Rates/FAQs

Room Type Daily Weekly Special - stay 7 & pay only 6 nights Fortnightly Special - stay 14 & pay only 11 nights
Bungalows $90 $540 $990
Studios $85 $510 $935
Extra person cost $25 p/night. Stay 7/pay 6 & stay 14/pay 11 applies
  • All pricing based on 2 persons per unit sharing
  • Single travellers receive a 10% discount

See our "Specials" for current deals. For long term and group bookings, enquire for "Best" prices at relax@ariana.co.ck

Payment policies

A 25% deposit is required to confirm your booking.
Payment of the deposit is accepted by credit card.
Balance may be made by credit card or cash upon arrival.

Cancellation and refund policy

60 days or more - full refund including deposit (excluding bank fees & costs)
Less than 60 days - deposit non refundable
No show - full accommodation charge

Airport transfers $15 each way per person.
Late departure (after 10am) $50 per bungalow or studio
For long term stays email for rates. We often have deals so check the Specials.
Check in - 12 midday.
Check out – 10 a.m

FAQ’S

Do we need to bring our own food?
There are several supermarkets and grocery stores in Rarotonga. Most of the same food as New Zealand is available. There may be less choice of brands and some things are more expensive than NZ.

Do we need insect repellant and medical supplies?
It is advisable to bring a supply of your own but you can get everything from the pharmacies or supermarkets. At Ariana we supply one box of mosquito coils for outdoor use (if required).

Is water generally available?
We rely on rain water for the main supply and if there is a drought it can be in short supply. The rainwater is not treated and not drinkable. However, at Ariana we have installed a UV and filtration system. We have been drinking our own water since the install in 2009 without problems. We encourage guests to refill their water bottles to cut down on the plastic consumption on the Island. Large 20L bottled water is available from suppliers.($7-$10)

We try to conserve the use of water at Ariana and ask the guests to be mindful of this. We change towels every 3-4 days. Your personal laundry may be done off site at one of the Laundromats.

Do you need a Licence to drive in Rarotonga?
Yes. You must produce your home licence to obtain a Cook Island licence for a motor vehicle. If you wish to ride a motorbike (the main form of transport in Rarotonga) then you need a local licence and you need to sit a practical for this if you do not already have a motorcycle licence from your own country.These are obtained from the Police station 9am-3pm weekdays and can take about an hour.(if they are not at lunch).

As in New Zealand you may not drive when you have been drinking. The Police enforce this with road testing.

Is there a hospital?
Yes and there is a reasonable charge to tourists.

Can we hire bikes /cars at Ariana?
Not at Ariana, but they are readily available at lots of places. Ask the Managers where the best deals are.

Are there restaurants Cafes and night clubs in Rarotonga?
Yes, lots of great places to eat to suit all budgets.

Are there money machines?
Yes there are three main banks with money machines the limits are $800 per day. It is the same currency as NZ.

Is there a public transport system?
Yes, there is a bus service. Two buses, one going clockwise and one going anti clockwise every hour. There is a bus stop 150m from Ariana. At night there is a bus stop at the night clubs to get you home safely.

What are some of the festivals and celebrations in Rarotonga?
There is Constitution Week in August celebrating the independence of the Cook Islands where all the outer Islands come to compete in Dancing. Vaka Eiva each November where paddling competitions are held. Gospel Day celebrating the introduction of Christianity. Rarotonga is a place where there is always something being celebrated with dancing and fun. There are often drummers on the back of UTES riding around the Island.

What do you do to preserve the fragile Island environment?
We recycle our rubbish. We encourage guests to re use plastic bottles. We feed the chickens food scraps (not at night as this encourages unwanted pests). We conserve water. We use solar heating for some of the units. We keep our swimming pool pristine so it does not get emptied very often. We are researching the wider use of solar power.