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Manuia Beach Resort

3.5 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   PO Box 700, Arorangi, Cook Islands
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Ranked #1 of 4 hotels in Arorangi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Lisa K Cambridge, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wow. What a fantastic place to be. Lounging around on the beach in a hammock drinking cocktails. We could not have been happier. The staff were fantastic. The resort was well maintained. One of the highlights was the restaurant floor was the beach. Open air shower was a great novelty.

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Kirkland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Manuia Beach is a small and very nice resort, peaceful, well managed. The beach in front of the resort is beautiful going into a shallow part of the lagoon. Snorkeling in front of the resort is absolutely fantastic, it is like swimming in an aquarium. The food at the restaurant is amazing, we had seafood every night, always different, always... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 6 nights as a couple in March 2014. This is a small, intimate resort with a lovely feel about it. Pros: The staff are lovely and very friendly, attentive and helpful - none of the "Island Time" waiting which you hear so much about. The rooms are very clean, well proportioned and serviced daily - the outside... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We returned today from a wonderful holiday at the beautiful and peaceful holiday hotel Manuia Beach Resort on the Cook Islands. This was without doubt the most relaxing holiday we have ever had. The hotel is situated looking over the ocean with a private beach, excellent restaurant and swimming pool all situated just a few steps from our room. Alex... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just return from a very relaxing stay at Manuia Beach Resort. We chose to stay there as we honeymooned there 25 years ago. We love it then and we loved it this time also. The staff are friendly and accomodating; the rooms are spacious, clean and nicely furnished. The resort itself has a lovely intimacy about it and... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cannot find anything bad to say! service was fantastic, rooms were clean and tidy. Alex and all the staff we just wonderful and friendly. We visited other resorts during our visit for dinners or just to be nosy, and I wouldn't stay anywhere but Manuia! Cant wait to get back.

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Lincoln City, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So Trip Advisor asked where I went in Raratonga ... just now entering my review. It was AMAZING!!! I am happy to see that the reviews are still just as good. The hotel staff helped us arrange everything from the officiant, photographer, music, and much more. They handled EVERY detail for us. We are planing on coming back for our... More

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Mackay, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! This place was spectacular! The service, the people, the food, the cocktails!!! Highly highly recommended. Even better is this is an adult only resort - met some fantastic people who will be our friends for life now. Alex (the manager) could have not done anymore to make our stay perfect, even in the middle of a cyclone!! Absolutely love... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My traveling companion and I had a couple of days at Maniua quite by chance after we needed to stay on in Rarotonga for a few extra days. The staff at Manuia looked after us so well, our room was fantastic and the whole environment was just so lovely and relaxing. We can't wait to come back and next time... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently spent 8 days here and loved every minute of it. From our first greeting by Alex, Leiza and the team we were so warmly welcomed and catered for during our stay. It proved to be a very relaxing but interesting place to stay. We particularly loved the external shower, activities and entertainment provided and of course the food.... More

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Additional Information about Manuia Beach Resort

Also Known As:
Manuia Beach Boutique Avarua
Hotel Manuia Beach Boutique
Manuia Beach Resort Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Address: PO Box 700, Arorangi, Cook Islands
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Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Arorangi
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 4 hotels in Arorangi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Manuia Beach Resort 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your Polynesian Paradise at Manuia Beach Resort awaits you... Marvel at the magical sunsets over a sparkling blue lagoon, while lounging on your sheltered, white sandy beach fringed with swaying coconut palms. Wander through the tropical gardens on your way to the beach side infinity pool. Rest your elbows on the pool edge and soak in the view across the beach, through the lagoon onwards to the waves crashing on the barrier reef beyond. Sip a refreshing tropical cocktail delivered to you from the Beaches Restaurant and bar, or enjoy your Polynesian inspired meals in the restaurant while you trail your toes through the sandy floor. Manuia Beach Resort - your Cook Islands resort accommodation - is set right on the beach in private and peaceful surroundings on the sheltered sunset coast of Rarotonga. You will love the authentic Cook Islands style accommodation, with the coconut thatched suites complete with island style decor and modern amenities such as air conditioning. Walk through the sandy path down to the water and be stunned by the beauty of the poolside area. The infinity pool, Beaches Restaurant and Bar with its relaxed authentic Polynesian cuisine, loungers set invitingly facing the beautiful lagoon, and attentive local staff, will all set the stage for your dream Rarotongan get-away. ... more   less 
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