with confidence: 7 day deposit refund- cooling off period for change of mind

*Flexible cancellation terms and amendments

*Travel periods: 15 June 2022 – 31 March 2023

*Pricing is subject to change. Accommodation and dates are subject to availability.

Itinerary

Itinerary Inclusions Accommodation Upgrades & Extras Booking Conditions
Day 1 – Rarotonga

Upon arrival at Rarotonga Airport you will be greeted with Fresh “Flower Ei” and escorted to your private transfer to Sea Change Villas. Along the way you will enjoy a refreshing juice or piccolo bubbly with chilled towels.

In an effort to eliminate plastics on the island, you will also receive an aluminium water bottle with pure water for use and keepsake.

Arrive at Sea Change Villas for check-in and enjoy the resort facilities for the rest of the day.

Overnight stay at Sea Change Villas in a Lagoon Villa.

NOTE: Breakfast starter pack for Day 1 has been included, daily breakfast platters can be arranged with property.

Day 2-4 – Rarotonga

It’s time to explore the island! Enjoy a pre-selected tour from our Freedom of Choice options below. These tours can be taken on any day of your stay on Rarotonga with a maximum of 2 tours per itinerary as outlined below.

Overnight stay at Sea Change Villas in a Lagoonview Villa.

Freedom of Choice Options

    • Tumutoa Umu Private Walking Tour:

Available Monday- Saturday
This interactive tour has you learning hands-on how our ancestors once lived, and the traditional skills many Cook Islanders still practice today. Tumutoas focus is to share his knowledge passed down to him through demonstration which he showcases in a special way through the Umu Walking Tour.

OR

    • Island Discovery Private Tour:

Available Monday to Friday
Explore Rarotonga as our experienced local guide takes you on a fascinating 3 hour sightseeing tour, your perfect introduction to the islands rich culture & history. You will visit many points of interest including ancient maraes (sacred sites), local arts & crafts shops, the Library & Museum, the Garden of the 7 Canoes, and many more. Light refreshments will be served at the end of your tour.

OR

    • Ocean and Earth Private Tour:

Available Monday to Friday
Rarotonga is well known for its lush tropical surroundings, great beaches, and stunning lagoons that are all surrounded by the beauty of the Pacific Ocean. This tour gives you a more in-depth experience of the natural surroundings from the comfort of an air-conditioned car or mini van, and with your very own experienced local tour guide. Over 3 hours you will visit a few of the sites including Te Ara Museum, Black Rock and Te Maire Nui Tropical Gardens.

OR

    • Myths and Legends Private Tour:

Available Monday to Friday
Your personal tour guide will take you on a fascinating journey through history to learn about our culture & traditions. See the first limestone church which was built in 1841 and is still being used to this day. Visit ancient maraes (ceremonial & sacred sites), the departure point of the 7 canoes, the National Museum & Library, and also Pa Arikis Palace Museum, the only exhibition on the ancient chiefs of Rarotonga. Then before your tour ends enjoy a delicious lunch served at the Mooring Fish Cafe.

OR

    • Arts and Crafts Private Tour:

Available Monday to Friday
In the comfort of an air-conditioned private car or mini van, your friendly local tour guide will take you around Rarotonga to visit a number of local sites including Rito Factory, Natua Ukulele Workshop, Tokerau Jim Pearl Carving, and the Beachcomber to name a few. This 4 hour tour allows you the opportunity to visit and learn about the values of our Arts and Crafts and meet locals who are very passionate about their culture and history.

OR

    • ​Highland Paradise Drums of Our Forefeathers Islands Night Show & Dinner:

Available on Monday, Wednesday or Friday
Highland Paradise, also known by the locals as ‘the lost village’ is locally owned by the descendants of those who once lived there. They look forward to welcoming you, and taking you on a journey back in time to experience what the life of their ancestors was like 600 years ago. This tour includes guided coach transfers, complimentary cocktail, warrior welcome, tour of cultural village, marae tapu lifting ceremony, umu feast and cultural stage show.

OR

    • Te Vara Nui Overwater Island Night Show & Dinner:

Available on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
The Cook Islands greeting Kia Orana, “may you live on” reflects the beauty not only of our islands but also of our Cook Islands people. At Te Vara Nui Village you will meet local Cook Island Maori people who will share their stories, knowledge and heritage with you during the Cultural Village Tour. Finish with Rarotonga’s finest dancers and musicians as they perform by flaming torchlight on the floating and fixed stages of our waterfall garden while enjoying our delicious buffet. This stunning Over Water Night Show reflects the experience of our Village delivering an electric and authentic cultural performance like no other on the island.

Day 5-7 Rarotonga

It’s time to explore the island! Enjoy a pre-selected tour from our Freedom of Choice options below. These tours can be taken on any day of your stay on Rarotonga with a maximum of 2 tours per itinerary as outlined below.

Overnight stay at Sea Change Villas in a Lagoonview Villa.

