We were lucky to stay at Charlie & Mary's holiday home for 10 nights and it really did feel like a home away from home.
Mary & Charie were lovely to deal with before, during and after our stay and went out of their way to help us with our queries, change our dates around, booked our transfers, suggested car/scooter hire places, baked us yummy muffins and provided fresh fruit for us.
The location was perfect as we hired scooters and cars so we could go exploring the beautiful restaurants and beaches arount the island.
Muri beach is 10 minutes away by scooter for supplies, and there were a few stores to buy essentials a bit closer as well (Wigmores mini supermarket was about 4kms down the road if we needed a bigger range of supplies).
There were many lovely restaurants close by, The Sands, Little Polynesian, Aria and our favourite lunch place 'The Moorings' at the boat club for FOB (fresh off the boat) fish sandwiches, yum!
The main house at Te Akapuao had loads of room for the 8 of us and all the essential items. The studio villas were great for the couples in our group and the shared pool and large deck were perfect for relaxing and entertaining.
Great value for money, highy recommend and I'd love to come back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Te Akapuao is the perfect getaway holiday retreat for groups or large families. A large 4 bedroomed holiday home and two self contained studio villas are situated in the extensively planted grounds of the family property. Sleeps 12! A gated and fenced swimming pool and large entertainment deck compliment Te Akapuao. Both studio villas and main house have insect screens- a must for the night mossies, smoke alarms in all rooms, safes and security grills on main doors. Set up off the Te Ara o Toi the ancient inland road and nestled on the gentle slopes of Akapuao hills, Te Akapuao is less than a 5 minute walk (a 1 minute drive), to the private family beach and the Charlies Beach Cafe & Grill,Paddleboard and Kayak Hire and cafe at the edge of Akapuao Marine Park Reserve, small village shop the 'Fruits of Rarotonga' cafe, Maire Nui Gardens and Cafe, the Pawpaw Patch Restaurant and the Little Polynesian 5 Star restaurant for that extra special 'dine out' night. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Te Akapuao Holiday Home And Studio Villas Rarotonga, Cook Islands - Titikaveka