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Magic Reef Bungalows

3.5 of 5 Villa   |   Arorangi, CK, Cook Islands
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a last minute trip to Rarotonga and stayed at Magic Reef with our 15 year old son. This was our first time to The Cook islands (we usually holiday in Fiji) and have to say it exceeded our expectations. Both of us have worked in the hospitality industry for 30+ years and managing large hotels/resorts overseas as well... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have just returned from 10 days at Magic Reef, i choose this place for the Beach Front Bungalows and i wanted something special for my partners 50th Birthday. And i was not disappointed, the place is amazing the Bungalows are fantastic and the outside shower is something quite different. But what makes this place special is the friendly staff and... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What sets Magic Reef apart is the owners and staff. Angie and Simon are really friendly, helpful and passionate. They care about the environment and want to make your stay special. There are 9 bungalows and they are all well maintained and attractive. There is a pool to swim in as the beach is a bit shallow for swimming. The... More

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Dublin, Ireland
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in these sensational bungalows with friends for a week for a wedding that was also held on the beach in front of the bungalows. I cannot emphasise enough how amazing this place is. It's beautiful, relaxed and the owners (Angela and Simon) were helpful beyond belief. The bungalows themselves have everything you could need and are a home... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We spent an incredible week at the Magic Reef Bungalows. The bungalows are so beautiful and well equipped. The outdoor bathroom is really cool and the kitchen has a cooktop so we made our own breakfast each morning! The beach is lovely, you can swim in a little section that is free from the reef and there are a few... More

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Oamaru, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We spent 1 magic week in an absolute beachfront bungalow. Extremely well appointed and fell on to the beach each day or 20m to the lovely pool. Service second to none and a real feature was the number of great restaurants within 15 min walk.

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san diego
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My wife and I stayed at Magic Reef in the Ocean front bungalow for 12 nights for our honeymoon. Our front porch was about 50 ft from the water. The customer service was 5 star from day 1. Angela and Simon the owners would go out of their way to make sure we were happy at all times. If you... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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65 reviews 65 reviews
20 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Surprisingly well-equipped bungalows in an excellent location. The quality of furniture and fittings is very good (four-poster bed, large comfortable sofa), and the outdoor bathroom with sunken bath is great. Angela and Simon will make you feel very welcome and their Filipino staff are helpful and friendly. No onsite catering but self-catering is easy with the small kitchenette, and there... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

From the time we were greeted at the airport until we returned to the airport 2 days later (much too short of a stay), we felt very welcomed by Angie and Simon. As new owners, both have some great expectations regarding Magic Reef and I have no doubt that when we return, they will be well on their way to... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

When you have thoroughly exhausted your search for the best accommodations in Rarotonga reach for the "top shelf" and the Magic Reef. The nine unique exquisitely built and furnished bungalows surrounded by meticulously cared for grounds offer quiet, private settings with a view of the reef, the ocean and the setting sun. The magic of that week spent at the... More

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Address: Arorangi, CK, Cook Islands
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Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Magic Reef Bungalows 3.5*
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9 Polynesian style, self-contained bungalows located right on the beach of Arorangi, with golden sunset views from each. All bungalows have sea views, romantic four poster super-king size beds, a private outdoor shower and bath, air conditioning and a ceiling fan. There is an extensive DVD and book library available. The boat-shaped pool, BBQ facilities and Petanque court invite you to relax. Complimentary use of snorkel, mask and reef shoes. Complimentary breakfast on arrival. Complimentary air transfers for direct bookings. ... more   less 
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