Villa TAI / Villa RUA / Villa TORU
Arcadia Retreat is comprised of three very spacious holiday homes ( Tai, Rua and Toru ) positioned around tranquil and quiet gazebo and BBQ hut, salt water swimming pool, mature tropical fruit tress and swaying palms. Arcadia Retreat prides itself on being a retreat in the true sense; to ensure the most relaxing and memorable vacation, yet being close enough to cafes, restaurants and convenience stores. Boasting a lagoon style swimming pool set among tropical gardens, Arcadia Retreat Rarotonga is located only 200 m from Arorangi’s hidden white sandy beach where on most days, the only footsteps that you will see will be yours and that of the early morning wading birds..
NB: Each villa can sleep up 4 adults. Larger groups have the ability to rent the three villas to accommodate up to 12 adults
Each individually styled vacation home has a fully equipped kitchen including oven, stove top, toaster, kettle, refrigerator, coffee plunger, welcome pack of coffee, tea, sugar and other essentials right down to bottled water to start you off with. flat screen TV should you wish. Please note that Rarotonga only has 2 television stations, so bring your hard-drive should you need to catch up on latest entertainment from back home.
Guests staying at Arcadia Retreat have an easy walk to well known Beluga Cafe for their morning coffee. The Pacific Fish & Chip Shop is 3 minutes’ walk away. Rarotonga International Airport is 11 minutes’ drive away.
- Upper floor villa
- Linen toweling
- Tea/Coffee maker
- Private entrance
- Ironing facilities
- Full sized Kitchen
- Cleaning products
- Electric kettle
- Dining table
- Sitting area
- Dining area
- Flat-screen TV
- Outdoor furniture
- Outdoor dining area
- Clothes rack
- Drying rack
Arcadia Retreat is one of the newer properties on the Rarotongan holiday rental market and was a labor of love for the new owners, who transformed a local homestead, sited on 3/4 acre (3000 sq. meters) into what you see in the images in the gallery. This property is unique in that each of the holiday homes, are in fact, full sized houses that guest have to enjoy in complete and uninterrupted tropical abundance and elegance.
The owners have strategically added a sparkling saltwater swimming pool in the center of the property, complete with a tropical, bure styled, entertainment hut, complete with full sized BBQ, fridge plus sink/cleaning facilities, whilst still maintaining discretion and privacy to the other guests located on the property. It was given the title RETREAT as privacy and quietness are the core principles behind the overall design, location and layout of Arcadia. Internationally acclaimed writers and poets have chosen Arcadia Retreat for this very reason FREE COMPACT RENTAL CAR IS INCLUDED Arcadia Retreat is a WiFi Hot spot. Walking distance to beaches and swimming snorkeling areas.
Arcadia retreat is set back from the main road ensuring quietness and privacy, but only a short stroll to the beach. It is in a semirural location with some residential homes close by. Enjoy the local surrounds with early walks to the beach or onto the backroad and the jungle interior. Your morning walks may be supplemented with the greetings of the local children walking to school or the Mamas and Papas wishing to a good morning as they go about their daily activities. You may be greeted by a hearty KIA ORANA (trans: May you live long) or a pleasant POPONGI MANEA (trans: Good Morning) and in your reply, you can simply repeat the same words back.
The local women will adorn themselves with brightly colored flowers behind their ear or in their hair and they take great delight if you wish to do the same. Men will wear a small un-opened flower bud (normally that of the Tipani tree (Frangipani) You will see the ubiquitous local hens and roosters that abound on this island being the Asian Jungle fowl. Be amazed as a mother hen and a dozen day old chicks walking the road in front of you, where the local traffic will slow or stop completely, to ensure the chicks get to cross the road