Comments About Sea Change…

Over the years we have hosted guests staying in our villas from all over the world. A combination of spacious highly appointed villas and a superior level of guest service is recognised by Trip Advisor and Lonely Planet.


We celebrated our 45th anniversary staying at Sea Change Villas for a week and never tired of the view from our beachfront villa #9.  We understand the name “Sea Change” because it seemed that very time we looked out, there was a different view.  It is only one year old, and has everything you need.  Other reviews provide more detail regarding the villas, so I won’t repeat it.  The staff are so helpful with tours or any problems that arise.  Special shout-out t Stephanie!  The food/drink items provided upon arrival were greatly appreciated.  We did not rent a car since we took three tours that picked up and dropped off.  We especially enjoyed the Tuk-Tuk tour of the island and the Koka Lagoon Cruise.  Also, two restaurants (Vaima and OTB) picked us up and returned us for dinner.  The Saltwater Cafe, open for breakfast and lunch only, was literally 100 steps from our villa.  No other restaurants are within walking distance.  We DID walk to Charlie’s for their notorious fish sandwich, but it was about 1 1/2 miles and ended up walking back because we missed the bus and didn’t want to wait an hour for the next one.  Don’t recommend that, however, unless you are young and in good shape!  The bicycles provided by Sea Change came in handy for a trip to the grocery about a mile up the road.  Should have taken them to Charlie’s!  Since our flight home was at midnight and we had to vacate the villa by 11 a.m., we took advantage of renting one of the day rooms, did some laundry, and rested up for our long flight home.  If you want a quiet, relaxing vacation, you won’t regret staying at Sea Change Villas.  We have educated many of our friends and family about the Cook Islands, and we always give Sea Change Villas a “thumbs up.”

Barbara & Wayne Otte, USA

Sea Change Villas is a dream holiday location.  If you are looking for a holiday where you will not have a care in the world, this is the place to stay.  The villas are in a location that is away from it all, you feel like the only person staying at Sea Change, a private oasis.  I stay here often, as it is quiet, relaxing, luxurious and spacious.  You have a fully equipped kitchen, the shower is fabulous, the water pressure is amazing and to top it off you have your own private pool all to your self (& friendly geckos).  At Sea Change you are made to feel special and looked after, they can organise everything for you.

Adele Harris, New Zealand

This place is simply mesmerizing. Sea Change Villas is a private, secluded boutique resort with an incredibly fabulous staff.  You are literally steps away from one of the world’s most stunning lagoons with warm, crystal clear water that provides ample opportunity to swim, snorkel, paddle board and kayak.  Amazingly — it seems like you have your own private beach/lagoon as one seldom sees more than a few people enjoying this incredible slice of paradise.

The villas are tranquil, beautifully appointed and only a few steps from the beach.  The gardens are stunning, and the private plunge pool provides the perfect opportunity to rest and relax with a refreshing dip.  From the moment you arrive by private car one is welcomed with warm hospitality, and the attention and service never diminish.  Managers Beverley and Craig are an absolutely lovely and personable couple who coordinate the marvellous group of individuals that comprise Sea Change’s attentive, friendly and efficient staff.

Simply put — a most unique and memorable experience.  We highly recommend Sea Change Villas for a serene and luxurious getaway.

Annie & Bob Voight, USA

We have been going to Rarotonga for nine years, know it well and would never stay anywhere but Sea Change.  The things we really love about it are the stunning location, the private, beautifully appointed villas each with own pool, no young children and especially the absolutely lovely team of management and staff.  heir service is simply superb.  They make us feel special every time, always treating us warmly and as friends.  Each holiday at Sea Change is perfect, and this keeps us returning every year.

M & E Shepherd, New Zealand

You guys are the epitome of hospitality and we so enjoyed our stay with you. We tell all of our friends about Sea Change Villas in the hope that they will stay with you. We certainly would not have enjoyed Rarotonga as much as we did if we had stayed anywhere else on the island.

Marie & Keven, New Zealand

Thank you very much for the time and effort you put into making our say really great. The villa was fantastic – loved it. It was what we wanted and more, the pool was to die for. We both enjoyed our time at Seachange very uch and would not hesitate to come back. We are letting all our friends know!

Sue & Linda, New Zealand

From the moment we booked, the communication and service from Sea Change Villas was amazing. We had the most fantastic holiday imaginable. The Villas are beautifully appointed with every extra. We had our own pool, amazing views, superb fittings and furnishings and above all, incredible service.

Judy & Alan, New Zealand

Joe and I can not speak highly enough of the experience we had in Rarotonga. We chose, Sea Change Villas, initially because you were the only ones the didn’t send out a generic email of your packages that were already on the internet. You answered questions in more detail and nothing ever seemed to be a problem.

When we arrived at Sea Change, you did everything to make us feel welcome and most importantly at home, like you were both friends in a foreign country. Our Wedding was perfect – everything we wanted and more. We can not thank you enough, your personal touch on everything made us feel really special.

Sal & Joe, Australia

Thank you so much for making us so welcome at Sea Change. These are indeed luxurious Villas and we are very lucky to have been able to stay here. After our hectic Schedule in Australia and New Zealand, Rarotonga was the perfect place to unwind and relax. Thanks again for your friendliness, helpfulness and hospitality. It has been a memorable Holiday.

Peter & Elaine, England

Thank you so much for the wonderful hospitality, attention to detail and all of the special things you did for us. We had a wonderful honeymoon and will return to visit you again as well as tell all of our friends about the special place called Sea Change. Aloha & Mahaol Nui Loa.

Richard & Wendy, Hawaii