Magic Reef Bungalows

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On the beach, white sand, snorkelling
On the beach, white sand, snorkelling
On the beach, white sand, snorkelling
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas

Overview of Magic Reef Bungalows

Entire home

Magic Reef Bungalows

3.5 star property

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Professionally cleaned
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays
Main Road Arorangi, Rarotonga, 3020

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPuaikura Beach18 min walk
  • Popular LocationBlack Rock3 min drive
  • Popular LocationRarotonga Golf Club4 min drive
  • AirportRarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.)8 min drive

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Absolute Beachfront Bungalow

  • 50 sq m
  • Studio
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Bungalow, Garden View

  • 50 sq m
  • Studio
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Bungalow, Beachfront

  • 50 sq m
  • Studio
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

About this area


Located on the beach, Magic Reef Bungalows is in Arorangi, a neighbourhood in Rarotonga. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Aroa Beach and Tikioki Marine Sanctuary, while Cook Islands Library and Museum and Te Vara Nui Village are cultural highlights. Kayaking and scuba diving offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with mountain biking and mountain climbing nearby.

What's nearby

  • Puaikura Beach - 18 min walk
  • Black Rock - 3 min drive
  • Rarotonga Golf Club - 4 min drive
  • Aroa Beach - 4 min drive
  • National Stadium - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) - 8 min drive


  • Waterline - 3 min walk
  • On The Beach - 8 min walk
  • Beluga - 12 min walk
  • Pacific Fish and Chips - 14 min walk
  • Spaghetti House - 17 min walk

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Magic Reef Bungalows

Adults-only beach villa
At Magic Reef Bungalows, relax by an outdoor pool or hit the beach where you can enjoy snorkelling. All 9 individually decorated villas feature free WiFi and Select Comfort beds. Kitchenettes with fridges and hobs are standard, and guests will also find LCD TVs with digital channels and furnished balconies or patios. Private bathrooms are not en suite and housekeeping is available once per stay.
Magic Reef Bungalows offers 9 air-conditioned accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and complimentary bottles of water. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation has separate living rooms. Select Comfort beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. Accommodation at this 3.5-star villa has kitchenettes with fridges, hobs, kitchenware and utensils and coffee/tea makers. Rooms have detached private bathrooms. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a rainfall showerhead, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

This Rarotonga villa provides complimentary wireless Internet access. 32-inch LCD televisions come with digital channels and Netflix. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and a ceiling fan. Housekeeping is provided once per stay.

Recreational amenities at the villa include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Property is professionally cleaned
Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • On the beach


  • Outdoor pool
  • Umbrellas


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Paper towels
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster


  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily: NZD 15 per person


  • Premium bedding
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Select Comfort bed
  • Pillow menu
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Rollaway/extra beds: NZD 75.0 per day


  • Private bath (detached)
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Rainfall shower head
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer

Living spaces

  • Living room
  • Sitting area


  • 32-inch LCD TV with digital service
  • Netflix
  • Streaming services
  • Video library
  • Music library

Outdoor areas

  • Furnished balcony/patio
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry detergent

Work spaces

  • Computer station


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Heating


  • No pets or service animals


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • No lifts
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Local maps
  • Window screens
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Luggage storage
  • Blackout curtains
  • Laptop-compatible safe

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • Near the sea
  • On the waterfront

Things to do

  • Bike hire on site
  • Snorkelling on site
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector


  • 9 rooms
  • 1 floor
  • 10 buildings
  • Built in 2007
  • Individually decorated

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
An early check-in fee will be charged
Express check-in


Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged
Express checkout

Special check-in instructions

Guests must transfer via airport shuttle to the property; guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The front desk is open Monday - Friday (8 AM - 4:00 PM) and Saturday - Sunday (10 AM - 2:00 PM)
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 12 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 12 and older are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 75.0 per day.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 15 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 20 per person (one way)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 75.0 per day
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
This property uses solar energy
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including stag and hen parties
Guests under 12 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Magic Reef Bungalows
Magic Reef Bungalows Hotel
Magic Reef Bungalows Hotel Rarotonga
Magic Reef Bungalows Rarotonga
Magic Reef Bungalows Villa Rarotonga
Magic Reef Bungalows Villa
Magic Reef Bungalows Villa
Magic Reef Bungalows Rarotonga
Magic Reef Bungalows Villa Rarotonga

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 161 out of 179 reviews
5 - Excellent 90%
Rating 4 - Good. 15 out of 179 reviews
4 - Good 8%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 179 reviews
3 - Okay 1%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 179 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 179 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location on the coast which doesn't get as much wind as some of the other parts of the island. Great place to stay and awesome hosts. Electric rental cars at a reasonable price if you want to go exploring.
Stayed 6 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 6 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful place to stay. Super clean and hosts are super friendly. Let us use room until 2pm on checkout day as the room was free. I would have been happy to stay there a lot longer and would not hesitate to return.
Stayed 11 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Bungalow on the beach front - perfect view of the lagoon and the reef, everything clean and picturesque, gardens well maintained, great pool, fantastic hosts (thanks Laurence and Simonne), fruit platter and other arrival gifts made you feel special, free wifi was a bonus
Stayed 7 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Magic Reef is an exceptionally well-managed property which is handy to both the airport and the town. The traditional-style property sits on a beautiful section of the lagoon. The bungalows are spacious and have all the modern conveniences - air conditioning, courtyard shower and bath, kitchenette. The grounds are immaculate, with a great pool and bbq. But what really sets the property apart is the service provided by the friendly family who own and operate the hotel. Lawrence is more than happy to help with any request and his provision of a small fleet of Electric Vehicles on-site is a great way to get around an island where taxis are super-expensive! There were also extra little gifts and touches like homemade bread and orange juice in the refrigerator. When we travel we are fortunate to almost always stay at 5-star resorts. Magic Reef in every respect provided the comfort and service we enjoy. We would have given 6 stars if we could.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021