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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 3 hotels in Arorangi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wow what can I say. This is the best holiday we have ever had. Nothing was too much trouble, they could not do enough to ensure our holiday was nothing but relaxing, easy and fun. Alex the host was just amazing. The facilities were second to none. We had the best time ever and would not hesitate to go back... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I wanted so much to rate Manuia excellent, but in the end, I could not. We loved the place, what a location on the sunset coast of the island. Dramatic waves 50 yards offshore, so you had that constant background 'music'. The service was top notch throughout and the residents of Raro are really wonderful. Everything you bring to ALex... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've just got back from 8 nights at Manuia and overall it was a relaxing vacation except for some pretty ordinary weather. We agree with the comments about the plain breakfasts and for Rarotonga there was a surprising lack of fresh fruit at breakfast. The restaurant meals were plain and simple but enjoyable and the restaurant staff were excellent. The... More

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Manuia resort early august 2014. Weather wasn't great but the resort was very good. Our friends and my husband and I had adjoining beachfront rooms which turned out to be a very good arrangement because of the rain. We could sit on our decks and watch the ocean and everything else going on. Breakfast ( included) was... More

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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were glad we chose this place - it's very relaxing and quiet (apart from the roosters and dogs barking, but you can't avoid those in Raro). We enjoyed relaxing on the hammocks or loungers. The pancakes at breakfast are good and are normally served around 8.30am. Loved the sand floor of the restaurant. We had dinner at the restaurant... More

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

My daughter and I stayed here for 9 nights at the beginning of July. Our stay was amazing. The resort was everything we could have wished for and more. We stayed in premium garden suite and the room was lovely. The outdoor shower is just the best. The staff were fantastic, everyone there was friendly and went out of their... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Have just spent 10 days here and really enjoyed it. We were upgraded to a beach front room, which made our stay extra special. The resort is situated on the western side of the island which means you can enjoy wonderful sunsets. Our room was spacious with quality furnishings and we especially liked the outside shower! The restaurant is situated... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My wife and I stayed for 12 days in a garden villa, early July. 4 other members of her family stayed here and other members of the family stayed at other places locally. The rooms had been upgraded since our last stay. We loved the outdoor showers. The place was spotless. The staff were attentive and hardworking. The housekeeping and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband and I have recently returned form a lovely weeks stay at Manuia...Every aspect was outstanding,from the staff and their total commitment to satisfying us and their friendly personalities to,the resort location and facilities and rooms....We were made to feel so very welcome and that we truly belonged...We enjoyed all of our meals and the Island night dinner and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We had an absolutely amazing time staying at Manuia. Everything about it was fabulous. All the staff there were so welcoming and so helpful with any queries we had. The receptionist Kuri was fantastic about booking tours and restaurants for us. The manager Rajiv was fantastic. Always came and greeted us and cooked gluten free pancakes every morning for my... More

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Address: PO Box 700, Arorangi, Cook Islands
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Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Arorangi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Manuia Beach Resort 3.5*
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Also Known As:
Manuia Beach Boutique Avarua
Hotel Manuia Beach Boutique
Manuia Beach Resort Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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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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