The wow factor starts with its brilliant, absolute beachfront location on Rarotonga’s exquisite Muri Beach overlooking one of the most picturesque lagoons in the South Pacific.

Opened in January 2015, Raro’s latest addition in 5-star accommodation is the impressive Crystal Blue Lagoon Luxury Villas. Located 25 minutes from the airport by private transfer, the property offers of four, two-bedroom luxury villas in a peaceful and secure sanctuary, in the heart of stylish Muri.

Two years ago, owners Moana Hunter and husband, Fodil Nair, were faced with an unavoidable upgrade decision related to the former accommodation on the site.

“We got to the stage where we either renovated or pulled it down,” said Fodil, a Parisian by birth, who has lived in the Cook Islands for eighteen years.

“So, the idea to design and build Crystal Blue Lagoon Luxury Villas was born.

‘We wanted a name that was clear and pure, and Crystal Blue Lagoon Luxury Villas described perfectly the location and style of the property.

“We had privacy in mind. We wanted something exclusive with a small number of guests to enable us to provide the best service”.

“Crystal Blue Lagoon Luxury Villas is really a mixture of a lot of good things. You couldn’t find a similar property closer to Muri Beach, and to restaurants. It is like having all the luxury of a resort, without having to be in a resort,” said Fodil.

Moana and Fodil also designed and built the celebrated ‘island show’ Te Vara Nui in Muri, named after Vara Hunter, Moana’s mother, who in her younger years performed and showcased Cook Islands culture in the South Pacific.

“Crystal Blue Lagoon Luxury Villas is like Te Vara Nui for us. When we started it we didn’t think it would be as good as it is. You get passionate, then you always want the best,” said Fodil.

Featuring open plan living with a natural indoor-outdoor flow, each of the roomy two-story villas is built in Mediterranean-style with a Polynesian influence. The interiors are elegantly decorated and well appointed, with an appreciation that no expense has been spared in providing the best quality fittings and furniture.

Each duplex villa is equipped with a modern kitchen, voguish living and dining areas, and a private outdoor living space with a BBQ. Upstairs are two smart en-suite bedrooms with attractive views. The bed in the master bedroom is a California King. The second bedroom suite has a Super-King bed, with the option to split into King Singles.

Add to the villa benefits, a home theatre system, 60”satellite TV, and a large movie selection, WIFI, air conditioning and ceiling fans; the property also has a security wall around the entrance to the complex for privacy, requiring guest to enter a personal code.

The gated duplex hideaway incorporates an attractive infinity pool that flows towards the beach and lagoon.

“There is all-day sun around the pool. The solar heating on the roof can also heat the pool, if ever required,” said Fodil.

Crystal Blue Lagoon Luxury Villas is well situated for just about everything a discerning visitor would need in a complete island vacation, from abundant beach and water activities, to the Te Vara Nui spectacular over-water cultural show, cross-island walks, to some of Rarotonga’s finest cafés and restaurants.

Named after the turquoise blue waters of beautiful Muri Beach, Crystal Blue Lagoon Luxury Villas is indeed an exclusive, absolute beachfront property offering a special brand of intimate tranquility.

With VIP arrival, private car transfers, and a champagne welcome – what else could you want?

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