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Hannah W

Honeymoon heaven

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 Jun 2022via mobile
Just what we needed! A little pocket of paradise with all the luxury necessities AND ALL ECO FRIENDLY.
We were spoiled with a complimentary upgrade to the honeymoon tent with a claw foot bath to soak in after thee most AMAZING massage !
But the outdoor shower was bliss after a salty swim in the sea too. This place was positioned perfectly, a bike or scooter ride to popular hubs such as the night market, epic burger joint and trader jacks.
Would 100 percent recommend staying here for a relaxing and glamorous stay. It’s super clean with no bugs or sand. And oh- don’t get me started on the fresh daily breakfast- this place was tent out of ten PERFECT!
Date of stay: June 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 16 Sept 2022
Kia Orana Hannah, thanks so much for your review, it certainly paints a lovely picture of your time staying with us. It was our pleasure meeting you and Chris and glad staying at Ikurangi resulted in special memories of your honeymoon together. Kia Manuia, Vicki & Alan
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All reviews free bikes every morning outdoor bathroom back roads out door bathroom provide advice second honeymoon would recommend hiring a car an amazing place to stay delivered breakfast the salt water pool real highlight daily breakfast muri beach a short scooter ride no air con thoroughly enjoyed our stay
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Reviewed 17 May 2022 via mobile

Alan and Vicki are outstanding hosts!!We felt really welcomed and very comfortable during our stay.
Highlight of our trip was getting married - by fabulous local celebrant Flo - beside the pool, in Ikurangi’s beautiful tropical gardens with views of the mountains!!!
Alan’s daily breakfasts were fantastic - and having fresh drinking water available was great.
We much appreciated Vicki’s help with booking activities and ordering an Island Platter - also Alan’s advice re the ‘Cross Island Track’ which was challenging ..but so worth it!!
Our Tropical Are was very clean and comfortable (thank you Susan) with lovely fresh flowers.
We rented a car which was helpful (especially coming back at night) and would recommend hiring a car or scooter. We had fun using the free bikes to explore around the inner roads - and we absolutely loved the saltwater pool!
Thanks again, Alan & Vicki

Date of stay: March 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Vicki and Alan C, Owner at Ikurangi Eco Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2022

Kia Orana Clare, thanks for your lovely comments and thoughtful review. It really was our pleasure meeting you both and hosting your most special day. You looked radiant and the smile on Mark's face said it all! Ikurangi is the perfect private oasis for intimate and romantic bespoke weddings, like yours. We are so happy to have helped make your entire stay a memorable one. Kia Manuia, Vicki & Alan

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Reviewed 10 March 2022 via mobile

Ikurangi Eco Retreat was a slice of heaven! Waking up to the view of the hills and the delicious spread Alan prepared for breakfast was a treat. Perfect location & stunning hosting from Alan, Vicki & Susan. Would recommend for couples looking for some time out, a solo traveller who wants to be close to activities but doesn’t want to stay in the tourist hub and to a large group that can make use of the lush garden and space. Thanks again Alan and Vicki 💗

Date of stay: February 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Vicki and Alan C, Owner at Ikurangi Eco Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2022

Kia Orana, it was our pleasure hosting you both - your smiles and laughter were the best reward we could have asked for. Thanks for your review, we appreciate it. We do aim to attract all travellers that appreciate something a little special and unique. Kia Manuia, Vicki & Alan

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Reviewed 6 February 2022 via mobile

Serene, nature filled, calm, beautiful, natural. We loved our stay at Ikurangi. You can see and feel the genuine passion and care Vicki and Alan have for hosting people in their slice of paradise.
Vicki was always so happy to help with organising things like activities and booking dinners, and Alan makes the best tropical breakfasts we’ve ever had.
If you’re not into staying at resorts and keen for a quiet and peaceful stay, this is the place.

Date of stay: January 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Bonnie D
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Vicki and Alan C, Owner at Ikurangi Eco Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2022

Kia Orana Bonnie, now that the border is open again, we are so happy to welcome lovely guests like yourself and Sam. Thank you for choosing to stay at Ikurangi in our little paradise. Kia Manuia, Vicki & Alan

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Reviewed 22 January 2022 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We had a wonderful view of the jungle and mountain from our room. Daily breakfast was delicious and the hosts took a genuine interest in our stay making us feel welcomed. The bikes made getting around fun and convenient and when we got back from exploring rhe island the pool helped us cool down. Cuddles with their animals was a bonus!

Date of stay: January 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Rom592
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Vicki and Alan C, Owner at Ikurangi Eco Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2022

Kia Orana Romain, thanks for your review - we especially appreciate it having been closed until recently due to COVID. We always enjoy guiding couples like you and Libby, a little bit, then leaving you to enjoy the romance of Rarotonga yourselves. Kia Manuia, Vicki & Alan

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Reviewed 25 July 2021

I stayed here for three nights as a solo female traveler after a few nights staying at Muri Beach. I felt extremely safe and looked after. The property is just beautiful, as are the tents/units to stay in. Breakfast is a treat; tropical food being served to your room by Alan. It was such a relaxing stay, though a bit on the pricey side, I would overall recommend it for solo travellors and couples wanting to experience the nature of Rarotonga.

Date of stay: July 2021
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Vicki and Alan C, Owner at Ikurangi Eco Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2021

Kia Orana Dushi, thanks for taking the time to write a review, it was lovely to meet you. We often have guests travelling on their own as Ikurangi is a safe haven away from the bustling crowds. We hope next time your partner can make it too! Kia Manuia, Vicki & Alan

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