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“Luxury and relaxation combined”
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snooze the day away
BBQ on the privacy of your balcony
Have a massage on the privacy of your balcony
Indoor or outdoor dining
Whip up a smoothie in your villa kitchen
master bedroom upstairs in the Beachfront villas
Snooze in a daybed!
Beachfront Villa -as close to the lagoon as you can get!
Dramatic on a stormy day
Weddings can be held at our villas
Choose between the spa pool and infinity pool!
In the infinity pool - watching the activities in the lagoon
Crystal Blue Lagoon Villas - simply stunning
Beachfront Villa - lounge and balcony
Beachfront villa - kitchen
Beachfront villa - looking towards the lounge and lagoon
Beachfront villa - stairs leading up to the bedrooms
Beachfront Villa - master bedroom - looking in from the balcony
Beachfront Villa - master bedroom ensuite
Beachfront Villa - master bedroom ensuite
Beachfront Villa - master bedroom ensuite
Beachfront Villa - looking in from the balcony
Beachfront Villa - on the balcony of the master bedroom upstairs
This is the view from the lagoon looking back to the villas
Lagoon View Villa - mid morning snack
Lagoon View Villa - looking in from the balcony
Lagoon View Villa - looking towards the lounge and out to the deck
Lagoon View Villa - kitchen
Lagoon View Villa - breakfast for 2
Lagoon View Villa - master bedroom
Lagoon View Villa - master ensuite
Enjoying the infinity pool
The view from inside the daybed
Our villas - photo taken from the lagoon
Our villas (looking from the beach)
Swimming at night :-)
The pool is beautiful at night
The spa/jacuzzi
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2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Muri, Rarotonga, Southern Cook Islands

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John H
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Luxury and relaxation combined”
Reviewed November 10, 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Wow, what a beautiful place to stay. We found these new villas on Tripadvisor and are so grateful we did. The villa we stayed in was right on the beach, looking out over the beautiful Muri lagoon. The scene looking out from the villa is almost a perfect cliché of aqua blue lagoon with breaking waves on the outer reef, whilst in the foreground swaying coconut palms and white beach.
The villas are tastefully decorated, large open plan space with comfortable clean furniture. The upstairs bedrooms are large and the king size bed was so comfortable and the view of sunrise over the lagoon was worth waking up for.
The pool and spa are private and very well maintained by the friendly staff. The horizon pool over looking the lagoon says it all about these magnificent villas.
The villas are close to numerous restaurants and close to the Muri night markets where you can get good quality cheap feeds.
The management staff were very helpful, friendly and provided fantastic local advice on what to do and where to eat on all budget levels.
We have recommended these villas to our friends without hesitation.
Highly recommended if you need to chill out in paradise.

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Liked best: Quality and location of the Villa
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 Dec 2015
Kia Orana
We so enjoyed having you both as our guests! You very much deserved a relaxing holiday and the biggest thanks for us, is to see you chilling out and being able to forget the stresses of everyday life!!
As you noticed, I am very happy to chat and give suggestions on all our beautiful island has to offer...the time just flew by when we were sharing stories!
The Muri night food markets are such a big hit with all tourists - the choices of local dishes freshly cooked in front of you by locals is such a good option instead of dining out at restaurants...and being only 1 minutes walk from Crystal Blue, means you can take your dinner back to the villas and enjoy out on your balcony :-)
We look forward to having your friends come and stay with us in the future and also hope to have you both back as our guests very soon!
Take care and keep up the good work at home.

Warmest regards,
Robyn & the team at Crystal Blue
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BR4DY_nz
Wellington, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Heavenly stay on a picturesque lagoon”
Reviewed September 9, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

I am always wary of a resort that has the name 'lagoon' in their name. Often used to trick you into thinking the villa is position nearby to a lagoon, or pool of water. However Crystal Blue Lagoon Villa's is fully allowed to include it in their name as their 4 2-bedroom villas are literally meters from the nicest lagoon in Rarotonga, in the heart of Muri Beach. I stayed here while attending a wedding in Rarotonga and it's simply beautiful. Perfectly styled to feel modern and new, with a twist of Cook Island decor makes the place feel very homely without being cluttered with 'stuff'. The breakfast basket and fresh coffee are added bonuses! Free pickup/drop offs to the airport (about 15mins drive) make this a no brainer if you're looking for luxury accommodation in one of the nicest spots in the world.

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Liked best: The breakfast hamper, free wifi, in the heart of Muri Beach while being secluded on the lagoon front.
Liked least: Having to leave!
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
11 Dec 2015
Kia Orana
We are so pleased to share our "piece of paradise" with our guests and are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our villas and the beauty of the lagoon!
We haven't over-cluttered the villas with art/"stuff", because as you saw, nothing can compete with the panoramic views of the lagoon :-)
A local coffee bean roaster supplies us with freshly ground coffee and many of our guests have enjoyed his blend so much, that they take bags home with them - a reminder of their trip to Raro!
We enjoyed having you stay with us, and hope you will return soon - this time for longer and maybe with your wife :-)
Take care
Robyn and the team at Crystal Blue
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JT1952_13
Adelaide, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Brilliant accomodation overlooking Muri Lagoon”
Reviewed September 6, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

My wife chose this property for our initial stay in the Cook Islands - the first four days of a two week stay.
We were in email contact with Robyn, the every lovely property manager after our booking enquiry, and she helped with sorting out car hire, and met us on arrival at the property.
Robyn provided a great welcome basket of key supplies, including coffee for the expresso machine, fresh fruit and so on, so we didn't have to go dashing out to get food immediately, She also provided the necessary credentials for initial wifi hotspot access, so we could get online without chasing down a data SIM. A very modern gesture.
The location is very handy for the nearby Polynesian show, a stroll down the beach gets you to the bare foot bar for a drink or meal.
The property is very modern, great quality and a marvellous view from the upstairs front bedroom, looking out over the lagoon. We spent quite some time lazing on the upper or lower deck, reading or watching the world go by.
Altogether a great quality experience, and with one of the most helpful and pleasant managers I've met.

