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Certificate of Excellence
  • Excellent93%
  • Very good5%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“john and rachel”(131 reviews)
“home baking”(58 reviews)
“fresh fruit”(37 reviews)
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What's included
Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Non-Smoking Rooms
Airport Transportation
Kitchenette
Breakfast included
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Room Service
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Fitness centre
4 Star 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...
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Kauare, Titikaveka 0000, Cook Islands
9.1 km to Rarotonga Airport
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

This was our 2nd stay at Makayla Palms and once again it was just as perfect as our 1st stay. This was my 10th visit to Rarotonga and your beachfront I believe is the best swimming spot on the island. As well as the amazing...More

Thank Martina W
Response from John R, Owner at Makayla PalmsResponded 6 April 2018

A huge thank you! We agree that we have the best swimming spot on the island and so glad you enjoyed it. You were an absolute pleasure to have as our guests at Makayla Palms and we look forward to your return Rachel and the...More

Reviewed 3 March 2018

Pros: Warm welcome with a huge fruit basket, wonderful villa, good bed (however, only one blanket), very good location for snorkeling at the beach by the villa, a good and working air condition device in the house. Cons: Management rarely around (however, easy to reach...More

Thank Midori64
Response from John R, Owner at Makayla PalmsResponded 12 March 2018

Thank you for your review As we have only three villas the manager is not full time. However as you will know she is in the office from 8 to 10 30am five days and Saturdays from 9 to 12. Our guests find this most...More

Reviewed 6 February 2018

We would recommend this to all of our friends and family after staying here! Makayla Palms has 3 individual villas of different sizes, we stayed in the one bedroom Villa Tia for 6 nights and loved it. The kitchen was better than our one at...More

Thank srob371
Response from John R, Owner at Makayla PalmsResponded 12 March 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review and that you loved your stay in Villa Tia.Our beach often gets comments with its white sand and really good snorkeling and of course it has the added bonus of being very quiet. We would love you...More

Reviewed 27 January 2018

Air Conditioning. We knew in advance we had to pay an extra $15 per bedroom for the air con. Bedroom 1 was fine but Bedroom 2 had an old wall type air con which was very noisy especially at night while trying to sleep ......More

Thank pssd
Response from John R, Owner at Makayla PalmsResponded 31 January 2018

Thank you for your review. With regard to the aircon this was simply an adjustment needed to the fan. Had you informed the manager as soon as it happened it would have been rectified and your sleep would have been undisturbed. However you chose not...More

Reviewed 5 January 2018

We chose Tiare Villa, at Makayla Palms, after a long, difficult search, just because we were looking for a perfect location for our wedding. And...we got it!! This little villa not only met, but exceeded our expectations with its wonderful location, in a lush tropical...More

Thank pam_mima
Response from John R, Owner at Makayla PalmsResponded 8 January 2018

We were absolutely delighted with your review and that you found us the perfect location for your wedding.......our congratulations to you both! Location, lush tropical gardens and a perfect beach are all part of the Makayla Palms paradise. Perhaps you may spend an anniversary with...More

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Certificate of Excellence
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Free Parking
Beachfront
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
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Price range
US$185 - US$286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$185 - US$286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Shann0nMarie
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Response from Dianne S | Reviewed this property |
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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