Ratings based on 38 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.9 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.9 Room cleanliness
4.9 Service & staff
4.8 Room comfort
4.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Adelaide, Aust

Quiet resort on the beach

Posted 18-Nov-2014
Pros: Quiet, no children. Situated on the lagoon. Helpful staff, and particularly owners (Angela and Simon).
Cons: I would have drawers in the section under the hangers. Suitcases can go above. Could use a full-length mirror. These are both very minor points.
Location: Easy with a car or scooter to get to town and less rocky beaches. Bus expensive. Good restaurants and bars nearby.
Travelled with a friend, lovely place, lovely people. Transfers from airport expensive ($NZ15/person/trip). Worth hiring a scooter or a car as the bus is $NZ5.00 / trip. Good places nearby to snorkel, the resort is on a very rocky beach. Bars and restaurants within easy walking distance along the beach.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travellerfrom wellington

honeymoon paradise

Posted 22-Oct-2014
Pros: No kids
Location: snorkling.dining out,walks on the beach
We arrived at 11pm to a beautifully lit up garden and pool. It looked like paradise which it was. Our room had some fruit for our breakfast. Ange and Simon were very friendly and helpful with excellent recommendations on restaurants and cafes. The sunset was beautiful everynight and the sand was so white. It was like waking up to that postcard picture every morning. We are saving to go back again but only to stay longer next time.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travellerfrom NZ

Best accommodation in Raro!

Posted 18-Oct-2014
Pros: Rooms are excellent, setting is fabulous, no children, fabulous hosts.
Cons: WiFi for those of us that need to make sure we can pay wages back home!
Location: Location is great handy to most things and rest is just a short scooter ride away. Waterline restaurant is a must as is the Nikau Hut restaurant.
Excellent accommodation, very quite (no kids), great restaurants very close, and fabulous hosts! BBQ the local fish (mahi mahi & wahoo) salad and wine, sitting 10m from sea and 10m from room. Perfect!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom NZ

Great bungalow with a view from each of them

Posted 16-Sep-2014
The whale watching each day off the deck on the beach front was the boom.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travellerfrom Wellington, NZ

Loved it!

Posted 04-Sep-2014
Pros: Everything. Location, facilities, bungalows are beautiful. Loved the outdoor shower / bathroom.
Cons: Nothing.
Location: Perfect location on the west side of the island, perfect for sunsets, lots of restaurants within walking distance and car hire place just a short walk
Stayed here for 5 nights. The bungalows are lovely and in a great position. Angela and Simon have put at lot into making the place extremely comfortable for guests and are the perfect hosts. The perfect spot for watching the sun go down with a glass of wine. Would highly recommend and would definitely go back if we revisited Rarotonga.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travellerfrom Auckland

Great character accom right on the beach

Posted 11-Aug-2014
Pros: Beach frontage, small and personal, proximity to great restaurants/ bars, very friendly owners and staff, lovely beach-style bungalows etc etc
Cons: New owners have great ideas for improvements but this is already very popular just as it is.
Location: On the west side of the island so great for sunsets. Just a car/ moped ride away from great snorkelling spots. Fab eateries/ bars close by
Wonderful stay here and just what we needed. We didn't want a big impersonal resort and this is a smaller place with just a few bungalows right on the beach. Very pretty space and close to some of the best restaurants on the island. Wonderfully friendly and helpful owners who made our stay extra special. Highly recommended :-)
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travellerfrom Caloundra, AUSTRALIA

Relax & Experience

Posted 24-Jul-2014
Everything about Magic Reef Bungalows is perfect for that getaway you need (without the kids)! The location is perfect, the bungalows are unique and cosy but not claustrophobic, they have all the amenities (in working order!) and the grounds are well manicured and maintained. The layout allows for all rooms to have an ocean aspect and privacy but the overall size of the resort is small enough retain convenience (meaning a quick dip in the pool requires no prior planning). The staff are what really make the place though as they are owner operators who are happy to be there, take pride in their business and are always helpful, friendly, polite and make you feel as welcome as possible. As far as pricing goes I've stayed in a multitude of accommodation varieties through work and leisure, domestic and internationally, whatever the rate was (obviously insignificant) was worth every cent! My only complaint would be that I had to leave...
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travellerfrom nz

Paradise

Posted 23-Jul-2014
Location: Within walking distance of few resturants and couple of local stores. Bus's run on a regular basis
Excellent accommodation friendly staff and fantastic owners who can't do enough to make your stay perfect. Would highly recommand to anyone the bungalows are right on the beach and very clean and tidy.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travellerfrom Christchurch

Perfect

Posted 21-Jul-2014
Absolute perfect and private location,western (sunset) side of the island between Muri and town, superb bungalows, views and hosts that give you privacy if you want it and help if you need it. Several good restaurants/bars a short walk along the beach. Will definately be back.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom California

Amazing Time At Magic Reef!

Posted 17-Jul-2014
My Wife and I went to Rarotonga for our Honeymoon and although the weather didn't quite cooperate we still had a fantastic time and it was in large part due to our resort! We had a great time relaxing in the bungalow and watching sunsets on the beach. With the kitchen in the bungalow and BBQ to use by the pool we found it hard to motivate ourselves to go out for dinner! The staff and owners were very friendly and helpful, they helped us to book the tours we wanted and helped us out greatly with an ordeal getting home (flight was over 9hrs delayed). Overall great place and would highly recommend :)