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Liked best: Great views over the lagoon
Liked least: patchy wifi coverage
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
7 Sep 2015
Kia Orana
I appreciate you taking the time to write such a lovely review for us. It is so important for potential new guests to read what our previous guests have to say about our villas and this plays a big part in their decision making….so thank you !
The views are simply stunning and yes, it is easy to lose track of time watching the world go by and lazing on either the upper or lower balconies. What a perfect way to spend your precious holiday!
I love making our guests feel welcome and at home and it makes my job so worthwhile when I receive feedback like yours.
Make sure you both come back and visit us again soon!

Take care until then
Robyn and the team at Crystal Blue
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calibusyb...
California
Level 3 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best property on Muri Beach”
Reviewed August 31, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Just got back from an amazing week in paradise. This was the second visit to Rarotonga for my husband and I and we will definitely be back! Robyn and her team did an amazing job taking care of us throughout the week. The property is beautiful and exactly as shown in the photos. Location is superb, only steps from the beach and the proximity to restaurants and small local markets is ideal. Next time we are in Raro we will definitely be staying here again!

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Sep 2015
Kia Orana Janette and Mike
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us and it was a delight having you as our guests! It was shame the weather didn’t fully cooperate, but I was happy that you experienced some warm sunny days and were out enjoying the daybeds every opportunity you could!
You are right, the location is perfect, and a car is not necessary. With shops, restaurants and cafes only a short stroll outside the gates and the beach at your doorstep, there is no need to venture far!
It was lovely getting to know you both and I do hope you will return and stay with us again, so we can chat some more.
Take care until then
Robyn and the team at Crystal Blue
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Rhonda H
Gold Coast, Australia
2 reviews
“Stunning, well equipped villas”
Reviewed August 25, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

These villas stand out as one of the most appealing modern accommodation facilities in the area. We stayed in Villa 4 which overlooked the infinity pool and lagoon. On a clear day it is the most amazing view washed in aqua. We received a very friendly greeting from the Property Manager, Robyn and were surprised to find a huge food basket on our arrival full of goodies. The villas are in easy walk up the driveway to coffee shops & stores of Muri Beach and the main road where it is easy to catch the local bus service into town. Go out the back door and you have that blue lagoon waiting for you. The rooms were serviced 6 days of the week. These are amazing easy living apartments with all the modern facilities.

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Liked best: Large, bright and clean
Liked least: Minimal free benchtop space
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
7 Sep 2015
Kia Orana Rhonda
It was lovely having you and Sheraline as our guests and I’m just sorry I didn’t see much of you both – but only because you were always out and about having fun!!
I am so pleased that you enjoyed our villas and yes, the Lagoon Villas do have amazing views and it is sometimes hard to distinguish between the infinity pool and the lagoon – the aqua colours blend so well, making the views so stunning!
The basket of goodies is our welcome to our guests and means that there is no need to rush straight out to the shops….even though they are only a short stroll away, it is far nicer to be able to relax for a while after you arrive.
I hope you and Sheraline are able to come back and visit us someday very soon!
Take care until then
Robyn and the team at Crystal Blue
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Aimee W
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Absolute perfection!”
Reviewed August 24, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

The most stunning setting in Rarotonga! Absolutely divine villas with sensational views of Muri lagoon. Robyn was extremely accommodating and looked after us so well! I was lucky enough to get engaged in this setting so this holds a very special place in my heart and look forward to returning soon.

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Liked best: Everything!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
7 Sep 2015
Kia Orana Aimee and Grant
Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review for us and thank you for the recommendations you have been making to family/friends…we already have a booking from one of your friends!
It was special for us too, having you both getting engaged at our villas and being forever a part of your memories.
I enjoyed getting to know you and am so pleased that you enjoyed staying in our villas.
We would love to have you back as our guests – maybe celebrating a wedding / anniversary!
Take care until then
Robyn and the team at Crystal Blue
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Gabrielle...
New York City, New York
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Perfect getaway”
Reviewed July 25, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

The previous reviews say it all. Stay here if you expect the best. Attention to detail is superb and it is very hard to fine fault with Crystal Blue Lagoon Villas. From the taxi with chilled damp towels to refresh your hands and a bottle of bubbles to Robyn the wonderful manager to the locally roasted coffee I am sure this is the best place to stay in Rarotonga. Our only other wish was that the weather had been warmer, however it is july and winter!!

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Liked best: Beautiful new accommodation with superb view of sunrise
Liked least: The pool was not heated
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
7 Sep 2015
Kia Orana Gabrielle
I so much enjoyed meeting you and Stuart and chatting and getting to know you both.
It was our pleasure having you as our guests and it is rewarding hearing that you both enjoyed your stay with us.
You are right, the locally roasted coffee is delicious and as each villa has a coffee machine, I buy fresh ground coffee for all of the guests when they arrive.
Next time you come and stay with us I will make sure I get a very big bag for you!
Please keep in touch and I am much looking forward to the two of you visiting again soon!

Take care until then
Robyn and the team at Crystal Blue
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