We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Magic Reef Bungalows

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Professional photos
Magic Reef Bungalows
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel"},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

256 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
There are newer reviews for Magic Reef Bungalows
See the most recent reviews
Showing 245: English reviews
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We were in room #1 about 30 metres from high tide. The view was second to none. The sun sets on the West coast of Rarotonga are absolutely beautiful. At this resort you will be well catered for with a lovely swimming pool, an outdoor private shower and bath, Self contained Bamboo infused Bungalows and a view to kill for.... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank 130andrew
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 September 2016

My wife and I just returned from a fifteen night stay at the Magic Reef bungalows in Rarotonga. It was our first trip to the South Pacific and our experience could not have been better. The property is small (nine total bungalows) and it has a fabulous beach, beautiful landscaping and large cozy and well equipped bungalows. Each bungalow faces... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank DiscoverPDX
Calgary
Level Contributor
79 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Very clean, grounds beautiful and well-tended. Angela and Simon are knowledgeable, helpful and go out of their way to make you feel like true guests, not customers. Nancy, the manager, is awesome. Very comfortable, fairly private. Maid service every other day. Beautiful outdoor shower and bath area with lovely lighting. Coffee press, with good coffee provided. Internet available for purchase,... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank TrexN
Auckland
Level Contributor
50 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

My wife and I spent 3 nights at Magic Reef after a week at another resort on the island followed by 4 nights in Aitutaki and it was a relaxing end to a great holiday. Magic Reef is perfectly situated right on the beach and the sunsets are spectacular. The architecture of the villas has a Balinese flavour to it... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank RJS2
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Lovely welcome at the airport by Nancy, complimentary breakfast provided for the first night which was full of fresh fruit, cereal and toast. We stayed 8 nights, this was our second time to the Magic Reef Bungalows and we were not disappointed it really is beautiful, authentic furniture, very relaxing, friendly and the views to the Lagoon out of this... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Wendy B
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We stayed 3 nights at Magic Reef at the end of our time in Rarotonga as a birthday treat! And a treat it was...lovely island style bungalows, cleverly designed with beautiful island touches such as.. the tiled outdoor shower & bath area & foot bath on the deck as you come off the beach. We stayed in bungalow # 1... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank adele98
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely welcome on arrival! Lovely stay! Nancy helped us lots and so did Angela and Simon. Being on the hammock and seeing humpback whales✔️ Ocean view from your room✔️ Open shower and bath✔️ Just loved the place✔️ Will surely go back

Helpful?
2 Thank Glad N
MagicReef, Owner at Magic Reef Bungalows, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Had a lovely relaxing week at The Magic Reef Bungalows. It is the 3rd time we have stayed and it is just as wonderful as ever. The pool is lovely and at night it is magical walking through to your Bungalow. After a rather stressful year it was lovely to get away and just relax. Simon ,Angela and nancy are... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank nissChristchurch
MagicReef, Owner at Magic Reef Bungalows, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again. More 

Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Just got back from an unforgettable honeymoon week at the amazing Magic Reef Bungalows. We stayed in bungalow #1 and it was literally magic. It was private, closest to the beach and the best for whale watching. We saw whales a few times whilst just sitting there having our afternoon beers. Other perks to Magic Reef: - Lovely, down to... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Sophie453
MagicReef, Owner at Magic Reef Bungalows, responded to this review

On behalf of the team we would like to thank you for your review. We really appreciate the positive feedback and are delighted to hear you enjoyed honeymoon with us. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 August 2016

This was our second stay at Magic Reef and it confirmed the wonderful impression we had on our first stay. The resort is small, but the bungalows are big and you can easily spend a day inside (yes it does rain in paradise) without getting cabin fever. The garden is pristine, they even have a small swimming pool, which comes... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Renate S
MagicReef, Owner at Magic Reef Bungalows, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again. More 

287 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (247)
Viewed
View from Room (27)
Viewed
Room/Suite (46)
Viewed
Bathroom (19)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (61)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (25)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Other (64)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (40)
Viewed
View from Room (4)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (10)
Viewed
Room/Suite (7)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (14)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Arorangi
5.9 km away
Palm Grove
Palm Grove
#1 of 1 in Vaimaanga
496 reviews
3.5 km away
Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach
1.4 km away
The Edgewater Resort & Spa
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.9 km away
Sunset Resort
Sunset Resort
#1 of 5 in Avarua
595 reviews
0.5 km away
Manuia Beach Resort
Manuia Beach Resort
#2 of 3 in Arorangi
405 reviews
1.9 km away
Aro'a Beachside Inn
Aro'a Beachside Inn
#3 of 14 in Arorangi
128 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
9 Polynesian style, self-contained bungalows located right on the beach of Arorangi, with golden sunset views from each. All bungalows have sea views, romantic four poster super-king size beds, a private outdoor shower and bath, air conditioning and a ceiling fan. There is an extensive DVD and book library available. The boat-shaped pool, BBQ facilities and Petanque court invite you to relax. Complimentary use of snorkel, mask and reef shoes. Complimentary breakfast on arrival. Complimentary air transfers for direct bookings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Magic Reef Bungalows

Address: Arorangi CK, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Arorangi
Price Range: RM801 - RM1,133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Magic Reef Bungalows 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Odigeo, Orbitz and Travelocity so you can book your Magic Reef Bungalows reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Magic Reef Bungalows Hotel Rarotonga
Magic Reef Bungalows Rarotonga, Cook Islands - Arorangi
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Magic Reef Bungalows staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Unit 4 has beautiful sea views”
 of 5 bubbles Steph618, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Absolute beachfront is always the best but it was still perfect in bungalow number 5”
 of 5 bubbles F4051AVchrisd, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are quiet and face the sea.”
 of 5 bubbles Jesica1134, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Best rooms are Absolute Beachfront or Beachfront bungalows.”
  • View from the bed.
  • Bed
  • Kitchen and Dining
  • Outside bath
  • Outside bath
  • Outside shower
 of 5 bubbles MyMarti, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Has only 9 separate bungalows which are self contained. Very private, roomy and comfortable. Perfect”
 of 5 bubbles Macb2, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay