Manuia Beach Resort

Manuia Beach Resort- is a small adult’s only boutique resort set right on a stunningly beautiful white sand beach. Located on the sheltered sunset coast of Rarotonga, Manuia is a true Polynesian paradise. Its authentic Cook Islands style suites boast real coconut thatching, attractive island-style interior decor and modern amenities including air conditioning. The small number of suites ensures all guests receive a personal welcome from onsite managers and friendly Cook Island staff who go out of their way to look after each and every guest. Comfortable, fully refurbished suites, separated by sandy paths and tropical gardens are just a few steps away from the clear blue lagoon and stunning infinity pool. Sun-loungers are set invitingly, facing the warm waters of the lagoon. ‘OTB’ On The Beach Restaurant and Bar’ with its authentic Polynesian cuisine and attentive local staff, completes the picture for a dream Rarotongan get-away. Here, every guest is special!

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Self rated


PREMIUM GARDEN SUITE 3pax Super King Bed    Age 16+ Aircon Fridge Tea/Coffee Shower Hair dryer Safe

Set in well-tended lush tropical gardens just a few steps from the beach; the roomy island-style suites boast real coconut thatching, attractive interior decor and large verandahs. Shower under the stars in secluded outdoor open-air bathrooms. Add a single bed if required. 45 sq mtrs.


BEACHFRONT SUITE 3pax Super King Bed    Age 16+ Aircon Fridge Tea/Coffee Shower Hair dryer Safe

Situated on the beachfront, with great views across the lagoon; these roomy island-style suites boast real coconut thatching, attractive interior decor and large verandahs. Shower under the stars in secluded outdoor open-air bathrooms. Add a single bed if required. 45 sq mtrs.


TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT 4pax King Bed x 2    Age 16+ Aircon Kitchen Fridge Tea/Coffee Shower Hair dryer Safe

This brand new 2 bedroom fully self-contained apartment is perfect for two couples, a group of friends, or a mature family (16years plus). Boasting Polynesian inspired furnishings, full kitchen facilities and 2 bedrooms, each with king-size beds and en-suite bathroom. King beds can be split to two king-singles. Relax and unwind on the large private deck, with a sneak peek at the blue lagoon between tree tops and just a few steps to the beautiful pool and beachfront area of the resort.

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  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Coffee/tea facility
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Fan
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Ironing facility
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking room
  • Refrigerator
  • Seating area
  • Toiletries
  • Wi-Fi (charges apply)
  • 16+ years policy
  • Airport transfers (charges apply)
  • Complimentary kayaks
  • Complimentary snorkelling gear
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • On the beach
  • Parking on site
  • Restaurant on site
  • Swimming pool
  • Tour desk
  • Wi-Fi (charges apply)
  • Room service

Complimentary daily tropical breakfast, OTB (On the Beach) Restaurant and Bar (on-site), other restaurants nearby.


Free weekly cultural activities, ukulele lessons, pearl talk, try scuba, management cocktail hour, Rarotonga road trip. Swimming, snorkelling, kayaking, beach walks. 24 hour offsite gym access


Tour & Activities desk, 24 hour offsite gym access. Mini Golf

ANOTHER AMAZING STAY AT MANUIA BEACH for the 7th time. This time we stayed 6 nights in the beautiful large room villas right on the beach. Large comfortable bed with attractive decor and furniture, with beautiful outdoor shower and verandah, all serviced each day and beautifully clean. Sue and her team are really friendly and hospitable and efficient and will fulfill all your needs The lovely restaurant in the sand by the pool and on the beach front is a lovely place to watch the whales, have a cocktail for happy hour ,or have a delicious meal with helpful staff. Because it is a small resort it is never crowded by people. And adults only so a great holiday away from it all. Thank you Sue for another wonderful stay

Sally, Napier New Zealand

WE LOVED MANUIA and can't wait for the opportunity to stay again. We stayed recently for 6 nights and the resort was fantastic! Quiet, beautiful location. The staff was so helpful with booking local activities and really helped to make our trip enjoyable. The restaurant was great, including the complimentary breakfast which included toast, cereal, pancakes, fruit, and a few other things. The room itself was nice, included an outdoor shower, an a/c unit, coffee maker, mini fridge, and a porch to relax at night. A wonderful, relaxing resort.

Alexandra H, Boston USA

FABULOUS BOUTIQUE RESORT. Sue the owner is extremely friendly and helpful. Recommended the mystery tour of the island, which is complimentary and interesting. First night we had a garden room then moved to beach front. Thought it maybe noisy as close to pool and restaurant, but not at all. The restaurant is excellent and one of the best on the island! Very good food at dinner time especially. Staff helpful too. Be aware of office hours as not staffed late like big resorts. Make sure to try snorkelling as you can do this from the beach. Saw at least 10 different species of colourful fish and an abundance of sea life within the lagoon. Didn't need to go too far out! If you are lucky to be there in July you might see the giant whales swim past the reef as you sit in the restaurant, a few people saw them. Kayaks and snorkelling gear are available from the resort and complimentary. Bedrooms are comfortable, clean and modern. A wee fridge and coffee/tea facilities. Shower is in an outdoor enclosed room. Sweet and nice shower/water pressure - just wait a bit for the warm water. No TV in room but one in guest lounge. A great place to stay and we would love to come back.

Ethel, Wellington New Zealand

FANTASTIC LITTLE RESORT on the western side of the island. Fantastic and spectacular sunsets all from the comfort of the beach or the beach front villas. Pay the extra and get the beach front villa. We stayed in #2. Great staff & food. Close to town, convenience store and car & scooter hire. Thanks to Sue (GM) & the crew for a relaxing stay.

Rodney W, Kellyville Australia

AMAZING PLACE. We stayed in a beachfront bungalow for Christmas - 6 nights. Great location, with beach view. The first 2 days the resort was almost empty, it was amazing! You can go snorkelling directly from your room, have a drink on the beach, relax in a hammock, what else? Also, perfect for sunset. Even when it got busier, the place is small, so still, quiet and enjoyable. Restaurant is one of the best! Breakfast is nice and they offer 3 course dinner every day which is great quality. Christmas buffet was the best ever! Managers are really nice and helpful and staff is lovely. Beachfront rooms are great, we stayed in #4. I highly recommend the place.

Steph WT, Lille France

Check-in/Check-out: Check in from 2pm. Check out 10am

Airport transfers: $20 pp each way

Payment policy: A non-refundable deposit of 25% of the total cost of accommodation is required at the time of booking.

Visa card accepted Mastercard accepted

Cancellation policy: A 100% cancellation fee applies if cancelling within 7 days of arrival or if a no show. Cancellations in writing by email must be confirmed by the resort. We strongly recommend Travel Insurance, as unforeseen circumstances can require cancellations or amendments to be made.

Note: When booking, please advise the property of your flight number plus arrival and departure dates. We recommend that you copy those details from your airline ticket.

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