• Welcome
  • Ikurangi Eco Retreat, glamping in the Cook Islands
  • Tents at Ikurangi Eco Retreat
  • Ikurangi Eco Retreat, Rarotonga
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Our place

Kia Orana and a warm welcome to Ikurangi Eco Retreat – The Cook Islands’ first purpose-built eco accommodation and glamping site.

UPDATE: Ikurangi Eco Retreat winners of TWO awards in the Air New Zealand Cook Islands Tourism Awards 2018/19

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.

At Ikurangi Eco Retreat you’ll find:

  • Beautiful, private studio style room/tent with ensuite
  • Free daily tropical breakfast delivered to your room
  • Luxury linens and sustainably sourced furnishings
  • Swimming pool
  • Sun loungers
  • Complimentary use of bicycles to explore the island
  • Free tea and local artisan coffee
  • Bar fridge in room
  • Pedestal fan
  • Electricity for charging electronics
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Local advice on all the island has to offer
  • Daily light service with full service every 3 days

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 5km from the main township of Avarua, A short stroll from the ocean reef & 3km from the best swimming beach in Raro.

The nearest provisions shop is 5 mins walk or two minutes on your complimentary bicycles.

Our favourite restaurants are scattered around the island ,however you will find the night markets and a selection of cafes, shops and restaurants in the next village over.

World famous Muri Beach is only a short cycle away and we offer complimentary bicycles for you to enjoy.

Proud winners of an Air NZ Cook Islands Tourism Award 2016/17 and 2018/19
Proud winners of an Air NZ Cook Islands Tourism Award 2016/17 and 2018/19