Entries by Rachel

What to do in Rarotonga? Unique Experience: Umukai Feast

If you are wondering what to do in Rarotonga, how about the unique experience of a local family traditional Umukai at Makayla Palms. We have available for our guests during their Rarotonga holiday, a traditional umukai feast. This is prepared by our local family, Alfred and Loving, just as their ancestors did – by wrapping the food […]

What exactly is self-contained accommodation in Rarotonga?

We find we have many guests who arrive and are not sure exactly what self-contained accommodation in Rarotonga is, so we thought we would offer an explanation to help. There are many and varied self-contained villas and bungalows around the island of Rarotonga. Self contained means that you are able to cook for yourselves, do […]

Welcome to Makayla Palms Blog

Firstly a little insight into how it all came about, ten years on. John’s father was a Cook Islander, and as all land in the Cook Islands is owned by families, when he died his children succeeded him through the court. Hence John was given a piece of family land in Rarotonga. All land is on a 60 […]