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Magic Reef Beachfront Bungalows

Reviews & testimonials

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“We had the most wonderful time at Magic Reef”

We had our wedding here and for us, there couldn’t have been a better place. The Beachfront Bungalow was absolutely breathtaking, directly on the beautiful beach. Lawrence, Simonne and Tallulah are the absolute best and made our wedding unforgettable. Next time we visit the Cook Islands, we’ll definitely stay at Magic Reef again.

Benjamin & Daniela

“Just had an amazing week, the swimming pool one of the cleanest I have been in!”

Just had an amazing week at ‘Magic Reef’ – so relaxing…bungalow, very pretty gardens, swimming pool one of the cleanest I have been in, ‘Magic’ the dog and ‘Captain’ the cat so friendly and the staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful. Walking distance to several eateries and e-bikes and e-cars on offer – what more could you want!

Heather Royale

“Magic Reef caters for all your needs and is sustainable with it”

Magic Reef caters for all your needs and is sustainable with it. Solar powered ice maker, EV cars and bikes available Bungalows are traditional island living spaces, open plan and spacious with air conditioning. Pool is always beckoning and sparkly clean. Hosts and team are amazingly friendly and helpful. Located close to bars and restaurants on quieter side of the island. Highly recommend if you are after a quiet and private getaway.

Trish McLean

“We loved the privacy of the Bungalows”

We loved the privacy of the Bungalows and the close proximity to the large outdoor pool. All bungalows have a deck on the front with sun loungers. And just a 30 sec walk takes you out to the outdoor area which overlooks the beach.  We were well looked after by staff and Owners Lawrence and Simonne who just wanted to make sure we enjoyed our holiday. This is our 3rd stay here and we will be going back.

Steph & Nicola May

“Beautiful aqua waters , white sand and coconut palms”

I have just returned from a 4 day escape to Rarotonga. Hosts Simonne, Lawrence and Tallulah ( who used to live on Waiheke too ) made me feel so welcome. When I arrived there was a beautiful tropical fruit platter and a glass of cool wine was waiting for me. I felt instantly at home. Beautiful aqua waters, white sand and coconut palms, a hammock, all the things you need for relaxation were just outside my bungalow. I came away from this short little getaway refreshed and rejuvenated and I highly recommend the Magic Reef Beachfront Bungalows ❤️

Sonia Littlejohns

“I cannot recommend Magic Reef Bungalows enough!”

If anyone is thinking of heading to The Cook Islands then I cannot recommend Magic Reef Bungalows enough as a place to stay 🧡 If a little piece of paradise right on the ocean…a sanctuary to relax after a day of exploring and activities is what you’re after then this is the place for you. There is no Restaurant or Bar to bring in the hoards yet there are awesome places to dine in walking distance just down the beach in either direction. This was my 2nd stay at Magic Reef and It’s new hosts Simonne and Lawrence are the bomb, ensuring all your possible needs are met.


Sonia & Dave Tompkins

“Massive thanks for the great hospitality”

Hi guys. We would just like to say a massive thanks for the great hospitality and probably one of the best weeks we have had for a long time. Looking forward to coming back again within the next 12 months. Cheers

Michael & Jenny Mancer, NZ

“Thank you sooo much Magic Reef Team”

Thank you sooo much Magic Reef Team for making our stay unforgettable. Waking every morning to the waves lapping at our front door #friendly prompt service and door man/dog Magic walking us to our room when we returned at night was the icing on the cake! Thank you to your little island girl Tallulah – such a beautiful little girl. Lawerence, Simone, Jane, Rangi, David, Luella ko koe to matou whanau.

Queenie & Brendon

“Thanks for another wonderful stay”

Thanks for another wonderful stay. Magic Reef holds a very special place in our hearts and this visit was just as good as the others or maybe even better. You have done an amazing job renovating the gardens, they are stunning. The lagoon has enjoyed less tourists and we were constantly surprised by the masses of fish! Totally blew our minds. Hope to see you all soon. Stay safe. Meitaki ma’ata

Michelle and Pete

“Pam and I give it an “11”.”

