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4.9 out of 5

"This property was beautiful! All the staff were warm and welcoming making our stay incredibly relaxing. The added bonus for us was the welcome party ... " More

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Hotel Description

At Magic Reef Bungalows, you'll be 3.3 km (2 mi) from Aroa Beach and 8.6 km (5.4 mi) from Cook Island Christian Church (CICC). Highlights at this beachfront property include an outdoor swimming pool, and in-room kitchenettes and furnished balconies.

LCD TVs with digital channels are featured in all 9 individually decorated villas, and you can enjoy living rooms, WiFi, and DVD players. In-room dining is easy with kitchenettes that come equipped with refrigerators and stovetops. Select Comfort beds and premium bedding welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include rainfall showerheads and free toiletries. Separate bathtubs and showers, coffee/tea makers, and pillow menus are also available. Private bathrooms are not ensuite.

Spend the day at the beach where you'll find snorkeling. Additionally, you'll find WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Continental breakfast is available daily. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Places within a 30-minute drive of this 3.5-star Arorangi property include Cook Islands Library and Museum and Tikioki Marine Sanctuary.

Absolute Beachfront Bungalow

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Bungalow, Beachfront

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Bungalow, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Magic Reef Bungalows ratings based on 26 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.9 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Magic Reef Bungalows

Everyone (6) Couples (19) Family (1)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 3 Aug. 2019

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5 Aug. 2019 by Gill

Thanks for your review, and I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Magic Reef!

4 out of 5
This property was beautiful! All the staff were warm and welcoming making our stay incredibly relaxing. The added bonus for us was the welcome party of Magic the dog and Captain the cat, being animal lovers that we are we felt right at home. I'd highly recommend staying at this lovely place with lovely people. Thank you Gil and staff and of course critters for a wonderful stay, just wish it was longer............there's always next time!

Posted by on 23 Jun. 2019

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25 Jun. 2019 by Gill

You're so welcome, and we're pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you back at Magic Reef again - and follow our facebook page for updates on Magic and Captain!

5 out of 5
The staff were wonderful. It was really quiet and relaxing. We had bungalow number one and it was like our own private island.

Posted by on 27 May 2019

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27 May 2019 by Gill

Awesome, thanks so much for taking the time to review us, and we'll so pleased you enjoyed your time at Magic Reef!

5 out of 5
From the moment we arrived, we were warmly greeted by our hosts who made us feel so welcome. The bungalows are just gorgeous and well-fitted out. They are spacious, airy and very comfortable. The fruit platter and breakfast supplies delivered on arrival were delicious too. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and highly recommend Magic Reef to everyone.

Posted by , from Melbourne, AUST on 30 Dec. 2018

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31 Dec. 2018 by Magic Reef Team

Kia Orana Lorena. Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us.

5 out of 5
I loved the Polynesian style bungalow and outside shower and bath. It was quiet and peaceful but close to some of the bigger resorts and good restaurants. The staff were friendly and helpful. Yoga on my doorstep by the beach twice a week was lovely too

Posted by on 1 Dec. 2018

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3 Dec. 2018 by Gill

Thanks for taking the time to write your review of Magic Reef, and we're really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us!

5 out of 5
Loved the organic accommodation, great friendly service. Will be returning :-)

Posted by , from New Zealand on 21 Nov. 2018

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22 Nov. 2018 by Gill

Awesome Pete & Heather - we'd love to see you back at Magic Reef. Thanks so much for taking the time to write your review!

5 out of 5
We loved everything about Magic Reef - well set up with great private bungalows. Loved the outdoor private bath tub and shower. Gill was so helpful and accomodating and we loved the resident dog ‘Magic’ ... walked us to dinner each night along the beach. Overall a great experience !

Posted by , from Sydney on 28 Oct. 2018

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30 Oct. 2018 by Gill in the office

Kia Orana Rob and Jayne - Thanks so much for taking the time to write your review! We're thrilled you enjoyed your time here (and I'm sure Magic misses you :-) Come back and stay at Magic Reef anytime... here's hoping we'll have you here for longer than a couple of days next trip!

