If you're like me and have to travel half way around the world to get to a vacation spot, you want it to be all that one would wish. You'd want a beautiful location, comfortable accommodations, friendly people and the feel of peace and tranquility. There, that's briefly what Sokala Villas has to offer. Muri beach is the most beautiful area on the most beautiful island in the world. (Biased opinion!) Sokala is located on the most perfect section of this beautiful beach. One gets so used to having the whole area to one's self that to see anyone else stroll by seems like an intrusion in you're own personal paradise. Lawrance, Susan, Sarina and the entire staff are our Cook Islands family now. We miss them when we're away and can't wait to return. The villas are cozy and rustic. The staff bend over backwards to ensure that your comfort and enjoyment is their number one priority. Every year that we've been back we find that there seems to be more to do, more places to dine and more facilities to enjoy. Evenings with a brandy and a cigar on the spacious deck overlooking the lagoon, watching the moon rise over the motu and a light tropical breeze over the water.... Damn! In the meantime, in the real world, I must go shovel the snow so I can get my car out on to the street.