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Manuia Beach Resort

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had room no.2 and it was perfect! Staff were friendly and helpful. The only problem I had was they didn't tell the holidayer's that there was a party on in the restaurant one night and we couldn't have dinner. Ok for some, but I am a old solo traveller and it was raining that night. I wanted to eat... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here at the end of June.Simply breathtaking with faultless staff,rooms and food.We checked out a few other resorts while travelling around on the scooter and the location of this resort and the facilities far out way any other resort in my opinion.Manuia is sheltered and has amazing sunsets.You get neither of those near Muri,we went to Muri 3... More 

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Thank Jackie K
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing setting...right on the beach with fabulous snorkelling over the reef. Friendly, attentive staff. Very comfortable apartments and we just loved the outside hot shower...you can't beat showering under a blue sky and Palm tree! Manuia is situated on the west coast of the island so you'll enjoy the most spectacular sunsets. It also seemed to be the... More 

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Thank Smiffs2014
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice clean comfortable rooms, cool outside shower, lovely pool and pool/beachside bar, great service, location on the beach was excellent and not in town but not too far out of town, motorbike hire and small shop across the road, friendly staff,

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I arrived in Rarotonga--and in Manuia in particular--I didn't knew what to expect. But to my surprise, the energy, the staff and especially its manager ( Sue ) made me feel as if I was in my own private house in Raroronga. Manuia has, in my opinion, the best beach in all of Rarotonga and undoubtedly it is strategically... More 

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Marton, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a change of room on our second night at the suggestion of the staff which we were absolutely happy with. They moved everything for us. Rooms are spacious and very relaxing to come back to after a day out experiencing the loads of activities Rarotonga has to offer. This being an 18 and over property also suited us... More 

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Canberra
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We have just returned from a relaxing week at Manuia and very much regret not having booked for longer! If you want to get away from it all, the Cook Islands and this resort are certainly for you. No TV or phone were a plus for us, and the outdoor shower was a joy to use, private but open enough... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

All the management and staff were very helpful, friendly and went out of their way to make your holiday relaxing and fun. Everywhere you went on the resort was clean and presentable. My room was spotlessly clean and welcoming. The restaurant food was consistently of a high standard and the atmosphere welcoming. Thank you Manuia Beach Resort staff for a... More 

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Sue F, General Manager at Manuia Beach Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Thanks so much for your review! It is great to hear your feedback about the staff and the room. I will definitely pass on to our housekeeping about the rom too and that is really nice to hear! I will also pass on your awesome feedback re the food and atmosphere to our Restaurant and it will make... More 

Gold Coast,Queensland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This resort, at $400 a night - not worth half that.No phone, no TV, an outdoor shower, and if you have to sit & wait in guest "lounge" - be careful where you sit. Breakfast is included, not a good variety of food. Even at night to eat there ,it will cost you heaps,food was cool , and not good... More 

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Sue F, Owner at Manuia Beach Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Thanks for your review and disappointed that we didn't get to chat about the things that you were unhappy about. I meet nearly all of the guests in the morning at breakfast and during the day. It is a real shame I wasn't aware of the issues as I would have made a real effort to rectify any... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I cannot remember when I went on a tropical holiday and felt so completely chilled and at peace with the world. The staff at Manuia are just like family and nothing is a problem to them. The units are great....... not pretentious nor do they intend to be but they are extremely comfortable and clean and very well located to... More 

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Sue F, Owner at Manuia Beach Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Thanks so much for your awesome review and so glad you enjoyed your holiday. It is very relaxing with the beanbags all around the pool and happy to hear the staff looked after you so well. I agree that the staff are like a big family and treat the guests that way as well. We are proud of... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Your Polynesian Paradise at Manuia Beach Resort awaits you... Marvel at the magical sunsets over a sparkling blue lagoon, while lounging on your sheltered, white sandy beach fringed with swaying coconut palms. Wander through the tropical gardens on your way to the beach side infinity pool. Rest your elbows on the pool edge and soak in the view across the beach, through the lagoon onwards to the waves crashing on the barrier reef beyond. Sip a refreshing tropical cocktail delivered to you from the Beaches Restaurant and bar, or enjoy your Polynesian inspired meals in the restaurant while you trail your toes through the sandy floor. Manuia Beach Resort - your Cook Islands resort accommodation - is set right on the beach in private and peaceful surroundings on the sheltered sunset coast of Rarotonga. You will love the authentic Cook Islands style accommodation, with the coconut thatched suites complete with island style decor and modern amenities such as air conditioning. Walk through the sandy path down to the water and be stunned by the beauty of the poolside area. The infinity pool, Beaches Restaurant and Bar with its relaxed authentic Polynesian cuisine, loungers set invitingly facing the beautiful lagoon, and attentive local staff, will all set the stage for your dream Rarotongan get-away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Manuia Beach Resort

Address: Main Rd Arorangi | Beachfront, Arorangi, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Arorangi
Price Range: $209 - $523 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Manuia Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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Also Known As:
Manuia Beach Boutique Avarua
Hotel Manuia Beach Boutique
Manuia Beach Resort Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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