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Makayla Palms

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Auckland
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

Makalya Palms is located on a beautiful part of Rarotonga, wonderful beach. The accommodation was excellent - modern and lots of extras provided. The hosts were just amazing - they were so thoughtful and couldn't do enough to assist. There was home baking, food for arrival, and a special cake was provided for my friends 50th. Definitely recommend as a... More 

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JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review which we and the Makayla team really appreciate. So pleased that you had a successful holiday for the 50th and hope that you may return one day to this lovely little corner of paradise. John and Rachel, Grace, Loving and Fred More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

loved our stay at makayla palms. only 3 villas in the privately run family business. Grace, Loving and Fred are all so helpful and friendly. Villas are spacious and clean. kitchen is well stocked with all the home comforts, welcome plate of fruits and milk and butter and home baking in the fridge is a lovely thought so that we... More 

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JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Delighted to read that you enjoyed all that Makayla Palms had to offer and that the staff were so helpful and friendly. They enjoy looking after the guests and making sure that their every need is met. The beach and snorkeling is great as you have found out and the best part is having the beach often to yourselves. Very... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We stayed at Makayla Plams at the end of April for a relaxing 5 night break during our around the world trip. Car hire is essential and one is available from the resort at very reasonable rates.The two bedroom bungalow was really well equipped and there was a 'use and replace' food store cupboard. Fresh fruit was available to pick... More 

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Thank Judy S
JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Coming from so far it was great that you had a our local family put an umu on for you...couldn't be more authentic! We are most fortunate with our staff who have taken "ownership" of Makayla with us and do a splendid job. Thank you too for your support of our awards... More 

Mangawhai, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

The Makayla Palms team continue to deliver an outstanding holiday experience even after all these years. This was our 6th visit to Makayla Palms and my view that it is my favourite place anywhere in the world has now been well and truly cemented into my mind! Rachel, John, Loving, Fred and Grace are such incredible hosts and I simply... More 

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JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Once again you have written us a wonderful review and we are delighted that you keep returning to stay with us and recommend us to others. We love having you and your friends stay with us and always look forward to your visit. Thank you SO much to you both!! More 

Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

What a trip we had! 7 days in pure paradise (even with the wind and the rain some days) From the minute we landed in Rarotonga to the minute we left, I have nothing but praise for this wonderful place, they truly did make us feel like we were part of their world. We were greeted by Rachel at the... More 

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Thank Cassie H
JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

What a wonderful review! Your comments about our villas and the way Loving presents them so beautifully, Fred maintaining the gardens so well, our lovely manager Grace for whom nothing is too much trouble for our guests was heartwarming to read. Makayla as you say is in a a beautiful part of the island with a fantastic beach which as... More 

Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

From being picked up at the airport in the early hours (with fresh flower leis) to fresh cookies and fruit on arrival and with Grace making all arrangements and driving us to town and to our restaurant on the final night and storing our luggage and picking us from the restaurant and taking to the airport and a farewell gift... More 

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JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and we are delighted that your whole experience was fabulous. Grace is a wonderful manager and our guests are in excellent hands as you have experienced. Look forward to perhaps seeing you return to our little corner of paradise More 

Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Perhaps my favourite place in the world for a holiday was made even better by our stay at Makayla Palms. Very well appointed and comfortable bungalows surrounded by beautiful gardens in the best location on Rarotonga. This was the first stay on a three island visit to the Cooks, Samoa and Tonga. Rarotonga and Makayla Palms won hands down. Our... More 

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Thank John A
JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Delighted to read your very kind review and that Makayla Palms came out on top of your Pacific Islands visits! We enjoyed your visit and chats and look forward to seeing you next year. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

A lovely property in Rarotonga! I just needed a few days to relax and this was perfect. The villa was clean, good size and has everything you need to enjoy your stay. The owners and manager were very helpful and even delivered some baking. An absolute pleasure!

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Thank Kiwishell44
JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review and that you had the rest and relaxation that you came for. It was certainly a pleasure for us to have you stay.......pleased you enjoyed the baking! More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We have just returned from 5 wonderful nights at Makayla Palms in Titikaveka. The accommodation was perfect. Clean, fresh and contained everything we needed. Lovely hot showers and the kitchen was very well equipped to make eating in very easy. Beautiful gardens and was fabulous to have the use of our own private bbq on the deck for home meals.... More 

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JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

What a wonderful review showing how much you enjoyed your stay with us!Thank you so much from all of the team at Makayla Palms. So pleased that you enjoyed the home baking..... hopefully as much as I enjoy baking for our guests. Come back soon to relax and unwind. John and Rachel More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

What a beautiful island and accommodation to get away from the typical hustle and bustle of South Pacific tourism. We loved having the 'private' beach on the lagoon to ourselves, at times feeling like lucky castaways.. The accommodation was elegantly appointed, comfortable, airy, and spotlessly clean .The staff were the friendliest we have ever encountered and did whatever they could... More 

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JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and we were delighted that everything about our villas, our staff and our beach made for a happy stay for you. Thank you too for your recommendation to others. Perhaps you will return to visit again in our little corner of paradise.....we certainly hope so! Rachel and John Owners More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Air NZ Cook Island Tourism Award Winner 2016/2017 Self Catering Villas Award winning Rarotongan accommodation at its best! Excellence on trip Advisor. Beautiful self catering villas with private beach access to stunning Titikaveka lagoon and beach. A perfect tropical holiday destination. Relax on the uncrowded beach with complimentary kayaks and snorkeling equipment or explore the many and varied activities on the island. Makayla Palms has a two bedroom villa and two couples villas (studios) and they have everything you need for your tropical holiday. These fully screened villas feature full kitchens, spacious lounges with flat screen TV, iPod dock, DVD player and Wifi modem. A cupboard contains all linen changes and beach towels, books games and DVDs. Guests enjoy the BBQ on their deck and the open air shower. AIR CON available with a surcharge. Within walking distance is a village shop, a fruit stall, a church, Tuk tuk tours, cafes and restaurants. Three kms away in Muri are many more cafes and restaurants. There is a car and scooters that can be pre booked and parking is available on the property. Buses run regularly and may be hailed at the gate. Exclusive airport transfers are available for booking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Makayla Palms

Address: Kauare, Titikaveka 0000, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Titikaveka
Price Range: $179 - $303 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Makayla Palms 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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Makayla Palms Hotel Titikaveka
Makayla Palms Rarotonga, Cook Islands - Titikaveka
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