My partner John & I have just returned from a 7 night stay at Manuia. It was our first visit to Raro, so we didn't know where to stay or what to do. Manuia arranged all airport transfers for us (prompt & painless each time) and upon our arrival we were even offered an upgrade to a beachfront room. Alex showed us to the room personally and gave us a thorough run-down of the resort's facilities & local attractions. He left us with a map of the island & plenty of brochures to read. Throughout our stay it was evident that Alex, and wife Loren, have a very hands-on approach to management. They are continually popping in to the restaurant, or wandering past the pool area simply to say hi to the staff & guests and make sure everyone's happy. We got the impression that nothing was too much trouble, and that really had a positive impact on our overall holiday experience. Staff at Manuia are great also, very friendly and cheerful. The only thing I think could use some improvement is the menu at the restaurant - all fine if you're a meat eater, not so easy if you're vegetarian. There are still plenty of other options for food on the island, however, so no big deal. Would definitely recommend Manuia to anyone looking for accommodation in Rarotonga. We'll be back!