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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 June 12, 2015
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    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Fantastic resort, didn't need to leave the resort as it provided everything we required. Staff lovely and so friendly. Enjoyed the beautiful pool overlooking the sea. Provided free scuba diving lessons and provided snorkelling gear. Sunsets were amazing. Would return tomorrow

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Loved Manuia Beach Resort.... We stayed in bungalow 2 which has an amazing view of the ocean. The room was very spacious and the outdoor shower wonderful. The pool area is fabulous with an array of lounging options. The snorkeling beachfront was always incredible and most evenings were spent on a sun lounger watching the sunset.... The grounds are beautifully... More 

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

Kia Orana Thanks so much for your review - awesome. We get so many lovely comments about the grounds and the gardens and I agree they are beautifully maintained - like a work of art! The outdoor showers are an absolute favourite especially in the rain!! Thanks so much for recommending us to potential guests that makes my day :)... More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Nice staff and guests, beautiful pool, lots of lovely outdoor spaces, good size room, loved the outdoor shower. Good snorkeling and sunsets. The staff went out of their way for us and the breakfasts were lovely.

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

Kia Orana Maria Thank you very much for your review and this information is really helpful for potential guests. I agree about the snorkeling. We are getting great feedback everyday about the amount of fish in front of the resort and we are lucky to be on the edge of a Raui (traditional marine reserve). Two of our guests saw... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Spent 5 nights in there. They place is absolutely fantastic: we got a bungalow with queen size bed, a spacious area and a nice porch. The staffs were amazing. Breakfast is really good but you need to go early!

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

Kia Orana Oscar Thanks for your review - brilliant! Awesome to hear about the staff and I will pass this on to them. I agree the breakfast is great and everyone seems to love the pancakes! Thanks again for taking the time to review Manuia - much appreciated! Hope to see you back again one day. Kind Regards Sue Fletcher-Vea... More 

Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We have just returned from 7 days and nights at Manuia in a beachfront room. A perfect location, amazing sunsets, lovely rooms and best of all, the staff are so helpful and friendly. The room was clean, spacious and the bed very comfortable. The outdoor shower was a favourite. We had a small table and chairs to relax in inside... More 

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

Kia Orana Michelle Thanks so much for your lovely review. The information you have shared is really helpful for potential guests and we really appreciate this. I agree that we have amazing sunsets and of course the Cocktails! I am a total cocktail lover so keep a good eye on how they are made and taste! The best comment was... More 

Lakewood, California
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Just returned from five nights and six days of glorious sunsets, relaxation, and an overall amazing vacation spent at the Manuia Beach Resort on Rarotonga. Owner, Sue, could not have been a more warm and gracious host. All of the staff were friendly, helpful, extremely accommodating. I stayed in a beach front bungalow (#4), which I highly recommend as you... More 

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

Kia Orana Karin It was so lovely to meet you and thanks so much fro the great review which has some really helpful information for our guests. I really enjoyed meeting with you and spending time together on tour, at breakfast, shopping etc :) I Look forward to meeting again and hoping to see you in Southern California! Kia Manuia... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed here for eight nights at the end of March, and loved it! We found the staff really helpful and friendly. Kura at reception was kind enough to let us use the reception phone a few times to contact friends as we didn't have a local number. The hotel was set on a lovely part of... More 

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

Kia Orana Rebecca! Thanks so much for your review and I'm so glad you loved your stay. It was lovely to meet you and it's great to hear your feedback. The comments for the guests to learn more about Manuia and what to see an do here on our beautiful Island are also very helpful! Hope to see you back... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Amazing place to relax, staff are very friendly and cant do enough to help you. The Resort is well set out with a beautiful pool, restaurant and a relaxing area right on the lagoon front. Out door showers is a lovely treat looking up and seeing the stars and coconut trees. Cant wait to come back!!!

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

Thanks for your review - totally awesome. We look forward to meeting you again at Manuia Beach Resort. Thanks for the feedback on the staff and I will definitely pass it on to them as it really makes a difference to their day! Kia Manuia (take care) Sue Fletcher-Vea More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This was our 3rd visit to Manuia Beach Resort and we were again most impressed. The setting is perfect - having the pool and restaurant right on the beach - and the gardens surrounding the rooms are very nice.

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

Kia Orana Terry Thanks so much for the review and returning to Manuia so many times. It was really great to have you back to stay and hear the awesome feedback on the property. I agree the beach front units are the best and everybody just loves the outdoor showers - even in the rain! Kia Manuia Sue Fletcher-Vea More 

Vancouver, BC Canada
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The Manuia is a small adult only boutique hotel located on a lovely stretch of beach on the west side of Rarotonga. The atmosphere is relaxed & casual. If you want a trendy hotel with a casino & nightclub etc. This is not the place for you. We recently stayed for 7 nights and could have stayed longer. We stayed... More 

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

Kia Orana! Awesome feedback - and thanks so much for taking the time. There is really helpful information here for our guests and also for us to improve! I agree that people should stay longer if they can! We do get lots of people saying I wish we had stayed longer as they only started to relax a and it... More 

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