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Reviewed 5 days ago

Grace, Fred and Loving truly make Makayla Palms an incredibly special place. From the moment Grace picked us up at the airport, we knew we were in for a treat. Grace, Fred and Loving go out of their way to make you feel welcome, bring...More

Thank Davis16
Reviewed 19 May 2018

Great hospitality with a real family vibe and lovely tranquil gardens. Rachel and John have thought of everything when creating this little piece of paradise. It was our first time on the Island and it won’t be the last. Makayla Palms was a perfect retreat...More

Thank Meredith C
Response from John R, Owner at Makayla PalmsResponded 4 weeks ago

Was our absolute pleasure to have you all stay.You have written a wonderful review and we are very happy that you have had such an enjoyable stay with us. We certainly look forward to your return to our little corner of paradise Rachel, John and...More

Reviewed 17 May 2018

Third return visit to Raro and second time back to Makayla Palms (and it definitely won’t be our last!). Absolutely love this place, in fact we have decided no more exploring the South Pacific, in future it wil be straight to Rarotonga and Makayla Palms...More

Thank John A
Response from John R, Owner at Makayla PalmsResponded 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed having you stay with us again and thank you so much for your high recommendation. Your comments about the beach and our accommodation was much appreciated. We look forward to your next visit and continuing the friendship Rachel, John and the Makayla...More

Reviewed 16 May 2018

This is the second time we have started at Makayla Palms. The second time we stayed at Makayla Palm there was no hesitation with picking here. Everything is perfect. Fabulous location, perfect beach and snorkelling, clean, modem, everything you need, amazing staff............ the list could...More

Thank Bridget H
Response from John R, Owner at Makayla PalmsResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your very kind review of your stay at Makayla Palms. We are so pleased that everything was perfect for you and love that Makayla Palms is now your "go to" place to stay in Rarotonga. We look forward to your next visit...More

Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Our group stayed in Villa Tiana and Villa Tiare. Both villas were very clean and are well equipped for self catering. A really nice touch to have fruit, some home baking and the basics provided for us on arrival. Airport transfers were done for us...More

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Response from John R, Owner at Makayla PalmsResponded 3 May 2018

We were delighted to read your review and you found all the little things that are our point of difference...thank you so very much. We are very proud of our villas and gardens and you obviously appreciated your "time out" with your family. Excellent advice...More

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Free Parking
Beachfront
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Free Parking
Airport Transportation
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Air Conditioning
Microwave
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there is a king bed and a queen bed
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"Villa Tia is our favourite, but they are all good."
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"So quiet and relaxing"
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"Villa Tia is closest to the beach. Best for couples, though."
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"Tiana and Tia are front row, Tiare is behind Tia (seen from the beach)."
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