What our guests say

Our dearest Sue and Ray

Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. You have made us so welcome. Thank you for the flowers, chocolates lovely clean and welcoming accommodation. Lovely little frog in the bathroom. The lovely Christmas dinner, the tour of the wonderful Island. I adore it here and don’t want to leave. You both have wonderful love and personalities so suited to your lovely Cocos Seaview. Thank you Ray for the great trips you gave us – lovely Christmas card and fridge magnet. So with gratefulness and appreciation – we sadly say goodbye. But we hope to return and stay here again.

All our love – God’s richest blessings xxx

Katie, Tim and Vidella (December 2017).


Dear Sue and Ray,

CIAO! You guys have been amazing with us! You went above and beyond with everything! I just want to thank you for your hospitality and kindness. At Xmas we just felt as if we were fam! Wish you the best and sure we will recommend the place in Italy and Oz. Best luck

Roberta and Paolo (December 2017).


Dear Sue and Ray,

Thank you both for your wonderful hospitality which has, once again, enabled us to escape the real world and de-stress on this beautiful island, paradise. We have had a lovely relaxing stay. Thank you for the delicious fresh fish! Thank you for the spotless clean room – love the comfortable new bed, and thank you for making our stay such a pleasure. Hopefully we will be back again one day for another two weeks.

Warmest regards to you both,

Pam and Garth (October 2017).


Dear Ray and Sue

What more can we say than what we said on the 24/9/16. Another wonderful holiday made all the better by your care and company. Warmest best wishes and our love for the future.

Max and Del (October 2017).


Dear Sue and Ray.

No 1: You both are absolute darlings xxx We cannot thank you enough for your hospitality. This really is paradise. Thanks so much for the pinas coladas, muffins, chocolates and most importantly the fishing.

No 2: Connor loves Trannies!!

You will always have a special place in our hearts  And Ray – Fiona will be back xx  Take care guys xxx

Connor and Fiona (August 2017).


I have wanted to come to Cocos for so long and now I’m here it is just as I imagined. The colour of the water, tropical gardens and the warmth after the cold in Perth. Surprises the huge hermit crabs, the outrigger canoe trip with champagne breakfast and delightful cakes at Maxi’s. Our hosts have provided all we could have asked for – eg: picnic pack and thermos. Ray is the T-shirt maker extraordinaire & tour guide and Sue who ties everything together.

Jen and Paul (August 2017).


This has been like coming home to family and friends. Thank you Susan and Ray for making our stay so special. The local knowledge you have shared has made our stay so much more… And I’m taking home a very happy man after going fishing with Susan and Ray and seeing the most amazing example of fish filleting and preparation (no bones in sight). Sad to be moving on.

PS. If you ever venture our way please look us up. xxx

Marg on behalf of Ian (August 2017).


Great hosts – its like we were visiting you guys. Apartments had everything we needed and more. Great advice and suggestions on the best way to get the most out of our stay. Fantastic lagoon fishing – rods, bait and filleted fish. Can’t get any better than that for a couple of rookie fishermen. Feel as though we are leaving a couple of new mates. Cheers

Loved the Pinas Colada’s thanks Ray – Suzie xx

Brian and Suzanne (August 2017).


What a wonderful time we had! Can’t thank you enough for the reef shoes, saved our lives! Lovely home from home here even the rainy days were great. We loved the fish and puddings and all the titbits, from the tour of the Island on the first day to our lovely dinner with Ray’s fish cakes on the last day. Your hospitality is amazing. See you again some lovely day xxx

Amanda and Geoff (aka Bob and Bob) (June 2017).


Returning after 50 years, and what a fantastic time we have had – thanks to Sue and Ray’s brilliant hospitality and lovely Seaview Apartments. Thanks Ray for the island tour and the fishing and lots of laughs. Thanks Sue for the beautiful fish dinner and the history of the Island. We’ll be sending the rest of the Clough family to you both. Thanks so much again and all the best!!

Marg and Rob

Marianne and Naomi (April 2017).


Many, many thanks for a wonderful week. You both have been magnificent hosts and made our stay so enjoyable with your special extra added hospitality. Our stay on Cocos has opened our eyes to these beautiful islands and the history that abounds here. Everything has been a truly wonderful experience. Best wishes

Lee and Valerie (April 2017).


