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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

My husband brought me to this resort for my 50th and we loved it
Everyone was so helpful and friendly!
From the cleaners to the restaurant staff to the office staff to the owner, nothing was too much trouble for them they were excellent hosts that wanted to make our stay enjoyable!
The food at the restaurant was exquisite, the cocktails were addictive!

Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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Sue F, Owner at Manuia Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Thanks so much for your lovely review and I will be sure to share with the team Much appreciated and hope to see you back again one day soon!
Kia Manuia
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Reviewed February 16, 2018

We had one of the eight beachfront rooms. Nice comfortable king bed, a couple of rattan chairs, a nice counter with a press coffee maker, good bathroom with an outdoor shower. You couldn't ask for more from a room. The staff were friendly and helpful. A continental breakfast was included with the room. They didn't change the offerings all wee. That could have been better. The pool was fun. They provided water shoes and snorkeling masks and tube for swimming in the beautiful waters. We had a wonderful time in the water.
Two negatives. They give you 200Mg internet service and charge for more. With today's pads and laptop updating that is woefully inadequate. We were very limited. The second is that the office is only open from 8:30 until 5:00. One couple missed a pickup for an event and had no one to help them.
Great place. We will probably go back.

Room Tip: Beachfront is best. The rest are very quiet.
  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Raymond M
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Sue F, Owner at Manuia Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2018

Kia Orana

Thanks so much for your review and lovely to get your feedback. The staff are wonderful. Thanks also for the areas to improve as it does help us to see what is needed and also to point out that we have a 24hr guest phone especially for afterhours help but we do need to remind people they can always contact us for assistance on this phone. Also the Restaurant is open until 10pm and assist with guests needs and our after hours manager arrives at 9pm and it mostly situated around the office and security. It is important we advise people of these things!

Thanks again :)

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Sue Fletcher-Vea
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Reviewed February 8, 2018

At the strong recommendation of our travel agent, we stopped at Manuia Beach Resort to break up the long flight from Melbourne to Toronto. Excellent decision and choice to do so.
Upon our arrival, Manuia Beach seemed to be very simple/plain, almost too simple/plain. But after a day of rest under the sun, swimming in the pool and the sea side lagoon, and an excellent dinner, all the boxes were checked. A perfect place.
Would only recommend this resort for couples/adults although children can/would be accommodated.
The OTB On The Beach restaurant restaurant was excellent. We ate here everyday except one. We did find the food & drink prices to be expensive, but they seem to be inline with most other eating establishments. We learnt on the last day that we probably should have visited a local grocery and/or liquor/beer store and could of saved ourselves about $200 over the week total.
Cook Island is a very small and has a VERY laid back atmosphere. Excursion options are of your standard tropical island variety.

Room Tip: There are 6 sea view rooms and the rest are garden view. All rooms are the same size/configuration.
  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ken H
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Sue F, Owner at Manuia Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2018

Thanks for your lovely review and much appreciated - the food is awesome at OTB and the location of the resort looking out to see is wonderful!

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Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend stay in beachfront unit. Units 1-4 most recommended for outlook. Fantastic staff. Sue went above and beyond. Mary in housekeeping was fantastic and surprised us by coming to the airport to farewell us. 12 days of bliss. Enjoyed other restaurants too but everything you need is right there. Adults only resort with Infinity pool, outdoor showers in unit. Have stayed in Raro four times and this was the best yet. Particularly like this side of island as it is generally less windy and has the bonus of beautiful sunsets. Only a short bus or scooter ride around island to visit other resorts and activities.

Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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Sue F, Owner at Manuia Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2018

Thanks so much for your lovely review and really appreciate the awesome comments. Hope to see you back again one day soon :)

Kind Regards
Sue Fletcher-Vea
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Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

Although an older resort, the rooms were big and the outdoor showers were great. We spent most of the day on the beachfront or in the pool. The swimming out front is ok on high tide. Reef shoes are needed. The staff were excellent and very helpful arranging tours. We had a garden bure and not sure i would pay the extra for beachfront as a large hedge blocks the view when sitting on verandah.

Stayed: January 2018, travelled with friends
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