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Kauare, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Surrey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Makayla Palms for 9 days in February. Rachel picked us up at the airport and when we drove into Makayla Palms we knew immediately we would be very happy there. 3 villas set apart from each other in the most beautiful spacious gardens. We stayed in Tiarre villa, which was beautiful and furnished to a very high... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

My daughter and I went on a fact-finding mission as she would like to get married in Rarotonga. We stayed at Makayla Palms but got so much more than we bargained for! Rachel (the owner) was so helpful and generous and kind! The villa was superb and the location excellent ! I would definitely recommend this place.

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

My mother and I stayed in one of the Villas at Mikayla Palms for a sweet and short holiday. We could not believe how gorgeous the villa was and how private it was. It is so close to the beach, probably about 50-100 feet. We would spend hours on the beach and sometimes watch the sunset. The best part was... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

The Makayla Palms live up to their reviews, they are wonderful and I highly recommend anyone looking for self catered accommodation to stay here. It was our home away from home and we loved it! We stayed in the Tiare Villa 6-14 February 2014, and everything we needed was provided. It was great having the convenience of fridge/freezer, bbq, cook... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We stayed the first 2 weeks in January and we stayed in the 2 bed villa which was very spacious and comfortable and had everything you would need. I couldn't agree more with all the other comments that Makayla Palms is a fantastic place to stay. The accommodation and grounds are so well maintained and Titikaveka has the best beach.... More

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JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review and we were delighted to read that you were so well looked after in our absence with Nina, Loving and Fred.We often get the comment that our beach is wonderful for snorkeling after guests try elsewhere, so we were pleased that you found the same. It was your first time to Rarotonga... More

carlsbad, Ca
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We stayed at Makayla in late December and early January. The location on the south side of the island is superb. Set back from the shore by 50-100 feet adds privacy. We would walk the path to the beach for morning walks, snorkeling, sunning, and sunsets. The beach is great. The Makayla Resort is really a gem. Each of 3... More

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JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

We were so pleased to see your comments about our local experience umu with Fred and his family and that it was a highlight of your stay. It is a really authentic experience and Fred and Loving enjoying sharing their culture. The little girls dancing which includes their 3 year old grand daughter continues to be a hit with our... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Righto, what can I say that hasn't already been said? Probably not a lot. We first stayed at Makayla Palms in 2009, came back to Raro twice after that but had to stay elsewhere as the ankle-biters would have shattered the peace there; we finally made it back again child-free for 6 nights this month. Absolute, uninterrupted bliss. Sadly Rachel... More

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JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Well! we were absolutely thrilled with your glowing review and certainly hope you get to visit again without the "ankle biters!" As you know we bend over backwards for our guests and the best part was that although we were away you were well looked after in our absence. We too were sorry to miss you both but know you... More

Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at Makayla Palms for 8 nights in December and had an absolutely superb time. The villa was absolutely beautiful, located a few paces away from, in our opinion, the best beach on Rarotonga. Pineapples and passion fruit are grown in the surrounding gardens, which are beautifully maintained. John and Rachel were perfect hosts - airport... More

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JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Thank you for your "glowing" review and we are delighted that Makayla Palms was your favourite place in your travels for your honeymoon. Your little piece of paradise is here for an anniversary!!! We thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us and the team wish you all the best as you go forward in your lives together.Kia Manuia. John, Rachel, Loving... More

Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I arrived to a very stylish, fresh and beautiful villa. My vacation was a blast, the amount of extra service given, especially by Fred and Love was overwhelming. I strongly recommend this accommodation for anyone wishing to live in a single unit house. The amenities were really beyond my expectations.

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Pasadena, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We spent six lovely nights in comfort at Makayla Palms. Rachel, John, Fred, and Loving were very gracious hosts. We especially appreciated some generous extras, like delicious homemade banana muffins (best ever). The beach and lagoon were only steps away, nearly deserted, and among the best spots for sunbathing and snorkeling. There was also plenty of shade to be had.... More

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JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

What a lovely couple you were and we so enjoyed your stay with us.Thank you for your kind remarks and that you enjoyed your stay with us. I feel I must point out that electricity costs are very high on the island so we have a surcharge for not only that reason but to keep the rates down.Fortunately it is... More

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Additional Information about Makayla Palms

Also Known As:
Makayla Palms Hotel
Makayla Palms Hotel Titikaveka
Makayla Palms Rarotonga, Cook Islands - Titikaveka
Address: Kauare, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
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Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Titikaveka
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 Specialty lodging in Titikaveka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Makayla Palms boutique accommodation is situated in the heart of Titikaveka, and steps away from the stunning Titikaveka Lagoon. The white sandy beach is one of the premium spots on the island for snorkeling, swimming and kayaking. Makayla Palms is the ideal place for you to unwind and relax in modern and tasteful surroundings and from where you can enjoy all Rarotonga has to offer. Our focus is our guests. ... more   less 
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