1. perfect - close to food markets, snorkelling and attractions
2. quiet tranquil setting.
House was comfortable and relaxing
Thoroughly enjoyed staying at Akirata.
Eddie was extremely helpful and went out of his way to assist
I’d book accommodation through Eddie anytime
Not the perfect arrival but all sorted out in the end. We were upgraded to the Lagoon view villa which was great, you can look out over the water. This is no doubt the best area of the lagoon to stay at if you want to snorkel (From TeRito over to Fruits of Rarotonga). There was a Giant Mooray chilling directly front of the villa about 150m off shore who we visited a few times... Further west Aro'a is also good and we saw a turtle there. In previous visits we saw rays in this part of the lagoon too. In the Villa the bed is comfy and kitchen is well equipped (note: no oven just stovetop). There is a high roof and large ceiling fan so it stays fairly cool for sleeping. There is no insect mesh on any windows but we hardly saw any insects for our whole visit so weren't too worried about leaving windows open even at night. There was a really strong easterly blowing our whole trip and although it was windy this location is just around from the southern tip of the island so it had a bit of protection which was good.