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Magic Reef Bungalows

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved Magic Reef - lovely bungalows with room and comfort, without being over the top. Great people - Nancy at reception went out of her way to help and had great ideas for places to eat etc. We came here on recommendation of a friend who is a travel agent and was living on the island - she rated... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so happy to have stayed at Magic Reef! We couldn't have asked for anything more - from airport transfers to everything in between. We loved the room and watched the sunset from the hammock or the deckchairs every night. The fruit breakfast we had was some of the best fruit we've had. The host and staff made us... More 

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

Wonderful relaxing holiday staying 9 nights. The hosts and staff were so accommodating and helpful providing great advise on what to do and wonderful places to eat, ordered the platter of food amazing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We stayed at Magic Reef last year and enjoyed it so much that we just had to return! We only stayed for three nights this time as we spent the majority of our time on Aitutaki but there is just something about this wonderful place. The bungalows are well spaced and very private and all have a sea view. The... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We love this place. Only 9 bungalows, all with a view of the sea and the waves crashing on the reef. It's a quiet retreat. No kids so the pool is quiet and inviting. The hosts and all the staff are friendly and willing to help you have a great stay. A wonderful platter of fresh fruit, some bread for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We stayed at Magic Reef for 9 nights and loved it. Nothing was too much trouble for Nancy, Angela, and Simon. We highly recommend ordering one of the platters....delicious! The location is on the "warmer" & calmer side of the island, so we thought anyway. The bungalows are very comfortable and well equipped. The outdoor shower was lovely. The welcome... More 

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1 Thank Wendy W
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

What can we say, Nancy, Simon and Angela (and Puss of course!) made our honeymoon amazing. If we had our time again we would skip Aitutaki Lagoon which was almost triple the price, and stay here the whole time. Awesome bungalows, all with fantastic views, private and tidy. Yum fruit platters, very swimmable beach and just down from Waterfront restaurant.... More 

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Roberts Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

My wife and I stayed 8 nights on our honeymoon & could not have been happier! Angela, Simon and Nancy went above and beyond on countless occasions to ensure our stay & experience in the Cooks was the best. Their energy and willingness made us feel like long time friends of theirs and we honestly did not want to leave!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

We were there for 11 days and it was bliss, the place was a wee gem right on the beach front, Angela and Simon were lovely hosts, booked us into dinner, and lagoon cruise, the rooms were serviced by the lovely cleaning ladies every 3 days, we had a bit of a problem with ants through everything, but hey this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

The bar was at an all-time high because I'd dreamt of staying on a tropical beach since childhood and I knew we'd made the right choice as soon as we arrived and I saw the overjoyed look on my wife's face. Our bungalow was idyllically located, separated from an emerald sea, which endlessly washed over the coral, by just a... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Golf course
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: $212 - $267 (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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Also Known As:
Magic Reef Bungalows Hotel Rarotonga
Magic Reef Bungalows Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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