Vaiakura Holiday Homes
Absolute beach front, situated on the west side of the island Vaiakura Holiday Homes offers you the opportunity to wake to the sound of the waves breaking on the reef and enjoy the sunsets in the evening from your very own deck overlooking your own private beach.
Your home away from home, Vaiakura Holiday Homes offers you the chance to enjoy your Holiday in Rarotonga, Cooks Islands staying in fully furnished, fully equipped accommodation with all of the space you’d enjoy in your own home.
You can always call into the many Resorts for lunch, dinner, cocktails and some allow you to swim in their pool – but it’s nice at the end of the day to go home, put your feet up, throw some fish or steak on the BBQ, garlic bread in the oven, your own coldies in the fridge and sit on the deck in your shorts and watch the sunsets from your very own deck overlooking your own private beach. Sleep when you like and wake when you like – no-one will interrupt you with room servicing, no-one will go into your home while you’re out and no other patrons will be passing your front door. Enjoy the serenity of the morning, read a book on the deck, quiet walks on the beach, or just sit and watch the tide come in and go out and the waves continuously breaking on the reef.
Vaiakura Holiday Homes is self-servicing in that we provide you with linen and towels, washing machines and ample drying areas. We provide a breakfast starter pack of tea, coffee, sugar, milk, (for the middle of the night arrivals – bread, butter & jam and juice is also provided) We provide a starter of salt & pepper, dishwashing liquid, dishwashing powder (for the Beach House), soap on tap, toilet paper and shower soap. Visit the local markets, supermarkets and shops for your groceries or bring your special treats with you.
Sun loungers, kayaks and basic snorkelling equipment are available for use free of charge. We strongly recommend you bring reef shoes with you. Vaiakura Holiday Homes is a Bluesky Hotspot so all you need to do is buy pre-paid Wifi from the shops that sell it or purchase online (bluesky.co.ck) using your credit card – it gives you a login name and password.This can also be used at the many Hotspots around the island. We have a DVD library and books and magazines to read.
Arorangi area has a lot of loose coral in the lagoon and we are forbidden by law to move it with machinery. We have however, cleared a small swimming/ cooling off spot directly in front of Vaiakura Holiday Homes and we ask our guests, while you’re having a dip, to throw a few stones/coral to help keep the spot going. There’s a great swimming snorkelling spot about 80 metres along the beach or hop on a scooter and ride around the island to stop at the many great swimming and snorkelling areas.
There is a local shop Tex-Mart across the road open from 7am till 7pm and they sell groceries, alcohol, drinks, ice, and some local vegetables. There’s a petrol station one km away at Kavera Central, small supermarket, ice-cream bar and takeaways – open 7am-9pm. Shipwreck Bar is 400 metres away and you can walk along the beach to it. Castaways Bar and Restaurant is 1 km away – again you can walk along the beach or by road. Pacific Fish & Chips is 350 metres away, The Falafel Shack 400 metres away, and Beluga Café is 500 metres away. Hire a car or scooter and visit the many other shops, bars and restaurants around the island or catch the local bus that passes by every hour each way – clockwise and anti-clockwise around the island.
What to do on Rarotonga
There’s a lot to keep you busy on Rarotonga if you want to be busy – paddle-boarding, golf, tennis, squash, fishing, lawn bowls, cross island treks, scuba diving, tours, mini-golf, quad-bike treks, safari’s, horse-riding, lagoon glass-bottom tours, day trips to Aitutaki, markets and many cultural shows. Have a massage or visit one of the many salons for a manicure, pedicure and hair-styling. Shopping includes pearls, souvenirs, clothing and food – lots of good food!