Ratings based on 85 Verified Reviews

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
Expedia Verified Reviews
5out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Auckland NZ

Individual island themed bungalows

Posted 21-Mar-2017
Pros: Everything
Magic Reef bungalows was everything we hoped for during our stay in Rarotonga. Situated on the west side of the island, with pristine white sand , good swimming and beautiful sunsets. The in-ground pool is the perfect place to cool down and is well maintained and spotlessly clean. The individual bungalows allow privacy and quiet with an island flavour. The private out door shower was a nice surprise and the air conditioning made our stay comfortable. The staff at Magic Reef are extremely helpful and flexible. They also transported us to places on the island free of charge when required. We were also able to hire scooters and bicycles on-site for our own adventures! I will definitely be back to stay and highly recommend this accommodation to other travellers.
5out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Vancouver

Truly a Gem!

Posted 17-Feb-2017
The Magic Reef was such a great find for us...we were ending a long trip in the Cook Islands for some R&R and the Magic Reef was The perfect spot. I can't say enough about the owners and their team- they are wonderful; so welcoming and accommodating, you feel well taken care of! We will definitely return and would highly recommend MR to couples looking for a South Pacific vacation.
5out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Quiet & Relaxing

Posted 03-Jan-2017
Pros: Well maintained, comfortable villas, great sunset views. Pool & grounds well kept.Staff & Owners very helpful & friendly.
Cons: nothing, everything you need except a bar but this would change the feel of the place and it's great as it is.
Location: Bars & restaurants within easy walking distance along beach. Short bus trip into the town. Can book anything through the office usually with transport
Very relaxing holiday just what we needed to unwind. Spent most of the time relaxing by the pool or on the beach deck. Right on the beach, lagoon is ok for snorkeling but best at high tide as it's a bit shallow otherwise. No bar or restaurant which we new going in but not a problem as there's a few in walking distance and it keeps this resort quiet and peaceful. The room was well appointed, the structure and layout in-keeping with island theme in the bamboo frame and woven wall panels.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Peaceful luxury

Posted 05-Dec-2016 on Hotels
Very relaxing!
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Very close proximity to the water

Posted 31-Oct-2016 on Hotels
Fantastic place to stay A resort with real island feel
5out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller from Northland, NZ

Unspoilt patch of paradise

Posted 15-Oct-2016
Pros: Absolutely everything, but particularly the many little touches; breakfast of local fruit on arrival, hammock on the beach etc. Wonderful
Cons: I was unable to find anything I didn't like. Our whole stay was pretty perfect.
Location: Rental, shops, eateries, bars within 5 minutes walking. Beach and snorkelling on the doorstep and along the coast. What more does one need?!
Cannot recommend this boutique accomodation enough. Not only was the setting literally awe inspiringly beautiful, but the bungalows, each with bedroom, kitchenette, bathroom and outdoor shower/bath facilities, had the perfect situation to maximise the stunning views. If this were not enough, the staff and owners could not be more approachable, knowledgeable and genuinely intent on making the most of your stay on this rejuvenating little island. A wealth of knowledge and advice is available from the Magic Reef team and the recommendations helped fill my week with fantastic memories. Difficult to pick out the highlights but certainly would include some of the suggested snorkelling sights (particularly Aro'a) and definately the local platter (which you must consider please), to have whilst enjoying the surroundings as the sky erupts in sumptuous colours at sunset. Paradise just doesn't do this place justice.
4out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Posted 18-Sep-2016
Excellent stay. Just needs a couch and slightly softer beds. Otherwise is was awesome.
5out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from New Plymouth, New Zealand

Perfect beach side bungalows

Posted 07-Aug-2016
Magic in every way. Relaxing, oh so relaxing. Nothing to much trouble, great advice about Rarotonga actives, where to eat, drink, swim etc. Thanks so much Angela, Simon, Nacey and team for such a friendly home away from home.
5out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from dunedin NZ

Nice bungalows right on the beach

Posted 20-Apr-2016
Great bungalows. Very friendly and helpful staff. Nice pool and good facilities. Within walking distance of lots of restaurants and rental car/scooter hire.
5out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Minneapolis, MN

Absolute beachfront, absolutely fantastic.

Posted 10-Apr-2016
Pros: The absolute beachfront and privacy. It is on the west side of the island so the sunsets are just great.
Cons: Everything is A+.
Location: Magic Reef is close to Avarua, the main town on Rarotonga. A lot of things you can do are close by.
It could not have been better. You get privacy, great help from the staff, peace and quiet, and warm weather and a wonderful South Pacific just in front of your bungalow.