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Overview of Ikurangi Eco Retreat

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Premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

Ikurangi Eco Retreat

3.5 out of 5

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Spa
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing

Explore the area

    Popular LocationAvana Lagoon5 min drive
    Popular LocationBeachcomber Pearl Market6 min drive
    Popular LocationCook Islands National Museum7 min drive
    AirportRarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.)17 min drive

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  • Romantic Tent, Bathtub, Mountain View

    Room amenities

    • 29 sq m
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Deluxe Double or Twin Room, Mountain View

    Room amenities

    • 34 sq m
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Large Single Beds
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  • Luxury Tent, Ensuite, Mountain View

    Room amenities

    • 29 sq m
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Large Single Beds
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About this area


Located in Rarotonga, Ikurangi Eco Retreat is in the mountains and near the beach. Muri Night Markets and Punanga Nui Market are worth visiting if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Avana Lagoon and Muri Beach. Te Vara Nui Village and Maire Nui Botanical Gardens are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and scuba diving nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails and ecotours.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Avana Lagoon - 5 min drive
  • Beachcomber Pearl Market - 6 min drive
  • Cook Islands National Museum - 7 min drive
  • Cook Island Christian Church (CICC) - 7 min drive
  • Cook Islands Library and Museum - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) - 17 min drive


  • Flying Boat Fish & Chips - 5 min drive
  • The Mooring - 5 min drive
  • Tamarind House - 5 min drive
  • The Rickshaw - 6 min drive
  • Vili's Burgers - 7 min drive
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About this property

Ikurangi Eco Retreat

3.5-star Rarotonga hotel in Matavera with free breakfast
This smoke-free hotel features an outdoor pool, WiFi in public areas and spa services. Free breakfast (local cuisine), free self parking and a free manager's reception are also provided. Additionally, free use of bicycles, concierge services and a library are on-site. All 7 individually decorated rooms feature WiFi and room service. Guests can appreciate conveniences such as sitting areas and fridges, and other amenities include furnished balconies and premium bedding.
Ikurangi Eco Retreat offers 7 forms of accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Rooms open to furnished balconies. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation has separate sitting areas. Beds feature premium bedding. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include bathrobes, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include telephones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). In-room massages and an iron/ironing board can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and complimentary bicycles.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include massages.

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (NZD 10 for multiple minutes)
  • Available in some public areas: WiFi (NZD 10 for multiple minutes)

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast available daily 7:00 AM–9:00 AM
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Free bike hire
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • Outdoor pool
  • Fridge


  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library
  • No lifts
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Water sports equipment
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Massages


  • Couples dining
  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Linens
  • Portable fan
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Fridge

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Chef
  • Free local calls
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • In-room massage
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Local maps
  • Phone
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area
  • Window screens



Check-in from 2:00 PM - 6:00 AM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open Monday - Friday (8:00 AM - 4:00 PM) and Saturday - Sunday (8:00 AM - noon)
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 4:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 11 and younger are not allowed at this property; all guests older than 11 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: NZD 10 for multiple minutes (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: NZD 10 for multiple minutes (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 25 per person (one-way)
  • Early check-in fee: NZD 150 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: NZD 150 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Children 11 years old and younger are not permitted at this property

Property is also known as

Ikurangi Eco Retreat Hotel Rarotonga
Ikurangi Eco Retreat Hotel
Ikurangi Eco Retreat Rarotonga
Ikurangi Eco Retreat
Ikurangi Eco Retreat Hotel
Ikurangi Eco Retreat Rarotonga
Ikurangi Eco Retreat Hotel Rarotonga

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Ikurangi Eco Retreat and receive a full refund?
Yes, Ikurangi Eco Retreat offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Ikurangi Eco Retreat cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Ikurangi Eco Retreat have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Ikurangi Eco Retreat pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Ikurangi Eco Retreat?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Ikurangi Eco Retreat?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 6:00 AM. Early check-in is available for a fee of NZD 150 (subject to availability). Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Ikurangi Eco Retreat?
Checkout is at 10:00 AM. Late checkout is available for NZD 150 (subject to availability).
Does Ikurangi Eco Retreat provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs (available on request). A fee of NZD 25 per person applies.
Where is Ikurangi Eco Retreat located?
Located in Matavera, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Avana Lagoon, Muri Beach and Cook Islands Library and Museum. Muri Night Markets and Punanga Nui Market are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Rating 5 - Excellent. 26 out of 35 reviews
5 - Excellent 74%
Rating 4 - Good. 6 out of 35 reviews
4 - Good 17%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 35 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 35 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 35 reviews
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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The owner and the staff are friendly and very kind. Not a beach facing place but quiet with private lookout surrounded by plants. Free bicycle rental was a helpful service for transportation and carbon emission. Their concept and effort towards being eco friendly was amazing. Wake up with roosters, stay with friendly cats and beautiful mountain view. Start the day with the best tropical breakfast with different menu everyday.
Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
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what a beautiful retreat on Rarotonga! Definitely a place like home away from home. Alan and Vicki were beautiful hosts that were always helpful, friendly , and went above to organise anything we planned for our stay. The breakfast they prepared for us was honestly a highlight. The property is unique. Located in what we would call the most beautiful place on the island (picturesque mountains and palm trees everywhere). You get the feeling of being amongst the locals rather than a resort feeling full of travellers. It is also close to the markets, the needle, and muri which we chose to get to on our bicycles ( so much fun). On our next trip back to Rarotonga we would definitely stay on this retreat again. Thank you so much for everything!
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
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Location was peaceful and secluded. Pristine garden surroundings and beautifully maintained accommodation. Bikes available to use during the stay but a scooter or car would be an advantage as is not close to any cafes or restaurants.
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Stayed 6 nights in Jul 2019

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