With not a lagoon or sandy white beach in sight but with the sound of roosters, waking you up at sunrise with the sun beaming through. The smell of tropical flowers and fresh fruit. With the fresh air and mountain views that surround you. The breath-taking view of the starry night sky. The light warm rain and the occasional dog that follows you down to the local shop. The sound of locals farming their crops from far away but like you’re in your own special piece of paradise where no one else is in sight.
Ikurangi Eco Retreat is Rarotonga’s first ever Eco accommodation. With the choice of a Luxury Safari Tent – Offering star-gazing at the night sky from the open air & private outdoor showers. Private en suite’s with a modern composting toilet. That uses banana leaves from the neighbouring banana trees and not to forget a Fresh tropical breakfast delivered to you daily. Perfect for the tropical Wedding that you’ve always wanted or Honey moon of your dreams.
If that doesn’t sound like heaven to you then they also have the option of a Tropical Are.– (Are is the word for home in the Cook Islands) With high woven ceilings to keep yourself cool on those hot tropical days. Your very own private deck, with out-door furniture facing the Mountains of Takitumu and your own private en suite. Great for a romantic get-away for couples or friends who are looking for a relaxing tropical retreat.
Ikurangi is located on the east side of Rarotonga, in the heart of the dense bush and tropical gardens with Mount Ikurangi above. Your complimentary bright red bicycles with attachable baskets make it so easy to travel your own way around the island, while taking in all of the amazing views around you. The neighbouring village is Muri Beach where you will find the most beautiful white sandy beaches in Rarotonga. There is a number of Restaurants, Cafe’s and Shops. Muri is also where you will find the famous Night Markets with fresh food and crafts made by locals. If you are wanting to have a Tropical Wedding, Ikurangi can help you find a perfect wedding planner for your special day. They also offer week long Wellness Retreats. Great for people who have busy, stressful day-to-day routines. Being able to take time away for yourself and relax in Paradise will do you wonders.
Thank you Ikurangi, for the most relaxing five days we have ever had. Our experience staying at Ikurangi Eco Retreat was more than amazing. Every small detail was perfect. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking to escape to the cook islands. Words & Pictures can not justify how wonderful this place is. We will defiantly be going back soon (for our Honey Moon) no doubt about that.