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Ikurangi Eco Retreat

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Award winning Ikurangi Eco Retreat is the Cook Islands first purpose-built eco accommodation and glamping hotel created to give visitors to Rarotonga the option of a getaway that doesn't compromise the environment. Set amongst organic tropical gardens and local plantations with dramatic mountain views, get back to nature and indulge in a luxurious eco escape like no other. All guests enjoy a complimentary daily tropical breakfast delivered to your room featuring the organic fruit abundant on our property. Expect chia seed pudding with cacao nibs, bircher and island smoothie, croissants with smashed avocado - just to name a few. Also included is free bicycle hire to explore the island. Day and night markets, shops and dining options are only a short cycle away. Onsite reception and tour desk is open 7 days with friendly local advice on all the island has to offer. Centrally located in the north-east, we are 400m from the ocean reef, 5km from the main township of Avarua and 4km in the opposite direction from Muri and the best swimming beaches in Rarotonga. Being set back from the lagoon ensures our retreat and guests have a minimal impact on our marine environment. Ikurangi Eco Retreat is an intimate boutique resort with a total of four Luxury Safari Tents and three Tropical Are. Think luxury in an ultra-romantic tropical setting. NB: adults only 12+.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Paid wifi
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Airport transportation
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Shallow end in pool
Yoga room
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Snorkelling
Bicycle tours
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Couples massage
Full body massage
Massage
Adults only
Concierge
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
Private check-in / check-out
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Dining area
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Private balcony
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Microwave
Walk-in shower
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Separate dining area
Sofa
Telephone
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Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
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Tom210 wrote a review 7 Apr
Shinjuku, Japan42 contributions66 helpful votes
We enjoyed our stay at Ikurangi very much. The grounds are beautifully kept with a lovely pool area that we used frequently. The tents make a really fun change to the usual resort set up. Vicki and Alan were super helpful and friendly and the breakfast they produced each morning was delicious as well as different each day. Thanks guys!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Roe K wrote a review Aug 2022
Kiama, Australia84 contributions66 helpful votes
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We have returned this afternoon from a week’s ‘second honeymoon’, celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary and staying at Ikurangi Eco Resort. What a treat! We just loved everything about our stay. The peace and quiet, the out door bathroom (I really want one at home- magic), Allan’s sumptuous breakfast at 8.20 every morning - always different and yummy ….. and so much more. Vicki and Alan went well beyond the call of duty to make sure our stay had everything we needed. They organised car hire, event attendance, rescued my stupidity with the in-room safe and so the list goes on. Of course we fell in love with Rarotonga completely (despite rain each day) and enjoyed everything we saw, did and ate! Hiring a car for the last few days made a difference to our flexibility and capability. We highly recommend Ikurangi resort. Beats being in the midst of a large and busy resort hands down! Love to think we’ve back - we’ll see! Mei Taki!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Probably suggest hiring a car for your total stay!
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Response from Vicki and Alan C, Owner at Ikurangi Eco Retreat
Responded 30 Sept 2022
Kia Orana Roe & Ken, it was lovely to meet you both and our pleasure to do what we could to help you enjoy a special and memorable anniversary holiday. Thanks for your review and recommending Ikurangi to others. We hope to see you again some day! Kia Manuia, Vicki & Alan
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Dean and Adele W wrote a review Mar 2024
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We had a wonderful relaxing and re-energising stay in our beautiful glamping tent! We were surrounded by gorgeous scenery of lush garden and mountains in the distance. We loved our outdoor bathroom. Showering in the sunshine is the best!!! Our hosts were so friendly and welcoming, helping us to organise things to do and places to go. They delivered the yummiest breakfast to our tent door each morning❤️ We rode the free bikes and swam each day in the pool which we had practically to ourselves! Loved every moment, would definitely book again!!! 🥰
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: Great to hire a car at the airport and then drop off when you leave- very easy!!!
