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Reviewed 14 March 2018

My husband and I stayed here last week for 6 nights. We had a Garden Bungalow which was well appointed and spacious. Enjoyed the outdoor shower. We really liked the set out of the property. Each bungalow was pretty much obscured from view of the other bungalows which gave you the sense of total privacy. Its not a huge Resort which suited us just fine. A mix of ages were staying here so not just oldies. Pool looked lovely, but chose to swim in the lagoon. Sunsets were amazing from the beach. The staff here are lovely and a special mention to Twin who was our housekeeper during our stay, she made us feel very welcome and greeted us with a smile. The grounds are well maintained and are cleared of any plant debris daily. If I had one bad thing to say, it would be the lack of somewhere to wait until your room was ready. We arrived in the early hours of the morning and we were hot and tired, we had a couple of hours to wait until our room was ready. The "Lounge" area for guests was small and not very inviting. It had a very uncomfortable modular type outdoor lounge setting, a tv (not turned on) and no remote to be found at that time, and on the day we arrived, was being used as a storage room. There didn't appear to be any air conditioning in the room, just a ceiling fan, so, perhaps by providing a more comfortable lounge and some option of refreshment, coffee/tea and magazines, this would make the wait a lot more comfortable. Having said all that, this was only a small inconvenience on the first day. We would definitely come back and stay here again.

  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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Sue F, Owner at Manuia Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Thanks so much for your lovely review and I will pass on your feedback to the staff/team here at Manuia. Thanks also about the comments regarding our after hours guests lounge. We have been in the process of refurbishing it which has dragged on a little longer than I expected and it is only about a week away from being complete! We have built a new bathroom off to the side so a bit dusty due to the construction. This is almost complete which is great!

Prior to check in and after check out we do encourage guests to lounge by the pool, beach and restaurant area and provide beach towels for this and this is our definite asset off the property so much nicer than sitting up by the car park in the guests lounge.

Thanks again and hope to see you back again one day!

Kind Regards
Sue Fletcher-Vea

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

My husband brought me to this resort for my 50th and we loved it
Everyone was so helpful and friendly!
From the cleaners to the restaurant staff to the office staff to the owner, nothing was too much trouble for them they were excellent hosts that wanted to make our stay enjoyable!
The food at the restaurant was exquisite, the cocktails were addictive!

Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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Sue F, Owner at Manuia Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thanks so much for your lovely review and I will be sure to share with the team Much appreciated and hope to see you back again one day soon!
Kia Manuia
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

We had one of the eight beachfront rooms. Nice comfortable king bed, a couple of rattan chairs, a nice counter with a press coffee maker, good bathroom with an outdoor shower. You couldn't ask for more from a room. The staff were friendly and helpful. A continental breakfast was included with the room. They didn't change the offerings all wee. That could have been better. The pool was fun. They provided water shoes and snorkeling masks and tube for swimming in the beautiful waters. We had a wonderful time in the water.
Two negatives. They give you 200Mg internet service and charge for more. With today's pads and laptop updating that is woefully inadequate. We were very limited. The second is that the office is only open from 8:30 until 5:00. One couple missed a pickup for an event and had no one to help them.
Great place. We will probably go back.

Room Tip: Beachfront is best. The rest are very quiet.
  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Raymond M
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Sue F, Owner at Manuia Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Kia Orana

Thanks so much for your review and lovely to get your feedback. The staff are wonderful. Thanks also for the areas to improve as it does help us to see what is needed and also to point out that we have a 24hr guest phone especially for afterhours help but we do need to remind people they can always contact us for assistance on this phone. Also the Restaurant is open until 10pm and assist with guests needs and our after hours manager arrives at 9pm and it mostly situated around the office and security. It is important we advise people of these things!

Thanks again :)

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Sue Fletcher-Vea
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

At the strong recommendation of our travel agent, we stopped at Manuia Beach Resort to break up the long flight from Melbourne to Toronto. Excellent decision and choice to do so.
Upon our arrival, Manuia Beach seemed to be very simple/plain, almost too simple/plain. But after a day of rest under the sun, swimming in the pool and the sea side lagoon, and an excellent dinner, all the boxes were checked. A perfect place.
Would only recommend this resort for couples/adults although children can/would be accommodated.
The OTB On The Beach restaurant restaurant was excellent. We ate here everyday except one. We did find the food & drink prices to be expensive, but they seem to be inline with most other eating establishments. We learnt on the last day that we probably should have visited a local grocery and/or liquor/beer store and could of saved ourselves about $200 over the week total.
Cook Island is a very small and has a VERY laid back atmosphere. Excursion options are of your standard tropical island variety.

Room Tip: There are 6 sea view rooms and the rest are garden view. All rooms are the same size/configuration.
  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ken H
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Sue F, Owner at Manuia Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Thanks for your lovely review and much appreciated - the food is awesome at OTB and the location of the resort looking out to see is wonderful!

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Sue Fletcher-Vea

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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend stay in beachfront unit. Units 1-4 most recommended for outlook. Fantastic staff. Sue went above and beyond. Mary in housekeeping was fantastic and surprised us by coming to the airport to farewell us. 12 days of bliss. Enjoyed other restaurants too but everything you need is right there. Adults only resort with Infinity pool, outdoor showers in unit. Have stayed in Raro four times and this was the best yet. Particularly like this side of island as it is generally less windy and has the bonus of beautiful sunsets. Only a short bus or scooter ride around island to visit other resorts and activities.

Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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Sue F, Owner at Manuia Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Thanks so much for your lovely review and really appreciate the awesome comments. Hope to see you back again one day soon :)

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Sue Fletcher-Vea
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