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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 October 2016

firstly a great $ deal for returning visitors - much appreciated. As Muri gets more facilities in regards to cafes etc this makes Manea Beach villas even more convenient. It's like arriving home on our second time round and the staff are friendly and unassuming getting about their day without encroaching on our stay. We have stayed in No 4...

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Good sized villa for two, clean and very comfortable with a good shower, friendly staff, great location (right on the lagoon edge), highly recommended. Local driver took us right to the villa as office was closed for the day when we arrived. Good little swimming pool and free kayaks to use on the lagoon. Excellent.

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Reviewed 21 August 2016

We just stayed 4 nights in the 1 bedroom Villa 6. The location of Manea is great, central to Muri and direct access to the lagoon. There is a pool. The use of kayaks and snorkelling gear was also a plus. However unfortunately the Villa's are in desperate need of an upgrade and a good clean. The bathroom smelt of...

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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Eight of us occupied 4 villas for our wedding and had a brilliant time. As previous reviews have already said, location is fabulous with the stunning Muri lagoon just feet away from the villas and having the night market just a short walk four nights a week is a bonus. Villas themselves need some money spent on them as there's...

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maneabeachvillas, Manager at Manea Beach Villas, responded to this review

Kia orana Robbo_drummer, Thank you so much for your kind review - we are thrilled that you and Holly and your family & friends enjoyed your stay and your wedding. We totally understand about the villas and are in the process of upgrading all the soft furnishings including beds!!!! We do trust this will make Manea an even better option...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Family of 5 staying in Villa 8 (Riverside). 1 bedroom downstairs with two single beds and two bedrooms upstairs, one with air conditioning system and two single beds made as one and the other top bedroom had two single beds with ceiling fan. All rooms had ceiling fans. There were two bathrooms with toilets in each but no fans. Not...

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maneabeachvillas, Manager at Manea Beach Villas, responded to this review

Kia orana Lueaze, Many thanks for your kind review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us. I am sorry that some of the lightbulbs were not working - we would have gladly replaced them had we known. We'll ensure in the future that they are tested on a regular basis. As stated in our Welcome Letter, our...

Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Our extended family group of 21 had an excellent week occupying four of the Manea Villas. We chose this accommodation because of the wonderful location at Muri beach lagoon, the affordable price for our families and the prompt and efficient email response from Rachel during,our initial accommodation hunt. All villas are well equiped to self cater with great decks with...

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maneabeachvillas, General Manager at Manea Beach Villas, responded to this review

Kia orana Mark S, Thank you so much for your review. We really enjoyed having you all to stay and we're thrilled that you all had a good time as well. The location and size of Manea is perfect for a group such as yours - almost exclusive!! We'll certainly pass on your kind words to Sunny and the rest...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 22 April 2016

I stayed in the Manea Beach Villas (lagoon view villa) from April 11th - April 16th in 2016. The rooms are pretty basic, but they're comfortable and clean. The view to the lagoon was only seen on my deck, but that was fine. The kitchen had everything I needed to cook for myself and eating outside on the deck on...

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maneabeachvillas, General Manager at Manea Beach Villas, responded to this review

Kia orana Katie E, Thank you so much for your kind review. We're all really pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. It is a great location for the lagoon and for Muri and definitely at a price point that is very attractive. The island is the resort really and needs exploring - especially by scooter!! We would love...

St. Albert, Canada
Reviewed 4 April 2016

We recently stayed at Manea Beach Villas for 10 days on our way back from visiting family in Australia. The villas are roomy and attractive, and each has a partial view of the lagoon, only a few meters away. They are equipped with an electric frying pan, toaster, fridge, microwave and BBQ, so we were able to buy food at...

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maneabeachvillas, General Manager at Manea Beach Villas, responded to this review

KIa orana Brenda4730, Thank you so much for your kind words. We're so happy you found the villas catered for all your needs and that the location suited your external needs! Definitely rent a car or a scooter, as you say, it is one of the joys of being in Rarotonga! Swimming and snorkelling right off your doorstep - what...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Excellent location, close to the local eaterys and convenience shops as well as car and scooter hire companies. Stayed in a lagoon view villa - the lagoon is only really visible from the deck but that was fine because the units have direct access to the lagoon for swimming and snorkelling, with kayaks and snorkelling gear provided. Clean cabins, grounds...

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maneabeachvillas, General Manager at Manea Beach Villas, responded to this review

Kia orana MelbournePam, THank you so much for your review of your visit. Location is the key here - close to all you need but still right on the lagoon and generally more protected than the other properties further down the beach. Roosters can be noisy but a lazy afternoon siesta can always take care of that! TV - yes,...

Cawston, B.C. Canada
Reviewed 11 March 2016

We were very surprised and happy to find such lovely accommodation in Raro. The units were very clean and bright and the kitchen was well stocked with new dishes and all that would be needed for cooking. The pool was clean and the location on Muri beach was perfect except for the wind due to the passing cyclones. We were...

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maneabeachvillas, General Manager at Manea Beach Villas, responded to this review

Kia orana Cheryloo, Thank you so much for your kind words - so happy you enjoyed your visit with us. It is definitely a great location - close to all the amenities you need but still feeling like it's your own! We do try to assist all our guests with all their needs and are happy that you received the...

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Manea Beach Villas, Cook Islands accommodation located on the edge of Rarotonga's beautiful Muri Lagoon. Manea is the Cook Island word for beautiful, which sums up the villas and location on offer. We cater for all holiday seekers, be they the single traveller, honeymooning couple, senior travellers, groups and families ... all are welcome at Manea Beach Villas! Our absolute beachfront location means you can lay on your private deck and gaze at the vibrant turquiose lagoon, only metres away. We are a small accommodation, offering intimate surroundings on Muri Beach with a personal touch. Our staff are a 'family', and will make sure you feel a part of Manea while you are here and long after you leave. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Manea Beach Villas

Address: Ara Tapu | Muri Beach, Ngatangiia District, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga
Price Range: RM731 - RM1,617 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Manea Beach Villas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Villa 2 has some of the most amazing views on the island. With double story decks, bang smack on the lagoon - lush!”
 of 5 bubbles Lpreb, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Fall asleep to the sound of waves with a lagoon view villa”
 of 5 bubbles timothyroyhodge, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“unit No4 if you are a couple has the best view and closest to the pool/lagoon”
 of 5 bubbles JuliaE228, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The lagoon view villas have better chairs in the living room, and I think the wind helps cool them down a little more than the others.”
  • TV was pretty comical. Very old school, but there's only one channel and it's pretty bad
  • Comfy chairs. The non-lagoon view rooms have other wicker chairs (not as comfy as these deep one
  • Spacious kitchen with everything I needed
  • Ceiling fan really helped keep the air fresh and cool
  • View out to the lagoon from living room
  • Bed is 2 twin beds pushed together. Not uncomfortable but not the best I've slept in either.
 of 5 bubbles KatieE6, 22 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All the small villas have a partial lagoon view but you could rent the large lagoon-front house if you have a big group.”
 of 5 bubbles Brenda4730, 4 Apr 2016 | Read review
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