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Manuia Beach Resort

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Main Rd Arorangi | Beachfront, Arorangi, Cook Islands
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Arorangi
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

May daughter and I stayed 4 nights at the Manuia resort. The place is beautiful, great rooms right in front of the ocean. When I booked I didn't know that this was an adult only resort (they could advertise that more clearly and not leave it to booking.com fine print) but having my 13 years old daughter was not a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had only one night. The villas are clean and quaint. We had a garden view which was lovely. Beach is on a beautiful lagoon sunset side. Nice infinity pool with barefoot bar and restaurant. Food wasn't the best, but there are restaurants close. Staff was helpful and nice. Overall a decent experience and would have no problem staying again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for a week and it was such a welcoming and relaxing place. Rooms were clean and spacious with every thing you needed. Loved the outside shower. The staff were super helpful and nothing was too much trouble. A big thank you to Sue who does a great tour of the Island every tuesday which we enjoyed. She... More 

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Milpitas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were there for 5 nights. It was an amazing place. I wanted to say thank you to Sue and everyone for our lovely stayed. I think Cook Islands is the place people should visit at least once in their travel life. Their beauties are beyond words. God blesses the people and their land.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I run group retreats and chose Manuia resort for our 1 week stay in Rarotonga. I am always very careful which resort I pick as I have a total of 14 guests to satisfy, who only expect the best. I can honestly say, we could have wished for a better resort. The staff, service, rooms and food were top notch.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small hotel in Rarotonga, only 24 rooms. Great views of the Rarotongan sunsets. We stayed in room 13, it was very private, surrounded by beautiful flowers and plants. This is an adult only hotel, but there were children in the restaurant.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are currently living in the Cook Islands and have been to many places and had many cocktails. We think that the Kia Colada at Manuia Beach Resort is the best cocktail on the island. Manuia is also the perfect spot for watching the sunset in stylish comfort. Laiza is always so welcoming and friendly, it has become our new... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay last year. I was on my own and arrived from NZ in the early hours of the morning was met by fabulous staff at the airport slept in and breakfast had finished. The staff were wonderful even though it was 11 am. They found me some great food and that set the standard for the... More 

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Sue F, General Manager at Manuia Beach Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Jenny It was great to meet you in September and time has flown! Awesome to hear the staff went out of their way to sort out food for you and bring your bag up to reception. I know it is quite hard to wheel bags in the sand - oh the joys of living in paradise ... Manuia... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Happy chilled place. Perfect, as our priority was umbrella drinks. Lovely helpful staff and totally unobtrusive. Great help with the internet! Food was good especially the continental breakfast spread (best muesli in the world). Beautifully groomed. The brilliant Waterline restaurant is a short walk away and the funky Wilsons Bar at Castaway is a must. Rentals across the road. Could... More 

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Sue F, General Manager at Manuia Beach Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Great tips for our potential guests and definitely the Cocktails are awesome! It is a very relaxed and chilled out place and ideal for people just wanting to get away from it all in paradise. Sipping cocktails and watching the sunset over the blue lagoon is just magic! Thanks for the feedback on the wifi and we do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Spent nearly two weeks at Manuia and just loved there laid back but organised ambience, Sue ( general manager) and one of the owners is passionate about her resort and the island, She is doing a fantastic job. Rooms have an island feel with out door showers, beautiful art work, great beds kept really clean and a location to die... More 

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Sue F, General Manager at Manuia Beach Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Thank you so much for your review! I love the fact that it was your first visit but you choose to come to Rarotonga for 2 weeks which we highly recommend! It is sometime hard to get more time off but I definitely recommend that staying a bit longer means you can really relax! One of the most... More 

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