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Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Muri
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
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“Fabulous Family Location!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

Best holiday we have EVER had!

For privacy while on vacation, the villas here at Te Manava are perfect, as well as offering private swimming pools, kayaking, snorkeling and shuttle services to the sister resort The Pacific, for island night & hospitality, extremely great venue to stay, A little pricy but WELL worth it!

Been to many tropical islands and cruise ships and this by far exceeded our expectations. Hospitality was "amazing" We stayed in a 3 bedroom garden retreat and although it was not beach front, the walk was minimal and the venue was outstanding, as well as the spa services. Perfect holiday. We WILL be back again xx

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

We stayed at Te Manava as a family group for 7 nights and I was just blown away by everything. The rooms were outstanding, the views incredible, the staff were so, so, so friendly. My husband and I stayed at the Pacific Resort for our honeymoon 4 years ago and the upgrade to Te Manava is definitely worth it. Being so close to the Pacific you are still able to pop over there for a cocktail, dinner, etc but have the luxury and seclusion of Te Manava. It felt like you were the only ones there, so peaceful, so private.
Special mention to the wonderful Damien who went out of his way to make sure we were happy. His recommendations made our trip perfect.
Even though possibly not set up to deal with toddlers, we had a cot set up in our room no problems and every staff member was ready to give her a smile and chat.
You have all the cooking facilities there, dont bother bringing meat over as Prime Foods has NZ meat cheaper than you can get in NZ!

Cant wait to go back one day.

Room Tip: Go for the beachfront rooms if you can - the view and ambiance is unbeatable
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013

The villa's were the perfect size, ours was a garden villa so didn't look onto the ocean but it was a very short walk to the ocean. They were clean and tidy on arrival and we had a funky twel display on our bed when we got there. The pick up and drop off was excellent, as it is part of the Pacific resort we got the best of both worlds, we were able to use the pacific resort for food and activities but had the quietness of our own villa about a 1 km away!
Great stay!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013

Wow this is the most fantastic place to relax and have a dream holiday. We couldn't believe our luck when Lester told us we were upgraded to Villa 3. Lester and Damien are great front people for Te Manava so helpful, as well as the rest of the staff, they made a big fuss of our 3 year old granddaughter. Kevin,Karen Adam, Megan, Pete, and Kenzie

Room Tip: Well worth paying extra for a beach front villa
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

my wife and i went here on our honeymoon through our travel agents recommendation, room was huge and had everything you needed in kitchen including a dishwasher, we even cooked our own bbq one evening on the patio, free use of kayaks and snorkling equipment was cool

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

Amazing place, amazing people and we have had an amazing time.
Thank you Ana, Elaine, and Lester for your excellent humble service. You all deserve a pat on your back. We felt welcomed every moment we were there. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will look forward to visiting you guys in the near future.

Thank you guys!!!!

Sandeep & Jessica

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gold Coast
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2013

I found out about Te Manava by brochure and then researched the heck out of it on Trip advisor and I am happy to say that our experience lived up to the praise of previous reviewers. Te Manava is situated in one of the most beautiful parts of Raro, Muri Beach and Lagoon. We stayed in a Beachfront Villa (if you are going to stay here, pay the extra for the beachfront, you will not regret it). The rooms are very spacious and well appointed. The bathrooms are terrific with a dual shower and dual basins, lovely tiles etc) The kitchen is also well stocked and fitted with everything you may need to prepare and cook meals. (pots, pans, knives, platters......everything!) My suggestion is if you are keeping food in the room, store in airtight containers or in the fridge as on the first day we left cereal out and had an ant infestation within a couple of hours. The staff are all friendly and happy to help, and the transfer service to and from the sister resort "Pacific Resort" is very handy if you feel like eating at their restaurant or after drinks at the bar. We arrived VERY early one morning and there was little to no staff when we arrived and we found out later that we missed out on an "induction" to the resort which would have answered some questions we had about a few things so ask for this if it is not offered. All in all it is a fantastic couple’s getaway resort if you want a nice quite break in an amazing location. If you are after a honeymoon location where you will be fussed over and spoilt, this probably isn’t the one for you, its more about leaving you to your own devices but having services available if you want them.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa

Property: Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa
Address: Muri, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Muri
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Muri
#1 Luxury Hotel in Muri
#1 Spa Hotel in Muri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Cook Island's newest and most luxurious private villas managed by Pacific Resort operator of Australasia's & the Cook Islands Leading Resorts - World Travel Awards 2007 & 2008. Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa is 5-star luxury accommodation, set on the beautiful white sand beach of Rarotonga's stunning Muri lagoon, offering an exciting new choice for the discerning traveller. ... more   less 
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