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Manuia Beach Resort

5.0 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 September 2, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Cannot say enough good things about this place! The setting is gorgeous and the whales swimming past add to the scenery. The units were tidy and cleaned every morning. The outdoor shower was amazing! Restaurant food was good and cocktails made to perfection. Alex, the manager, was a great host and the staff amazingly friendly. Big thanks to Vaine for... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Despite the uncharacteristic weather in Raro during our stay, we truly enjoyed our time at the Manuia Beach Resort. The gardens/grounds are picturesque and the view from the beach is to die for! Throughout our stay, we did stop in at a few other resorts, just for a drink or to have a look - we were VERY glad we... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were lucky enough to find this beautiful boutique resort on line and decided to give a a go, right on the beach very well appointed thatched roof bungalows with verandahs and outdoor showers, the food in the sand floor restaurant was fantastic, especially on wednesday night when they have a special Island Night Buffet with local entertainment, including fire... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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 August 24, 2014

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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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:5 star — Manuia Beach Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 24
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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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