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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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Aqua2015
Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
“A Wonderful Place to Stay.”
Reviewed 22 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We were welcomed by Robyn & staff who made us so welcome. We arrived to find a beautiful basket of goodies, for breakfast and lunch, cereals, bacon, eggs, cheeses, crackers, milk, bread, jam, and a bottle of sparkling wine, etc, to see us through a couple of days, and to save us from going directly out to buy food, also a bowl of lovely fresh fruit. Robyn & housekeeping staff treated us everyday by making our beds, cleaning our unit & making sure we were in no need of anything.
The swimming pool & spa were great & the furniture both in side & out were all matching in lovely white & Aqua colours to match the swimming pool & lagoon colour theme. Great views from both levels of our unit.
We will be back Robyn. The best service & best complex we have ever stayed in.
The photos on the web site are exactly as you find Crystal Waters Lagoon.
Thank you Robyn & housekeeping staff.
Regards Bruce Dawn Ada & Stuart of New Zealand.

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Liked best: Great views from unit
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
8 Sep 2015
Kia Orana Bruce, Dawn, Ada and Stuart
It was such a delight meeting you all and seeing the pleasure on your faces as you enjoyed spending time in our villas.
We work hard to create the perfect holiday environment for our guests and it is so worthwhile hearing that our guests are enjoying the villas, pool and location!
A lot of our guests are commenting that our villas are exactly like the photographs and it is reassuring that our guests are not disappointed.
You are all so very welcome to come back and stay with us, and I look forward to chatting some more and sharing some laughs with you all!
Take care until then
Robyn and the team at Crystal Blue
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rarotrave...
Auckland
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Must stay in Rarotonga”
Reviewed 20 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Our stay at Crystal Blue Lagoon was perfect from start to finish. We were lucky enough to stay in the beachfront villa which had amazing views both upstairs and downstairs, straight out to the lagoon with no obstructions. Robyn and her team were absolutely wonderful. Every small detail was thought of and nothing was too difficult, even down to the pillows being too high for me (what a princess!). The villas are brand new and immaculate, wonderfully clean and an absolute joy to be in. Unfortunately we only had one day of beautiful weather (our last day), but we didn't mind as our accommodation was so lovely. They are perfectly located within Muri, a short 1 min walk to the night market if you want something more home made, a lovely cafe across the driveway (LBV) for morning coffees and delicious pastries, and all of the amazing restaurants are walkable along the beach. The pool area is lovely and the day beds are a dream to lie in! There was no issues getting space around the pool when the weather was nice. The villa was stocked with everything you could possibly need, including a much welcome breakfast pack and fruit basket. We didn't need to go to the supermarket to get supplies, and there was a good dairy/mini mart next to the night market.

I am not someone who will stay quiet if there was something not up to standard, and I understand the importance of providing balanced, accurate reviews on Trip Advisor as I know I rely on them heavily when deciding where to stay. Simply, our stay was perfect and I cannot fault anything. I would highly recommend you stay here, my husband and I had a perfect 5th wedding anniversary. I have no doubt these villas will go from strength to strength!

Robyn - thank you for your wonderful hospitality. I greatly appreciated your prompt response to my emails in the buildup to our stay. You are an absolute asset!

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Liked best: Amazing view
Liked least: Wifi was very patchy inside the villa, had to sit on the porch to get a stable connection
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 Sep 2015
Kia Orana
We so much enjoyed having you and your husband stay with us on your 5th wedding anniversary, and we were disappointed for you, that the weather was not so great!
The beauty of our location means that everything is so handy, and for the days you don’t want to head outside, we have made sure there is a choice of Sky TV channels or movies to watch….being on holiday is all about relaxing!
It is so pleasing reading a review like yours, and to hear that our villas were perfect for the both of you and that you are happy to recommend us.
My team and I love meeting guests and we are happy that our hospitality and set up/planning of the villas, is meeting our guests needs 
We wish you all the best for the future and look forward to seeing you both again on another anniversary celebration!

Take care
The team at Crystal Blue
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The-1974...
New Plymouth, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The Best Accommodation in Rarotonga!”
Reviewed 20 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

I've travelled all over the South Pacific during the last few years and stayed at some of the best rated resorts i could find when booking my trips.
This was my fourth visit to Rarotonga and we managed to get an oceanfront room right on the beach.
I'm fairly hard to impress, and although i don't pick on small things when i stay at other places, it's pretty hard to find anything negative to say about Crystal Blue Villas.
This simply is the best accommodation you'll find in Rarotonga, and the closest thing you'll find to 5 star anywhere in the Cook Islands.

Our 2 storey spacious apartment was fully contained and immaculate with modern furniture, a large fully equipped kitchen, laundry, and is located in one of the best spots on the island in Muri, facing out towards the lagoon and within an easy walk of the best restaurants, scooter hire, night markets and right across the road from LBV Cafe.

