Welcome to Paradise

Nirvana Cottage and Nirvana Retreat are set in a private gardens just 100m from an idyllic white coral sand beach in the south of the beautiful island of Rarotonga. The Cook Islands, spread over thousands of kilometers of the Pacific Ocean are famous for their magical coral reef lagoons providing safe warm water for swimming and snorkeling year round.  Daytime temperatures here are usually between 25C and 30C with breezes from the Trade Winds for most of the year.

Nirvana Cottage and Nirvana Retreat are in a quiet secluded location on the southern side of the island and is surrounded by tropical fruit plantations but only a few minutes walk to the lagoon.

Providing an island escape, both Nirvana Cottage and Nirvana Retreat are self contained and includes a well equipped kitchen with a stovetop, refrigerator and a microwave. Each has a TV with a selection of videos and a private bathroom. Linen and towels are provided.

Nirvana Cottage is equipped with a double bed so is ideal for couples and solo travellers wanting privacy and tranquillity and has a private veranda and courtyard where you can relax and read in the shade. 

Nirvana Retreat has accommodation for up to two couples and has a garden, 8.3m pool and a gazebo.   Unfortunately, Nirvana is unsuitable for children as the pool is unfenced.

Nirvana is walking distance from the local supermarket and a 10 minute drive from the famous Muri lagoon with its bustling nightlife and restaurants and bars. Rarotonga Airport is a 30-minute drive. We can arrange your airport transfers, and while you are here, the hire of a car, scooter or bike (both pedal and electric) for an additional charge.

Rated 9.2 in booking.com, you are assured of a warm welcome..

This property is rated as one of the best value in Rarotonga. We pride ourselves in providing a friendly, affordable and well equipped hideaway.

Nirvana has been welcoming guests since January 2015 and is ECO certified having gained accreditation in the Mana Tiaki programme which is a set of standards that has been established to embed biodiversity considerations and renewed conservation efforts into the everyday operations of the Tourism Industry. It is a framework for best practice, celebrating and recognising those going above and beyond, as well as encouraging others to take on more sustainable practices. 

Great Beach

Great beach just two minutes walk away

Magical views

Your own private corner of paradise!

Island Buses

Buses are just two minutes walk away and run every half hour.

Car & Bike Hire

We can help you to rent your own transport

Airport transfers

We will be happy to arrange transfers for you!

Local Shops

The famous Wigmore's supermarket just 1km down the road


Nirvana Retreat

Facing the mountains, Nirvana Retreat is a comfortable 2 bedroom home offering quiet accommodation for two couples or a small family with adult children just a couple of minutes walk from a beautiful white coral sand beach. 

Nirvana Retreat has an 8.4 metre salt water pool, gazebo, spacious decks and undercover parking.  

The kitchen is equipped with a fridge/freezer, microwave, fan oven, 4 burner gas hob, jug and toaster.  A television with a selection of movies and TV shows provides evening entertainment.  

There is a family bathroom with a shower and the second bedroom has an en-suite washbasin and toilet. Towels and linen are provided and beds can be configured as king sized doubles or two singles.

To book your stay at Nirvana Retreat please visit AirBnB or Vrbo

Nirvana Cottage

Nirvana Cottage is a private and secluded hideaway just a couple of minutes walk from a great beach.  The cottage is laid out as a 'tiny house' with a queen sized bed, seating areas, kitchen with 'fridge/freezer, microwave, induction hob, jug and toaster.

Towels and linen are provided.  Being away from the road, the only sounds you are likely to hear are the waves crashing on the reef and the somewhat raucous chickens that are everywhere on Rarotonga.

The beach is wonderful white sand and is the location for the turtle watching tours that can be booked.  A stroll to watch the sunset is a great way to end your day.

To book your stay at Nirvana Retreat please visit AirBnB.


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Su, New Zealand

Location was great and the bungalow had loads of character.

Nzmade, Australia

Very clean and tidy. Supplied oil, salt, pepper and condiments etc which was fantastic! Hard drive full of movies to watch.

Katherine, New Zealand

An affordable place that offered a peaceful tranquil environment with beautiful island surroundings

Brian, Malta

The location was perfect, just 5 minutes away from a beautiful beach. The accommodation was comfortable and had all the necessary to be self sufficient. The hosts were very nice and helpful.

Leanne, United Kingdom

Amazing! Everything was good. Kitchen was well equipped, bed very comfortable and everything was nice and clean upon arrival. I had messaged the host a few times before we arrived and she was always friendly and quick to respond. Cannot recommend this place enough!

Beth, United Kingdom

Self contained apartment was great, the hosts were awesome, very responsive to emails before we arrived and arranged transfers for us. We didn’t make full use of the kitchenette but it had everything you would need and more. Close to local beach but not to main areas such as the town or Muri. TV and hard drive with plenty of movies on for quiet nights. 

Feefee, United Kingdom

Cute bungalow, lovely part of the beach you can access pretty much 5 min walk from the property. Has a little kitchenette which was brilliant. Host was lovely. Very clean on arrival. Airport transfer can be arranged for you.

Jannah, New Zealand

Loved that it was secluded, perfect for two people- Great value for money, it had everything we needed.

Suzannah, New Zealand

 Beautifully appointed accommodation with lovely details. A very easy place to stay - feels like this cottage has been built with love. Perfectly designed for privacy and fresh air flow. 


Nirvana Retreat

  • Fridge freezer
  • Microwave
  • 4 burner gas hob
  • Oven
  • Crockery cutlery and cookware
  • Filtered drinking water
  • Tea, coffee, milk, bread, butter and jam
  • King/King single size beds
  • Television with movies
  • Hair dryer


  • Bed linen and towels
  • Ironing board and iron
  • Clothes line
  • Washing machine
  • Salt water pool
  • Private garden with gazebo
  • Lock box
  • Small collection of holiday reading
  • Undercover parking

Nirvana Cottage

  • Fridge freezer
  • Microwave
  • Single Induction hob
  • Crockery cutlery and cookware
  • Filtered drinking water
  • Tea, coffee, milk, bread, butter and jam
  • Queen size bed
  • Television with movies
  • Hair dryer


  • Bed linen and towels
  • Clothes line
  • Private furnished patio area
  • Lock box
  • Small collection of holiday reading
  • Parking


If you have any questions or want to know more about Nirvana Cottage, Nirvana Retreat or Rarotonga then do get in touch.  We are located on the south side of Rarotonga, surrounded by plantations with a great view of the mountains only a couple of minutes from one of the best beaches on the island.

You can email us at info@nirvanacottage.com or use the contact form below.

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