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Makayla Palms

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Kauare, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Timaru, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Rachael, John, Lovely and Fred looked after us once again. This time we introduced two family members to our paradise that we had experienced in 2014. The result being that we have all booked for 2016. The villa's are private, self catering, well equip with everyday requirements. Location is close to Muri Lagoon, one section back from the sea which... More 

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Batemans Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cook Islands is quite expensive for accommodation so I was not sure if we would get what we paid for... but we were not disapppointed. Having just spent 2 weeks on Aitutaki in very basic conditions, it was a real treat to spend our last 5 nights in luxury. The villas are all private, spacious and well appointed, with contemporary... More 

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Pukekohe, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a week at Makayla Palms and were extremely delighted with our 2 bedroom self contained holiday unit, located Just a short 20 metre stroll from undoubtedly the best beach on the island. This 2 bedroom 1 bathroom unit is extremely well equipped should you wish to cook at home or use the BBQ located on the outside patio... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where to start.....so many positives. The villas are beautifully appointed, Rachel and John have thought of every detail to make our stay so comfortable. Rachel's yummy home baking to welcome us along with enough to take care of the first mornings breakfast. To be honest it was like being hosted by long time friends. The beach is gorgeous, it's just... More 

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matawai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Wonderful accommodation in a lovely location. John and Rachel are superb hosts.Very friendly and couldn't have been more helpful .They met us at the airport on arrival and drove us back for our departure. Their recommendations re hiring scooters, fishing charters and dining out, buses etc were spot on. Cheerful and friendly Loving and Fred are also very much part... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

From the moment we arrived John, Loving and Fred made us feel extremely welcome. We loved the spacious villa itself and the kingsize beds! We also found the on site laundry room to be very handy. The gardens are very well kept and we loved hand picking ripe pomegranates, starfruit and passionfruit. Titikaveka is a lovely area not far the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We loved everything about our stay at Makayla Palms and Rachel and John were the perfect hosts. The accommodation was very comfortable, clean and modern and the beautifully designed and maintained gardens added a special and unique flavour. The location is ideal with just a 30 second stroll to the golden sands, coconut palms and clear blue ocean. We will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Everything about our 5 night stay at Makayla Palms was perfect! Just like the photos.John,Rachel,loving and Fred were so great and made us feel so welcome.Everything was so clean and lovely.The beautiful beach was just a 5 second walk from our villa. I highly recommend Makayla Palms to everyone specially as I had a lot of family staying at some... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The best beach, the best snorkling, no crowds, no shallow reefs, no reef sharks, no sea snakes. All this less than 50 metres away from your accommodation at Makayla Palms. Free snorkling, free kayaks, double and singles and very comfortable and very clean self contained villa. You do not want to stay anywhere else for this price.Yes there are roosters,... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Very friendly and helpful from the get go. It was nice to arrive and have homemade biscuits and toast etc ready for us as well as nice fresh fruit. Makayla Palms felt like a home away from home and John and Rachel had thought of everything we could need. They met all our needs when we requested anything and sorted... More 

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