ARIKI HOLIDAYS



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Kia Orana and Welcome to Ariki Holidays


At Ariki Holidays we offer visitors to Rarotonga a welcoming and fun place to stay as well as a range of onsite activities to enhance your holiday experience.

ARIKI BUNGALOWS offers brand new self contained accommodation in a purpose built mini village setting. Located minutes from the stunning Muri Beach. We have 3 self contained studios with Air conditioning, BBQ and our Are Nui, (which means meeting house), where you can enjoy our delicious breakfasts, cook your BBQ and have a few drinks or just chillax on one of our double hammocks.

ARIKI ADVENTURES offers you a range of fun activities from the challenge of a Guided Mountain Bike Tour or a “Learn 2 Kiteboard” package to the serenity of a SUP (Standup Paddleboard) & Snorkel Tour or Ariki Night SUP Lagoon Tour. All Ariki Bungalows guests receive a 10% Discount on all Ariki Adventures. We also offer tour combinations to suit your adventurous spirit including a one day “Awesome Foursome” We look forward to welcoming you soon! Kia Manuia

Kave (KT) and Jules Tamaariki

Ariki Bungalows

Our modern studio bungalows sleep two people on a very comfortable long double bed. Facilities include ensuite, self catering kitchen and your own mini-deck. The mini deck has a table and a couple of chairs so you can dine on the deck as well as a lounger for just chilling out and reading a book. For a small additional cost you can have air conditioning. If you are two friends and want single beds then simply let us know before you arrive and we can arrange it for you.

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Kikau Bungalow

Kikau Bungalow

Kikau is the name of the coconut tree frond in its vibrant greens.

Tarif $145
Min Stay 3 nights
Air Con $20 per night
Tiare Bungalow

Tiare Bungalow

Tiare is the name of the national flower of the Cook Islands glowing in rich hues of white to orange.

Tarif $145
Min Stay 3 nights
Air Con $20 per night
Moana Bungalow

Moana Bungalow

Moana means ocean and encompasses our islands from the tropical blues of the lagoon to the deep blues of the open sea.

Tarif $145
Min Stay 3 nights
Air Con $20 per night


Te Arenui

Te Arenui is the social hub of Ariki Bungalows. You can chillax with other guests and enjoy our tropical gardens without having to go anywhere. Guests can use the BBQ, Fish Smoker and eat, drink and be merry. We often put down an “Umu” (traditional feast) to share with you. If relaxing at the end of the day is your thing, then you’ll love our Arenui and we love sharing it with you.



ARIKI ADVENTURES



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Ariki SUP

Ariki Stand Up Paddle Tours include a range of day and night tour options all of which can be achieved by almost anyone as long as you can swim. Ariki SUP have the best fleet of boards on the Rarotonga that provide great stability and effortless glide through our lagoons. Our professional instructors provide FREE SUP instruction and guide you safely on our tours. Children as young as two years old can sit on the front and everyone is attached to the boards with a safety leash. Age or lack of paddling experience is no barrier to paddling with Ariki SUP and you don’t even have to stand up if you prefer not to. Many of our guests either sit or kneel, its totally up to you. So what are you waiting for?



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Ariki Adventures pioneered the introduction of night paddling in the Cook Islands and are the first to introduce the adventure throughout the South Pacific. There are now copy cats but there is only one pioneer, Ariki Night SUP Lagoon Tours.

Night SUP Lagoon Tour

Night SUP Lagoon Tour

Our tours take in some breath taking scenery and engage with the wonders of the marine environment at night. Great family or group activity and its really easy paddling. This tour is truly magical at night and a must do!

Cost $49
Duration 90 mins
Numbers 2-10 paddlers
Restrictions Must be able to swim. Young children at discretion of parents.
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Stand Up Paddle & Snorkel Tour

Stand Up Paddle & Snorkel Tour

Learn to paddle and snorkel at some of the best snorkelling locations in Rarotonga at the same time. Turtles, giant trevelly, eels and giant clams are all out in our lagoon. Adventure and challenge all in one.

Cost $59
Duration 2 hours
Numbers 2-6 people
Restrictions Must be able to swim.
Cocktail Tour

Cocktail Tour

Our Cocktail Tours offer the best of day and night paddling with a stop in between at one of our local resorts for a refreshing cocktail or two. Easy paddling and very relaxing, your sure to enjoy this one.

Cost $59
Duration 2-3 hours
Numbers 2-10 paddlers
Restrictions Must be able to swim. No children.
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Ariki Kite Boarding

At Ariki Kiteboarding we offer lesson packages, kite gear rentals and sales. We use the latest in Airush and AXIS kiteboarding equipment and our instructors are all International Kiteboarding Organisation (IKO) qualified. Our personal touc, passion for the sport and focus on safe kiting practices means we get to know our students and can tailor our instruction to suit their learning progression. Other schools churn out the dollar, we build kiter-pilots!

On The Fly Intro

On The Fly Intro

Experience the feel of flying an inflatable kite. This 1 hour introduction to kite flying gives you a real feel of flying and the power of an inflatable kite. Your perfect intro to the sport of kiteboarding. Best of all is its heaps of fun!

Cost $90
Duration 1 hour
Numbers 2 Maximum
Restrictions Must be able to swim
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Rig 2 Ride

Rig 2 Ride

Our Rig 2 Ride Kiteboarding course teaches you everything you need to know to get into our sport safely. From rigging the kite to riding a board, you’ll be ready to kick start your kiteboarding journey. We provide all the gear, you just bring the attitude to fly.

