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“Nai Kawakawa is a very special place”
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Malolo Lailai Island, Mamanuca Islands

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Roma C
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nai Kawakawa is a very special place”
Reviewed 23 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We would like to thank you enormously in making your home available for our tropical holiday – We all appreciated the beautiful Nai kawakawa and its surrounds as wonderful accommodation, and very spacious. We did not want for anything and all had a very restful and fun time.
Musket Cove still has the same lovely feel as 25 years ago when I first visited, and of course quite a lot more development has occurred. The resort staff are friendly and laid back and we had plenty of activities to keep us busy if and when we desired. I really like the big new building with Trader Jacks, the café and shop – a popular spot.
The house staff were friendly and helpful caretakers of your house and grounds, and they answered any questions we had etc…

Date of stay: August 2016
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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miman_o
Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Amazing accommodation!”
Reviewed 6 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We stayed at nai kawakawa with a 18mth old, 3 yo, parents and grandparents. The accommodation was perfect for every age! The bures were beautiful and perfect for times when we wanted to hang together and when we wanted our own space.

We spent the mornings doing activities on the island and would retreat to the house in the afternoons for much needed R&R by the pool.

The view from the main bure was amazing and the peace and quiet was lovely. We hope to return for another family holiday soon!

Date of stay: August 2014
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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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269maried
Queenstown, New Zealand
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“Paradise”
Reviewed 20 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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The online photos of Nai Kawakawa do not do the property justice - we were overwhelmed from the moment we stepped onto the property. The gardens are now well established and afford privacy around the bures and from the 'road'. We were lucky enough to stay at Nai Kawakawa with three other couples and the layout of the house and bures meant we had the perfect amount of privacy from each other (f we wanted) as well as having the room to socialise together. We mainly self catered, bringing staples with us and buying meat and veges etc at the local store at Musket Cove. The kitchen is so well equipped it made catering easy and fun. The caretakers Marcinel and Jay were amazing - putting the boys in touch with local fishermen to take them out, explaining the best places to go and things to do and working so unobtrusively around the house to ensure we had the best holiday we could. Even down to doing our washing for us! I highly recommend this property and the island for a very relaxing and beautiful holiday. I hope we may be able to return.

Date of stay: August 2014
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Liked best: The entire property was above expectations.
Liked least: Coming home
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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louie_sli...
Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
161 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Amazing private residence”
Reviewed 4 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013

We recently stayed here for 7 nights over New Years. There was 8 of us & it worked out heaps cheaper than a resort at this time of the year. We were all pleasantly surprised with the privacy & quality fit out of the house and 2 bures. The only addition required is aircon or fly screens on the sides of the house & bures for some air flow as it can get quite muggy. The frontage of the property is stunning with the most incredible views of the water & Malolo Island. Having a private pool was sensational where we enjoyed many a fun time! The residence is in a quieter part of the island but only a 10min leisurely walk all resort amenities.
Jay & Marci were more than helpful & incredibly polite & friendly. They showed us how to harvest coconuts, they made the beds, changed the linen & washed our clothes. If we had any questions they were always happy to help. Highly recommended!

Date of stay: December 2013
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Rob C
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
“A piece of tropical paradise for privacy, relaxation and the decerning”
Reviewed 25 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Having stayed at many 5-star resorts and hotels over the years, Nai Kawakawa did not disappoint, in fact it exceeded our expectations in every regard, especially when it came to our privacy and much needed relaxation. Secluded away in our own “private resort” set among magnificent tropical gardens, the five-bure complex really works a treat. The onsite house staff, Jai and Marcenel, was also another big plus, as they went about their duties so unobtrusively we hardly noticed they were around, even when needed! They were just delightful and so obliging. A wonderful property and a wonderful holiday had by all…we shall return.
Rob C

Date of stay: August 2013
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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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