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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

What a beautiful island! Thanks John and Rachel, Lovie and Fred. The villa had everything we needed.couldn't work the tv but no matter- the radio was enjoyable....seems Elvis type songs are popular! Roosters only woke us once or twice. This is island wide,not exclusive to Makayla.The church singing on fridays at 6am was beautiful to wake to. A bit of... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Makayla Palms is a beautifully located, self-contained option for a spectacular holiday in Rarotonga. We stayed for 9 nights in March and were absolutely overwhelmed by the generosity of our hosts John and Rachel. The villas are spotless and provide an amazing home-away-from-home base-point for all activities on the island. Snorkeling from the beach directly infront of Makayla Palms was... More

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JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

We might not be as young as we were!!!!!! but love the romantic getaways and honeymooners that stay with us. Lovely to read how happy you were with your stay with us and thank you so much for your very kind review. John and Rachel More

Sugar Hill, New Hampshire
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We stayed at Makayla Palms for almost a month last year from Dec 16, 2013 to Jan 11, 2014. It was our first time at Makayla Palms and our seventh visit to Rarotonga. It is difficult to add much more to the many positive experiences other visitors have had, except we think Makayla Palm is the “hidden gem” amongst all... More

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Surrey
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7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

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, 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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3 helpful votes 3 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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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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

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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 Hotel Titikaveka
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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