Kia Orana and a warm welcome to Ikurangi Eco Retreat -- where luxury meets sustainability. Winners in the Air New Zealand Cook Islands Tourism Awards.
All guests enjoy a complimentary daily tropical breakfast, free use of bicycles to explore the island and WIFI vouchers (limited).
Nestled in a tropical garden under the stunning vista of Mount Ikurangi on the east side of Rarotonga, Ikurangi offers guests the choice of a Tropical Are (Polynesian style studio) with private deck facing the mountains or a stunning fully furnished Luxury Safari Tent equipped with private ensuite.
For something really special, book our Ariki Safari Tent for two and enjoy a private claw foot bath under the South Pacific stars and complimentary bubbles on arrival.
Our four Safari Tents and two Are have been strategically placed to ensure each room enjoys privacy and views of our stunning environment. All guests enjoy beautiful natural toiletries, luxurious waffle robes and an ensuite. Our tents also offer a private open-air hot water shower.
Eating and drinking
We deliver freshly made daily tropical breakfast to your Tent or Are each morning featuring a selection of artisan breads, cereal, and fresh fruit. Locally roasted coffee and tea facilities are available in your room at all times.
Rarotonga offers an impressive selection of culinary spots for all other meals. We'll happily share some of our favourites with you.
Ikurangi is nestled in a tropical garden setting under the mountains of Takitumu. We have chosen this location for its natural beauty and serenity. Being set back from the lagoon, ensures our retreat, and guests have a minimal impact on our marine environment.
We are 3km from the main township of Avarua, A short stroll from the ocean reef & 3km from the best swimming beach in Raro.
"Intimate. Warm. Romantic. Luxurious. Unpretentious. Visually stunning. Perfect." - Sam, Aotearoa NZ
Welcomes older families with children 12+
¬®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. Ideal for a romantic getaway for two.
Luxury Safari Tents
Our four Luxury Safari Tents are perched upon private timber decks 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 home comforts such as power points for charging electronics, hairdryers, iron/ironing board, hot water, tea and coffee making facilities and a bar fridge. A super king bed complete with luxury linens ensures total relaxation.
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. Our claw foot bath set amongst a private garden setting is the perfect place to sit back and enjoy a champagne under the stars with your loved one. Complimentary bubbles on arrival for all our Ariki Tent guests.