Ratings based on 44 Verified Reviews

4.1 out of 5
97% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.8 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Nice quiet place to stay with lots of options

Posted 30-Apr-2017
Was nice to have everything for snorkeling and kayaking. Great to have air con for those first few days trting to climatise to rarotongas hot weather. Fern and her staff were amazing and friendly
Comment from Hotel Management
04-May-2017 by Fern Manager, Hotel Management
thank you so much for staying with us at Manea Beach Villas. We enjoyed meeting you and look forward to seeing you again if you ever get back to Raro. Meitaki ma'ata, Fern
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Great

Posted 25-Feb-2017 on Lastminute
Well managed and presented and Muri offers everything you need. Staff very helpful.
Comment from Hotel Management
07-Mar-2017 by Fern Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for staying with us at Manea Beach Villas. It was a pleasure to host you. We hope to see you again on your next visit to paradise! Kia manuia
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Thames NZ

40th Birthday Vacation

Posted 29-Jan-2017
Pros: Villas location was perfect for us with a few minutes walk from Muri Beach and all the amenities. Everything there for our stay.
Cons: Outside light left on for our arrival in the dark. Few little things, like no light on the BBQ deck and the deck upstairs closed off from use.
Location: Location was perfect for us and all the activities nearby was great as we didn't want to travel much on our first few days there.
Arrived there early hours of Thursday Morning, Transfer driver took us straight to the door of our Villa. No lights on so had to use minibus lights to find the key. Place was all ready for us and was a welcoming sight to see something for us for breakfast in the fridge. Cheers. Got up early in the morning and had a walk through the cabins to find a nice swimming pool right next to the beach.
Comment from Hotel Management
01-Feb-2017 by Fern, Manager, Hotel Management
It was lovely to host you and your family. I am sorry the lights weren't working in some areas. I have spares available if needed so will remind our staff just to check each unit prior to arrivals. Thanks for staying at Manea Beach Villas. Fern, manager.
4 out of 5
by Susan

Well appointed paradise villa

Posted 04-Jan-2017 on Hotels
I selected this property for its proximity to a dive shop. I stayed in Villa 4, which had views of the beach. Due to the property being in the tropics ants can be a problem, so take care with food to avoid issues. After staying at other properties on the island I appreciated that the AC was not an additional nightly charge. Since units are self contained there is no restaurant on-site. If you are planning to prepare the majority of your meals it is great as each unit had a grill on the deck along with a table that sat 4. There is also a beachfront pool, kayaks, laundry facilities available. Fern is extremely pleasant and helpful. Overall a great deal for the dollar.
Comment from Hotel Management
01-Feb-2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
It was lovely to host you, Susan. I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again, next time you are in Paradise. Regards, Fern, Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Whakatane, NZ

Slice of paradise

Posted 30-Nov-2016
Pros: Very good location
Cons: The couches in living area not that comfortable if you wanted to lounge around under the fan. Upgrade the cooking utensils, the plastic melts.
Location: Very good location and ticked all boxes for nearby activities and places to eat
Very good location right in Muri beach with good places to eat, entertain and shop at within walking distance. The kayaks and snorkels are heaps of fun with the lagoon right at your door step. The lagoon villa had everything you need. Make sure you go to the Muri night market for some kai while your there. Totally recommend Manea Beach Villas for price, comfort, and a relaxing stay and would book there again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Wellington, NZ

Great service!

Posted 09-Nov-2016
Pros: Great location and set up allows you to be independent and relax and enjoy your stay
Location: Manea has its own pool, kayaks, snorkelling gear and is right on the lagoon. It is also 5 minutes walk from Muri town and all the activities there.
The staff at Manea made us feel very welcome throughout our stay. Simple things like bringing us freshly cut bananas to going out of their way and waking up at 3.30am and driving us to the airport when our shuttle didn't show up and driving us back again when our flight was cancelled. I couldn't recommend them more!
Comment from Hotel Management
17-Nov-2016 by Fern Manager, Hotel Management
It was a pleasure to host you, and I'm so pleased you enjoyed yourselves despite the hair-raising flight cancellation. The up side was another beautiful day in Paradise!. Hope to see you again. Kia manuia, Fern-manger
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from nz

Beautiful lagoon views!

Posted 08-Nov-2016
Just like the photos. Beautiful lagoon views. Great pool area. The staff are friendly and the villas are equipped with all you need. Access to kayaks and snorkelling gear there's always something to do.
Comment from Hotel Management
17-Nov-2016 by Fern Manager, Hotel Management
Thanks for staying at Manea beach Villas! Kia manuia, Fern and staff
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Posted 31-Oct-2016
Amazing place with great staff. Clean tidy comfortable room. Perfect location.
Comment from Hotel Management
17-Nov-2016 by Fern Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you! We think it's a little slice of Paradise too. Thanks for staying. Kia manuia, Fern
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from New Zealand

Well equipped kitchen. Great location.

Posted 09-Oct-2016
Location: All you need couple of minutes walk away. Rental cars etc. Groceries, restaurants, snorkelling. Bach style living.
Decor bit tired. Aircon stuck on 18 and only in one room. Couches sagging and dirty. Reception only manned for couple hours from 2pm when usually out. Basic cleaning done but needs several days cleaning. Cleaner and lawn guy friendly and helpful. BBQ but filthy. Good size for families. Nice pool by lovely lagoon.
Comment from Hotel Management
17-Nov-2016 by Fern Manager, Hotel Management
Kia orana. Thanks for your feedback. You stayed during a change of management at Manea Beach Villas, so we weren't fully on our game.I'm sorry about that.The office is now manned regularly every weekday morning. We are also available even when it's closed. We're just a phone call, and 5 minutes drive away. The staff are working hard to spruce the property up and I'm sure if you visit again one day you'll see the changes. Thanks for staying at Manea. Kia manuia, Fern
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from South Coast NSW, Australia

Comfy uncrowded resort

Posted 14-Sep-2016
Pros: See above.
Cons: Can't think of anything. The lovely memories of a slice of loveliness persist.
Location: Canoeing, snorkelling, diving, glass bottom boat, bike riding.
Nothing equals a quiet relaxing resort that encompasses the flavour of the local people and their environment. This villa has all that. The staff are very pleasant and always willing to help out without being in your face. This is the sort of resort that I happily recommend to others.
Comment from Hotel Management
17-Nov-2016 by Fern Manager, Hotel Management
Thanks so much for the lovely review. We are proud of Manea. We also think it's a "little gem" in the beautiful Cook Islands. I hope we see you again one day. Kia manuia