Ikurangi eco Retreat in Rarotonga is for sale
The Ikurangi eco Retreat in Rarotonga is for sale
A unique, luxury glamping complex
The Ikurangi eco Retreat is two years old and is a unique small lifestyle resort which is already returning a healthy 10% on the proposed investment and is moving to the next level.
The resort has been described as - “Intimate, Warm, Romantic, Luxurious, Unpretentious, Visually stunning and Perfect
If you are seeking the perfect lifestyle opportunity in one of the world’s fastest growing tourism sectors and destinations – this may well be for you!
Environmentally conscious buyers should apply for details.
There are 6 self contained units - 4 luxury tropical safari tents and 2 cottages + 1 extra which is planned as either managers studio or extra guests cottage
The resort has a lagoon style Swimming Pool, well established tropical gardens, a lush level approximately 4335 sq mtr land area with ample space for expansion.
The property has built up a solid and consistent working relationships with traditional and web based travel professionals and tourism promotors - worldwide. It already has an enviable industry reputation receiving awards, reviews and international media recommendations.
The resort has already received a Trip Advisor Certificate of excellence and was the Winner of the 2016/17 Air New Zealand, Cook Islands, Tourism Award and has strong social media accounts with high traffic and engagement.
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Special Note on Buying Businesses and leases in the Cook Islands
In the Cook Islands Real estate is always owned by the respective families and a 'Foreigner' ( anyone who is not a Cook Islander ) has the ability to obtain a lease from the ' landowner(s) ' to conduct a business or to build a home or take over an existing lease on a residential property or business - after all the necessary legal documents are passed by the B.T.I.B ( Business Trade Investment Board ) and the necessary documentation is passed by the Department of Immigration.
The Cook Islands
The Cook Islands are a self-governing parliamentary democracy in free association with New Zealand. The fifteen small islands in this South Pacific Ocean country have a total land area of 240 square kilometres (92.7 sq mi), but the Cook Islands Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) covers 1.8 million square kilometres (0.7 million sq mi) of ocean.
The main population centres are on the island of Rarotonga (14,153 as of 2006), where there is an international airport. There is also a much larger population of Cook Islanders in New Zealand, particularly the North Island in the 2006 census, 58,008 self-identified as being of ethnic Cook Island Māori descent.
With over 90,000 visitors travelling to the islands in 2006, tourism is the country's number one industry, and the leading element of the economy, far ahead of offshore banking, pearls, marine and fruit exports.
Defence is the responsibility of New Zealand, in consultation with the Cook Islands and at its request. In recent times, the Cook Islands have adopted an increasingly independent foreign policy.
The Cook Islands are in the South Pacific Ocean, north-east of New Zealand, between French Polynesia and Fiji. There are fifteen major islands, spread over 2.2 million square kilometres of ocean, divided into two distinct groups: the Southern Cook Islands, and the Northern Cook Islands of coral atolls. The islands were formed by volcanic activity; the northern group is older and consists of six atolls (sunken volcanoes topped by coral growth). The climate is moderate to tropical.
The Cook Islands were first settled in the 6th century A.D. by Polynesian people who migrated from nearby Tahiti, to the southeast.
Spanish ships visited the islands in the sixteenth century; the first written record of contact with the Islands came with the sighting of Pukapuka by Spanish sailor Álvaro de Mendaña in 1595 who called it San Bernardo (Saint Bernard). Portuguese-Spaniard Pedro Fernández de Quirós, made the first recorded European landing in the islands when he set foot on Rakahanga in 1606, calling it Gente Hermosa (Beautiful People).
British navigator Captain James Cook arrived in 1773 and 1777 and named the islands the Hervey Islands; the name "Cook Islands", in honour of Cook, appeared on a Russian naval chart published in the 1820s.
In 1813, John Williams, a missionary on the Endeavour (not the same ship as that of Cook), made the first official sighting of the island of Rarotonga.
The first recorded landing on Rarotonga by Europeans was in 1814 by the Cumberland; trouble broke out between the sailors and the Islanders and many were killed on both sides.
The islands saw no more Europeans until missionaries arrived from England in 1821. Christianity quickly took hold in the culture and many islanders continue to be Christian believers today.
The Cook Islands became a British protectorate at their own request in 1888, mainly to thwart French expansionism. They were transferred to New Zealand in 1901. They remained a New Zealand protectorate until 1965, at which point they became a self-governing territory in free association with New Zealand. In that year, Albert Henry of the Cook Islands Party was elected as the first Prime Minister. Sir Albert Henry led the country until he was accused of vote-rigging. He was succeeded in 1978 by Tom Davis of the Democratic Party.
Today, the Cook Islands are essentially independent ("self-governing in free association with New Zealand") but New Zealand is tasked with overseeing the country's defence.
On June 11, 1980, the United States signed a treaty with the Cook Islands specifying the maritime border between the Cook Islands and American Samoa and also relinquishing its claim to the islands of Penrhyn, Pukapuka, Manihiki, and Rakahanga.
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