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Ikurangi Eco Retreat

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Titama Road, Matavera Cook Islands
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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 03/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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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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Free parking
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Airport transportation
Massage
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Shallow end in pool
Yoga room
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Snorkelling
Bicycle tours
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Adults only
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
Laundry service
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Dining area
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Walk-in shower
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Rom592 wrote a review 21 Jan
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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!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Vicki and Alan C, Owner at Ikurangi Eco Retreat
Responded 3 days ago
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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TajGirl wrote a review July 2021
Auckland99 contributions23 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Vicki and Alan C, Owner at Ikurangi Eco Retreat
Responded 1 Sept 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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Alex B wrote a review July 2021
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Our trip to Rarotonga was amazing and it was truly made by our stay at Ikurangi. Ikurangi is the perfect place for a relaxing, tranquil getaway. The handmade breakfasts every morning were a huge highlight and it was the best food that we ate on the island. The hosts Alan and Vicki are wonderful hosts who go above and beyond and organised everything we needed. We can’t wait for our next stay there and would absolutely recommend!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 Sept 2021
Kia Orana Alex, thanks so much for your review and recommending Ikurangi! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you and Stuart again in the future. Kia Manuia, Vicki & Alan
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zymm658 wrote a review Mar 2020
Chicago, Illinois4 contributions15 helpful votes
Ikurangi was a great base for my stay in Rarotonga. The flight from LA arrives very early in the morning, and Ikurangi offers an option for early checkin so I was able to go directly to the property and settle in. Later that morning Alan brought breakfast and showed me around the property, as well as giving me information about the island and getting around. The breakfasts were always excellent, taking full advantage of the amazing fresh fruit available on the island :) There ended up being some nasty weather while I was there, and I had to redo my schedule. Vicki and Alan were incredibly helpful, and got me sorted out with new reservations and activities very efficiently so I was still able to do and see a lot in my time there. During the bits where there was heavy rain, I enjoyed sitting on my deck and watching the weather! It's located about halfway between Avarua and Muri, with both being about and hours walk or a quick bike (bikes are available on the property for free). It's well back from the main road, so it's quiet except for nature sounds (like roosters!) and there's a lot of greenery around. It's a very pleasant location and I slept fabulously
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Vicki and Alan Candish, Owner at Ikurangi Eco Retreat
Responded 11 Aug 2020
Kia Orana Anne, we appreciate your review. We always say there’s as much or as little as you want to do in the Cook Islands and you got the balance just right. As Ikurangi is set in nature, keeping dry and warm on your private deck watching the moody weather over the mountains is certainly relaxing. Kia Manuia Vicki & Alan
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Lizbeth3055 wrote a review Feb 2020
Wellington, New Zealand36 contributions5 helpful votes
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We originally set off for a Fiji holiday with our 2 adult daughters but became stranded in Auckland after our Fiji flights were cancelled due to Cyclone Sarai. In a snap decision, we decided to divert our holiday and try Rarotonga for the first time and we are so glad we did. We booked into Ikurangi Eco Retreat for 9 nights and always up for trying something different, we chose "glamping" in their African safari tents complete with comfortable beds, fridge, electricity, tea/ coffee, eco-toilet, private outdoor shower, outdoor deck for dining, set in beautiful tropical surroundings with a pool. Our tents had a beautiful mountain view (see attached pic) and we used the beautiful covered decking area for evening drinks, eating in and a couple of game evenings when we didn't want to go out. On one of these nights, we ordered the "platter" which Vicki and Alan organise with a local business to be delivered - superb is the only way to describe this platter (see pics) This is not really out of the way - its a nice distance from the road, a short walk or ride to good coffee and a comfortable ride to Muri. We hired a small car to be able to travel to all the different beach spots and restaurants each night. We loved the complimentary and healthy breakfast - something different every day and delivered to our deck each morning. Vicki and Allan (retreat owners) are great people and wonderful hosts, they give guests a full briefing of things to do, places to go and where to eat (Allan is a chef so knows his food and all the best restaurants).  He also ran us into Muri to pick up and drop off the rental car. So if you are up for something a little different, we highly recommend you try Ikurangi Eco Retreat.  Having been staunch Fiji supporters for many years, we will now be splitting out pacific holidays and coming back to Raro - its such a welcoming place. Thanks for a wonderful experience - Marty, Liz, Emily and Charlotte from NZ.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Responded 11 Aug 2020
Kia Orana Legge family. Thanks for taking the time to write a detailed review and sharing your photos. It was our pleasure hosting you and we are so glad you enjoyed your special holiday together at Ikurangi. See you next time you visit Rarotonga! Kia Manuia Vicki & Alan
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PRICE RANGE
USD 141 - USD 198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Cook IslandsSouthern Cook IslandsRarotongaMatavera
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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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 (6.3 km), Te Rua Manga (The Needle) (5.7 km), and Over-Water Night Show & Dinner (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 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, Vili's Burger Joint, and The Waffle Shack.
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).