Ratings based on 80 Verified Reviews

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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
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5out of 5
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.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Wundervolles Hotel zum Wohlfühlen und entspannen

Posted 07-Oct-2016
Pros: Gastgeber sind super nett & haben viele gute Tips! Alles ist sehr gepflegt & mit viel liebe gemacht.
Cons: Nur positives: die Ruhe am Strand war fantastisch! Zu Fuß sind gute Restaurants erreichbar, sonst Roller leihen im Hotel direkt!
Location: Mit dem Roller -DAS Fortbewegungsmittel auf der Insel - ist man schnell um die ganze Insel gefahren und daher ist alles gut erreichbar.
4out of 5
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
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
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
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.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Unique beachfront accommodation

Posted 27-Jan-2016
Pros: Everything
Location: Beachfront. Wilsons Bar is a short walk down the beach (great cocktails)
What a fantastic place to stay. Everything about Magic Reef Baumgalows was amazing. We had an absolute beachfront bungalow which really was right on the beach. The bungalows are lovely, spacious and clean and the outdoor shower/bathroom is great. They have a king size bed and a fold out couch. We went with our two teenage sons so they put in two single beds also. The pool is lovely, plenty of nice outdoor furniture. As there are only nine bungalows it's very quiet and private. The owner, Angela, went out of her way to make our stay enjoyable. Even drove us to the shop and to Aroa. I don't usually go to the same place twice as there are so many lovely places in the world to see, however we definitely intend to go back to Magic Reef.
5out of 5
by Shaiful H from Singapore

Great place to unwind and relax

Posted 07-Dec-2015 on Hotels
Our stay at Magic Reef has been a splendid and memorable one thanks to the owners and Nancy. We had a great 5 night stay at Magic Reefs. We love that our room faces the lagoon. Imagine sleeping and waking up every day to the sound of waves crashing. Splendid indeed! Our bungalow was well equipped and had a rustic feel. We love that Magic Reefs provided free snorkling gear and shoes. Made our snorkeling trips amazing and fuss free. Thank you Magic Reef for making our honeymoon stay at Cook Islands a memorable one and thanks Nancy for all the help.
4out of 5
by A verified traveller from Colorado Springs, CO

Overlooked the Ocean

Posted 27-Nov-2015
Pros: Very "homey" feel to it. Realaxing and super glad to have A/C for the humidity during the day.
Cons: It would be lovely if they had a bar/hotel on the property. It would also be nice if shuttle or airport pick up and departure were complimentary.
Location: Not much nearby -- a couple of restaurants. You need a bus or transportation to get downtown for more selection of eats and shopping.
Beautiful view from our bunglow. Sewage was cleaned in the bunglow right next to ours. Since windows are used for ventilation, our room totally reaked and we were forced to leave due to the stench. Staff apologized, but day was ruined. Housekeeping were delightful as was the receptionist. Owners were hospitable and helpful when needed. Pool was clean and grounds were nice.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from Piha, New Zealand

Beautiful boutique resort right on the beach.

Posted 31-Oct-2015
Our stay at Magic Reef Bungalows was fabulous in every respect. The bungalows themselves had heaps of character and were clean and newly renovated. The tropical landscaped gardens were beautiful. The view of the beach from the bungalows was breathtaking. Angela and Simon were the best hosts and very accommodating. Choosing Magic Reef for our accommodation made our trip to Rarotonga fantastic!