Kia Orana valued guests and friends of Cook Islands Holiday Villas
Our long-awaited Travel Bubble to New Zealand started on the 17th of May. The island was buzzing with visitors, enjoying the warmth, the sun, escaping cold New Zealand and experience some freedom, not having to wear a mask.
Exactly 3 months later, with detecting new Covid Cases in New Zealand, our Travel Bubble is currently on pause. We understand, that this is a precaution to keep our island safe. We hope that this is just a short break and look forward to welcome our guests back soon to our little Paradise.
Along with the opening of the Travel Bubble, the Cook Islands were blessed with receiving vaccinations for our local people, provided by the New Zealand Government. More than 95% of the eligible population (and all staff of Cook Islands Holiday Villas) got vaccinated and we are very thankful to have this piece of mind to protect ourselves and our families.
Since the closure of our borders, due to the Covid pandemic, we have been busy on two plantations. Growing a variety of food crops, such as sweet potatoes, papaya, chillies, pineapples, spinach, tomatoes, fruit trees and herbs. We are continuously looking to increase our variety of fruit and vegetables in our plantations. We have had a number of successful harvests so far and cant wait to share this with you, once our borders reopen! We have also just completed building a brand new greenhouse recently. This nursery will house our new seedlings and a variety of plants to redo the gardens at our Villas.
Swimming Pool Upgrades
We undertook some work on our swimming pools in both our properties, Turangi and Tuoro. The fading paint forced us to look at alternative options to refurbish the pools. We were fortunate to find a stranded professional to redo our concrete pool surface with Quartzone lining. This has given our pools a real facelift with the new intense blue colours and brilliant shimmer, when the sunlight dances across the surface of the water.
Roommaster and Levart
We have been reviewing booking management systems to better suit our growing business moving forward. Sabine's experience in this area, has been a strong influence in our choice to implement the Roommaster reservations system and Levart channel manager. This also comes with a complete make over of our website, offering you, our guests, a more user friendly interface. Our new and improved website will enable us to offer you better deals, when booking directly via the website. Check it out now on: www.cookislandsholidayvillas.com and give us your feedback.