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Makayla Palms

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Kauare, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Makayla Palms is a stunning little oasis located right on the white sands of Raro. Our villa was really spacious and white, with little added pockets of detail that gave it a luxurious feel. The amenities provided on site include washing machines, snorkel gear and kayaks, whilst the new beach lounge chairs are already set out for you on the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

We have just returned from 14 days at Makayla Palms. We both thoroughly enjoyed every minute, so much so, that we didn't want to leave. The gardens are immaculate, beautiful and functional, giving each villa colour and privacy. We stayed in villa Tia. The glimpses of the beach from the verandah were much more than we had expected, so that... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

My family (parents and partner) just returned from an excellent vacation in the Cook Islands. We stayed for 5 nights in 2 bedroom Villa Tiana and found that it served our needs perfectly. The kitchen was well stocked and along with the BBQ allowed us to eat many of our meals in the comfort of our villa. We found Tiana... More 

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Shanghai, China
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75 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

The beach close by is nice but the villa is too close to the street which can be loud on the weekend! We very much liked john and rachel who are great hosts and they try everything to make your stay perfect? Location is good but maje sure tou get a car or scooter to assure flexibility.

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

We have just returned from our trip to Makayla Palms. The accommodation was excellent and we really enjoyed our stay. The bbq on our veranda was very useful and the kitchen was well equipped. The pictures on their website are a true indication on what you can expect from this excellent accommodation. Although the villa is not beachfront (there is... More 

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Russell Lea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

These modern self contained villas are beautifully presented & have everything you need for a great holiday.Set in pretty landscaped gardens gives each villa privacy. Also, each has its own BBQ & outdoor area for relaxing. The location is perfect - 50m from a lovely beach, perfect for swimming, snorkeling & kayaking. Kayaks, snorkeling gear & sun lounges are provided.... More 

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JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our villas. We will pass on your thanks to Loving and Fred who are such a wonderful part of our Makayla team Rachel and John More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Beautiful self contained villas in a great part of the world. After a very hectic 7 weeks in America, Makayla Palms was a little slice of heaven where we could just stop and relax. The villa had everything we could have possibly needed and we were made feel most welcome from the time Rachel met us at the airport to... More 

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JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

So pleased that we were able to round of your wonderful overseas holiday. Really enjoyed having you stay with us and hope to see you again.! Rachel, John and the team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Following a long trip from the UK we were greeted by a very welcoming and charming host, John. The accommodation was so homely, clean, comfortable and just perfect for our needs. The beach, just 30 metres away, was divine. Free use of kayaks and sun loungers included. Town (Avarua) was a little distance away but the buses pass twice an... More 

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JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your recommendation and we were delighted with your comment about the Cook Islands people to "embrace and enjoy". They are such happy people and we are so fortunate to have two of them in our team at Palms Loving and Fred. Rachel, John, Loving and Fred More 

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

There are so many accommodation options in the Cook Islands that it can be overwhelming, but we think we have now found the right spot for us. John and Rachel have created something special on their patch of land, and they share it generously with guests. Lovely and Fred are the caretakers who know the meaning of the word care,... More 

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JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Loved your comment "a boomerang experience.......we'll be back." Thank you so much for your comments and we will look forward to your return. Rachel, John and the Makayla Palms team More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

John and Rachel are the perfect hosts, never intrusive, but there if you need them. i stayed in the studio villa which was just right for one or two people, two back from the beach so the surf noise was diminished. Makayla palms is quite close to Muri and it's cafe's for lunch and wotnot. Get a scooter it's the... More 

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JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments.....we really appreciated your first sentence as we work hard to create that experience for our guests. Scooters are such fun aren't they. Perhaps you will visit our little corner of paradise again.We certainly hope so Rachel, John, and the team at Makayla Palms More 

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