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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an awesome holiday we had at Manea Villas. My partner and I were looking for a place that we could do some of our own cooking, had air-conditioning, a pool and easy access to the beach. Manea Villas ticked every box plus more. Amazing location, amenities, and billion dollar views bang smack on one of the world's most beautiful...

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

Thanks for staying with us. It was such a pleasure to host you and see you relaxing and enjoying everything Rarotonga has to offer. Meitaki ma'ata.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I must say after reading some reviews about this place I was a little apprehensive. No need. I have had a wonderful time in a resort that has exceeded my expectations on every count. If you are after a relaxing time and are on a limited budget (or just cheap like me) this is a great place for you. It...

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

Thank you for taking the plunge and staying with us at Manea Beach Villas. We enjoyed hosting you and hope to see you again one day.

Albany, null, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Fantastic Fern the new manager is amazing We will be back Roosters need shooting but everything else amazing Spent most days in the pool And very central Yummy night markets just down the road Lagoon right at your doorstep and glass bottom boat 5 min walk along beach Staff helpful and friendly Great value for money

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

Kia orana Kathy, It was a pleasure to meet you all. I agree, Manea is so well located, everything you need is right there. I'm enjoying my role as the new manager here at Manea. It's great, going to 'work' and doing something so nice, meeting lovely people and so forth... most people would consider it leisure! Thanks for staying...

Reviewed 13 November 2016

Beautiful views. Excellent location right in Muri but around the corner from the main beach with lots of privacy. Great pool. Weather wasn’t amazing while we were there unfortunately so couldn’t lounge around it as much as we would have liked! We loved this location. If you aren’t keen on getting scooters then Muri is the place for you with...

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

Thanks, Zoe. We enjoyed having you to stay with us too. Hopefully, we'll see you again one day. Kia manuia, Fern

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 November 2016

The staff at Manea made us feel very welcome throughout our stay. Simple things like bringing us freshly cut bananas to going out of their way and waking up at 3.30am and driving us to the airport when our shuttle didn't show up and driving us back again when our flight was cancelled. I couldn't recommend them more!

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Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Exactly like the photos suggest, wonderful lagoon view. Beautiful pool area up off the beach for a little more privacy. Definitely recommend! Close to shops and fantastic cafes and restaurants. Clean with very friendly staff!

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

Kia orana Nicole, It was a pleasure to host you and Daniel. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. I agree with you-the location of Manea Beach Villas is brilliant. Thanks for the lovely comments about our staff too. Hope to see you again one day!, Kia manuia, Fern

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

A group of six of us spent 6 nights in villa #8 the Riverside villa. They have a pool which is right next to the beach and also has laundry facilities and also the rooms are serviced every second day but only if you want it serviced. The complexes location on muri beach is right next door to shops, markets...

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

Kia orana, Thank you for reviewing Manea Beach Villas. You certainly get up close to the local wildlife here at Manea...just as well they are all friendly! We aim to be a friendly, simple little resort, and we are really excited by our fabulous location. Thanks for reviewing us. We hope to see you back one day! Kia manuia, Fern

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...

Thank Julia E
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 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 20 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...

1Thank Renae M

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  • Beachfront
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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: €147 - €333 (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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