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Makayla Palms

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place would be hard to beat. The whole team was lovely, inviting and helpful with booking our activities and finding us more fresh fruit and home baking once we devoured our first welcome pack of goodies. The house is beautiful and surrounded by tropical plants, fruit vines and herb gardens (which guests can help themselves to) and is kitted... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

If you want a spotless, roomy, well-appointed 2 bedroom self-catering villa and the best beach on your doorstep, then look no further than Villa Tiana at Makayla Palms. this was our second stay at this beach where you can snorkel, swim and kayak all day in the clear warm water of the lagoon. Everything you need is provided and Grace... More 

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JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. We pride ourselves on the care of our guests during their stay and Grace our manager as you have found, does an amazing job. A short stroll to the beautiful beach where you enjoyed snorkeling, swimming and kayaking has the added bonus of being so quiet and peaceful that you often have... More 

blenheim
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

We have just returned home after a fabulous 14 days in Rarotonga staying at Makayla Palms. We were greeted at the airport by Grace the Manager. Our Villa was so clean - home made baking, bread, milk and fresh truit in our villa - plus a well stocked pantry - which saved us a trip out to get supplies! Thank... More 

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1 Thank Karen R
JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

We were delighted to read your review about your 2 week stay at Makayla Palms. The staff as you discovered are truly wonderful from Grace who makes sure that all guests are well and truly looked after, Loving who takes great pride in the housekeeping of the villas and Fred who tends the gardens and also puts on the local... More 

Auckland
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Makalya Palms is located on a beautiful part of Rarotonga, wonderful beach. The accommodation was excellent - modern and lots of extras provided. The hosts were just amazing - they were so thoughtful and couldn't do enough to assist. There was home baking, food for arrival, and a special cake was provided for my friends 50th. Definitely recommend as a... More 

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JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review which we and the Makayla team really appreciate. So pleased that you had a successful holiday for the 50th and hope that you may return one day to this lovely little corner of paradise. John and Rachel, Grace, Loving and Fred More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

loved our stay at makayla palms. only 3 villas in the privately run family business. Grace, Loving and Fred are all so helpful and friendly. Villas are spacious and clean. kitchen is well stocked with all the home comforts, welcome plate of fruits and milk and butter and home baking in the fridge is a lovely thought so that we... More 

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JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Delighted to read that you enjoyed all that Makayla Palms had to offer and that the staff were so helpful and friendly. They enjoy looking after the guests and making sure that their every need is met. The beach and snorkeling is great as you have found out and the best part is having the beach often to yourselves. Very... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

We stayed at Makayla Plams at the end of April for a relaxing 5 night break during our around the world trip. Car hire is essential and one is available from the resort at very reasonable rates.The two bedroom bungalow was really well equipped and there was a 'use and replace' food store cupboard. Fresh fruit was available to pick... More 

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Thank Judy S
JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Coming from so far it was great that you had a our local family put an umu on for you...couldn't be more authentic! We are most fortunate with our staff who have taken "ownership" of Makayla with us and do a splendid job. Thank you too for your support of our awards... More 

Mangawhai, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 June 2016

The Makayla Palms team continue to deliver an outstanding holiday experience even after all these years. This was our 6th visit to Makayla Palms and my view that it is my favourite place anywhere in the world has now been well and truly cemented into my mind! Rachel, John, Loving, Fred and Grace are such incredible hosts and I simply... More 

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JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Once again you have written us a wonderful review and we are delighted that you keep returning to stay with us and recommend us to others. We love having you and your friends stay with us and always look forward to your visit. Thank you SO much to you both!! More 

Queensland, Australia
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

What a trip we had! 7 days in pure paradise (even with the wind and the rain some days) From the minute we landed in Rarotonga to the minute we left, I have nothing but praise for this wonderful place, they truly did make us feel like we were part of their world. We were greeted by Rachel at the... More 

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Thank Cassie H
JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

What a wonderful review! Your comments about our villas and the way Loving presents them so beautifully, Fred maintaining the gardens so well, our lovely manager Grace for whom nothing is too much trouble for our guests was heartwarming to read. Makayla as you say is in a a beautiful part of the island with a fantastic beach which as... More 

Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016

From being picked up at the airport in the early hours (with fresh flower leis) to fresh cookies and fruit on arrival and with Grace making all arrangements and driving us to town and to our restaurant on the final night and storing our luggage and picking us from the restaurant and taking to the airport and a farewell gift... More 

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JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and we are delighted that your whole experience was fabulous. Grace is a wonderful manager and our guests are in excellent hands as you have experienced. Look forward to perhaps seeing you return to our little corner of paradise More 

Australia
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20 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Perhaps my favourite place in the world for a holiday was made even better by our stay at Makayla Palms. Very well appointed and comfortable bungalows surrounded by beautiful gardens in the best location on Rarotonga. This was the first stay on a three island visit to the Cooks, Samoa and Tonga. Rarotonga and Makayla Palms won hands down. Our... More 

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JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Delighted to read your very kind review and that Makayla Palms came out on top of your Pacific Islands visits! We enjoyed your visit and chats and look forward to seeing you next year. More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Air NZ Cook Island Tourism Award Winner 2016/2017 Self Catering Villas Award winning Rarotongan accommodation at its best! Excellence on trip Advisor. Beautiful self catering villas with private beach access to stunning Titikaveka lagoon and beach. A perfect tropical holiday destination. Relax on the uncrowded beach with complimentary kayaks and snorkeling equipment or explore the many and varied activities on the island. Makayla Palms has a two bedroom villa and two couples villas (studios) and they have everything you need for your tropical holiday. These fully screened villas feature full kitchens, spacious lounges with flat screen TV, iPod dock, DVD player and Wifi modem. A cupboard contains all linen changes and beach towels, books games and DVDs. Guests enjoy the BBQ on their deck and the open air shower. AIR CON available with a surcharge. Within walking distance is a village shop, a fruit stall, a church, Tuk tuk tours, cafes and restaurants. Three kms away in Muri are many more cafes and restaurants. There is a car and scooters that can be pre booked and parking is available on the property. Buses run regularly and may be hailed at the gate. Exclusive airport transfers are available for booking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Makayla Palms

Address: Kauare, Titikaveka 0000, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Titikaveka
Price Range: ₹ 11,917 - ₹ 19,861 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Makayla Palms 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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Makayla Palms Titikaveka, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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“There are only 3 units, 2 of which have one bedroom and one 2 bedrooms. The standard looked the same, party size dictates choice.”
 of 5 bubbles E5079TBjudys, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in Tia, it is the closest to the beach and you can see the lagoon from the verandah”
 of 5 bubbles dordoor, 23 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Rent a scooter or a car to see more - but you can take the bus”
  • There's also a BBQ on the porch
 of 5 bubbles 886hansl, 8 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All three villas are well located.”
 of 5 bubbles 611carolynh, 11 Nov 2015 | Read review
“The Tia villa has the best view”
 of 5 bubbles sharynm385, 31 Oct 2015 | Read review
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