Ratings based on 89 Verified Reviews

4.9 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.9 Room cleanliness
4.9 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.8 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Sydney

Bungalows by the Beach

Posted 07-Jun-2017
Pros: The adults only rule ensures a quiet atmosphere whether on the beach, in the pool or just relaxing on your verandah
Location: Close to several good quality restaurants. Bus stops at the front making transport convenient. Within walking distance to marine park for snorkelling,
Great accommodation so close to the ocean. No effort is required to relax, just stroll down the garden path to the beach - pristine sand, comfortable chairs of various styles to relax in and enjoy the scenery, read a book or take a nap. Great swimming pool, short stroll to many great restaurants. The bungalows are comfortable and spacious and the outside shower and bath were a wonderful indulgence. Great staff who are happy to assist in any way possible. Excellent complimentary first day breakfast in accordance with local culture. The perfect place to relax.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Calgary, AB

Wonderful

Posted 16-May-2017
Pros: Nice Location, clean rooms, competent staff and wonderful beach
Cons: Its tough to get away from insects in the tropics, but the only issue I noticed were small ants, but if you kept clean and tidy they were no issues.
Location: Beach, snorkeling, restaurants and pubs, Kite Surfing, Hiking
We came to Magic Reef for our Honeymoon. Form the moment we arrived, to the moment we left, Angela and Simon, Amy all of the Magic Reef Crew made us feel welcome, comfortable and entertained. The bungalows were clean and modern, they have everything we needed for self-catering, the outdoor shower was great. The amenities were always working and in good order. We felt like we had the place to ourselves, even though it was completely sold out. Magic Reef is located in a great spot, perfect for sunsets. Close to so many restaurants and bars, you just need to explore a little. They have everything you need or want, and are available whenever you need them. Service was awesome and highly recommend it to anyone.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Los Angeles

Wonderful place to stay

Posted 05-Apr-2017
Very nice bungalow with many amenities - the kitchenette had a coffee press, coffee, tea and kettle. There were full sized bottles of shampoo, conditioner and body wash in the outdoor shower, which I loved, so no need to bring your own. Snorkel gear and water shoes are available free for use, and bicycles and scooters can be rented on the premises. Beautiful sunsets on the west-facing beach and really cool tide pools at low tide. The owners are very nice and accommodating. We loved our stay in the beautiful Cook Islands!
5 out 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.
5 out 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.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Gold Coast

Great experience

Posted 19-Jan-2017 on Lastminute
Good to have it self contained, only downside the bed was so uncomfortable and no full size mirror
5 out 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.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Peaceful luxury

Posted 05-Dec-2016 on Hotels
Very relaxing!
5 out 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
5 out 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.