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Makayla Palms

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Fort St. John, Canada
Reviewed 7 April 2011

My parents have been to Rarotonga twice and stayed at Makayla Palms on their second trip. They so enjoyed their stay that when we decided to go to the Cook Islands for our 10th anniversary we chose to stay at Makayla Palms as well. It was a great choice! We booked one of the studio villas, which was ample for...

1Thank kkinder
Reviewed 1 April 2011

We stayed at Makayla Palms from 20th March - 26th March (not long enough!). Its located in a beautiful spot and is in every way a haven. The personal touches - such as Rachel's baking, John's warm welcome at the airport, assistance with booking and recommendations etc - make this place even more special. Loved every moment and we will...

2Thank Kiwiskye
wellington, new zealand
Reviewed 29 March 2011

We've just returned from a week of rest and relaxation at Makayla Palms. We really appreciated the service/personal touch Rachel and John brought to our experience. We stayed at the villa (the largest of the three units), it was immaculately clean, spacious and well equipped for self catering. The location was excellent, just 20 metres away from a picture book...

1Thank melaluke
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 27 March 2011

We spent the second week of our honeymoon at Makayla Palms, after flying to Rarotonga from Aitutaki. John picked us up at the airport and Rachel was there to greet us upon arrival, immediately making us feel at home in our beautifully appointed, spotlessly clean villa. The location of Makayla Palms is excellent. We snorkeled in many differenct locations on...

2Thank momkaren4
JDMR, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

We thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us at Makayla Palms ,the chats and look forward to your return to our little corner of paradise!.All the best for the help you are giving in Japan in the next month.Kia manuia, Rachel and John

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 March 2011

We are fussy and extensive travellers. After several visits to Rarotonga we have finally found a place that "clicks". It is so balanced, ideal size, location and quirky e.g. A/C is an optional extra thereby catering for the enviromental streak in all of us. Units are spotless, private, quiet and would be amongst the best appointed we have enjoyed. Hosts...

1Thank hurstT
Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 March 2011

My partner and I had just spent 4 nights at the Muri Beach Club resort 10 minutes from here. Coming here was so much different. The warm welcome, complimentary local fruits and a very detailed list of things to do on the island. The units are only three/four years old and self contained. You can cook most in the kitchen...

2Thank Waikatosflyingkiwi
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

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • 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: $260 - $401 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Makayla Palms 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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“All rooms are perfect..but choose depending on number of people. All rooms are a.short distance from beach. Very quiet and peaceful.”
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“Tia Villa is closest to the water.”
U6034GHlaurens, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“There are only 3 units, 2 of which have one bedroom and one 2 bedrooms. The standard looked the same, party size dictates choice.”
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”
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
886hansl, 8 Feb 2016 | Read review
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