There are not enough superlatives to describe our visit at Magic Reef. From reception by Gil to departure our stay was perfect, in this idyllic location. If you are in search of a relaxing, comfortable place to unwind – this is it. Pam and I give it an “11”.

Pam & John

“A fantastic place to stay”

A fantastic place to stay- well appointed bungalows, quiet, clean & wonderful staff. Highly recommend Magic Reef Bungalows.
Bonus having E-cars & bikes to hire.


“Wow, what a Magic spot”

Wow, what a magic spot (excuse the pun). We had 7 nights at Magic Reef and loved every minute of it. The bungalows are very comfortable and the view – amazing. Throughout our stay the Magic Reef team made us feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. We will be back!!

Warrick & Victoria

“Perfect location”

Perfect location, friendly staffs, spacious bungalow, and comfortable hammock. Thank you Lawrence and Simone for making our stay memorable.

Joshua Lee

“Thank you for a wonderful week”

Thank you for a wonderful week at the Magic Reef. There was so much to enjoy. Spacious comfortable rooms. The outdoor shower was particularly pleasant. The items provided for our first breakfast were most appreciated. We spent many hours lounging on our front deck gazing at the water, only steps away. A dip in the pool was always refreshing. Grounds were lovely and well tended. Every sunset seemed to be more colorful than the night before. Having an electric car to rent and use to get into town, to a distant restaurant or elsewhere was nice and convenient. Jane and Lawrence and rest of staff were great and met every need. It was hard to leave and we’d love to return.
Only notes of concern:
NZ$40 per person for round trip airport transfers seems a tad steep.
Van arranged for transport back to airport was fine for seating our six passengers, but not adequate for our luggage. Several large pieces had to sit on laps.

David & Polly


Fantastic😊😊😊😊. What a beautiful place to relax and unwind. Very hard to leave.

Alan Crofts

“Thank you for making our anniversary so special!”

The owners and all of the staff were wonderful. We loved our stay at Magic Reef and can’t wait to return! We had such a wonderful, relaxing week.

Bonnie Begert

“Awesome hospitality”

From arrival to the day we left, fantastic, we felt most welcome. Awesome hospitality, awesome space to stay.

Fin Helen

“Thank you to Amy and Gillian who helped make our stay so enjoyable”

Nothing was ever a problem, from the moment we arrived we were well looked after, gorgeous accommodation, after looking around at several other resorts we are so glad we picked Magic Reef, we could not fault it, magical sunsets, views of the sea from every bungalow, beautiful gardens, superb service from all the team, a big heartfelt thank you for everything

Sheila Shields

“Thank you for a perfect week at Magic Reef”

It was the most relaxing holiday ever. Especially impressed with the whales you arranged to slap their tails and flippers just in front of our bungalow.

Ann-Louise Hyde

“We absolutely loved our stay”

We absolutely loved our stay, first time visitors to the island and we were so impressed, I even did a couple of sessions of yoga for the first time, loved the cold Nu on arrival and every little bit till the very end. Meitaki Ma’ata

Stacey Johnston

“5 Star – our perfect honeymoon”

Home away from home … from our pick up which was 11pm our driver was full of joy and welcomed us island style even giving us local information on our drive to the bungalows …stepping into our bungalow it was magical even better then we had expected or seen in photos , we were greeted with the sound of crashing waves and stunning beach and water views every morning! Nothing at all was to much trouble for the team … loved the endless supply of ICE for our cocktails 🍸 and the BBQ was a treat for nights in with our own romantic beach dinners , with our guest MAGIC the resident pooch he was so friendly
The semi outdoor bathroom was fabulous, enjoying a bath ! Seeing whales whilst sipping cocktails on the hammock was truly beautiful… We can’t thank you guys enough for making our honeymoon magical with local adventures and dining experiences…. we will return to the island ! Mr & Mrs B 👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩

Amanda Neville-Beard

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