Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa

Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa

Just a short kayak trip from our backyard of Te Manava
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Beachfront Villa Suite Pool overlooking Muri Lagoon
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Presidential Beachfront Villa (3 Bedroom)
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The Road Less Travelled … Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa is designed for those who value independence and privacy while relaxing and enjoying luxury surrounds. Set on the white sands of Muri Beach and overlooking a beautiful crystal clear lagoon, our 5-star villa complex is the perfect location for your island getaway.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Beach
Canoeing
Spa
BBQ facilities
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Diving
Snorkelling
Fishing
Couples massage
Full body massage
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Flatscreen TV
Safe
Iron
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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5.0 of 5 stars
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Ara Tapu, Muri Cook Islands
Getting there
Car recommended
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ziggystar wrote a review Jun 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand429 contributions141 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
we stayed in presidential villa, three couples. Good value for $1500 a night. Well located near Muri, close to supermarkets , liquor shops and restaurants. The beach is stunning ( sand and water clairty) until you hit the water . its unfortunately not really suitable for easy swimming from the shore due to the mostly coral and rock bottom once you hit the water. In saying that you can snorkel past that are easily enough at full tide and there are haps of kayaks. Villa is right on the beach withe morning sun beach side and afternoon sun pool side.
The villa itself is huge and well appointed . Outside pool area , bbq etc is very cool. The three rooms are very different . One upstairs is teh size of a small football field. one downstairs is pretty big as well . the third is very small. the two rooms downstairs dont have an ensuite but the bathroom there and upstairs is very very big.
Our single biggest issue with the villa is that it has huge stereo speakers, speakers outside but zero way to connect to them. No auxillary cords, no bluetooth dongle etc. Thought that was kind of weird in 2021.
That said we loved teh villa , was great value for money for three couples considering the location and size of the place. we would most definately go back - with a portable speaker!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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JayEm66 wrote a review Jul 2021
Auckland, New Zealand142 contributions56 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our family of 5 stayed for 8 nights in the Presidential Villa at Te Manava in July 2021. Our Villa was spacious and comfortable. The inner courtyard was beautifully planted & maintained and was such a pleasure to be in. Inside there are two very large and spacious bedrooms. The upstairs Master has a large en suite with both a rain shower and a tub with a view of the lagoon. Downstairs you have a large bedroom and one smaller bedroom that our teen used. These share a large bathroom. The bed in that smaller bedroom wasn't as comfortable as the other two large beds, but it was fine for a teen or child. Te Manava provides snorkel masks and kayaks for you to explore Muri lagoon, which we utilised daily. Our private pool was large, clean, and the temperature was perfect for us. The villa also has a nice covered outdoor dining BBQ area that we also took advantage of. The staff were friendly and on hand when needed. There is no free wifi and limited TV offerings, but we didn't come for wifi & TV. We came for the sun & sand, the fresh daily coconut water, the sound of the breeze through the palm trees. It was comfortable and clean. We'd stay here again in a heartbeat!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Danielle wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our party of 6 stayed in villa 6 for about a week. The villa has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, full kitchen, dining room, private lounge pool and AMAZING beach view. The place was so quiet and peaceful. Jane and Teina are incredibly kind and personable hosts, ask them for any recommendations and they come through with the best tips! This place is seriously paradise on earth. Not one thing I would change about the place.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The villas facing the southeast have the beach views!
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Nz_shez wrote a review Jul 2022
Auckland, New Zealand35 contributions71 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We are a family of four & have recently returned from our second week-long stay at Te Manava. We stayed in the 2bed Ultimate Beachfront Villas both times (Villa 1 & 2). We again had an excellent stay, despite the rather inclement weather Rarotonga was experiencing at the time. We love everything about this property. The villas are HUGE with more than enough space for everyone and are luxurious and very well appointed. Everything that you could possibly need for your stay is in the villa. I absolutely love the fact the villa has a dryer, which was extremely useful for kids damp towels etc. The staff were all excellent, especially Dan. My young kids also absolutely loved Korai (I hope this spelling is correct?) who everyday spent time on the beach chatting to them, cracking coconuts open for them, helping them find crabs etc. Thanks Korai & Dan! The beach out front is stunning with nice sand for the kids to play in & the snorkelling at high tide is excellent. The resort is well located with a dairy/liquor store, coffee cart & takeaways across the road plus lots of restaurants nearby. Overall, we all had a fabulous time again & feel it was excellent value for money. This has to be one of the best in Rarotonga. We will hopefully be back again next year!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Scenic49381656732 wrote a review Dec 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I recently stayed at Te Manava and absolutely loved it. Infact, so much so, that we found it hard to leave. The Concierge, Gardeners, Cleaners and Spa staff were so kind and friendly and treated us as though we were one of their family. The facilities were clean, quiet, safe and well worth the 5-star review. Beach access and amenities were within 1 min walk from our unit and every day we stayed, we felt like we were in paradise. Te Manava provided access to a sister property for bar and restaurant meals, but if you didn’t feel like going out, Te Manava is handy to a local store, which also sells alcohol, and a fish n chip shop. The rooms are beautiful. The Heat/Cool pump works perfectly and keeps you lovely and cool on the warm days. We felt very safe - well off the street and you have two locked doors within the unit for additional safety. In saying that though, we never felt unsafe at all. It only takes 10 mins to go out and explore on a flat road. Everything is very handy to Te Manava's location on Muri Beach. We would gladly stay at Te Manava again and highly recommend it to other travellers!!
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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TMM wrote a review Feb 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our family of 5 adults stayed for a week in the Presidential Villa in Jan/Feb 22. The villa was spacious with excellent water pressure in the showers, great amenities in the kitchen and even had books to read in the dining room sideboard. The poolside are was great for sunbathing and the pool was a good temperature. Beautiful sea breezes on the beachside patio helped keep us cool along with the aircon through the villa. Great location with cafes and shops nearby. Would recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Brown Family Adventures wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the most wonderful stay at Te Manava where we spent a week in Villa 7, one of their two bedroom, two bath villas. There were four of us and the accommodations were beyond what we expected. They were impeccably clean and had all of the amenities that we could possibly need to enjoy our week on the beautiful island of Rarotonga. We loved having our own private pool and courtyard and all enjoyed lots of time in both. Having a full kitchen was also wonderful as we often had breakfast and/or lunch in our villa and then went out for dinner. In addition to the beautiful villa, we also enjoyed the wonderful amenities on property including the kayaks, bikes and snorkeling masks. They truly thought of everything.

