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Makayla Palms

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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Hawkes Bay
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2009

We'd spent ages (and I mean ages) reviewing accommodation in Rarotonga & had almost settled on a small resort at Muri beach but something was niggling. It wasn't quite right. Then my daughter whose best friend is Makayla said "try that one", so I clicked on Makayla Palms and that was it. An instant attraction. The Emails back & forth... More 

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Canterbury, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2009

Makayla Palms is located in a great place on the Island. Fabulous beach a few seconds stroll from the villa. The villas are self catering and have lovely bbq's on a great deck which is surrounded by the most beautiful gardens that are so well looked after and look amazing. The gardens definitely add to the feeling of privacy. The... More 

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Southend on Sea
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2009

My husband and I stayed in one of the studios as part of our honeymoon trip around the world, and we certainly had a most relaxing and wonderful time! The place is very clean, spacious and pretty private, allowing us to be completely alone on the most idillic beach just down the path from our studio on numerous occasions. It... More 

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austin, texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

My husband and I stayed here on our honeymoon. We arrived to a lovely bottle of champagne with two glasses set in a heart on the kitchen counter. It was so thoughtful of Rachel and John. We used the double kayak and snorkel gear provided by them. We got massages on the porch which were divine. Our neighbors in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2009

Our accommodation was top class, roomy and easy to relax in. We loved being their and our hosts John and Rachel Rennie were fantastic, caring and friendly. We ate in and we ate out, just pleased ourselves. The beach is the best, we snorkeled, swam and kayaked with the gear provided. We hired a car and came and went as... More 

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23 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2009

We have just returned from a fantastic holiday at Makayla Palms. We knew it would be wonderful, all the rave reviews could not be wrong. John and Rachel are a great team - John with his Cook Island roots, knowledge and contacts and Rachel coming from here. Well, just over the hill, down the road and around a few corners!... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2009

Beautiful accommodation on your own private beach! Very new and set out really well with an excellent garden of fruits and herbs. John and Rachel are most welcoming and are will always go that extra step for you to make you feel at home. they have excellent knowledge of the island on things to do and where to eat and... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2009

Rarotonga is amazingly beautiful. Me and my partner were absolutely captivated by it. What made it so much more fantastic was Makayla Palms. From the moment we arrived John and Rachel were extremely welcoming, friendly and helpful. :-) The villas are in the best location, a mere 30 secs from the best beach on the Island and tropical fish were... More 

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Dunedin NZ
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2009

What a find, very private and peaceful studio unit, so clean & tidy. Didnt want for anything. Fresh fruit, pick your own passionfruit, deeeelicious. Bread etc all there for breakfast supplied. And a real treat, delicious home made baking. Beautiful scones. We really enjoyed the unit being self contained, we could sleep in & not be disturbed. Good quality snorkel... More 

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Alexandra NZ
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2009

John and Racheal a couple to remember from a great greeting on arrival at 730pm to the our departure at 0100hrs 10 days later, just like saying good by to family. Those wonderful scones and advice on things the island has to offer ,we enjoyed the Rarotongan night at the Highland Paradise Marae amongst other suggested activities . Accommodation was... 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
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Makayla Palms Hotel Titikaveka
Makayla Palms Rarotonga, Cook Islands - Titikaveka

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