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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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... More 

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warrnambool
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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... More 

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West Vancouver
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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.... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
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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... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 26 November 2010

When we travel we look for places that are clean, safe, warm and afforable and Makayla Palms and Rarotonga has all of these. This is our 5th trip to the Cook Islands and our 3 week stay with John and Rachael was our best one ever. The Villas are perfect with a full compliment of everything you will need and... More 

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Auckland
1 review
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Reviewed 2 November 2010

The minute you arrive the scene is set for a brillant holiday.The villa is well appointed with a gorgeous garden to make the place fell private and personal.The fridge and pantry are full of supplies and a big bowl of delicious tropical fruit sits on the bench ready for morning breakfast. John and Rachel are like fairygodmotheres granting every wish... More 

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San Jose, California
1 review
Reviewed 27 October 2010

We arrived in Rarotonga and were greeted by Rachel at the airport with leis. After a short car ride, we arrived at our studio and it was exactly as we'd expected - clean, bright and welcoming. Rachel's orientation gave us lots of options for things to do (John & Rachel also helped to make bookings for most of our activities).... More 

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kamloops
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Reviewed 26 October 2010

The 2BR villa was an awesome accomodation and served as a perfect base for our daughter's wedding which took place down the beach. There was lots of room for the per-wedding BBQ and for the bridal party to get ready for the special day. John & Rachel did everything they could to help us and whatever was asked for was... More 

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Reviewed 9 October 2010

My wife and I spent three days and nights at Makayla Palms a few weeks ago. John and Rachel are lovely hosts and they have seriously thought of EVERYTHING when outfitting their guest houses. And the location is perfect too. This is the best beach on the island, excellent snorkeling directly in front of the house and Fruits of Rarotonga... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 October 2010

As mentioned before - all the previous reviews are spot on! I had planned a trip for my mother and I, and had spent hours searching the internet for a place that was affordable but a bit special - I stumbled on makayla palms! A very lucky find! I have been scepticle in the past about photos showing accommodation as... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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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: RM777 - RM1,295 (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 Hotel Titikaveka
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”
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“All three villas are well located.”
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“The Tia villa has the best view”
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