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Manuia Beach Resort

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Main Rd Arorangi | Beachfront, Arorangi, Cook Islands
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Manuia Beach Resort
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Arorangi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nelson
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Wow, we had 9 fantastic nights in the resort, we had awesome weather all but one day, the restaurant was just great for lunch and of course dinner, breakfast was always consistent, staff were just brilliant , cocktails from 4 till 6 happy hour was worth waiting for, ( especially when our favourite cocktail was written On the cocktail of... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This resort didn't disappoint us in anyway. We were in room 1 overlooking the beach, (lucky us), what a view we had, by day the lovely beach and in the evening the beautiful sunsets. The staff were all exceptionally friendly and very helpful. Being a small resort and child free turned this holiday into one of the most relaxing holidays... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This was our first trip to Rarotonga, and choosing to stay at Manuia Beach Resort was the best decision we made. Lovely resort alround - we stayed in Room 6 so had beach/pool views from our room which was beautiful. The staff in the restaurant and bar were ever so friendly and approachable. The pool was devine. My only negative... More 

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Hastings
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

We stayed from March 2nd to March 9 2014. Overall the location of maniua is excellent and the gardens and pool is outstanding. The resort is always clean externally and is a very pleasant place to relax. Unfortunatey we arrived at 11 pm at night and received no orientation, which made it a little hard to figure things out. Staff... More 

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B'ham
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

After spending 18 days touring NZ, moving on every day, to arrive at Manuia Beach Resort was sheer bliss. The setting is magical, dining/breakfast room right on the beach. Infinity swimming pool, hammocks strung between the trees. Rooms set amongst the gardens. No one is overlooked. Outside shower (off the bathroom). Breakfasts were very basic but adequate. Lunches and evening... More 

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

If you are looking for a quiet island paradise with the best staff and perfect location then Manuia Beach Resort is it! It offers child free exclusivity, a "family run" feel and the most beautiful location without paying lagoon 5 star prices. The staff are top drawer, the beach views and infinity pool out rival any other resort. The only... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Manuia Beach Resort was the cherry on top of what was the best honeymoon my husband and I could have wished for. We stayed in Room 2 which has a breath taking view of the reef and the ocean The room was clean and to be frank just perfectly delightful. The outdoor shower was amazing-- for both hot and cold... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

So if your best friends owned a beautiful resort and invited you to visit and took great care of you the whole time you were there ..... It's like that. Beautiful location, fantastic staff, great restaurant. Pampered.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We stayed at Manuia for six nights for our honeymoon. The rooms are lovely with everything you need (small bar fridge, A/C, roof fan, outdoor shower, comfortable bed etc.). We were in Room 20 which was one of the furthest from the beach (but only a 1 minute walk away) but with a lot of privacy. The pool/beach area is... More 

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Portland, OR
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Excellent location-- in walking distance of some very good restaurants, quiet beach, car/scooter rental place across the street, bus stops right outside, excellent view of the sunsets. The setting is very lovely, just as you see on the photos. The resort is small and quiet, & the grounds are very well-maintained. I appreciated the guest lounge where you could trade... More 

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