5 out of 5
We loved the venue Gillian receptionist was amazing ! Went out of her way to make our stay amazing.

Posted by , from Auckland on 25 Sep. 2018

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26 Sep. 2018 by Amy

Kia Orana. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We think Gillian is awesome too! We loved having you stay with us and hope to see you back some day. Kia Manuia.

4 out of 5

Peaceful retreat

Lovely bamboo constructed huts, self contained with all that you need. Even a hot bath was welcomed after a day of fishing. Lovely relaxed property, use of bikes and snorkeling gear available to guests a bonus. And yoga on Tuesday mornings. Would love to stay again.

Posted by on 18 Apr. 2018

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5 out of 5

Best little spot on Raro !

Pros: The small intimate feeling of this resort was the best, not overcrowded. The outdoor bathroom, gorgeous rooms, immaculate gardens & pool.
Cons: Only the BBQ tools needed upgrading, but that was amended before we left.
Location: Beautiful restaurants just a short walk on the beachfront, car hire a short walk, also bike hire. Beluga café up the road a little ... awesome.
We had a fantastic week at this magical spot ! It exceeded our expectations in all areas. Magic reef is a very special place. Felt extremely relaxed and at peace there. The stand alone bungalows were awesome, each perfectly positioned to get a view of the reef. The outdoor bath and showers were fantastic, and each unit was well equipped for our stay. The staff, Simon, Angela ,Nancy & Casper the dog were amazing , they truly went the extra mile for everything, we felt so welcome. Thank you team you were awesome.

Posted by , from New Zealand on 26 Nov. 2017

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About the Magic Reef Bungalows

Location Main Road Arorangi, Rarotonga, 3020

Property Features

As a guest of Magic Reef Bungalows, you'll find an outdoor pool, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance. A computer station is on site and WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. The business-friendly Magic Reef Bungalows also features barbecue grills, a garden, and a picnic area. The villa can provide concierge services and wedding services. Self parking is free. This 3.5-star Rarotonga villa is smoke free.

  • 1 floor
  • 9 guestrooms or units
  • 10 buildings
  • Built in 2007
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Computer for guest use
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) (6 km / 3.7 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Magic Reef Bungalows offers 9 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and laptop-compatible safes. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate living rooms. Select Comfort beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. Accommodations at this 3.5-star villa have kitchenettes with refrigerators, stovetops, cookware/dishes/utensils, and coffee/tea makers. Rooms have detached private bathrooms. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with rainfall showerheads, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Rarotonga villa provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. 32-inch LCD televisions come with digital channels. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided once per stay.

  • Private bathrooms are not in room
  • In-room kitchenette
  • Private balcony or patio (furnished)
  • Living room
  • Select Comfort beds
  • HD television
  • Digital channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Pillow options
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast daily.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 4:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday - Friday: 8 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday - Sunday: 10 AM - 2:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Open 10 AM to midday on Sundays.

This property's front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday - Friday: 8 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday - Sunday: 10 AM - 2:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children younger than 12 are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests 12 and older are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 75.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Magic Reef Bungalows

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. This property uses solar energy. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Minimum guest age is 12
  • Caters to adults only
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Renewable energy source - solar
  • Property uses a professional cleaning service
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 15 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: NZD 15 (for 20 minutes, rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: NZD 25 per stay (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 20 per person (one way)
  • Early check-in fee: 50 percent of room rate (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: 50 percent of room rate (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 75.0 per day
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Magic Reef Bungalows
  • Magic Reef Bungalows Hotel
  • Magic Reef Bungalows Hotel Rarotonga
  • Magic Reef Bungalows Rarotonga
  • Magic Reef Bungalows Villa Rarotonga
  • Magic Reef Bungalows Villa
  • Magic Reef Bungalows Villa
  • Magic Reef Bungalows Rarotonga
  • Magic Reef Bungalows Villa Rarotonga

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • To get to the property, guests need to transfer by airport shuttle. Transfers need to be confirmed by contacting the property at least 72 hours before travel at the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Magic Reef Bungalows offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 12 years old aren't allowed.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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