Monday, May 24, 2010

Whale Watching Cook Islands Style from your Te Manava Luxury Villa

The Te Manava style of Whale Watching is a once in a lifetime experience and along with the Air New Zealand direct flights from Sydney, Australians will have a luxury front row seat.

Cook Islands style of whale watching is simple. Forget the boats, the crowds, the seasickness and the queues; all you need is the veranda at Te Manava Luxury Villas or quiet spot on the sand to wait for the breaching and slapping of the water by Humpback Whales only 100 metres away.

From the 4th July, Air New Zealand will operate direct services between Sydney and the Cook Islands. Flights leave on Sunday for the perfect one-week escape and there are lots of flights via Auckland on other days.

The Cook Islands whale migration season is July to October. Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa, Australasia’s leading luxury villas has reserved the best view on the island to see these amazing giants of the sea as they travel over from Sydney.

Te Manava Luxury Villas is the newest 5 star luxury accommodation on Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. Set on Rarotonga’s most stunning south-east coast location, Muri beach is picture perfect with a white sand beach fringed with palm trees and lapped by the gentle waters of a swimming lagoon. Te Manava Villas offers an exciting new choice for the discerning traveller.

Voted “Australasia’s Leading Villas” at the 2009 World Travel Awards, guests at Te Manava Villas can be either totally self-sufficient and self contained or enjoy the full service 5-star experience. Select from any additional ‘a la carte’ guest services ranging from daily housekeeping through to a 5-course dinner prepared onsite by Te Manava Villas’ own private chef. This way, guests simply pay for the services they want and need and can spend their time exactly the way they want - when they want.

STOP PRESS: Stay 5 Pay 4 nights or more includes one free night and bottle of wine on arrival.

On sale: Extended to 20th June 2010 and travel from 20th May 2010 to 3Ist March 2011.

To book, see your local travel agent or book online at


In some locations the whales can be closer or slightly further than 100 metres as the reef changes. The Cook Islands have led the way in whale conservation by claiming a 2 million square kilometre whale sanctuary in their exclusive economic zone.

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