Freedom of Choice Options

    • Tumutoa Umu Private Walking Tour:

Available Monday- Saturday
This interactive tour has you learning hands-on how our ancestors once lived, and the traditional skills many Cook Islanders still practice today. Tumutoas focus is to share his knowledge passed down to him through demonstration which he showcases in a special way through the Umu Walking Tour.

OR

    • Island Discovery Private Tour:

Available Monday to Friday
Explore Rarotonga as our experienced local guide takes you on a fascinating 3 hour sightseeing tour, your perfect introduction to the islands rich culture & history. You will visit many points of interest including ancient maraes (sacred sites), local arts & crafts shops, the Library & Museum, the Garden of the 7 Canoes, and many more. Light refreshments will be served at the end of your tour.

OR

    • Ocean and Earth Private Tour:

Available Monday to Friday
Rarotonga is well known for its lush tropical surroundings, great beaches, and stunning lagoons that are all surrounded by the beauty of the Pacific Ocean. This tour gives you a more in-depth experience of the natural surroundings from the comfort of an air-conditioned car or mini van, and with your very own experienced local tour guide. Over 3 hours you will visit a few of the sites including Te Ara Museum, Black Rock and Te Maire Nui Tropical Gardens.

OR

    • Myths and Legends Private Tour:

Available Monday to Friday
Your personal tour guide will take you on a fascinating journey through history to learn about our culture & traditions. See the first limestone church which was built in 1841 and is still being used to this day. Visit ancient maraes (ceremonial & sacred sites), the departure point of the 7 canoes, the National Museum & Library, and also Pa Arikis Palace Museum, the only exhibition on the ancient chiefs of Rarotonga. Then before your tour ends enjoy a delicious lunch served at the Mooring Fish Cafe.

OR

    • Arts and Crafts Private Tour:

Available Monday to Friday
In the comfort of an air-conditioned private car or mini van, your friendly local tour guide will take you around Rarotonga to visit a number of local sites including Rito Factory, Natua Ukulele Workshop, Tokerau Jim Pearl Carving, and the Beachcomber to name a few. This 4 hour tour allows you the opportunity to visit and learn about the values of our Arts and Crafts and meet locals who are very passionate about their culture and history.

OR

    • ​Highland Paradise Drums of Our Forefeathers Islands Night Show & Dinner:

Available on Monday, Wednesday or Friday
Highland Paradise, also known by the locals as ‘the lost village’ is locally owned by the descendants of those who once lived there. They look forward to welcoming you, and taking you on a journey back in time to experience what the life of their ancestors was like 600 years ago. This tour includes guided coach transfers, complimentary cocktail, warrior welcome, tour of cultural village, marae tapu lifting ceremony, umu feast and cultural stage show.

OR

    • Te Vara Nui Overwater Island Night Show & Dinner:

Available on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
The Cook Islands greeting Kia Orana, “may you live on” reflects the beauty not only of our islands but also of our Cook Islands people. At Te Vara Nui Village you will meet local Cook Island Maori people who will share their stories, knowledge and heritage with you during the Cultural Village Tour. Finish with Rarotonga’s finest dancers and musicians as they perform by flaming torchlight on the floating and fixed stages of our waterfall garden while enjoying our delicious buffet. This stunning Over Water Night Show reflects the experience of our Village delivering an electric and authentic cultural performance like no other on the island.

Day 8 – Rarotonga → Aitutaki

After check out from Sea Change Villas take your private transfer to Rarotonga Airport.

A quick and comfortable forty-five minute flight from Rarotonga takes you to the sublime turquoise waters of one of the world’s most beautiful tropical lagoons.

Arrive at Aitutaki Escape and check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Overnight stay at Aitutaki Escape in a Beachfront Villa.

* Breakfast included.

Day 9 & 10 – Aitutaki

Days at leisure, take advantage of the many complimentary activities Aitutaki Escape has to offer.

While you are on Aitutaki you can enjoy the following two tours:

    • Private 6 Hour Lagoon Cruise with lunch and transfers

While on your private full day charter you get to enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch made up of local tropical salads & fresh fish, also along the way you will explore some of the uninhabited islands of Aitutaki and hear about the local legends and histories.Overall this is a great tour for all adventurous at heart. Tour Inclusions: BBQ lunch, return transfers, towels, cold drinks.

    • Aitutaki Punarei Adventures Cultural Tour – Monday, Wednesday or Friday

Enjoy the myths & legends that will be told to you during the tour. You will visit sacred maraes (sacred meeting places). There is a lot of interaction on tour that will allow you to experience, and enjoy what was practised by their ancestors. Learn to weave, prepare your lunch in the umu (underground oven), explore the lush tropical gardens and learn of the plants used for traditional medicine, you’ll also have the chance to learn the basics of the art of Cook Islands dancing. There is so much more that you will learn before you enjoy the traditional feast you prepared earlier in the day.

