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Magic Reef Bungalows

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I spent 3 nights at Magic Reef after a week at another resort on the island followed by 4 nights in Aitutaki and it was a relaxing end to a great holiday. Magic Reef is perfectly situated right on the beach and the sunsets are spectacular. The architecture of the villas has a Balinese flavour to it... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely welcome at the airport by Nancy, complimentary breakfast provided for the first night which was full of fresh fruit, cereal and toast. We stayed 8 nights, this was our second time to the Magic Reef Bungalows and we were not disappointed it really is beautiful, authentic furniture, very relaxing, friendly and the views to the Lagoon out of this... More 

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

We stayed 3 nights at Magic Reef at the end of our time in Rarotonga as a birthday treat! And a treat it was...lovely island style bungalows, cleverly designed with beautiful island touches such as.. the tiled outdoor shower & bath area & foot bath on the deck as you come off the beach. We stayed in bungalow # 1... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely welcome on arrival! Lovely stay! Nancy helped us lots and so did Angela and Simon. Being on the hammock and seeing humpback whales✔️ Ocean view from your room✔️ Open shower and bath✔️ Just loved the place✔️ Will surely go back

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MagicReef, Owner at Magic Reef Bungalows, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a lovely relaxing week at The Magic Reef Bungalows. It is the 3rd time we have stayed and it is just as wonderful as ever. The pool is lovely and at night it is magical walking through to your Bungalow. After a rather stressful year it was lovely to get away and just relax. Simon ,Angela and nancy are... More 

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MagicReef, Owner at Magic Reef Bungalows, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again. More 

Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just got back from an unforgettable honeymoon week at the amazing Magic Reef Bungalows. We stayed in bungalow #1 and it was literally magic. It was private, closest to the beach and the best for whale watching. We saw whales a few times whilst just sitting there having our afternoon beers. Other perks to Magic Reef: - Lovely, down to... More 

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MagicReef, Owner at Magic Reef Bungalows, responded to this review

On behalf of the team we would like to thank you for your review. We really appreciate the positive feedback and are delighted to hear you enjoyed honeymoon with us. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second stay at Magic Reef and it confirmed the wonderful impression we had on our first stay. The resort is small, but the bungalows are big and you can easily spend a day inside (yes it does rain in paradise) without getting cabin fever. The garden is pristine, they even have a small swimming pool, which comes... More 

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MagicReef, Owner at Magic Reef Bungalows, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again. More 

Fresno, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

Now that I'm home I'm still so lazy. Magic Reef was so relaxing. Our bungalow #1 was right on the beach , 28 paces form the water. The view was amazing , nothing but coral and blue ocean as far as the eye could see. Everything we needed was nearby, good food , scooter rental ,places to snorkel and kayak... More 

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Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and are pleased to hear you had a relaxing stay. More 

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

Well back for my second visit to Magic Reef Bungalows, ( Refer my review in 2015), and they just keep getting better and better. This being my 10th visit to Rarotonga I think its fair to say I have experienced a good representation of what is available on the island , from large high profile resorts ( The Rarotongan) through... More 

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Thank you for your review. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again. More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

Just returned from our 3rd visit to Magic Reef, and again we were not disappointed. As always the staff were amazing, rooms cleaned on a regular basis. Nancy the receptionist always smiling and friendly. And as usual Simon and Angela were more than willing to do what they can to make the holiday live up to all your expectations. If... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Magic Reef Bungalows

Address: Arorangi CK, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Arorangi
Price Range: $206 - $281 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Magic Reef Bungalows 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Magic Reef Bungalows Hotel Rarotonga
Magic Reef Bungalows Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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