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Reviewed 20 February 2011

We had a fantastic stay in the wonderful VILLA TIARE. Everthing you could want for a relaxing private holiday, a beautifully kept garden and a cool patio to enjoy a cool beer and BBQ. You won't believe the Titikaveka lagoon and beach, It really is all just yours. Thank you Rachel for the wonderful cakes and yummy pawpaw salad. John...

1Thank Roz60
Reviewed 11 February 2011

We were lucky enough to stay at Makayla Palms from the 16.1. to 27.1.2011. John and Rachel were excellent hosts and made sure we were well looked after from booking tours for us, making recommendations of where to go and what to see, right down to delicious home baking. The house itself was beautifully kept and spacious enough for our...

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Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 1 February 2011

We spent 8 nights at Makayla Palms in the middle of October for our wedding and honeymoon and were blown away by how wonderful it was! The location was great, the beach was beautiful, the room was very clean and spacious and the owners were fantastic! These villas are located on the best part of the beach in Rarotonga. They...

2Thank Ucfchick00
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 22 January 2011

We had a wonderful time at Makayla Palms. After having travelled through New Zealand for 6 weeks, we found Makayla Palms to be the icing on the cake of our trip. Rachel and John welcomed us warmly, we felt immediate at home. The amenities are in perfect condition and well maintained. You immediately realise that the villa is designed and...

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

We were delighted to share in your happiness when you became engaged at Makayla Palms. Congratulations and our very best wishes for all that lies ahead.You are a lovely couple and we did so enjoy sharing our little corner of paradise with you. John and Rachel

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 18 January 2011

Awesome! I reckon this has to be one of the best value for money places to stay on the Island. Rachel and John are extremely helpful. They have tried just about everything on the Island and their advice is great when deciding where to go and what to see. They both love what they do and are more helpful than...

1Thank Joshua A
Greymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 January 2011

Rachel and John are incredible hosts. We followed all their advise and had an amazing holiday. All of us our 18 year old and 22 year old included thoroughly enjoyed the local cultural events, and the snorkelling is just the best only a few feet from the doors of Makayla Palms. Just loved staying in Villia Tiana beautifully decorated with...

Thank anneliesbierings
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 5 January 2011

It is hard to find things that have not been said in previous reviews - all are true. Rachael & John are the perfect hosts of spacious, well thought out, immaculate, self contained accommodation situated next to the best beach in Raratonga. The advice and direction they gave us was both accurate and incredibly helpful. Everything you could possibly need...

1Thank MargGeoffPerth
Reviewed 14 December 2010

Rachael & John have thought of everything to make your stay perfect. Its like a home from home. Rachael spoiled us with her baking and fantastic delivered breakfast. I have a lot to live up to. There is plenty of information in the villa and if you need more Rachael & John will educate you with their vast knowledge of...

1Thank shazzaWarrnambool
West Vancouver
Reviewed 3 December 2010

It's hard to add to comments made already. John and Rachel really are terrific hosts. We were expecting a clean comfortable room in a quiet location. What suprised us was the easy access to an uncrowded beach with superb snorkelling close at hand. The garden is beautifully landscaped and laden with bannanas, paw paws (papayas) and pineapples plus fresh herbs....

2Thank GChutter
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 November 2010

It always feel like the right choice when the booking and communication is instant and easy. This small resort of 3 villas, one property back from the beautiful white beach feels like home as soon as you arrive. Tastefully decorated, clean with homemade baking and supplies in the fridge. Breakfast of fresh bananas, pawpaw and passion fruit can be gathered...

1Thank Julie137223

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  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • 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 

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Address: Kauare, Titikaveka 0000, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Titikaveka
Price Range: RM836 - RM1,282 (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.”
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“We stayed in Tia, it is the closest to the beach and you can see the lagoon from the verandah”
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“Rent a scooter or a car to see more - but you can take the bus”
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