We had a honeymoon in Paradise…what more can we say but thank you. Local skeet and tour courtesy of Ray…Fishing advice and filleting of our catch by Sue…we’ve enjoyed every moment and you never know – may make the trip back for our anniversary one day. Best wishes

Mr and Mrs Keeling (February 2017).


Seaview Apartments provided us with exactly the holiday we were looking for. We arrived two old worn out wrecks but will be leaving today revitalised after two weeks of rest and relaxation mixed with all the activities the island has to offer. To Ray and Sue we thank you for all your hospitality which added that special something to an already perfect holiday.

Ross & Heather (January 2017).


Dear Sue and Ray. What a wonderful place this is! Thank you for all you did for us! You made us feel so very welcome, we’ve really enjoyed the little island tour, making coconut milk, eating fresh tuna and most of all your cheerful company. It couldn’t have been more perfect. Big hug, take care.

Luc and Caroline (December 2016).


Thankyou for another fabulous week in Cocos. Your hospitality made our stay very special and Sue’s fishing tips were invaluable. Best wishes for whatever the future brings you.

Phil and Maureen (October 2016).


Thanks Ray and Sue for looking after us and sharing your lovely rooms and gardens. Your caring input into our lovely holiday made it most enjoyable. Our warmest wishes for your future, hopefully we’ll be able to visit you both again.

Max and Del (September 2016).


Ray and Sue

Words can’t describe your hospitality and kindness. We’ve had a truly remarkable stay at “Seaview”. Thankyou Ray for my daily “coconut fix”. Thanks Sue for the yummy bread you baked us! It’s been a great week. Cocos Rocks.

Ray and Victoria (August 2016).


Ray and Sue

Thanks for making our 10 days the best holiday we have ever had. We instantly felt at home and relaxed able to share a beer or 2 or drift off into a book whilst sipping a coconut or 2. Thanks Ray for your help with my surf and kiting gear and thankyou Sue for keeping Ian busy with various fishing trips. We would recommend Cocos and yourselves as hosts in a heartbeat. Thanks for everything, we are sad to leave.

Sally and Ian (July 2016).


From the moment I cast my eyes on the pristine, crystal clear waters surrounding the Cocos-Keeling Islands I knew that what was about to unfold over the next 10 days was to be something special. Huge GTs in near knee deep water, Blue-fin Trevally, Turtles everywhere you look, Milkfish, hordes of freakishly large Silverbiddies, Sweetlip, Bump-head Parrotfish and Bonefish numbers that need to be seen to be believed. The quantity and size of the Bonefish on offer at Cocos really is first class. With endless flats to explore and a tropical island paradise pretty much all to yourself you will go a long way, and probably spend a lot more money, to even come close to beating this place. The Cocos Seaview is the perfect place to base yourself for an Island adventure. It has top quality accommodation on offer for an affordable price and the friendly hospitality and local knowledge that Ray and Sue give really helps to add to the overall enjoyment of your trip. If fishing is your game, or you just want to get lost in an untouched wilderness, get yourself to the Cocos-Keeling Islands. I am already planning my return trip!

Mark (June 2016).


What an experience! Can’t believe we waited so long to come here. Mark now wants to live here! One day maybe..?! Thankyou so much for your hospitality and for listening to Mark’s many fishing stories – he can now add bonefish and massive GT to his list! Cocos Seaview is a beautiful place, you really have created a special paradise. Looking forward to our next visit.

Peri and Mark (January 2016).


Susan, the hostess with the mostess xx had a wonderful 7 nights on your beautiful Island. Sorry Ray for my two punctures! Need better roads! Our blue room accommodation had everything we could possibly need. Made our stay. What a lovely couple xx Cheers Thankyou xxx

Ray, keep up your aussie sense of humour mate love it. P.

Peter and Sue (December 2015).



Thanks Ray & Susan for a wonderful stay! We appreciate you going out of your way to make our stay a fantastic experience. Thanks for the Womens Weekly, eskies full of ice, the coconut opening skills & taking the boys fishing. We look forward to seeing you again.

