2 Ariki Road, Atupa, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands. Tel: +682 54341
Kia Orana Villas and Spa are situated at 2 Ariki Road, just off the Ara Metua (Back Road), in Atupa, 4 minutes by car from Rarotonga Airport, 7 minutes by car from the Rarotonga golf club and Nikao beach, and 5 minutes by car from the town center of Avarua.
Airport transfers Our airport transfers are provided by Atupa Taxis. To book please call: (+682) 70002, visit their website https://atupa-taxi.business.site/, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org . If you pre-book with them they will wait in the arrivals area for you with a sign with your names on it. The cost of a taxi is NZ$15.00 per person including bags.
In order to enjoy Rarotonga, we strongly recommend that you book a car (you need a car license from your country) or scooter (you need a motorbike license from your country) either to pick up at the airport, or to be picked up from them the following day, from Polynesian Rental Cars www.polynesianhire.co.ck/ (advising them that you are staying at Kia Orana Villas). You should book before you arrive as during peak tourist periods rental vehicles are often fully booked.
This will enable you to travel freely around Rarotonga to enjoy the widely spread out attractions and beaches, the best restaurants which are also spread around the island, and islands best supermarkets CITC in Panama (which is not near any tourist accommodation), and Wigmore's in Titikaveka. To hire a car you just need a car license in your country. To hire a scooter you need a motorbike license in your country. If you do not have a motorbike license you will need to apply for one at the Avarua Police Station and pass a driving test. If you have not driven a scooter we strongly recommend that you hire a car. Lots of tourists (and their children) are injured and ruin their holidays in Rarotonga hospital after falling off scooters (dogs run out at scooters) or get muffler burns. Make sure that you have travel insurance which covers such injuries as medical costs are very high, and very serious injuries cannot be treated in Rarotonga. We are not on the beachfront, but we offer a peaceful environment.
Directions to Kia Orana Villas from Rarotonga Airport
A Google map showing the location of Kia Orana Villas and Spa is here.
As Ariki Road is a narrow road, the Ariki Road signpost is quite high up a power pole, and our sign is above it, it is easy to miss Ariki Road. Our main Kia Orana Villas sign is on the corner of Ariki Road facing Avarua which you cannot see if you are coming from the airport.
If you are traveling from the airport and see the Kia Orana Villas sign on the right-hand side of the road opposite the Hori Signs sign you have gone too far. Please do not go down the right of way with that sign on it. You need to turn around and go back 50 meters to Ariki Road which is the first road on your left.
It is therefore essential that you look at our location on google maps, and familiarise yourself with our location so that you do not get lost.
In essence, the easier way to find us is:
- Turn right when leaving the airport carpark.
- Travel about 2 kms until you come to the first roundabout (at Avatiu Harbour), and then turn right into Avatiu Valley Road and travel up that road to the first cross roads (about 1 km).
- Turn right into the Ara Metua (Back Road), and follow the Back Road until you reach Ariki Road (about 1 kilometer). Ariki Road is the first road on the left 50 meters after our first Kia Orana Villas sign which is on the left hand side of the road. DO NOT enter the right of way just before the Kia Orana Villas sign - it is not our right of way. Ariki Road is a sharp corner, with another Kia Orana Villas sign on the corner. The road sign is partially hidden by vegetation, so drive slowly after our first sign.
We are number 2 Ariki Road (the first property on the left 50 meters up Ariki Road with stone walls which have large corten steel signs with a warrior on a vaka on them, and the only property in Rarotonga with a street number). There is a Kia Orana Villas sign just outside both of our carparks.
We will email you details of the carpark which you must park in.
Please park at a 90-degree angle so that there is room for 2 other cars to park.
There is only room for 1 car or 2 scooters per Villa to park on-site and only in your designated carpark area. Guests MUST NOT park onsite. They can park on the roadside opposite our rear entrance.
If you get lost or need other assistance while in Rarotonga, please call our General Manager Sane Cowan on +682 54341 (but please not in the middle of the night as she needs her sleep/rest). Please record that number in case you need it.