Enjoy an exclusive, liberating and peaceful stay at Kia Orana Villas and Spa in the COVID-19 free Cook Islands

Come and relax with us in the coronavirus free Cook Islands once the travel bubble with New Zealand reopens, which will be 14 days in New Zealand without any new cases of community transmission of COVID-19. To travel to the Cook Islands there will be a mandatory COVID-17 vaccination requirement for people aged over 12 years "Beyond expectations The setting of Kia Orana Villas and Spa is spectacular. Although there is no beachfront, the villas are nestled amongst beautiful fruit, banana and coconut trees. We have stayed in other accommodations and resorts in Rarotonga and enjoyed our stay but Sane, Joe, Lai and the cleaning crew were amazing, lovely and welcoming people that made us feel at home. We always enjoyed a chat in the morning during breakfast with everyone. The villa was fitted with high quality appliances and had everything we could have ever needed for our 7 night stay. The villa was serviced daily and was spotless upon returning from activities out and about on the island. The photos do not do the villas and setting justice. We loved every minute of our stay at Kiaorana Villas and would 100% be returning on our next trip to Rarotonga." Nekko - guest review Booking.com 6 February 2020 rating 10/10

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Kia Orana Villas and Spa is situated within a 3,862 square meter tranquil section landscaped with tropical plants and fruit plants/trees at 2 Ariki Road, just off the Ara Metua (Back Road), in a very quiet and secluded area of the small village of Atupa, Rarotonga - ideal for those who have come to the island to escape the hustle and bustle. Avarua and Rarotonga Airport are a short distance away. 

While we are not on the beachfront or a bus route, if you are looking for a tropical home away from home in a very quiet and secluded area, with friendly experienced staff, this is the place to stay. Unlike coastal properties, we are not affected by flooding due to sea surges during high winds and rare cyclones.&nbs;Noisy parties and smoking are not permitted.

There are 13 villas: one honeymoon luxury villa, eight 1 bedroom luxury villas, three 2 bedroom luxury villas, and one 2 bedroom premium villa, which can each accommodate from 2 to 4 guests plus up to 2 infants. We can accommodate a maximum of 34 guests plus infants. The Villas are ideal for families, couples, friends, singles and business people. 

Our facilities now include our own internet connection via our satellite dish, a reception villa, a saltwater swimming pool area with 3 spa pools, the Kia Orana Spa, the Kia Orana Cafe, and an onsite team members' Villa, and Owners' Villa.  

As staff are not on duty after 16:00 p.m. and are only there for limited hours on weekends and public holidays, guests can only check-in on weekdays after 16:00, and on weekends and public holidays, if they email us their email their flight arrival details to gm@kiaoranavillas.com so we can provide them with their Villa number and the Villa lockbox code needed to enter the Villa. After hours you may contact us on +682 54341.​

The travel bubble between New Zealand and the Cook islands opened on 17 May 2021.

Click here for advice on Cook Islands travel restrictions.

We are Mana Tiaki Eco certified

Since 2019 we have been gold sponsors of the local environmental group Te Ipukarea Society, and Mana Tiaki Eco-certified. We are minimising our impact on the ecosystem and the environment. Our greywater treatment plants for all villas are used to water our gardens. Gardens on our property supply tropical fruit, and herbs for Kia Orana Cafe. We have our own worm farm. We use solar water heating panels. We use only eco-friendly cleaning products, washing powder, and toilet paper. We reduce the use of plastic by buying products in bulk. Please help reduce plastic bottle waste in Rarotonga by using the commercially filtered water available at our reception villa, not buying water in plastic bottles, and buying reusable water bottles which we purchase from the local environmental group Te Ipukarea Society.

Please help us conserve water. As part of our Going Green effort bed linen is changed every 3 days.


All you need to bring are your clothes, wet weather gear, hair brushes, personal toiletries, 

sunblock, mosquito spray, and food.

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Nestled in peaceful tropical surroundings just off the Back Road, in Atupa village

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Convenient Location

4 minutes to Rarotonga Airport. 7 minutes to Rarotonga golf club & Nikao beach. 5 minutes to Avarua town center

Quiet and Peaceful

Luxury Villas situated in a tranquil tropical section, away from hotels, with friendly experienced staff

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Spacious, comfortable luxury villas with full kitchens and ensuites. Your tropical home away from home

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