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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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matawai
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Northland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

It was our first time in Raro and Makayla Palms came highly recommended. We were in Villa Tiare. Owners John and Rachel were most gracious. Loving and Fred were wonderful too and felt like family. Their Umu was delicious and their girls sang for us which was so special. During our stay we unfortunately had terrible weather and a strong... More 

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Nedlands, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This was our first time in the Cook Islands and we could not be happier with Makayla Palms. It is on the south side of Rarotonga, which in our opinion had the best snorkelling on the island, right out the front. You can go snorkelling straight from the beach, or kayak out further into the reef. We stayed in the... More 

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Travelled to Rarotonga with friends for a wee break. Found Makayla Palms on line and we were not disappointed. Great set up for 2 couples. Place was immaculate, well set out with everything you would need for a stay. Heaps of room for 2 couples - great gathering place but also more than enough space for privacy. Great to have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We stayed for 6 nights at Tiana, a very delightful, well presented and immaculate 2 bedroom villa/home, one of three set in beautifully maintained gardens It was well appointed with everything you would need in the kitchen (including a blender) if you want to do any cooking during your stay. Also BBQ out on the patio. A short 20 sec... More 

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