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Kauare, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
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Makayla Palms
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    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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Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
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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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Really lovely villas, very well appointed, the kitchen incredibly well spec'd in fact too much for us as we tend to eat out all the time, so perfect for those that like to self cater, you even get your own gas bbq on your deck! we were in the 1 bed villa for the first night which was really pretty... More

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JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and we were so pleased that you were impressed with our villas and your overall stay with us. Our beach is amazing and pristine as you say, so it was a pity that the weather wasn't so kind during your 4 day stay. I must say that the majority of our guests enjoy the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Had an amazing time at makayla palms! Situated on the best beach of Rarotonga, the team are lovely and make sure ur needs are meet, the rooms are modern and spacious and very private , it's only a short walk to the beach , with the free use of snorkel gear and kayaks!! Awsome tropical garden with bananas, star fruit... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Our stay at Makayla Palms 3 years was so enjoyable we chose to return for our family reunion. The immaculate accommodation , stunning gardens , beautiful beach and the extra little touches Rachel and John went to ( a magnificent celebration cake ) made our stay very special. Highly recommended.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We stayed for 7 nights at the Makayla Palms and had a great time. The villa was lovely, so many personal touches and thoughtful considerations, it's hard to think of anything more that John and Rachel could do to make this villa a home away from home. The beds were very comfortable, the kitchen had everything you could need, the... More

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JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review and it is such a pleasure for us to read that a guest stay is all that was expected! We so enjoyed your stay with us and hope you will be able to return to paradise and see us again. John, Rachel and the Makayla team More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our two week stay at Makayla Palms, situated on the best part of the island with everything you could wish for in a 'home away from home'. John, Rachel and their wonderful caretakers Loving and Fred made our stay feel more than special. Highly recommended and looking forward to a return stay.

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JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

So pleased to read that you felt your stay at Makayla Palms was your "home away from home" and that it really felt special. Locals Fred and Loving who work with us are a wonderful couple who work with pride and go the extra mile for our guests. We are very fortunate to have them as part of our team... More

Taupo, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We had the pleasure of staying in a beautiful villa at Makayla Palms for our first holiday to Rarotonga from May 14th-20th 2014. We were greeted by a friendly smiling face 'john' at the airport with a beautiful lei placed around our necks to transfer us to our villa :). When we arrived at the villa it was everything we... More

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JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

You were fabulous guests and we did enjoy your stay with us!!!! Come again w and visit us in paradise. John and Rachel More

Adelaide, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 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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Address: Kauare, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
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Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Titikaveka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Makayla Palms Hotel Titikaveka
Makayla Palms Rarotonga, Cook Islands - Titikaveka

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