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Magic Reef Bungalows

3.5 of 5 Villa   |   Arorangi, CK, Cook Islands
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The resort has very friendly hosts and we enjoyed their hospitality.unfortunately we had chosen a week for our holiday that was rather wet so we spent much more time in our bungalow than I would have liked. Everything at Magic Reef is very wellness cared for and the communal area at the edge of the beach is a delight to... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous, personal, friendly boutique accommodation right on the beach. Great in every way. Lots of swaying palm trees, beautiful sunsets, very good restaurants close by, very friendly owners and staff, outdoor (mostly covered) bathrooms (!) which we both loved. Very easy to access other parts of the island.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Young couple.We stayed for a few days at magic reef and there is nothing we can complain about! The location on the island is perfect: town 10min driving, on the good side of the island for sunsets ( and less wind!!), beautiful beach in front with a jetty very close (good spot for fishing;)). Also good spot for snorkeling 5... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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
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6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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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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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
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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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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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