We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Makayla Palms

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Makayla Palms
View Map
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}}}
Add Photo Write a Review

374 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 365: English reviews
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed as a family at Makayla Palms from the 28th Jan to 5th Feb. We had a great time and the service provided was so nice. We got endeared to the place mainly because of the simplicity and openness and efficiency of the hosts. Making particular mentions of Grace and Loving and their families. We were provided with a...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank dsouza_12
Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

We absolutely loved our stay at Makayla Palms! Lovely villas equiped with everything, stunning waterfront but most of all the MP team were incredible, extremely helpful and kind! Thank you Grace and Alfred!

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank Alexandra T
John R, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Delighted to read your review and that you loved your stay at Makayla Palms. Your kind of comment truly makes all the hard work worth while Thank you so much for your high praise of our staff. We are immensely proud of them. We hope that you will return again soon to enjoy our little corner of paradise. thanks again...

Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

My partner and I stayed at Makayla Palms for a week and absolutely loved it. Rachel greeted us at the airport in a very friendly manner and showed us around the villa. We were so impressed with the facilities available and the home baking. Everything was so clean and suited our needs. The cooking facilities were great for our meals...

 Report
Helpful?
4Thank Lucie L
John R, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Stunning news! Congratulations on your engagement following a trip to the beach to snorkel. Loved that you so enjoyed your stay...the villas, the wonderful beach and Grace, Fred and Loving ..our staff who so enjoy the contact they have with our guests Fingers crossed that you are able to return to paradise for your wedding John,Rachel, Grace, Fred and Loving

Reviewed January 5, 2017

Set on the most spectacular section of the lagoon on Rarotonga, Makayla Palms is with out a doubt a truly magical place. Grace, Loving and Fred were our main contacts and went over and above to make it a memorable stay for us. We were new to the Island and these wonderful people guided us through any queries we had...

 Report
Helpful?
4Thank Lauren S
John R, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Delighted that you enjoyed your stay as a new visitor to the island and you are happy to recommend us to anyone! We do have high standards in the villas for our guests and we love them to visit our herb gardens when they are cooking and to pick any ripe fruit from the gardens. We take as much pride...

Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed December 10, 2016

Makayla Palms really is a place for an idyllic stay. It’s been four years since we last stayed here and it’s even better than we remembered! The villa is set in beautiful gardens and is lovely and secluded. It is spotless and has everything you need – and more! The beach is a very short strollaway, is quiet and has...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank JillRubython
John R, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us at Makayla Palms and was lovely to read following your stay with us four years ago that "it's even better than we remembered!" Our gardens have grown into lush tropical areas that also provide privacy as well for our guests. Always wonderful for us to read that nothing is too much trouble for our...

Santa Rosa, California
Reviewed December 7, 2016

We spent a great week in Rarotonga and Makayla Palms was a perfect base for all our adventures and space to relax. Villa Tia was well equipped with everything we could need and was a perfect location to whip up a cocktail and go to the beach and relax. The beach was also great for swimming and snorkeling, we even...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank jackmatai
John R, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review and that Makayla Palms was a perfect base for your honeymoon. Glad that you felt "at home" but that your privacy was respected as this is important to us. Seeing the turtle and the giant clam at our beach was a big plus as it doesn't happen that often so you were...

Wellington
Reviewed December 4, 2016

We recently returned from our 6th stay at Makayla Palms. From time to time we casually sneak a peek at alternative accommodation that springs up and there are lots of choices but we always return to Makayla Palms! The villas are beautiful, we feel at home straight away, there's everything we need for a great relaxing holiday and the team...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Cooks_Fan
John R, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Gush as much as you like! It's always lovely to greet you at the airport and take you "home". The best recommendation that we could have. So pleased to hear that you have a photo above your desk as a reminder of paradise and your 6 stays with us. "Beautiful villas, relaxing holiday, and the staff being so warm, friendly...

Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed October 30, 2016

This place would be hard to beat. The whole team was lovely, inviting and helpful with booking our activities and finding us more fresh fruit and home baking once we devoured our first welcome pack of goodies. The house is beautiful and surrounded by tropical plants, fruit vines and herb gardens (which guests can help themselves to) and is kitted...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank amandarosedyer
John R, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

So enjoyed the sisters stay at Makayla Palms and delighted to read that it was a holiday that you will treasure. "Lovely, inviting and helpful team" with booking your activities, supplying extra fresh fruit and home baking. All devoured and enjoyed! Perhaps you will be able to return and bring the 5th sister......we will look forward to that! Rachel,John and...

Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed October 2, 2016

If you want a spotless, roomy, well-appointed 2 bedroom self-catering villa and the best beach on your doorstep, then look no further than Villa Tiana at Makayla Palms. this was our second stay at this beach where you can snorkel, swim and kayak all day in the clear warm water of the lagoon. Everything you need is provided and Grace...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank 650olivers52
JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. We pride ourselves on the care of our guests during their stay and Grace our manager as you have found, does an amazing job. A short stroll to the beautiful beach where you enjoyed snorkeling, swimming and kayaking has the added bonus of being so quiet and peaceful that you often have...

blenheim
Reviewed September 28, 2016

We have just returned home after a fabulous 14 days in Rarotonga staying at Makayla Palms. We were greeted at the airport by Grace the Manager. Our Villa was so clean - home made baking, bread, milk and fresh truit in our villa - plus a well stocked pantry - which saved us a trip out to get supplies! Thank...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Karen R
JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

We were delighted to read your review about your 2 week stay at Makayla Palms. The staff as you discovered are truly wonderful from Grace who makes sure that all guests are well and truly looked after, Loving who takes great pride in the housekeeping of the villas and Fred who tends the gardens and also puts on the local...

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

307 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (282)
Viewed
Room/Suite (31)
Viewed
View from Room (15)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (79)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (17)
Viewed
Dining (17)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Business Center/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Other (121)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (25)
Viewed
Other (25)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Titikaveka
1.9 mi away
Palm Grove
Palm Grove
#1 of 1 in Vaimaanga
506 reviews
1.5 mi away
Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa
2.2 mi away
Muri Beach Club Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.1 mi away
Pacific Resort Rarotonga
0.5 mi away
Little Polynesian Resort
Little Polynesian Resort
#1 of 2 in Titikaveka
472 reviews
0.9 mi away
Sea Change Villas
Sea Change Villas
#1 of 12 in Titikaveka
689 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • 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: $196 - $302 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Makayla Palms 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Makayla Palms reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Makayla Palms Hotel Titikaveka
Makayla Palms Rarotonga, Cook Islands - Titikaveka
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Makayla Palms staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“Tia Villa is closest to the water.”
 of 5 bubbles U6034GHlaurens, Jan 5, 2017 | Read review
“There are only 3 units, 2 of which have one bedroom and one 2 bedrooms. The standard looked the same, party size dictates choice.”
 of 5 bubbles E5079TBjudys, Jun 27, 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in Tia, it is the closest to the beach and you can see the lagoon from the verandah”
 of 5 bubbles dordoor, Mar 23, 2016 | Read review
“Rent a scooter or a car to see more - but you can take the bus”
  • There's also a BBQ on the porch
 of 5 bubbles 886hansl, Feb 8, 2016 | Read review
“All three villas are well located.”
 of 5 bubbles 611carolynh, Nov 11, 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question