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Makayla Palms

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Mikayla Plams for 5 nights in a 2 bedroom villa with our 2 teenage boys. We had the best holiday ever!!! The location is superb, the beach beautiful and the snorkelling right in front of us was out of this world. The use of kayaks, snorkelling gear and beach loungers all at no extra cost. The...

Thank Gail M
Qualicum Beach, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Th beach is the best on the island...gorgeous, sandy, easy to swim and snorkel. We had the opportunity to see all beaches and this beach was the best. Very private and the sunsets are to die for..so beautiful.

1Thank Dianne S
Amiens, France
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The location is beautiful, especially for snorkeling. I was lucky to have quite a few ripe passion fruits on the vine near the villa where I was staying. There were also some ripe bananas in the garden, and it's also very nice to have some fresh aromatic herbs from the garden. Fred and Grace provide a warm welcome and are...

Thank Damin72
John R, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Thank you for your review which I was extremely disappointed to read as we pride ourselves on keeping all our villas in top condition and guests are always commenting on how beautiful and well looked after they are. Please note the following in reply to your comments.... The mattress in your villa is relatively new and definitely not "worn out"...

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We stayed as a family at Makayla Palms from the 28th Jan to 5th Feb. We had a great time and the service provided was so nice. We got endeared to the place mainly because of the simplicity and openness and efficiency of the hosts. Making particular mentions of Grace and Loving and their families. We were provided with a...

Thank dsouza_12
John R, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Delighted to read your review and that you will definitely stay with us again on your next visit. Thank you! We have wonderful staff looking after Makayla Palms for us and repeatedly we hear about the excellent service that they provide. Makayla Palms is all about those who visit and having them go home with happy memories and a desire...

Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We absolutely loved our stay at Makayla Palms! Lovely villas equiped with everything, stunning waterfront but most of all the MP team were incredible, extremely helpful and kind! Thank you Grace and Alfred!

3Thank Alexandra T
John R, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Delighted to read your review and that you loved your stay at Makayla Palms. Your kind of comment truly makes all the hard work worth while Thank you so much for your high praise of our staff. We are immensely proud of them. We hope that you will return again soon to enjoy our little corner of paradise. thanks again...

Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

My partner and I stayed at Makayla Palms for a week and absolutely loved it. Rachel greeted us at the airport in a very friendly manner and showed us around the villa. We were so impressed with the facilities available and the home baking. Everything was so clean and suited our needs. The cooking facilities were great for our meals...

4Thank Lucie L
John R, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Stunning news! Congratulations on your engagement following a trip to the beach to snorkel. Loved that you so enjoyed your stay...the villas, the wonderful beach and Grace, Fred and Loving ..our staff who so enjoy the contact they have with our guests Fingers crossed that you are able to return to paradise for your wedding John,Rachel, Grace, Fred and Loving

Reviewed 6 January 2017

Set on the most spectacular section of the lagoon on Rarotonga, Makayla Palms is with out a doubt a truly magical place. Grace, Loving and Fred were our main contacts and went over and above to make it a memorable stay for us. We were new to the Island and these wonderful people guided us through any queries we had...

4Thank Lauren S
John R, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Delighted that you enjoyed your stay as a new visitor to the island and you are happy to recommend us to anyone! We do have high standards in the villas for our guests and we love them to visit our herb gardens when they are cooking and to pick any ripe fruit from the gardens. We take as much pride...

Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Makayla Palms really is a place for an idyllic stay. It’s been four years since we last stayed here and it’s even better than we remembered! The villa is set in beautiful gardens and is lovely and secluded. It is spotless and has everything you need – and more! The beach is a very short strollaway, is quiet and has...

2Thank JillRubython
John R, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us at Makayla Palms and was lovely to read following your stay with us four years ago that "it's even better than we remembered!" Our gardens have grown into lush tropical areas that also provide privacy as well for our guests. Always wonderful for us to read that nothing is too much trouble for our...

Santa Rosa, California
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We spent a great week in Rarotonga and Makayla Palms was a perfect base for all our adventures and space to relax. Villa Tia was well equipped with everything we could need and was a perfect location to whip up a cocktail and go to the beach and relax. The beach was also great for swimming and snorkeling, we even...

1Thank jackmatai
John R, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review and that Makayla Palms was a perfect base for your honeymoon. Glad that you felt "at home" but that your privacy was respected as this is important to us. Seeing the turtle and the giant clam at our beach was a big plus as it doesn't happen that often so you were...

Reviewed 4 December 2016

We recently returned from our 6th stay at Makayla Palms. From time to time we casually sneak a peek at alternative accommodation that springs up and there are lots of choices but we always return to Makayla Palms! The villas are beautiful, we feel at home straight away, there's everything we need for a great relaxing holiday and the team...

1Thank Cooks_Fan
John R, Owner at Makayla Palms, responded to this review

Gush as much as you like! It's always lovely to greet you at the airport and take you "home". The best recommendation that we could have. So pleased to hear that you have a photo above your desk as a reminder of paradise and your 6 stays with us. "Beautiful villas, relaxing holiday, and the staff being so warm, friendly...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • 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: €174 - €267 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Makayla Palms 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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Makayla Palms Hotel Titikaveka
Makayla Palms Titikaveka, Cook Islands - Rarotonga
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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.”
14diannes, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“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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