Mosquitoes in Rarotonga

Mosquitoes on your Rarotonga Holiday

When you holiday in Rarotonga you are fortunate that there are very few bugs and nasties. However we do have mosquitoes, which are more apparent when the weather is humid. When you are looking for Rarotonga accommodation it is important to search for villas that are fully screened. Makayla Palms is fully screened. Read more

Low season Rarotonga deals – Rarotonga holiday

Low season Rarotonga deals and specials at Makayla Palms for your Rarotonga holiday.

The low season is under way in Rarotonga and goes on until April 2016. Loads of tourists choose a Rarotonga holiday at this time, and if you go on the Makayla Palms main website you will see our deals and specials. Read more

Is the water safe to drink at your Rarotonga Accommodation?

Water quality and safety in Rarotonga is something to look out for. There are many different types (and pricing) of Rarotonga accommodation and you need to take care and check whether the water is filtered on the property. Check also that the water is UV filtered – not just an inexpensive tap filter, which may not give you good drinking water. You may want to be aware of this when looking for accommodation as you could end up buying water every day.

At Makayla Palms Rarotonga accommodation all the villas have UV filtered water and you will find lovely, cold filtered water in your fridge on arrival. All water going into the villas is filtered so that if you are showering, doing your washing or washing the dishes you can rest assured that you have a good filtered supply of water.

Self-contained accommodation - kitchen example

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 your own laundry, shopping and keep your villa tidy, just as you would at home, or you would at your bach/holiday house. Self contained accommodations are generally not serviced, but in some places they are serviced daily, and if you wish there might also be a paid send out service for laundry. Read more