What our customers say

Simple but clean and comfortable. Perfect location with the deck over looking the lagoon and so close to everything Muri Beach has to offer couldn’t have asked for a better spot. Perfect place for a small group to stay, particularly if you want to do your own food as the kitchen facilities are pretty good. We arrived at 2am and found that we had been left a loaf of bread, spreads, milk and coffee for our breakfast which was a lovely touch. The staff were lovely and friendly also. Would definitely recommend staying here. Thanks for the stay!


We'd go back there for sure. Great spot. Great location! At the northern end of Muri, it was only a short walk to everything we could need, and yet just far away enough to not be disturbed by the late night party people. There are a few car rental companies within short walking distance, and the bus stops are even closer. The night market, small convenience stores, and several nearby eateries and bars make it an ideal location. The facilities were simple, but perfect for what we were after. The staff were very friendly, helpful, and very accommodating. All the information we needed was presented to us. And there was even a lovely welcome loaf of locally made bread.

Brendon | New Zealand

Excellent place to create a base camp

Ronald | New Zealand

Beautiful little spot Close to everything but still peaceful and relaxing. The vibe was relaxed the team running it are lovely. Right on the beach and you can walk to the food spots in Muri. We stayed in a one bedroom until and found it perfect

Kate A

In short, our family had a blast, with Kyaks and pool easily accessible makes it so easy, room was great just hope fridge works properly next time as it was bit warm, other than that we can’t wait to go back, thanks Manea, awesome family memories, see you next year!!

Farmertemps | New Zealand

We stayed at the villa for 6 nights at villa 7 and we had a great time. The villa is a bit old but very well cleaned and the bathroom has been renovated. I saw the staff was cleaning another villa even window & ceiling fan. Surrounding environment is also superb. We were able to see mad crabs from our villa. Kids love the place and so do I. Reception open only till 12 pm but easy to contact by phone and respond very quickly. Thanks for having us and I would love to come back if I have a chance to travel cook island again.


Great Place with easy access to the water, nice and quiet and easy walking distance to all the local attractions. Would definitely recommend for families. We had a group of us all staying at the same location and having transport if you want to visit the rest of the island would be recommended.

Ronald R

My wife and I had an amazing time staying at Manea Beach Villas. The owner and staff were friendly, and no problem was too big. They even looked after us after our checkout, due to our flight being later that night. We were after a simple, self-contained unit with no interruptions, and it was exactly what we got. Awesome ocean views from the pool, and the bed was super comfortable. Very good location as well, walking distance from the food markets and it is situated in front of the best lagoon on the island. With three small islands in front of the villa to kayak and snorkel around. (Using the villas equipment) I believe it was cheap accommodation for the area it is situated in, and how late we booked. We would definitely stay there again.

Sargey B

An 8 day stay over Xmas 2017, perfect choice, quiet & relaxed with a saltwater pool alongside the wonderful Muri lagoon. All the extras we needed, kayaks & snorkelling gear, our own bbq on the deck in front of our villa, free filtered water and a laundry - all of this and right in Muri with everything walking distance. The drums of Te Vara Nui can be heard at night to stir your heart, the night food markets & many other choices just a stroll away. Our villa was just the right size & had everything we needed. Our host Fern was friendly and helpful. Hire a scooter to explore the wider island, or just plant yourself here and chill out. Delighted we chose Manea and would recommend

PauleLec | New Zealand

A piece of paradise Our family of five with three teenage children stayed in the 3 bedroom villa for 9 nights. We arrived at night and were amazed by the view when we woke to our first morning in Muri. The position of the villa is brilliant, taking in the pristine water and beautiful atolls. It is so close to all the action of Muri beach but has the position to also feel secluded from it. We enjoyed being self-contained and could stay in but also had options for nice coffee, meals, and markets within a 5-10 minute walk. The villa is a little rustic but we liked this and felt relaxed immediately. It is clean and comfortable with two large decks overlooking the lagoon. Fern and the staff we met were friendly and so accommodating. This was our first time in Raratonga and would not have wanted to stay anywhere else.

Leigh | Australia