Overnight stay at Aitutaki Escape in a Beachfront Villa.

* Breakfast included.

Day 11 – Aitutaki → Rarotonga

Enjoy your continental breakfast and check out. Relax on your return flight to Rarotonga after your escape in the Cook Islands.

* Breakfast included.

Luxury Inclusions
  • 7 nights in Rarotonga at Sea Change Villas – 5*
  • 3 nights in Aitutaki at Aitutaki Escape – 5*
  • Fresh Flower Ei meet and greet on arrival
  • Return airfares Rarotonga to Aitutaki
  • Private return airport to hotel transfers in Rarotonga
  • Private return airport to hotel transfers in Aitutaki
  • Daily breakfast starter pack
  • Daily Island Continental Breakfast at Aitutaki Escape
  • Private Lagoon Cruise with BBQ lunch and transfers
  • Aitutaki Punarei Adventures Cultural Tour
  • 200MB Wi-Fi Voucher at Sea Change Villas
  • A Bottle of Wine and Beers upon arrival at Sea Change Villas
  • Aluminium water bottle with pure water for use and keepsake
  • Freedom of Choice Days
  • 2x 30 minute spa treatments per room
  • chocolate on arrival
Exclusions
  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.)
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package
10 Nights in Luxury
  • 7 nights in Rarotonga at Sea Change Villas – 5*
  • 3 nights in Aitutaki at Aitutaki Escape – 5*

Sea Change Villas

Rarotonga
Nestled on its own secluded white sandy beach with mesmerizing panoramic lagoon views and located on the southern tip of Rarotonga in the village of Titikaveka, Sea Change Villas affords spacious, private, casually elegant villas with all the modern comforts of home. These boutique villas are all boasting their own individual private swimming pools, lagoon or garden views, and tropical surroundings.

Aitutaki Escape

Aitutaki
Sit back, relax and take in the stunning surroundings of Aitutaki Lagoon from your luxury beachfront Villa accommodation at Aitutaki Escape. The spacious villas are designed for couples and small groups providing ultimate privacy and relaxation for those wanting to escape their busy life. Enjoy spectacular Aitutaki Sunsets from your private beachside deck or relax in the seclusion of your own gated courtyard.

Room Upgrades

Beachfront Villa with Private Pool
Warm, crystal clear waters ripple invitingly over the white sands surrounding the private decks of the six beachfront villas. The stunning beachfront villas are located within metres of the high tide mark affording step down access onto the white sandy beach. Each gorgeous villa has been thoughtfully designed to ensure your complete privacy and anonymity, along with providing every conceivable indulgence for a perfect, peaceful Cook Islands honeymoon or holiday.

* Prices are dynamic based on travel dates. Please proceed to Book Now or contact us for details.

Freedom of Choice

Our Freedom of Choice program offers flexibility, by allowing you to choose from different options on pre-selected days.

Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day, as follows:

One “Freedom of Choice” tour on day 2-4
One “Freedom of Choice” tour on day 5-7
Expand the itinerary below for more details.

Please note, if more than one room is selected during the booking process, our team will contact you afterwards to discuss options.

Terms and Conditions of Booking

The following product terms and conditions apply in addition to our standard Booking Terms and Conditions:

  • Price: Shown in AUD
  • Prices are displayed FROM per person and are subject to change without notice
  • All bookings are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • Black out dates, seasonal surcharges, currency exchange fluctuations, and other restrictions may apply
  • Prices, itinerary and conditions are subject to change
  • Guests may be responsible for local taxes and charges not aforementioned
  • Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to departure will incur cancellation fee of the deposit paid
  • Cancellations made 29-14 days prior to departure will incur 50% cancellation fee
  • Cancellations made less that 14 days prior to departure will incur 100% cancellation fee
  • No show will incur 100% no show fee
  • Final payment due no later than 30 days prior to travel
  • $500 deposit due per person at time of booking with progressive payments there after with final payment due no later than 30 days prior to travel.
  • All travellers must be vaccinated and may require negative pcr covid test
  • All travellers must have travel insurance

Accommodation

Rarotonga

Sea Change Villas

Nestled on its own secluded white sandy beach with mesmerizing panoramic lagoon views and located on the southern tip of Rarotonga in the village of Titikaveka, Sea Change Villas affords spacious, private, casually elegant villas with all the modern comforts of home. These boutique villas are all boasting their own individual private swimming pools, lagoon or garden views, and tropical surroundings.

Aitutaki

Aitutaki Escape

Sit back, relax and take in the stunning surroundings of Aitutaki Lagoon from your luxury beachfront Villa accommodation at Aitutaki Escape. The spacious villas are designed for couples and small groups providing ultimate privacy and relaxation for those wanting to escape their busy life. Enjoy spectacular Aitutaki Sunsets from your private beachside deck or relax in the seclusion of your own gated courtyard.

What to expect on your travels

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