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Honeymoon Venue: Te Manava Luxury Villas and Spa, Rarotonga

When considering an overseas honeymoon (or even a destination wedding), the venue selection can be rather harrowing with an entire world to consider. As part of our #honeymoonhumpday series, we're going to be bringing you a variety of venue profiles, honeymoon styles and tips every Wednesday to help you narrow your options down to somewhere truly amazing.

This weeks honeymoon venue is Te Manava Luxury Villas and Spa, in the beautiful Pacific Island of Rarotonga. Situated overlooking the white sand of Muri Beach, these villas are the perfect five star relaxing accommodation. Fringed in palm trees, Te Manava is an impeccable option for the couple that wishes for a getaway slightly closer to home.

These villas are the ultimate sanctuary, offering privacy as well as luxury with expansive garden and beach views. With one, two or three bedroom villas available, there is something to suit everybody. All villas are decorated in an exquisite manner, with contemporary touches mixed with traditional Cook Island designs, luscious foliage and tropical flowers.

Glass bifolding doors create an ease of flow and streams of natural light between your own private pool and villa with your own sunbeds, spacious kitchen and barbeque for ultimate honeymoon comfort. Te Manava allows you to recuperate and rest in peace while having the undivided attention from the staff, should you need it.

To ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible, guests have an array of services and facilities available to them. If you wish, enjoy a secluded and romantic dining experience from your own personal chef. This service brings the luxury of fine dining into your own villa. Or, if you are after something more casual, opt for a grocery service. Guests can provide a grocery list and these groceries will then be ready and waiting for you on your arrival. During the day, enjoy free use of the resorts kayaks, paddleboards and snorkelling gear in the crystal clear waters of the Muri lagoon.

For those that are more adventurous, experience a free scuba diving session. Or, be pampered and relaxed at the Te Manava Spa. Surrounded by the peaceful water garden, the spa offers an array of beauty treatments, with a line of organic products available made from local Cook Island ingredients.

If you find yourself wanting to venture from the comfort of the resort, Te Manava is just a fifteen-minute walk to Muri Village where you can find restaurants, markets and cafes. Daylong snorkelling cruises in glass bottom boats are also available around the beauty that is the pristine lagoons, allowing you to explore the protected marine and coral life. We recommend walking the length of Muri Beach at sunrise, the golden sky is definitely a sight not to miss.

Highly rated for the best value in Rarotonga, Te Manava Luxury Villas and Spa is an idyllic honeymoon retreat and getaway for those wanting to relax in luxury surrounds.