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 year lease and when the piece of land that Makayla Palms in Titikaveka became John’s we had a decision to make. We were school teachers in New Zealand – did we want to go on teaching or have a complete change?
We decided to make a complete life style change and build a small tourist accommodation. A brave move on our part knowing very little about building, tourism, business or marketing! However we forged ahead, didn’t look back and now nearly ten years later we can look back with pride at what we have achieved. Read more