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Manuia Beach Resort

Main Rd Arorangi Beachfront, Arorangi Cook Islands
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Your Polynesian Paradise at Manuia Beach Resort awaits you... Marvel at the magical sunsets over a sparkling blue lagoon, while lounging on your sheltered, white sandy beach fringed with swaying coconut palms. Wander through the tropical gardens on your way to the beach side infinity pool. Rest your elbows on the pool edge and soak in the view across the beach, through the lagoon onwards to the waves crashing on the barrier reef beyond. Sip a refreshing tropical cocktail delivered to you from the Beaches Restaurant and bar, or enjoy your Polynesian inspired meals in the restaurant while you trail your toes through the sandy floor. Manuia Beach Resort - your Cook Islands resort accommodation - is set right on the beach in private and peaceful surroundings on the sheltered sunset coast of Rarotonga. You will love the authentic Cook Islands style accommodation, with the coconut thatched suites complete with island style decor and modern amenities such as air conditioning. Walk through the sandy path down to the water and be stunned by the beauty of the poolside area. The infinity pool, Beaches Restaurant and Bar with its relaxed authentic Polynesian cuisine, loungers set invitingly facing the beautiful lagoon, and attentive local staff, will all set the stage for your dream Rarotongan get-away.
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Free parking
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Poolside bar
Car hire
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Filipino
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89KRISS wrote a review Jan 2021
ITALY121 contributions10 helpful votes
This is a adult only resort, absolutely fantastic. Can't wait to come back. perfect location, food, customer service. Room always clean perfectly. Every early morning some chickens were making some noise, but when you are in such beautiful place you forget about that.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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CHRISTINE V wrote a review Mar 2020
Brisbane, Australia49 contributions12 helpful votes
We chose Manuia because it is adults only and has an on site restaurant. The accommodation was comfortable and well serviced - it was a novel experience to have a shower outside in the rain!! The staff were freindly and helpful and the included activities enjoyable. The beach/pool area with numerous sun loungers was great for relaxing. We dined at the OTB (on the beach) Restaurant twice, the food and service were good and the sunsets stunning. So a good place to stay!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Maree N wrote a review Mar 2020
20 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed at Manuia over the period 31Jan20 to 04Feb20 for our wedding anniversary and had the most amazing and relaxing stay. Being an adults only resort, there were no children to interrupt the serenity of sitting on our verandah gazing across the infinity pool to the beautiful beach. If possible, book one of the beachfront villas to enjoy the beach view. The villas are comfortable with both air conditioning and fan, an outdoor shower, fridge, tea and coffee making facilities. There was no radio or tv (although the accommodation guide mentioned a clock radio which we were unable to locate). The staff are friendly, particularly Riko from the front office, Victor from the airport pickup and Victor from around the gardens. The car/scooter hire is just across the road and I highly recommend your own transport, unless you wish to wait for the bus which runs every half hour clockwise or anticlockwise. OTB Restaurant has great food and even better sunsets and it is recommended to book to ensure you get a table. If nothing on the Al a Carte menu takes your fancy, you can ask for something off the pool menu. Snorkelling is great from the beach and you can get snorkel gear, along with reef shoes from the front office. The friendly dogs and chickens come to say hello and have a pat and you might even find eggs in your garden. Thanks also to Sue for sorting out our little problem with our account. If in Rarotonga, I highly recommend a stay here.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Beachfront villas are the best as you can enjoy the views of the infinity pool and beach.
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Colleen M wrote a review Feb 2020
Georgetown, Canada4 contributions
We spent 4 nights in November 2019. It was super quiet and kid free resort! Amazing meals at their restaurant and the best sunsets ever!! All around a great place to stay! We would definitely go back!!! Do take the Tuesday Island Tour! Sue was knowledgeable, helpful and fun!! Thanks
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Allan B wrote a review Feb 2020
21 contributions
My partner and i travelled to rarotonga for our honeymoon and stayed at manuia. This place came highly recommended by our travel agent at hello world and i can see why. It was absolutely stunning. Clean and fresh. Quaint and quirky. Super friendly staff. Honestly cant fault the place and couldnt be any happier
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$204 - US$330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Manuia Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Manuia Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Tik-e Tours (0.5 km), Cook Island Christian Church (CICC) (0.8 km), and Aroa Marine Reserve (3.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Manuia Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Manuia Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Manuia Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Manuia Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Manuia Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Beluga, Antipodes, and Tuoro Restaurant & Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Manuia Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Manuia Beach Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Manuia Beach Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Manuia Beach Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Manuia Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Manuia Beach Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wreck of the Matai (6.0 km).