Independent review for Whitesands Villas in Rarotonga Cook Islands

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Whitesands Villas Cook Islands features three fully quipped split level villas fronting a beautifully secluded white sandy beach with good swimming and excellent snorkelling in the lagoon. This peaceful retreat is the ideal choice for holidaymakers looking to do their own thing (no on-site manager) or to sit and relax on a peaceful beach.

Recommended For:
  • Couples
  • Lagoon View
  • Good Snorkelling & Kayaking
Quick Facts
  • Minimum Stay = 4 Nights
  • 3 Villas / Beachfront Location
  • Self Catering

Whitesands Villas Room Details & Rates

Room Category
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Sleeps
(c = child)
Hotel Public Rate
(for 2 people)
Beach Villa 5a NZ$

Whitesands Villas Information & Facts

  • Hotel Location:    Beachfront, off main road, South Rarotonga
  • Getting There:    20 mins by road from Rarotonga Airport
  • Unique Qualities:    Peaceful beachfront, great snorkelling, spacious living
  • Ideal for:    Couples and Families with older children
  • Hotel Features:    3 Villas
  • Dining:    Self catering - independent restaurants at Titikaveka
  • Children Policy:    Best suited for over 10yrs but all welcome
  • Local Attractions / Tours:    Fruits of Rarotonga, Snorkelling, Takitumu Rainforest, Papua Waterfall
  • The Beach:    Excellent - secluded fine white sand extending along coast
  • The Ocean:    Excellent - shallow part sandy bottom, good for swimming
  • Snorkelling:    Excellent - coral heads and plenty of reef fish off from beach
  • Other Activities:    Kayaking

Room Information

Three mezzanine style villas are located directly on a secluded beach front. Upstairs is the master bedroom with views through a large window to the ocean. Downstairs is the lounge and kitchen area and a second bedroom with the bathroom. Each villa has a large sun deck accessed through French doors that look out onto the beach and ocean. Villas have DVD, TV, stereo, personal laundry and are serviced daily.

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. villas - entrance
. interior
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. kitchen
. master bed
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. bathroom

Hotel Amenities

The beach directly infront of Whitesands has soft white sand and fronts a beautiful turquoise lagoon with good swimming and snorkelling. The beach stretches for several kilometres in both directions and makes for great exploring. The south cost is the quietest beach area on Rarotonga so there are no crowds and just a few tourists and locals out fishing walking up and down the beach.

There is ample parking space for those hiring a car. The villas are self contained and there are only a couple of restaurants walking distance so car hire is recommended for those looking to explore a bit.