Glampers. Eco Tourists. Yogies and Yoga instructors looking to host a retreat.
Peace and Quiet. Riding your bike along papaya plantations. Open air showers. South Pacific stars. True tropical lifestyle.
Anytime! Most sunshine April to October.
Ikurangi Eco Retreat is the Cook Island's first ever eco hotel and glamping site, built by a husband and wife team wanting to create a unique and sustainable experience for their guests.
The hideaway is located on Rarotonga island, surrounded by a lush jungle at the foot Mount Ikurangi. Choose a Tropical Are - a Polynesian style studio room - with high ceilings and private decks, overlooking the mountains of Takitumu and traditional pawpaw plantations. Ariki Safari Tents are perfect for those requiring maximum privacy and a little extra luxury, with its personal garden and freestanding tubs. The Luxury Safari are great for magnificent views across the horizon, where you can really appreciate the island's beauty.
Ikurangi is surrounded by a tropical jungle in a serene and private setting. Not being located directly on the lagoon helps preserve the island's marine life and environment. Explore Rarotonga by bikes (provided by the hotel). Visit the town or Avarua. Relax on a picture perfect Muri beach. Hike. Assimilate to the island's rhythm.
Fresh tropical breakfast delivered to your tent every morning. Locally grown and roasted coffee. Craft beer from local breweries.
Fly into Rarotonga International Airport and arrange a transfer with the resort.
*Photos property of Ikurangi Eco Retreat
Tiki lovers. Honeymooners. Castaways. Marine biologists.
White sand beaches. Untouched rich reefs. Coconut palms and turquoise lagoons. Polynesian charm. A tropical environment in its natural state.
The high season is from May 1 to October 31, with mild temperatures, fewer rain showers and better visibility for divers. The low season is from November 1 to April 30 with less tourist traffic, but a higher chance of rain.
A short flight away from Tahiti, resides one of the most private and untouched French Polynesian islands - Tetiaroa. The sanctuary is home to The Brando - a vision developed by Marlon Brando for one of the first sustainable luxury retreats in the world.
Tetiaroa is composed of many small islands surrounding a beautiful lagoon, which used to serve as a vacation destination of Tahitian royalty. The Brando offers 35 oceanfront villas, reflecting Polynesian culture. Choose a one, two or three bedroom villa, with inside and outside masterfully merged together. Relax in an outdoor bathtub or cool off in a private plunge pool. Everything in your stay is part of the price, including daily spa services and activities, as well as one diving session.
Tetiaroa is a protected and thriving natural environment. Take the Green Tour, where you will visit a researcher station, a baby shark nursery and learn about the resort's sustainable work. Take a day to paddleboard around the island or swim in Mermaid Bay. Snorkel or dive with turtles, manta rays, and possibly whale sharks. Take a boat tour of the lagoon or bike through the island's dense jungle and discover dozens of different bird species.
Polynesian and french inspired dishes from a 2 michelin star chef. Organically grown fruits and vegetables from Brando's own gardens and orchards. A special gourmet vegan menu.
Fly into Faa’a International Airport in Papeete, Tahiti and take a 20-minute flight to Tetiaroa. The transfer is complimentary for guests staying 7 nights or more and discounted for a stay of 5 nights or more. Get around the island by bike or a on a paddle board.
Brando is one of the most sustainable luxury resorts in the world, with barely any carbon footprint. The resort works hard to preserve the biodiversity of Tetiaroa and support Polynesian culture.
*Images property of The Brando