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5.0 out of 5

"Stayed in Villa no 7 - what a treat. Clean, beautifully furnished with everything you need. Pleasantly surprised at arrival to see breakfast items in ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 25 Sep 2017

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Rarotonga awaits you at Sea Change Villas. You'll be 4.2 km (2.6 mi) from Muri Beach and 4.6 km (2.8 mi) from Aroa Beach. Highlights at this beachfront resort include free self parking, a free airport shuttle, and in-room kitchens.

All 12 rooms feature plasma TVs with satellite channels, and you can enjoy private pools, balconies or patios, and MP3 docks. Room service is available and kitchens come with refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops, so in-room dining is easy. Premium linens invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like rainfall showerheads and bathrobes. Additionally, living rooms, dining areas, and private yards are available.

Spend the day at the beach where you'll find kayaking and snorkeling, and enjoy the onsite pool loungers. Additionally, you'll find spa services, free use of bicycles, and laundry facilities. Each morning cooked-to-order breakfast is available.

With a stay at this 4.5-star Rarotonga resort, you'll be 2.4 km (1.5 mi) from Maire Nui Botanical Gardens and 2.7 km (1.7 mi) from Tikioki Beach.

Villa, Lagoon View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Villa, 3 Bedrooms, Lagoon View

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

2 Bedroom Executive Villa Lagoon View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Villa, Beachfront

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Sea Change Villas ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sea Change Villas

Everyone (4) Couples (2)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 25 Sep. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

25 Oct. 2019 by Sea Change Villas

Kia Orana Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us! We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Sea Change Villas again in the near future.

5 out of 5

Do yourself a favour and stay here!!!

Cons: Nothing - it was fabulous.
Location: The beach is beautiful and there are a restaurant nearby or jump on the bus to the markets or town. Scooters are onsite if u want to hire one.
Stayed in Villa no 7 - what a treat. Clean, beautifully furnished with everything you need. Pleasantly surprised at arrival to see breakfast items in the fridge as well as a bottle of wine. Having my own pool was just luxury. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Bathrooms are huge with double shower and lovely. The villa was pristine. You don't need a scooter - just flag the bus outside on the road.

Posted by , from Auckland on 25 Sep. 2017

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5 out of 5

Great facilitaties

Pros: Clean, modern, roomy, private swimming pool
Cons: Nothing
Location: Location was great, cafe & small supermarket within strolling distance, bus stop very close
We had a fantastic stay at Sea Change, pick up at airport was excellent, arrived late at night & flight was late, but no problem, we were picked up with a smile & refreshments. Arrived at Sea change to find a very welcome 'welcome gift', including wine, bread , eggs & much more. Met the staff the next day very helpful, organised a hire car and told us all the great things to do. Villa was very clean & had all the comforts of home. At dinnertime, some local resturants are happy to pick up & drop off, no extra charge, which meant we could really relax. The lagoon is great, very calm. We used the supplied surf ski & 3 person kayak, also had bicycles for guest use, they really thought of everything, it was a fantastic place to stay.

Posted by , from Auckland on 8 Jul. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 Aug. 2017 by Marilyn

Kia Orana Liz! Thank you so much for your lovely and detailed review of your stay at Sea Change! We truly do our best to ensure a very memorable stay for our guests. We hope to welcome you back to our shores in the near future. Until then, Kia Manuia

5 out of 5

Peace and comfort.

Pros: Its easier to say what we didn't like...nothing, its great.
Cons: Burn the airport once I next arrive so I can't leave for months.
Location: Small town feel, very laid back, easy motoring on your scooter (mind the steep bits on the hill roads?"track"), Short scoot or walk to good eating.
We have experienced a new high in relaxing, quiet, and genuinely friendly island life. Kirsty and Paul offer a wonderful retreat from the rigours of life. Its wonderful tropical surrounds of shrubs, trees and palms merge with the hills behind. The accommodation was beautifully presented, staff were only too pleased to help and were happy to quietly chat with you. The views were WOW!!, Having come from our rocky hilly harbour basin (which has its own great character) into a coral beach front, fish life literally leaping from the water, coral snorkelling and relaxed scootering around the island, we had an absolute blast! The pool was great and warm even late in the evening. Breakfasts were lovely, fresh local fruits, cereals, and even waffles. All fresh made on the spot or by locals (try Kirsty's lime marmalade). Paul and crew keep the gardens going well, flowers, shade and sent galore. If you leave this off your list you are missing a divine experience.

Posted by , from Lyttelton , NZ on 15 May 2017

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5 out of 5

Beautiful Villa close to the Beach.

Pros: Everything could not fault anything. Was just like living in your own home.
Cons: Nothing needs improved it was just perfect.
Location: Across the road from Beach but they have two villas right on the beach as well. Very quiet & peaceful.
Wow just amazing place to stay. From the moment we got picked up at the airport we were given cold water & a glass of champagne. Our own pool was just fabulous we could swim all hours of the day or night. Beverley was so helpful with her orientation on the first day advising on the places to eat and things to do. They do all the bookings for anything you want to do. So peaceful & quiet, no problems with roosters. Beach is just across the road great snorkelling.

Posted by , from New Zealand on 6 Mar. 2017

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5 out of 5
Pros: Very well kept Villa, professionally run, stone throw from the beach
Location: Good views
Facilities: State of the art; Value: Amazing; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Spotless;

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Sydney on 17 Mar. 2014

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Mar. 2014 by

We're delighted you enjoyed your time at Sea Change! We hope to see you again soon!

Property Features

As a guest of Sea Change Villas, you'll find spa services, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance. A roundtrip airport shuttle is free (available 24 hours). The luxury Sea Change Villas also features barbecue grills, a garden, and a picnic area. The resort can provide concierge services and wedding services. Free self parking is available. A complete renovation of Sea Change Villas was completed in July 2017. This 4.5-star Rarotonga resort is smoke free.

  • 1 floor
  • 12 guestrooms or units
  • 12 buildings
  • Built in 2004
  • Towels for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Express check-in
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Computer for guest use
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)


Free self parking


  • Airport: Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) (14.2 km / 8.8 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Sea Change Villas offers 12 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature private pools and MP3 docking stations. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Beds feature premium bedding. 40-inch plasma televisions come with premium satellite channels and DVD players. Accommodations at this 4.5-star resort have kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and safes; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested.

  • Private pool
  • In-room kitchen
  • Private balcony or patio
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • MP3 dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Private outdoor space
  • HD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Spa Services

  • Massages

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Saturday - Sunday: 9:00 AM - noon
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

To guarantee check in between midnight and 6 AM, guests traveling on overnight flights must book for the night prior to arrival. To guarantee transfers, guests must contact the property with their flight details at least 2 days before their expected arrival.

This property's front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Saturday - Sunday: 9:00 AM - noon
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Airport transportation is offered 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 11 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 11 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Sea Change Villas


Please note that the Lagoon View and Lagoon View Executive Villas are located across the street from the beach.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • No pets or service animals allowed


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: NZD 40 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: NZD 20 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 3.5 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Sea Change Villas
  • Sea Change Villas Hotel
  • Sea Change Villas Hotel Rarotonga
  • Sea Change Villas Rarotonga
  • Sea Change Villas Resort Rarotonga
  • Sea Change Villas Resort
  • Sea Change Villas Resort
  • Sea Change Villas Rarotonga
  • Sea Change Villas Resort Rarotonga

You should know

  • To get to the property, guests need to transfer by required shuttle. Transfers need to be confirmed by contacting the property at least 72 hours before travel at the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Sea Change Villas offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 11 years old and younger aren't allowed at this property.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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