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“Great villa and Great hosts”
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Heliconia Hideaway
Gainesville, Georgia
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“Great villa and Great hosts”
Reviewed 6 March 2013

My wife and I stayed for 3 nights as a stopover on our way to New Zealand. We enjoyed it so much that we made arrangements with John and Hinano to stopover on our way back from NZ. Our gracious hosts arranged for fresh coconut, and fruit to be delivered everyday in addition to supplying us with some great wine and champagne. The spacious, well appointed villa is a perfect accommodation for a couple looking to get away. Great snorkeling and kayaking are just feet from the back porch. The views of the lagoon and the sounds of the waves breaking on the reef are unbelievable. If you get the idea that we enjoyed our stay--you're right!! Ace and Heather

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 28 August 2012

My partner and I and my 14 yr old son stayed for 5 nights at Heliconia. The two bedroom Bungalow was the Perfect size and had great amenaties. We had a BBQ every single morning for breaky and several dinners. It was just so relaxing to sit on the deck, cooking a bbq and looking out over the garden through to the aqua reef and white sand. The Bungalow is very comfortable, clean and tidy. I felt very safe and we made ourselves at home very quickly. We made good use of the Kayake and snorkelled right out to the floating boy. The staff were excellent (Sami & Tucker) welcomed us with warm opened arms, took us through the bungalow showing us where everything was and how to use BBQ, dishwasher, TV, lights etc. So it was a very warm welcome. My son loved the bungalow and every day played in the back yard, on the deck and down on the beach. The only thing i was a little surprised at was the beach was a little further down the yard than what i was expecting. But in saying that, it was probably better and we were more protected by the garden etc. The Botanical Gardens accross the road from the bungalow are amazing and a must see. We loved our stay at Heliconia and will definately be back again some time soon i hope.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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North Avoca
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Reviewed 26 January 2012

This was our second time here, can't say enough good things about the place. The snorkeling is world class, the lagoon super clean the reef sharks bloody amazing! This is the place to stay to relax and unwind. John and Hinano are the most gracious hosts we can't wait to book our next visit. Ad, Bec & Zeke

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 November 2011

My husband and I stayed in the Heliconia beachfront villa for our honeymoon in November. We had an amazing time - the villa couldn't have been any closer to the beach (sometimes the water comes almost up to the back steps) and Hinano made a fabulous hostess. The beach itself was pretty close to private, I think the most people we could see at one time was 6, and they weren't even close by! Snorkelling on this beach was awesome and gear was supplied, as well as a kayak.
Hidden Spirit cafe and gardens is also owned by Hinano and John, and was situated directly across the road. It made a convenient and delicious dinner and lunch option and the wine was great!
All in all, we got very used to relaxing on this holiday and doing not a lot. Raro is perfect for people who love a laid back island lifestyle, with the option to do as little or as much as you like.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 November 2011

First trip to Rarotonga and what a place to stay. We stayed in the Beachfront Villa, great facilities, fabulous location and stunning views. Lounging on the beach was great and snorkeling in the lagoon was just amazing, we even got to swim with the turtle for a while. Loved barbequing on the deck overlooking the lagoon, perfect!
Hinano was a wonderful hostess, very discrete but attentive if we needed anything.
Truly recommend Heliconia to anyone looking to recharge the batteries.

Graham and Jacqui

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Reviewed 19 November 2011

Heliconia Beach Bungalow was perfect for our family holiday (two couples). The bungalow had everything we needed - just like a typical Kiwi bach. We were able to make our own meals when we wished, eating on the spacious deck. The beach is the best spot on Rarotonga - all tide swimming and snorkelling and a much quieter area than Muri. Although it is not right on the beachfront it's only a few steps back and the bungalow is private with lovely garden surrounds. It looks out to the lagoon through the garden. John and Hinano are ideal hosts. Their cafe over the road is in a gorgeous garden setting and the lemon meringue cheesecake is rightfully famous!

Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 13 October 2011

My wife and i spent our honeymoon at the heliconia beach villa at rarotonga.

the villa was so comfortable, the lagoon waters so clear and the sunsets were amazing.

I recommend this place to anyone who wants a truly romantic getaway in the south pacific.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Heliconia Hideaway
Address: Titikavaka Village | Rarotonga, Southern Cook Islands, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
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Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Titikaveka
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 12 Speciality Lodging in Titikaveka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — Heliconia Hideaway 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Heliconia is a private retreat comprising a Luxurious Beachfront Villa, House and Bungalow. Heliconia is unique for its appointments, spaciousness and privacy. If you are considering a Honeymoon, a getaway or a family holiday, each of the properties offers something for everyone. Each accomodation is on its own block with its own beachfront access situated on the prettiest beach on the island. Heliconia sets a new standard in self contained accomodation in the South Pacific. Heliconia -'where life is good. ... more   less 
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