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Lake Forest, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot say enough about this place, its location and the people. We spent a glorious week over Spring Break and despite the weather we had a fabulous time. Bill thank you for all the information you provided. Mii is a very special lady who goes out of her way to make things as easy as possible for the guest...

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San Diego, California, United States
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had 10 days here for our 25th wedding anniversary in early July 2016. Our room was a VIP beachfront villa which was maybe 50' from the lagoon with just a comfy daybed and hammock between the porch and the sand. The villa was a standalone building with thatched roof, lounge, kitchen, porch with patio furniture and large bathroom. All...

Thank Simon F
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This has gone to the top of my list of places to stay. It was awesome from the time we arrived until we had to leave. The lagoon has the best snorkeling just out the door, the rooms were spacious and all furnishing very comfortable. The staff was helpful, friendly, and very welcoming. Food was a short walk away, or...

1Thank OregonTootsie
Manager-CRM, Manager at Royale Takitumu, responded to this review

Kia Orana and thank you so much for your review of your stay with us at Royale Takitumu. We are so proud that we hold such a high place on your list of favorite destinations. We are also happy that you enjoyed your private thatched roof villa, our amazing beach and lagoon with its great snorkeling, and our friendly local...

Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 February 2017

From the moment we stepped onto this property, it was a warm friendly inviting atmosphere. We had a honeymoon villa (beachfront)...was perfect! The room was amazing, it was spacious, had everything we needed. Amazing location, private, the best for relaxing in the water, the lagoon was special...the best snorkelling we have had (comparing it to Hawaii), loved the hammocks. Loved...

Thank drewcath
Manager-CRM, Manager at Royale Takitumu, responded to this review

Kia Orana and thank you for your great review of Royale Takitumu! We are absolutely thrilled to read your review, and we are so happy that you enjoyed your private, thatched roof Honeymoon Beachfront Villa, with its very spacious interior, and amazing views and direct access to the beach and lagoon. Thanks so much for your review, and we do...

Reviewed 3 February 2017

We had a lagoon villa. It was awesome with a view of the glorious lagoon. Breathtaking!! From the moment we got there until we left we were taken care of and treated like family. The snorkelling was just a few steps away and was fantastic. Mii was very helpful and helped us book our excursions. She was great!! Hope to...

1Thank Heather L
Manager-CRM, Manager at Royale Takitumu, responded to this review

Kia Orana Heather and thank you so much for your awesome review of Royale Takitumu. We are so happy that you have joined our growing list of 'family' members from around the world! We are happy that you enjoyed your LagoonView Villa, with its amazing views of the beach and lagoon - only steps away. Thanks also for your kind...

Reviewed 23 January 2017

The Royale Takitumu is a great place to stay and play by the beach. The rooms were spacious and clean. The bed was very comfortable. There is a refrigerator, toaster plunger pot/ French Press. If you watch television there is one in your room, but we were only able to get one or two channels. But seriously if you're in...

2Thank Phil M
Manager-CRM, Manager at Royale Takitumu, responded to this review

Kia Orana Phil and thanks for your great review of your stay at Royale Takitumu. While we so appreciate your kind words about our amazing location, the amenities in your private, thatched-roof Villa, and the fun activities, we particularly thank you for your comments about Mii and our friendly local staff, of whom we are so very proud. We are...

Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for three nights before staying at rumours. The gardens are beaaautiful. Well landscaped and they include beautiful fish ponds surrounding the villas. This place is very, very private and the staff are not intrusive at all, but helpful. The lagoon was the best we have been too. No pollution, algae and a huge array of fish for snorkelling....

1Thank Sarah J
Manager-CRM, Manager at Royale Takitumu, responded to this review

Kia Orana Sarah and thank you so much for your wonderful review of your stay with us at Royale Takitumu. We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed your stay, and we thank you so much for your kind words about our amazing location, the absolute privacy, and great gardens and landscaping. We do try our best to ensure that...

Reviewed 31 December 2016

My husband and I stayed in the VIP villa No. 4 for seven days. The villa is comfortable and well equipped with microwave, toaster and good sized fridge so you can prepare meals if you choose. We found this very useful in preparing our breakfast as we enjoyed relaxing and not having to go out early to eat which is...

1Thank firstimetraveller
Manager-CRM, Manager at Royale Takitumu, responded to this review

Kia Orana and thank you so much for your lovely review of your stay at Royale Takitumu. It was wonderful meeting you, and we are thrilled that you chose to stay with us. Thank you for your kind words about the privacy and amenities in your individual, thatched-roof VIP Villa. We are thrilled to read that you would like to...

Auburn, California
Reviewed 13 December 2016

We stayed at the Royale Takitumu four years ago for a one week visit. We had such a good time that we didn't hesitate to book there for another two weeks. We were not disappointed! The grounds and the villas are still beautifully kept, and the staff is wonderfully friendly and helpful. We again stayed in one of the beachfront...

3Thank Brent S
Manager-CRM, Manager at Royale Takitumu, responded to this review

Kia Orana Brent. Nothing makes us more proud than when guests choose to return to Royale Takitumu multiple times. This lets us know that we must be doing something right! It is wonderful people lie you that help make Royale Takitumu such a special place, and we consider you to be part of our global Royale Takitumu family. Thanks so...

Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed at this amazing place for our anniversary. If you want the holiday of a lifetime stay here! Beautiful lagoon, wonderful staff, very comfortable villas. If you are looking for a very special holiday experience I can highly recommend staying here. Hope to be back one day.

Thank Jason B
Manager-CRM, Manager at Royale Takitumu, responded to this review

Kia Orana Jason and thank you so much for your amazing review of your stay with us at Royale Takitumu. We were thrilled that you chose Royale Takitumu to celebrate your Anniversary. Thank you so much for your very kind words about our amazing lagoon-front location, private individual thatched-roof Villas, and our friendly local staff, of whom we are so...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Royale Takitumu provides our guests with a truly relaxing, intimate, beachfront holiday with a distinctively authentic, Polynesian Cook Islands experience. Ten individual, private bungalows boast breathtaking views of Rarotonga's finest white sand beach. Royal Takitumu is a small, secluded private resort, located close to nearby sites, shops and restaurants, with services you expect from a large resort. Royale Takitumu embodies the wonderful and unique aspects of this island paradise. Royal Takitumu - Genuine. Natural. Cook Islands. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Royale Takitumu

Address: PO Box 1031, Titikaveka 0001, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Titikaveka
Price Range: $321 - $624 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Royale Takitumu 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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Royale Takitumu Hotel Titikaveka
Royale Takitumu Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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“Only 9 units .”
travnerd, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Beachside is nice but you would not be disappointed with garden view since it's a small property.”
  • View from the porch (wide angle)
802SimonF, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Honeymoon and VIP villas are beachfront”
drewcath, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Honeymoon villas & VIP are the best for proximity to beach. villas are fine too. You may have to take ten more steps to the beach.”
  • Relaxing outside our room.
W4809JDphilm, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“VIP Villa & Honeymoon suites have the best view”
firstimetraveller, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
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