Ratings based on 62 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 Couples
by A verified traveller from NewZealand

Totally surpassed our expectations

Posted 14-Jul-2015
We think that this must one of the best places on the Island. Great units very Clean and well set out. Amazing gardens and pool area. Right on the beach with with plenty of loungers and a nice deck to enjoy sunset and the odd whale! Owners and staff excellent.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Auckland, NZ

Relax, Revive, Refresh in Rarotonga!

Posted 12-Jul-2015
Pros: Small, intimate, clean, comfortable, helpful hosts, relaxing - outdoor shower!
Location: The whole island of Rarotonga is your resort! Cultural dinner and show, quad bike jungle tour, lagoon cruise, Saturday market, snorkelling, minigolf.
If you are looking for one of those big production line, hold you captive type resorts where you have to fight daily to secure a lounger by the pool, be stuck with the choice of one or two places to eat, then Magic Reef is not the place for you! However... if you are looking for a small intimate boutique type of place to stay, where there are always loungers, beanbags on the beach, BBQ by the pool available, then Magic Reef is definitely the place to stay! If you don't fancy cooking yourself... (seriously don't bother bringing food, they have good supermarkets and butcher's with NZ export quality scotch fillet steak cheaper than you can get it in NZ... but I digress...) ...there are a myriad of restaurants to try nearby. In fact the whole island is your resort! We came for a week, and wished we could stay longer. Simon and Angela are the perfect and genuine hosts... always available to offer helpful advice, recommend the best places to eat, and book activities, but never in a way that is pushy or over-bearing. So, while it may seem daunting scrolling through all the different place to stay, do click and book this one... you wont regret it.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from New Zealand

Magic stay at Magic Reef Bungalows

Posted 25-Jun-2015
Pros: Everything
Cons: Cant think of anything
Location: Town not far away and in Raro everything is pretty close
My wife and I really enjoyed our stay. The owners Simon and Angela were really excellent. The location was absolute beachfront but still with great privacy. All the other guests got along with each other, everything was really relaxed. The grounds also were very tidy and well maintained. All in all this place can't be faulted.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from New Zealand

Wonderful relaxing holiday

Posted 08-Jun-2015
Pros: Well equipped and close to everything - especially the beach :)
Cons: A couple of noisy dogs living next door.
Location: Great outdoor restaurant/bar a leisurely walk along the beach. Loved the snorkeling and paddle boarding at Muri.
Perfect spot for a relaxing holiday. Comfortable, spacious accommodation with the beach on our doorstep. Helpful staff, luxurious pool and easy access to all local amenities.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

lovely bungalow , very close to beach

Posted 18-May-2015
Pros: it is so quite , clean and tidy , hosts very helpful
the time at this place is so peaceful and quite , you can sit out on your deck and listen to the waves on the beach, or go down on to the lovely white sand on the beach in seconds from your room, weather is lovely and warm
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller from NZ

Paradise

Posted 11-May-2015
Beachfront Bliss. Worth staying for the outdoor bathroom and beachfront hammock alone. Will be returning....thanks to the great staff and owners who made our stay absolutely perfect.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

kleines Paradies

Posted 11-Apr-2015
Die Anlage ist liebevoll geführt von den supernetten neuseeländischen Besitzern Angela und Simon. Die beiden tun alles, damit man sich wohlfühlt, geben wertvolle Tipps, fahren einen in die Stadt, und sind immer für ihre Gäste da. Das ist auf den Cook Islands nicht selbstverständlich. Totale Wohlfühl-Oase!!!!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Limburg, Hessen

Traum-Domizil

Posted 30-Mar-2015
Pros: Alles perfekt!! Es fehlte an nichts bis hin zu Flossen, Riffschuhen, Taucherbrillen und internationalen Büchern. Großartige Sonnenuntergänge!
Cons: Nein, danke für alles!
Location: Insel Rarotonga, Cook Islands, ideal zum Schnorcheln, Tauchen, für Ausflüge per Roller, Quad und Schiff. Wandertreks, landestypische Kultur.
Magic reef bungalows sind sehr empfehlenswert und eine exzellente Wahl! Ein traumhaftes, kleines, sehr gepflegtes Resort mit Blick auf den Ozean, direkt am Strand gelegen. Simon und Angela sind perfekte Gastgeber und sorgen sehr aufmerksam für das individuelle Wohl ihrer Gäste. Sie tun einfach alles, damit die Gäste sich wohl fühlen. Eine großartige Erfahrung! Mein Sohn und ich waren 3 Tage dort und haben jede einzelne Minute absolut genossen. Dank der guten Tipps ging die Zeit mit Schnorcheln, Insel erkunden und einfach guter Erholung leider viel zu schnell vorbei.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller from wanganui NZ

Nice hotel close to the beach and great restaurant

Posted 03-Mar-2015
Pros: All of the above
Location: Good restaurants near by, town close! scooters to hire at hotel which was handy!
Lovely beach bungalows, beautiful gardens, great staff. Very suitable. Would return!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller from Auckland N.Z.

Amazing, cannot fault this place.

Posted 24-Jan-2015
Pros: The location is just great, plenty of stuff within walking distance. Perfect size, never going to be crowded! Beautiful well kept gardens, pool etc.
Cons: I would not like to see it change really. They have plans for 3 more bungalows which would be fine. They really have thought of everything!
Location: 15 minutes from town, slightly longer to the overrated Muri beach. waterline restaurant literally 2 min stroll down the beach. Perfect beach front.
I think I must have looked at every place within this price range before I booked. We were just so happy that we had chosen Magic Reef. The pictures only just do it justice! It's the perfect size, with full capacity being 18 guests. Everyone had the pool to themselves and the beanbags, loungers and hammock were all just perfect. We loved cooking super fresh fish on the barbecue and eating it on the sea front under the palm trees. Perfect that we had our own kitchen so we didn't have to look for breakfast every day - saved a fortune. There are loads of restaurants nearby though. Magic reef have just started hiring out scooters at a very competitive price. Loads of books, DVD s umbrellas - everything you could need - even ice for the afternoon drinks! Simon and Angela are excellent hosts knowledge about the island and very helpful in booking anything you want. They are super friendly, but respectful of the fact that most people have come to chill out and relax.