Independent review for Magic Reef Bungalows in Rarotonga Cook Islands

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Magic Reef Bungalows Cook Islands is an intimate and excellent value for money boutique beachfront property on the west coast of Rarotonga with nine stylish but simple self-catering wooden and bamboo bungalows. Thoughtfully created with bungalows angled alongside both edges of the property so all have ocean views whilst overlooking spacious landscaped gardens and a swimming pool shaped as a boat.

Recommended For:
  • Couples
  • Quiet Beach Holidays
  • Good Snorkelling
Quick Facts
  • 9 Bungalows - Self Catering
  • Beachfront Location
  • Swimming Pool

Magic Reef Bungalows Room Details & Rates

Room Category
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Sleeps
(c = child)
Hotel Public Rate
(for 2 people)
Ocean View Pool Bungalow 4a NZ$ 325
Ocean View Garden Bungalow 3a NZ$ 325
Beach Front Bungalow 3a NZ$ 360
Absolute Beach Front Bungalow 3a NZ$ 430

Children Under 12yrs not permitted
 

Magic Reef Bungalows Information & Facts

  • Hotel Location:    Beachfront, off main road, West Rarotonga
  • Getting There:    10 mins by road from Rarotonga Airport
  • Unique Qualities:    Peaceful spacious grounds; picturesque beach setting; sunsets
  • Ideal for:    Couples
  • Hotel Features:    9 Bungalows, Swimming Pool
  • Dining:    Self catering bungalows - several independent restaurants close by
  • Children Policy:    Under 12yrs NOT permitted
  • Local Attractions / Tours:    Arorangi Village, Rarotonga Golf Club, Cultural Village, Avarua Town
  • The Beach:    Good - fine white sand extending along coast
  • The Ocean:    Good - part coral part sandy bottom, average for swimming
  • Snorkelling:   Good - some coral and reef fish off from beach
  • Other Activities:    Kayaking

Room Information

All bungalows have similar interior designs although the Ocean View Garden Bungalows, set furthest from the beachfront, are slightly larger with an additional bed in the lounge area. Bungalows have high ceilings and an open plan living area consisting of lounge chairs and kitchenette with TV and DVD player, a King size bed set at the rear of the bungalow which opens out to an outdoor shower with bath. A second indoor bathroom has hand basin and toilet. All bungalows have veranda's.
The two Beach Front Bungalows are the foremost to the beach of the lined bungalows, with the two Absolute Beach Front Bungalows in front and slightly to the side. All bungalows have similar interior designs with high ceilings and an open plan living area consisting of lounge chairs and kitchenette with TV and DVD player, a King size bed set at the rear of the bungalow which opens out to an outdoor shower with bath. A second indoor bathroom has hand basin and toilet.
The two Absolute Beach Front Bungalows sit directly on the beachfront. All bungalows have similar interior designs with high ceilings and an open plan living area consisting of lounge chairs and kitchenette with TV and DVD player, a King size bed set at the rear of the bungalow which opens out to an outdoor shower with bath. A second indoor bathroom has hand basin and toilet.

Hotel Amenities

The beach directly in front of the bungalows is of fine white sand and with good depth so even at high tide, there's plenty of beach front. The beach meanders along the coast for several kilometres making it good for exploring, with the Edgewater Resort closeby. Like much of Rarotonga, the lagoon is only average for swimming (there's a shallow sandy bottom area close to shore for dipping in) and snorkelling is reasonable further out towards the reef's edge but is often too shallow at low tide with exposed coral patches.