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Reviewed 7 May 2016

A lovely property in Rarotonga! I just needed a few days to relax and this was perfect. The villa was clean, good size and has everything you need to enjoy your stay. The owners and manager were very helpful and even delivered some baking. An absolute pleasure!

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JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review and that you had the rest and relaxation that you came for. It was certainly a pleasure for us to have you stay.......pleased you enjoyed the baking! More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

We have just returned from 5 wonderful nights at Makayla Palms in Titikaveka. The accommodation was perfect. Clean, fresh and contained everything we needed. Lovely hot showers and the kitchen was very well equipped to make eating in very easy. Beautiful gardens and was fabulous to have the use of our own private bbq on the deck for home meals.... More 

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JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

What a wonderful review showing how much you enjoyed your stay with us!Thank you so much from all of the team at Makayla Palms. So pleased that you enjoyed the home baking..... hopefully as much as I enjoy baking for our guests. Come back soon to relax and unwind. John and Rachel More 

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Reviewed 13 April 2016

What a beautiful island and accommodation to get away from the typical hustle and bustle of South Pacific tourism. We loved having the 'private' beach on the lagoon to ourselves, at times feeling like lucky castaways.. The accommodation was elegantly appointed, comfortable, airy, and spotlessly clean .The staff were the friendliest we have ever encountered and did whatever they could... More 

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JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and we were delighted that everything about our villas, our staff and our beach made for a happy stay for you. Thank you too for your recommendation to others. Perhaps you will return to visit again in our little corner of paradise.....we certainly hope so! Rachel and John Owners More 

Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 10 April 2016

We stayed 6 nights here and found the accommodation spotlessly clean and set in beautifully maintained grounds. It had a lovely homely feel and we enjoyed being able to pick and eat the passion fruits from the garden. A lovely plate of fresh fruit on arrival and provisions to get you started along with a delicious serving of Anzac biscuits... More 

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JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We were delighted to read your review highlighting lots of great things about staying at Makayla Palms right down to the home baking on arrival. Looking after our guests is our top priority and to read in your review that "the staff were exceptional and nothing was too much trouble" was wonderful. They do go the... More 

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Reviewed 24 March 2016

We had the pleasure of staying at Makayla Palms for a week in Mid March. We arrived on a Saturday. It was Grace's day off, but she offered to pick us up at our other accommodation, which proved to be unnecessary as we had hired a car. We were greeted by Grace and Fred and and his wife Loving, who... More 

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JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

We were delighted to read your review and thank you so very much. To arrive somewhere as strangers and leave as friends having been looked after so well is wonderful and we appreciate your recommendation to others to stay with us. Your comments on the attention to detail is also appreciated as that is what we are all striving for... More 

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Reviewed 5 March 2016

Stayed here for 15 days as part of a longer RTW / Pacific tour. The bungalow (I stayed in Tiare) is very nice and obviously very well maintained. Your own grill on the terrace is a nice addition for those nights that you don't want to go out to eat. As I'm on a longer trip, appreciated the convenient laundry... More 

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JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Kia Orana, Thank you so much for your review and it was lovely to read that Grace, Fred and Loving ensured that you enjoyed your stay. All three are a wonderful asset to Makayla Palms and take great care of our guests. With the air con it is not used very often and for that reason we choose to have... More 

Cork
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Reviewed 27 February 2016

The best thing about this place is Fred. He was very informative and welcoming. I found the villa very hot .The aircon was locked and if you wanted to use it you has to get the key from the office. There was never anyone at the office. Also they seem to have a weird obsession about people using the bedspreads... More 

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JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Kia Orana and thank you for your review and feedback. We appreciate feedback as it enables us to keep our high standards. Fred certainly is wonderful and we are very appreciative off all he does at Makayla Palms You were shown to your villa by our manager who, in asking you to lower your voices, would have been in consideration... More 

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Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Kia orana, My family had the pleasure of staying here for 11 days to celebrate my cousins 21st birthday. Out of the 3 villas, we had the 2bedroom villa Tiana and 1 studio villa tiare. If you are thinking of staying here... i hope you get to meet Fred and Loving as they are the most friendliness couple who made... More 

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JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Kia Orana and thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Fred and Loving are a wonderful part of our Makayla team and we were so happy that they made you feel at home for your stay. We really appreciate your pointing out the lack of the mossie screen and we will rectify this for future... More 

Jonkoping County, Sweden
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

Excellent house with full kitchen set. Tastefully furnished. TV + DVD with lots of movies. Library. Nice patio. Free loan of kayaks and snorkeling equipment. Good laundry. Very close to the sea with their own chairs. Not the best snorkeling spot but there are fish to watch. Very nice host and hostess and other staff. Small garden. Not walkingdistance to... More 

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JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Kia Orana and thank you so much for your kind words about our villas. There is a small local store you can walk to for basic needs and the daily paper if you wish.However if you wish to do a bigger shop the bus service to town is excellent and can be hailed at the gate. We trust that you... More 

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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 January 2016

Makayla Palms is a stunning little oasis located right on the white sands of Raro. Our villa was really spacious and white, with little added pockets of detail that gave it a luxurious feel. The amenities provided on site include washing machines, snorkel gear and kayaks, whilst the new beach lounge chairs are already set out for you on the... More 

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JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Kia Orana and we really were thrilled with your review so a big thank you! Your recommendation and descriptions of our villa and amenities were so appreciated. Hearing the church choir is truly amazing and an experience that travellers love. We look forward to seeing you again in our little corner of paradise Rachel and John Owners More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Airport Transportation
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: $249 - $415 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Makayla Palms 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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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”
  • There's also a BBQ on the porch
 of 5 bubbles 886hansl, 8 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All three villas are well located.”
 of 5 bubbles 611carolynh, 11 Nov 2015 | Read review
“The Tia villa has the best view”
 of 5 bubbles sharynm385, 31 Oct 2015 | Read review
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