Cost $390
Duration 5 hours over 2 lessons
Numbers 2 maximum
Restrictions Must be able to swim
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Kite Gear Rental

Kite Gear Rental

If you don’t want to bring your kite gear we can hook you up with our fantastic range of Airush & Axis kite gear. The first hour includes an assessment of your kite skills and advice on local kiting conditions and locations. A $200 bond is required.

First hour $90 includes assessment
Hourly $50
Daily $150
Weekly $450
Bond $200


Mountain bike adventures

Explore Rarotonga’s inland valley roads and trails off the beaten track. You can cruise along a dirt road with lush tropical rainforest scenery, then swim and cool off in the fresh water streams. Climb some challenging trails, take in the views and enjoy ride down. On our tours you can expect to ride 30+ kms making our tours challenging but fun. It includes a swim and snack break and lunch at the Mooring Cafe as an optional extra.

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Mountain biking

Cost $120
Duration 4-5 hours
Numbers 6 maximum
Restrictions Good level of fitness.


Sea Scooter Safari

Our safari’s are approximately 90 mins including fitting if mask, snorkel and fins as well as a safety and use of scooter briefing. After a short play in the water to make sure everyone is all good we heard out into the lagoon. The scooters travel at 4km an hour pulling you along effortlessly as we swim through schools of fish. Our guides take you through some of the best marine snorkelling spots inside the lagoon but for the more adventurous we run tours outside the reef to a shipwreck.

We are the only sea scooter safari operator on the island and our professional guides give you the best snorkelling experience on the rock.

Cost $65
Duration 90 mins including safety brief and gear fitting
Numbers 6 maximum
Restrictions Must be able to tread water
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Ariki Awesome Foursome

The Ariki Awesome Foursome is a full day (8 hours) adventure circumnavigation of Rarotonga. You’ll mountain bike some awesome inland trails, sea scooter safari our lagoons or local shipwrecks outside the reef (conditions apply), learn to stand up paddle board and snorkel some of the best locations around the island. We provide lunch and finish off at the special location for a well deserved drink or two. This is easily the best adventure you’ll have on the rock! Additional options include a Night SUP Lagoon Tour or an “On The Fly” introduction to kitesurfing lesson. Its simple awesome!

Cost $299
Duration 8 hours
Numbers 6 maximum
Restrictions Must be able to swim and a reasonable level of fitness.
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Things to do!

There are so many activities outside the ones we provide at Ariki Adventures. We will source and upload the best of things to do and cultural experiences, facts and figures for general information. Keep an eye on this space.



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The best value kite camps in the South Pacific! Learn at your own pace over five magical days in Rarotonga while your partner enjoys a relaxing stay at Ariki Bungalows. Better yet you can both join in the fun and build memories together. Our camps run year round and are limited to two people per kite-camp which means we devote all our attention to your learning! At the end of each day we sit down in Te Arenui (Meeting House) over a cold drink and review each day’s progression. Not only that, you’ll enjoy plenty of FREE extras not available anywhere else in the South Pacific.

Cost $896
Duration 5 days
Numbers 2 Maximum
Restrictions Must be able to swim. No children.

Whats Included

  • 5 nights accommodation at Ariki Bungalows (Double or share twin, air conditioning is extra).
  • 6 hours of professional kiteboarding instruction from our IKO qualified instructors.
  • 4 hours of supervised flying and or free ride.
  • Latest range of kites, boards and gear.
  • Video Analysis after each major session.
  • Exclusive discounts on additional gear hire and purchase.
  • All gear except wetsuit and booties.

FREE extras

  • 30 min massage from Jules, (ex All Black therapist)
  • Ariki Night SUP Lagoon Tour or SUP Cocktail Tour
  • Our own special Ariki Cocktail on arrivalLate check out if required.

Restrictions

  • Must be a competent swimmer
  • 12 years and over

No Wind Policy

  • Note that in the case of no wind a full or partial refund of the kiteboarding portion of the fee will be offered depending on instruction and or free ride time used.
Moana, our self contained studio units.
Your own mini deck to enjoy.


Jules

I am originally from the UK, a qualified Sport Massage Therapist, Personal Trainer and Sports Podiatrist. I have been in NZ for nearly 20 years working in Sports Medicine and I have been fortunate to meet and help some amazing people. For sport I love triathlon and have done many, including Ironman. I have tried most sports and I am now a kiteboarder as well and loving it so far!

I have stayed in a variety if accomodation all over the world, some great, and some not so great and my aim, along with KT is to do our very best to share this beautiful Island we now call home and give you a holiday to remember.

Kave

Kave (pronounced “ca” as in car and “ve” as in vet.)

I’m a proud NZ born Cook Islander, who has served with the NZ Defence Force for 20+ years and has been lucky enough to have travelled the globe. Kiteboarding is my passion and establishing Ariki Holidays where people could “stay and play” was always the long term goal after leaving the Air Force. Along with my best friend and wife Jules and of course our dog Tama, we aim to bring you the magic of the Cook Islands in an environment that has it all and provides real value for money. The ARIKI experience.

Kia Manuia

KT

Tama

I am a Pure Bred Raro. Born of unknown parents and dropped off in a sack at Esther Honey with my two siblings. Picked by my new parents at 6 weeks old and had my first paddleboard ride at 11 weeks old. I like going out day and night paddling, swimming and eating food. I love spending time with our Ariki Bungalows guests too because they feed me on the sly so everyone is happy. Come paddle with our family, its fun!

Ariki holidays Contact

Ariki Holidays PO Box 3334 Avarua, Tamaaraki Drive, Ngatangiia, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Phone: +682 27955 - Email: arikiholidays@gmail.com