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Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa

Ara Tapu, Muri Cook Islands
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Updated 18/05/20


#2 of 6 hotels in Muri
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
Complimentary instant cofffee
BBQ facilities
Paid wifi
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Couples massage
Full body massage
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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JMT_NZ wrote a review Aug 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand61 contributions77 helpful votes
We stayed in a pool villa for 5 relaxing nights. The villa was comfortable and well maintained. Large bathroom for 2 people and the kitchen is set up for full self catering. Te Manava is well placed for great spots like Fruits of Rarotonga for snorkelling. I would recommend hiring a car so you can explore Muri and the wider island. Overall we had a great stay. The biggest detractor was the private pool was freezing to point of not really being swimmable and this was despite unheated water like the ocean being a really pleasant temperature. A major reason we chose Te Manava was to use the private pool so it was a shame it was so cold. My other negative is there is no servicing of the room during your stay, not even providing fresh towels. For the price point I would expect at least a quick daily service.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Kate wrote a review Aug 2021
Wellington, New Zealand582 contributions151 helpful votes
We stayed here for around 5 or 6 nights in a pool studio villa, the privacy of this villa can’t be understated it was amazing. You walk through the lockable gate to your own courtyard, then into the room and wow. A king bed, a kitchen and bathroom. Air con, tv and private pool also included! The water outside each villas gate is a great way to wash your feet clean of sand. The hotel was clean and tidy, the spa wonderful and relaxing, the staff wonderfully friendly. A couple of minor notes: The toilet paper sucks. Id recommend if you’re staying for multiple days to grab some 3ply on the way. There is also no pathway from the beach access to the room so don’t forget your Sandels or you’ll be walking over rocks! I would highly recommend people stay here! A little pricy but well worth it for a special occasion.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Pool villas are very private
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JayEm66 wrote a review Jul 2021
Auckland, New Zealand155 contributions52 helpful votes
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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ziggystar wrote a review Jun 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand431 contributions141 helpful votes
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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Dave K wrote a review Mar 2020
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Villa was amazing and beautiful. Great views and quiet. We have visited the Cooks 4 times and this is the best place we have stayed. It is worth every penny. Taina, Jane and Amy who manage the property where terrific and made the stay even better. The Utah crew.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
US$287 - US$886 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 (2.5 km), Te Rua Manga (The Needle) (6.2 km), and Over-Water Night Show & Dinner (1.3 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 (7.8 km).
Does Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.