We can't say enough good things about our hosts Teina & Jane. They were both so welcoming and never got weary of our many questions about things to do around the island. When you stay with them at Te Manava, they make you feel like family.

We are already planning our next trip back to Rarotonga and will definitely be going back to Te Manava. We can't say enough wonderful things about their beautiful villas or the beautiful island of Rarotonga. Thank you for hosting us!
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Kim D wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Te Manava is a wonderful private villa stay with great options to enhance your experience in Rarotonga. Teina & Jane made our extended family stay uncomplicated & easy, they were on hand as we needed. The local amenities just across the road were fantastic from renting your car, getting few supplies for the fridge, stocking the pantry or dining out with burgers, pizza & beer! Our kids loved the beach access & spend most days exploring the area. Pacific Resort compliments Te Manava with kids club options and a great on the beach restaurant. We will be coming back, and soon!
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Villa 7 - perfect for family of 4, private gate, plunge pool + two bathrooms. Access to the...
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Ali wrote a review Jun 2022
Auckland Region, New Zealand15 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Te Manava with our two adult children and son-in-law so had Villa 9 which was a two storied 3 bedroom apartment. The upstairs bedroom had an ensuite which enabled the kids to have the two bedrooms and bathroom downstairs. The kitchen was fully equiped if we chose to cook our own meals. There was also a BBQ outside by the pool.

The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Nothing was ever too much trouble.

Definitely recommend booking a rental car to get around the island. There is a good bus service that goes clockwise and anti-clockwise around the island but good to have a car so you can move about the island at your leisure. Also recommend booking a rental car early. We needed a larger vehicle as we had 5 adults in our group. We managed to get one but I think that we were just lucky in being able to get one when we did.

