Catriona is soaking up the sun and living it up in the gorgeous Cook Islands.
It takes only about 45 minutes to drive around the island of Rarotonga and along the way you will see plenty of good places to stay. We came across a new place with the beautiful name of Reflections, though it could have been called "idyllic" or "paradise".
There is nothing commercial about Reflections and it has just two beachfront villas and a waterfall villa. Imagine sitting on the verandah of your luxurious new villa, separated from the crystal lagoon by just a few metres of white coral sand. The only sounds are of native birds and Pacific waves breaking on the reef ...
The Beachfront villas accommodate four to five adults and each has a private fresh-water swimming pool. Sleep peacefully in marvellous carved super king four-poster beds with fitted mosquito netting, and enjoy the fully equipped designer kitchen, indoor tropical gardens and water features, marble floors and dinner settings especially made in New Zealand. Bathrooms have circular glass brick showers, double vanities, toilets and bidets.
The Waterfall villa accommodates four adults. It has a private outdoor living area with a stream and waterfall in tropical gardens. It is self-catering with a state-of-the-art kitchen with wall oven, microwave, dishwasher, wastemaster and dinnerware designed in New Zealand. The lagoon edge is just 20m away.
All accommodation has home theatre surround sound stereo with DVD, CD and TV.
VIP airport transfers take you to Reflections and all guests receive welcome flowers and a gift basket with wine.
The management can also equip you with snorkelling gear, kayaks, and hammocks just for lazing, and will assist with rental cars and scooters, local and outer island tours and laptop computer and Internet access.
Capital of the Cook Islands, in the South Pacific.
Air New Zealand flies six times a week to Rarotonga.
Air New Zealand Holidays has five night packages including return airfares and accommodation at Reflections starting at $1879 ex-Melbourne and Brisbane; $1899 ex-Sydney; $2329 ex-Adelaide and $2445 ex-Perth, per person.
Please note prices are valid at time of transmission and to the best of our knowledge are inclusive of GST.
Cook Islands Tourism
Ph: (02) 9955 0446, fax: (02) 9955 0447www.cook-islands.com
Air New Zealand Holidays: Ph: 1300 365 525
PO Box 592, Avarua, Cook Islands
Ph: 0011 682 23 703
Fax: 0011 682 23 702www.reflections-rarotonga.com