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Magic Reef Bungalows

Arorangi CK Cook Islands
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#1 of 18 Specialty lodging in Arorangi
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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 snorkeling gear and reef shoes. Complimentary breakfast on arrival. Limited Electric vehicles available exclusively for guest use.
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thomasloft89 wrote a review Apr 2020
Aalborg, Denmark10 contributions2 helpful votes
Our honeymoon had to be special so we flew from Denmark to the other part of the world to visit the Cook Islands. We chose Magic Reef because of the reviews and it was worth all the stars. The rooms, the pool and most of all the service. We had the feeling that the crew would bend their backs for us and they greeted us by name on the first day. Is it weird to miss them? Watch your step. There are some stones in the sea but you'll manage. We traveled from Denmark to the Cook Islands which takes around 30 hours and it was worth it. You should go as well.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Response from Gillian F, Manager at Magic Reef Bungalows
Responded Apr 7, 2020
Thanks so much for your wonderful review, and we're thrilled you had such a great time at Magic Reef - it's always a privilege to be part of someone's honeymoon memories! Meitaki maata, The Magic Reef team
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IndyTraveler44 wrote a review Mar 2020
Indianapolis, Indiana5 contributions1 helpful vote
Our week at the Magic Reef was truly magical. So much here to enjoy. Friendly helpful staff - Thank you Lawrence and Jane. Spacious comfortable bungalows, with the water only steps away. A refreshing pool. Tidy well tended grounds. Curious and mellow cats, dogs and chickens roaming around adding to the charm. Colorful sunsets. Electric cars available for rent - a super way to get around the island. Convenient location for popping into town, exploring the south coast, or walking to several nearby dining spots. We loved our stay and hope to return.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from Gillian F, General Manager at Magic Reef Bungalows
Responded Mar 20, 2020
Thanks so much for your review of Magic Reef. We're so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and had a great holiday in Rarotonga!
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Amy L wrote a review Mar 2020
Easthampton, Massachusetts3 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed at Magic Reef, bungalow 1, for a week and experienced the magic of sleeping to the sound of the surf, walking the beach to go to happy hour, spectacular sunsets, watching the hermit crabs, seeing a night sky full of stars and rainbows in the early morning after a rain. It was heavenly - just the place to decompress and recharge your batteries. The owners and staff are friendly, helpful and just nice to be around. The only thing I can think of to suggest is maybe having a few basic staples on hand for purchase; like snacks, beverages, bread, etc.. If you don't rent a car or scooter, there is no convenience store close by to walk to and stock the kitchenette. But honestly, I have never stayed anywhere that fit my idea of perfection as much as this place does.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: absolute beach front was fantastic
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Response from Gillian F, Manager at Magic Reef Bungalows
Responded Mar 6, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us as we try to make our guests as comfortable as can be. We have noted your suggestions and hope that you may return some day soon.
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psdSanDiego wrote a review Feb 2020
San Diego15 contributions9 helpful votes
This is a fantastic tropical paradise. The bungalows are spacious, clean and very comfortable -- and right on the beach. But what makes it truly special are the people who run it. Lawrence (owner) and Gill (GM) could not have been nicer and hospitable. They offered many great suggestions and even invited us to happy hour! Cannot recommend highly enough.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from Gillian F, Manager at Magic Reef Bungalows
Responded Feb 26, 2020
Thank you for your review. It was such a pleasure having you to stay. We look forward to your return in the near future.
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Vicky U wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom454 contributions185 helpful votes
It’s so hard to pick a place to stay as there is a huge choice here. But we struck lucky here. We we picked up from the airport and whisked to the bungalows which are large and comfortable with an outdoor shower complete with eco bath accessories. And with a great view of the sea. No need for air con as cool breezes allow you to sleep with the sound of the sea too. There was a lovely fruit plate in the fridge plus meusli and toast for breakfast. Owner Lawrence and manager Jill are friendly and super helpful. We enjoyed hiring an electric car and are in awe of their green accomplishments for energy and water capture. Captain the cat was good company too. This is a truly relaxing and fabulous place to rest and and enjoy the Cook Islands. Wish we could have stayed longer. Strongly recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Gillian F, Manager at Magic Reef Bungalows
Responded Feb 18, 2020
Thanks so much! We really enjoyed having you stay, and it's great to know that we're on the right track with our sustainability measures. We'd love to see you back at Magic Reef again one day. Kind regards from us all.
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$190 - $248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Magic Reef Bungalows
Which popular attractions are close to Magic Reef Bungalows?
Nearby attractions include Tik-e Tours (0.6 miles), Cook Island Christian Church (CICC) (0.2 miles), and Aroa Marine Reserve (2.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Magic Reef Bungalows?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and internet access.
Which room amenities are available at Magic Reef Bungalows?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Magic Reef Bungalows?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Magic Reef Bungalows?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Magic Reef Bungalows?
Conveniently located restaurants include Beluga, Antipodes, and Tuoro Restaurant & Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Magic Reef Bungalows?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Magic Reef Bungalows?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Wreck of the Matai (3.8 miles).
Does Magic Reef Bungalows have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.