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Kauare, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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Te Aroha, New Zealand
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57 reviews 57 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have just returned home from a wonderful 11 nights at Makayla Palms. This was our 6th trip to Rarotonga and our 2nd time at Makayla Palms. In our last review, two years ago, we praised Makayla Palms and we were not disappointed this time. It is still a top class accommodation in Rarotonga owned and run by a great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Makayla Palms has everything you need to fully enjoy the Beautiful Island of Rarotonga. John and Rachel have successfully created a place where the essence of Rarotonga is felt and seen throughout Makayla Palms. The Villas and the grounds are so well maintained, hand on heart you will find it so hard to leave as we did. With the Beautiful... More

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Feilding, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect accommodation - clean, modern with everything that you need. Our 9th trip to Rarotonga but first time to Makayla Palms - we will certainly be back. Best snorkelling beach on the island. Rachel and John are perfect hosts.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For us, Rarotonga is our second home and so is Makayla Palms. We have a another family in the islands and they are Rachel, John, Fred and Lovie and their beautiful girls. Why, because they care so much about the people who stay with them and to make their experience special. Rachel and John wil do what they can to... More

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

The villa was spacious and comfortable.It was very private and quiet. It felt like a home away from home as Rachel and John made sure that we were enthusiastically welcomed to start with. The existing pantry was a bonus which lets visitors have the basic needs for the first day until they are oriented. Titikaveka Beach is sandy with clear... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I have just returned from a lovely first trip to Rarotonga, made all the better by our stay at Makayla Palms. John and Rachel went out of their way to accommodate us - we ended up staying in 2 villas for our stay, but that was no problem as they were both great. The villas were immaculate,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

After trawling through loads of different types of accommodation on Rarotonga, my husband and I decided to look at villas so we could enjoy a home from home, rather than just a generic hotel bedroom. We came across the glowing reviews for Makayla Palms and were lucky enough to secure a reservation. We arrived feeling very frazzled and very tired,... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

it is with reluctance that we post this review as we don' t really want the rest of the world to know of our great discovery..... Makayla Palms. We have just returned from an amazing 11 days of holidaying which included a very intimate wedding on the beautiful beach in front of Makayla. We could sing the praises of our... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was our second stay at Makayla Palms for 10 days. It was like home away from home with all the lovely facilities. It was so clean and had everything we needed for our stay. Perfect for self catering as a family. Rachel, John, Loving and Fred are wonderful and make a huge effort to look after you! The beach... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We stayed in Villa Tia at Makayla Palma for 11 nights for our honeymoon in June 2014 and had a wonderful experience! John, Rachel, Fred and Loving are very welcoming and friendly hosts and the villas are lovely. The villas have everything you will need for your stay, including a fully appointed kitchen to cook, if you wish to. Each... More

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Address: Kauare, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
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Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Titikaveka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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Makayla Palms Rarotonga, Cook Islands - Titikaveka

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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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