The views from the deck were stunning and there is direct private access straight down to the beach from either the main pool or the oceanfront room decks.
There are televisions in each bedroom, both bedrooms had spacious ensuites with the master bedroom also having a huge bath as well as a monsoon shower.
The wi-fi access was also good so we had no trouble working or checking emails.
There was fresh fruit waiting when we arrived, eggs, bread and spread in the fridge for breakfast the next morning, and Robyn, the manager spent 20 minutes showing us around the place and making us feel right at home.

Because there are only 4 rooms it's also a great place to relax without a lot of noise. The pool is awesome and there is a spa pool as well.
A lot of other resorts on the island lack privacy from the sides, but Crystal Blue is secluded so you feel like you really do have the place to yourself.
The owners have spared no cost making this place awesome.
Photos don't do it justice, it's even better in the flesh.
It's as good as any apartment you've stayed in before, and sets the standard for the Cook Islands.

When we come back next time we'll only be staying here, there is simply nothing else like it on the island.
From the minute you arrive you'll be glad you made the choice to stay. You won't beat Crystal Blue Lagoon Villas for quality, location or just overall excellence.
You'll walk inside and say WOW! That's what we did.

Thanks Robyn and Moana, we'll be back! - Andy and Chris.

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Liked best: Everything about this place is great.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
28 Aug 2015
Kia Orana Andy and Chris
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a fabulous review of our villas! We are always delighted to hear that our guests are impressed with Crystal Blue and that you want to stay with us on your return trip!
We have tried to create a secluded peaceful haven within the gates, because we aim for our guests to be able to relax, unwind and rejuvenate…and with only 4 villas, you are right, you feel like you have the place to yourselves.
Our guests experience is extremely important and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit.
We are looking forward to having you come back and stay with us again very soon!

Take care
The team at Crystal Blue
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Elle H
1 review
“Our stay was incredible! ”
Reviewed 18 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Staying at the Crystal Blue Lagoon Villa was one of the highlights of our trip to Rarotonga! From the moment we arrived we had fallen in love. Day 1 had only just come around & we were already sad thinking about coming home. It really was a tropical paradise. We had hit the jackpot. Amazing service, friendly staff, close to shops, right in the heart of Muri & of course, the best views on the island! We will definitely be making a trip back! I recommend that anyone who takes a trip to Rarotonga, stays at the Crystal Blue Lagoon Villa. Trust me, you won't be disappointed! 10/10

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Management Response
28 Aug 2015
Kia Orana
It was such a pleasure having you as our guests and it was a shame you were unable to stay longer! We watched the video you made while at our villas and yes, you definitely “fell in love” from the moment you stepped inside 
The views and location are stunning, and we want all of our guests to enjoy this as much as you all did!
We hope the 3 of you will be able to come back and stay with us again very soon!
Take care
The team at Crystal Blue
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travelpro...
Seattle, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Luxury villa in a tropical paradise and lovely local people”
Reviewed 27 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

I stayed here with my husband for 6 nights and if you want a tropical paradise retreat, this is the place! The 2 bedroom villa was gorgeous - very new, slick, white, soft accents of blue, yellow, and wood tones. The infinity pool was a little chilly (they rely on solar power to heat the pool and it had been overcast of late) but the hot tub was bubbly warm. Step outside to the beach where you can hire kayaks, do kite surfing, snorkeling, etc. Easy walking distance to restaurants, ATM, local stores for food and supplies, and a Telecom shop for internet or buying a SIM card. Snorkeling equipment (minus fins) and a BBQ grill are included with the villa.

Our only hiccup was the airport transfer for our return flight. We were told to be ready at 9 p.m. and no one showed. Called the transport company and they had the time at 8 p.m. Oops. They sent a guy and we were picked up by 9:50 for our 11 p.m. flight. A little close but the transport people had called the airlines and told them we were on our way so that was nice.

Overall, an utterly fantastic stay.

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Liked best: Location on Muri Beach, hot tub, and beautiful villa
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
28 Aug 2015
Kia Orana
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our villas - we value all feedback and are pleased that you enjoyed your time at our villas.
The infinity pool is seasonally solar warmed…and on sunny days, the solar panels inject a little warmth in the pool, helping take a little chill off the water. It is not a heated pool, but the spa pool is lovely and hot for our guests wanting to soak at the end of a busy day!
We are sorry to hear of your return transfer experience – the flight times and pick up times do seasonally change and this can result in some hiccups, but we are pleased that the transfer company collected you as soon as they could and ensured there were no problems at the airport.
We hope to see you both again sometime soon!
Take care
The team at Crystal Blue
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