We had the pleasure of staying at both the Beachfront Villa and the Bungalow during our stay.
The Bungalow is comfortable and homely. We were self catering and everything needed was there including platters and enough cutlery/crockery for hosting guests and a dishwasher (yay). There is no air-conditioning, but ceiling fans do help. There is a short walk to the beach, and a picnic table set up down there for meals etc. There are two beach loungers which we took down to the beach. You are alongside the road, however there is a lush hedge, so privacy is not a problem - you can hear cars/scooters from time to time, but it wasn't intrusive. We cooked on the barbeque most nights - there is a good size fridge/freezer. Mozzie coils were provided which we also supplemented as the front deck (which is surrounded by garden) does get some insect action at night. We had a mosquito net, which we used so we could leave the doors open for the cool night air - I think there was a net there at the bungalow, but I didn't go looking for it as we had our own. Good value and clean basic accommodation.
Wow, try to treat yourself to a couple of nights. Its just gorgeous. Again, we were self catering, so the amenities were terrific. A good supply of staples such as olive oil, breakfast cereals, milk, fruit etc were very welcome as was the lovely gift of red wine (the owner's winery) and top notch bubbles. A truly lovely covered deck with a couple of steamer chairs and I was in heaven. Actually did not leave (other than to swim/snorkel right out the front) for the whole time we were there. A lovely outdoor shower/pebbled bath was a tropical treat. Massive king size bed, flat screen tv (didn't turn it on, outdoor view was just too good). Very nice bathroom with an open shower, which unfortunately was not operational - a problem if you had any type of mobility issue.
I would say that you should take a sleep mask if you are woken by light, as the room gets light quite early.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this lovely property and would definitely stay there again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Heliconia Hideaway Rarotonga, Cook Islands - Titikaveka