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+.
All accommodation is equipped with a super-king bed (or twin singles upon request), fully screened windows, eco-luxe toiletries, waffle robes and a yoga mat. Each room has a pedestal fan, bar fridge, hairdryer and safe for your valuables. Our Luxury Safari Tents feature an ensuite with modern composting toilet and private open-air hot water shower.
'Are' is the word for home in the Cook Islands. Styled with true Polynesia in mind with cooling high ceilings and woven materials, our Tropical Are (Polynesian style studio room) command relaxation. Each Are boasts a private deck facing the stunning mountains of Takitumu, and overlooking a traditional pawpaw plantation. Relax on the indoor daybed while you enjoy a cup of Cook Islands artisan coffee or a cooling local craft brew beer.
Luxury Safari Tent
Our Luxury Safari Tents are perched upon private timber decks with outdoor lounge furniture overlooking the Ikurangi site, perfect for a sundowner or getting into a good book. With views of the Takitumu mountain ranges and private outdoor showers, you really can appreciate the natural beauty of our island. Each tent is equipped with hotel comforts such as power points for charging electronics, hairdryers, hot water, tea and coffee making facilities and a bar fridge.
Ariki Safari Tent
Our most exclusive room, perfect for the bride and groom, honeymoon couples, or those wanting something a little extra special. Enjoy the luxury of our premier Safari Tent, equipped with all the modern conveniences you'll need for a romantic getaway. Delight in a private clawfoot bath under the South Pacific stars and enjoy a champagne with your loved one. Complimentary bubbles on arrival for all our Ariki Tent guests.