The unit had a large fridge which was good if you are bringing food from NZ on the trip.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Villa 9 was right behind the office so we heard the road noise.
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Sherpa28570581473 wrote a review Feb 2023
Auckland Central, New Zealand5 contributions2 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I, and our friends shared a 2 bedroom villa (#7) for 5 nights. It was everything we'd hoped it would be. The staff are exceptional - always pleasant and willing to help in any way they can. We used the 'shuttle' to and from the pacific resort several times and never had to wait for more than a few minutes. The private pool in the villa made the stay so relaxing and everything about the villa was very private.
A couple of suggestions (not criticisms) - my wife would have appreciated a full length mirror in the room (the only mirror was in the bathroom, and was high up for her). For me, the electric plugs were behind the bedside tables and it was difficult for us to plug things in.
Some notes about Rarotonga in general. It's beautiful, relaxed and operates on 'island time'. Nobody rushes anywhere. However, there were some inconveniences. Our American credit/debit cards were effectively unusable. When we tried them, the transmission timed out before the transaction could be completed. Fortunately we took enough cash with us. One shop even told us that they didn't accept American credit cards. There are a lot of stray dogs. The ones we came across were either friendly or disinterested in us. I was told that the Cook Island government is dealing with the problem.
Muri lagoon is amazing, but if you walk across to the island, try to avoid high tide if you can't swim. It's still possible, but a little unnerving if you are short.
We would recommend the Mai'i Kitchen across the road for an evening's food, drink and string band entertainment - we had a couple of great evenings there.
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The Night Market is not a 'general' market, but just food stalls. Good food at a good price though.
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R&M asked a question Mar 2020
Boise, Idaho2 contributions
Is there a restaurant onsite? Is breakfast included?
Answer from PRHGCookIslands
Rarotonga, Cook Islands1 contribution
Kia Orana Matheljc. Thank you for your question. While there is no restaurant on site at Te Manava Luxury Villas and Spa, guests are welcome to dine at our sister resort, Pacific Resort Rarotonga, and vehicle transfers are complimentary. We also do offer the in room continental breakfast for an additional charge, this can easily be arranged via your travel agent or the reservations team. We trust this suits and please let us know should you have any further queries. Meitaki Ma'ata (thank you) Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa
Nanette M asked a question Mar 2020
nelson16 contributions
Is the area good for snorkelling and is it surrounded by a reef
Answer from gant1004
Leeds, United Kingdom11 contributions2 helpful votes
The area is superb for snorkelling either direct from the beaches or by the various boat trips which take you out closer to the surrounding reef. As a novice I went on of the boat trips organised by one of the resorts - I found it absolutely amazing just like a documentary unfolding around me.
Answer from PRHGCookIslands
Rarotonga, Cook Islands1 contribution
Kia Orana JayStarzZ. Thank you for your question. We are happy to advise that all of the plunge pools at Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa have lights in them that can be switched on should you choose. We hope this helps! Meitaki Ma'ata (Thank you) Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa
Answer from PRHGCookIslands
Rarotonga, Cook Islands1 contribution
Kia Orana Adventurer704179 Thank you for your question regarding individual catamarines at Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa. While these are unavailable, we do offer complimentary snorkelling gear and kayaks for guests use! We hope this helps and please let us know should you have any further queries. Meitaki Ma'ata (thank you) Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa
Roving28427933981 wrote a tip Feb 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Highly recommend getting a pregnancy massage. Pool was amazing and private."
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George wrote a tip Nov 2023
Whangarei, New Zealand7 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Snorkelling off the Rarotongan is a must, as is a Turtle snorkel with AquaOz (highlight of the trip), and great mini golf course near airpor"
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Companion36579051756 wrote a tip Nov 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I recommend Manava Luxury Villas to everyone going to Rarotonga as it is Paradise Rm 8 & 10 wow!"
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Dawn P wrote a tip Oct 2023
Canberra154 contributions44 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The rooms/villas right on the beachfront are worth the extra cost."
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Lyndylulu wrote a tip Sept 2023
Auckland, New Zealand7 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Worth getting the oceanfront villa for the sensational view. "
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PRICE RANGE
S$462 - S$788 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Cook IslandsSouthern Cook IslandsRarotongaMuri
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Titikaveka Beach (2.4 km), Te Rua Manga (The Needle) (6.2 km), and Te Vara Nui Village (1.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a spa, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Mooring Fish Cafe Rarotonga, Vili's Burger Joint, and Little Polynesian Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wreck of the Matai (7.7 km).
Does Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
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