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Flyer53808185088 wrote a review Mar 2024
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
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We stayed for four nights here. We loved the outdoor bathroom, but hopefully, there were no midnight and dawn rooster crows. The daily breakfasts were different, yummy, fresh, and healthy. Viki and Alan were very kind. Thanks for everything.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Eilis D wrote a review Dec 2023
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
We absolutely loved our stay at Ikurangi Eco Retreat. The location was exactly what we wanted - convenient to get the bus / cycle to main areas, but away from the main road and off the beaten track for more of a secluded feel. I grew to enjoy the roosters in the morning! We stayed in the safari tent which, along with the outdoor bathroom, provided a unique experience - cosy with everything needed for a comfortable stay. We looked forward to the deliciously fresh breakfasts every morning delivered to our deck, perfect start to a day in paradise. Vicki & Alan could not have been more accommodating, even dropping us home from our Christmas day lunch. We were appreciative of the bikes and got great use of them. Had some minor issues e.g.loose chain, stiff breaks but they are completely free to use, so no complaints. A suggestion could be to have some upgraded bikes available for a rental fee. Coming from life in a big city, it took us a while to get used to not having the option to 'lock up' when out during the day like you would in a hotel or home. However, the location (and Raro in general) felt super safe so wasn't much of a concern. A small padlock for the zips would have added to sense of security. You can really feel the love Vicki & Alan put into the retreat and their commitment to sustainable tourism is much appreciated. A wonderful stay and we are already planning a return trip!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Travelling Circ... D wrote a review Nov 2023
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An amazing place to stay, in a great location. Easy to get around on the bus or by the free bikes. Vicki and Alan were the best hosts, they helped me with my lost luggage and with tours in Aitutaki. They were so warm and friendly and made me feel like this was a home from home (I was here solo). The gourmet breakfasts were an experience in themselves. I will definitely be back and highly recommend this place to stay!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Brett B wrote a review Nov 2023
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Amazing accommodation, wonderful hosts, highly recommend the luxury tent with the outdoors bath and shower!🙂 Jump on the bikes and ride straight to On the juice for a tropical juice or local coffee!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ross H wrote a review Nov 2023
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My Partner and I wonderful stay at Ikurangi Eco Retreat. The place was impeccably clean and the outdoor showers added a lovely touch to the experience. The hosts were incredibly helpful, assisting with organizing trips and even arranging a thoughtful birthday surprise. The breakfasts were different every day and offered a nice healthy start to the day! The location is not beachfront, but the beach is not that far. The location makes you feel like you are tucked away in the hills and isolated, when in fact you are only a couple of minutes walk away from the bus stop and a couple of minutes drive away from the local town. A great alternative to the resorts that the island offers.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Eric S wrote a review Nov 2023
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Vicki and Alan were excellent hosts and went the extra mile to make our stay enjoyable. The Tropical Are we stayed in was very quiet and private. It was spacious and adequately equipped. The deck was very private and lovely to sit out on. The breakfasts were delicious. The grounds were attractive and well maintained. The bicycles were a bonus and we made good use of them. The pool looked lovely but we didn't use it because the weather wasn't hot enough.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Candice R wrote a review Oct 2023
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We loved our experience here. It was quiet, Alan and Vicki were kind, flexible, and gracious. Lovely place to stay. Breakfast was always delicious. We absolutely would stay here again if we came to the Cook Islands.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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$257 - $333 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Cook IslandsSouthern Cook IslandsRarotongaMatavera
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ikurangi Eco Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Ikurangi Eco Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Titikaveka Beach (6.2 km), Te Rua Manga (The Needle) (5.7 km), and Te Vara Nui Village (4.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ikurangi Eco Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Ikurangi Eco Retreat?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, a dining area, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Ikurangi Eco Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Ikurangi Eco Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ikurangi Eco Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Mooring Fish Cafe Rarotonga, The Waffle Shack, and Vili's Burger Joint.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ikurangi Eco Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Ikurangi Eco Retreat have airport transportation?
Yes, Ikurangi Eco Retreat offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Ikurangi Eco Retreat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wreck of the Matai (4.1 km).