John, Bee, Daniel & Danica (October 2015).


Thank you Ray and Sue. Staying here was relaxing and blissful. Room was lovely with everything we could have needed. You were both there and easily approachable with anything we needed from ice to coconuts!! Ray thank you for going out of your way to make our stay lovely with a great guided tour, coconuts, handy tips and prepping the spa to 34 degrees C. Sue, you’re a fantastic hostess with eye to detail with the rooms and overall lovely. Loved the stay with the best desserts! I look forward to staying again.

P.S. Need to sell your chocolates! Soo yummy.

Anna and Blair (April 2015).


Ray & Sue,

Thanks for making our week on Cocos a great memory. Seaview Apartments is a lovely place to stay, we will definitely recommend to others! Hope you haven’t caught all the fish before our next visit & Ray has thought of some new jokes. Cheers.

Nicole & Beetle (January 2015).


Thank you very much Ray and Sue for the wonderful holiday on Cocos. It’s a promise. We’ll come back for the 4th time in December/January. Cocos is a paradise – for us it’s a special island.

Isabella and Gian Carlo (January 2015).


Thank you, Ray and Sue for a wonderful stay on Cocos. Our third visit but the best accommodation on the island. Loved the spa, the outdoor kitchen and your friendliness and eagerness to make our visit the best it could be. The New Years Eve fireworks are a must for any visitors – especially if it means a 2nd, 3rd, 4th etc visit.

Dave and Jan (January 2015).


Thanks Ray & Sue for a marvellous stay. The tour was entertaining and enlightening. Providing us with toothpaste and brushes was really appreciated (we left ours behind!) Great advice, really comfy room. We also loved all those special extras – fresh coconut water, cold, on tour straight from the nut, fresh coconut milk, coconut moisturiser, fresh paw paw. Would recommend a stay & hopefully we will return.

Cathy & Pete (November 2014).


Dear Ray & Sue. Thank you for your kind hospitality. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at “Seaview”. I especially love the coconut milk & the delicious Pina Coladas. Lots of love.

Michele (February 2014)


Ray and Sue, I’ve felt at times as though I’ve been staying with family. My 1 week stay is flying by and your pointers have kept me at the centre of a good time the whole stay. You’re good company when I needed some, but you let me be when I just needed my own company. I love the garden outlook and really enjoyed chilling in the cabana. Great set up guys and thanks for being model hosts. I’d recommend Seaview in a heartbeat.

Steve (October 2013).


Sue and Ray, thanks for a wonderfully relaxing holiday. Such a beautiful location and accommodation with your hospitality to top it all off. We are already planning our return trip next year…perhaps 3 weeks of kitesurfing, sup’ing and snorkelling. Best wishes and see you again soon.

Sandie & Roland (August 2013).


Have had a fantastic time on Cocos. It is the most amazing place, made even more enjoyable and memorable by the accommodation and hospitality at Seaview. It’s little wonder they have won awards – Ray and Sue, thanks so much for making this such a great trip. I look forward to the next time (might even catch some fish!). Cheers.

Toby  (August 2013).


What a wonderful 9 days! Ray and Susan are the perfect hosts, the accommodation great with everything we could require and all the lovely added extras made the stay fantastic. We can’t wait to return!

Debbie and Garry (March 2010).


Fantastic – wonderful evenings with fish, wine and great company. We’ll be back.

Ann and John (November 2009).


Thank you Sue and Ray for a fantastic holiday! Your kindness and generosity exceeds even the highest expectations! We’ve had a wonderful honeymoon on the island and I’m sure we’ll be back again – Maybe with a few kids next time!! Thank you for all the yummy fish, especially the first night when we had nothing to eat!!!

Mel and Bryn (October 2009).


A week isn’t long enough!

Elizabeth and Andrew (June 2009).


Thanks Sue and Ray for your hospitality & warmth. This island is what the rest of Australia should be like. Fantastic place to recharge our batteries.

Sue & Alain (January 2009).


Beautiful place! Relaxing and picturesque. Loved it.

Richard & Kym (November 2008).


Lovely. Relaxing.

Peter & Sally (February 2007).