We chose Apartments Kakera for our wedding and honeymoon and it was a magical experience from beginning to end. Melinda, Andrew and whanau have created a very special place far from the impersonality of bigger resorts. We felt cared for as soon as we arrived: our hosts were attentive without being at all intrusive.
The accommodation (we stayed in the largest apartment, Karanga) is beautifully styled and designed to maximise its situation overlooking a beautiful and private coral beach. It has everything you could possibly need (including laundry facilities) with thoughtful touches like fresh flowers and a delicious complimentary breakfast the first day, and everything is spotlessly clean thanks to Melinda and the legendary Chris!
We loved the private coral beach fringed with greenery and have never before seen the electric blue colour of the sky before the dawn arrives: a stunning landscape!
We benefited very much from our hosts knowledge of the island, including good places to eat and the best snorkelling spots, and Melinda arranged hire of a great open-top car for us too. Another lovely thing we did (again suggested by our hosts) was to visit the white church along the road on Sunday for the experience of hearing those remarkable Pacific harmonies.
Our wedding was completely stress-free thanks to Melinda who organised everything from the fantastic photographer (Jenna Tere) and celebrant (John Whitta) to the most beautiful flowers. I felt completely pampered as Melinda again worked her magic with my hair and makeup on our wedding day.
We got married on the wooden deck on the beach with the sparkling sea behind us and the palm trees swaying in the wind: perfect! This was followed by a wonderful meal in our apartment garden: the food (all prepared by our hosts) was divine, with Melinda catering for anything we wanted, including our vegetarian guests. It was a truly special day and there is nothing that we would have done differently.
We cannot recommend Apartments Kakera highly enough and can't wait to go back! With grateful thanks to Melinda, Andrew and whanau for their kindness and hospitality.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kakera Villa Apartments Rarotonga - offer four comfortable eco modern holiday home villas. A boutique private complex of self catering self service trendy villa apartments, some with private outdoor area & plunge pool. Set along side a natural coral reef surf beach at the foot of tropical mountains, two kilometers from the bustle of Muri, close to stores and coffee shop. Kakera Villa Apartments presents the perfect tropical vacation space for longer stay travelers, couples, family with teenagers and grown up children & groups of up to fifteen. ... more less
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