Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa is situated on a piece of paradise known as Rarotonga. The second southernmost of the Cook Islands, Rarotonga is a lush island with mountain peaks, waterfalls and verdant tropical vegetation, encircled by a coral reef and warm azure Pacific Ocean water. All of which makes Te Manava a magical retreat – castaway chic at its finest.
Te Manava is is made up of 13 beautiful self-contained thatched villas, with one, two or three bedrooms, set right on the white sands at the quieter end of Muri Beach, overlooking the azure-blue lagoon. So far so good. Divided into Standard or Ultimate Pool or Beachfront categories, each villa has its own private courtyard and individual pool, fully equipped kitchen with expresso coffee makers, microwave, toaster, kettle, and hob, and barbecue, mini bar, and laundry facilities. There are flatscreen TVs, DVD and iPod docking stations,while bathrooms have hairdryers andluxurious Bvlgari toiletries. Some have tropical gardens, others open out straight on to the beach, and all are decorated in typical Polynesian style, with rattan furnishings, ceiling fans and accents of bright tropical colour or funky animal print. Your courtyard comes with loungers and beach towels, as well as complimentary kayaks and snorkeling gear. For a bath with a view, the three-bedroom Presidential Beachfront
This is Rarotonga, surrounded by coral reefs and azure-blue warm Pacific waters, so the beach is the star of the show. Snorkel in the lagoon or take a glass-botomed boat ride; paddle out in a kayak, explore the undersea world on a scuba diving, trip, go swimming or just lie in the sun… the list of ways to enjoy yourself is endless. Or you can pamper yourself with a massage or a beauty treatment at the spa, a tranquil retreat surrounded by a water garden. The Kids Club has a great programme of activities for guests aged between six and 12, with octopus hunting in the lagoon, castle building, and coconut husking among them,
so they are kept happy while you relax on the beach.
Eating is an eclectic and fun experience at Te Manava. You can send a list of groceries to the hotel and they will stock your kitchen for when you arrive. Or you can choose from one of their grocery packs, You can paddle to breakfast in a kayak, at the sister resort of Pacific Resort Rarotonga, you can break out your DIY Barbecue pack, or enjoy a five-star meal in your villa prepared by your own personal chef – choose from champagne breakfast, champagne brunch hamper, two or three-course menu and the chef’s degustation menu. Wether you want to be totally self-sufficient, or indulge in the five star catering service every day, or a bit of both, is entirely up to you. All you have to do is decide, and enjoy.
P.O.Box 790Muri BeachRaratongaCook Islands