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Jetstar flies direct from Sydney to Rarotonga
28 Jul 2023

Pacific's 'best-kept secret' islands are now easier to get to

28 July, 2023

The Sydney Morning Herald: By Craig Tansley

Last month the first direct Jetstar flight from Australia to the Cook Islands touched down at Rarotonga International Airport.

The first of three direct flights launched per week from Sydney to Rarotonga, it marked the first time a budget carrier has flown direct to the Cook Islands from Australia and the first time any airline has offered more than one direct flight per week (pre-COVID, Air New Zealand offered one direct... read more

NZ Herald - Hotel Review
15 Nov 2021

NZ Herald Hotel review: Rarotonga's Ikurangi Eco Retreat a Cook Islands sustainable stay

2 June, 2021

By: Maureen Marriner

First impressions: Ikurangi Eco Retreat is in the Matavera District of Rarotonga, on the northeastern side of the island. The retreat is largely hidden by lush foliage. A small car park with hedge-edged pathways leads to large, raised, safari tents.

Hotel history: The landowner, still living next door, started Ikurangi with three wooden ares, Polynesian-style studio rooms. The property was bought and expanded before the... read more

COVID-FREE Cook Islands / New Zealand travel bubble announced!
17 May 2021

We can hardly contain our excitement!

As of today, we are welcoming visitors back to our island paradise. The first flight from Auckland to Rarotonga is due to land here shortly.

We have been working hard, maintaining, renovating and perfecting our little paradise, readying it for this very day.

We know travel has been off the cards for quite some time, but now is your chance to get away from it all.

It doesn't get much more relaxing than spending time reconnecting in a beautiful natural environment. Nestled in an organic tropical garden... read more