Our Story

Our Story

Captain's Retreat is the family home of local shipping tycoon Captain Don Silk. In the late 1950's The Captain built his own yacht from NZ Kauri with the help of close friend Bob Boyd.

Together with the Captain's wife and young daughter PJ, the four set sail from the Hokianga Harbour to island hop their way through the Pacific to set up a new life in Canada ... they made it as far as Rarotonga and knew they had found their new permanent home. We welcome you to visit us and see why we love it here so much!

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Welcome!

Welcome!

Captain's Retreat, in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, is your ideal private holiday home if you are travelling with a family or group! From its beachfront location and picturesque ocean view to its spacious living area and fully equipped kitchen, Captain's Retreat will please everyone in your party. 

The sprawling lawns, outdoor salted freshwater pool with a slide and trampoline, and home's large veranda provide plenty of space to spread out during the day, and the four bedrooms mean comfortable sleeping arrangements for all. Breathe in the ocean from your private terrace, which is great for whale watching (June-November), or just relax with a book and watch the time go by.

We are just two minutes from the Avarua main township and shopping; and ten minutes to the Fruits of Raro Snorkelling Reserve, sailing, Lagoon Cruises, and kayaking. Captain's Retreat is perfect for all groups - multi-generational families, two-family groups, family reunions, wedding families, anniversary trips ... all are welcome!

Services

Services

- Arrival/departure point transfers (extra charge)
- Babysitting (extra charge)
- Laundry/ironing service
- Internet available on site
- Mobile phone reception

Facilities

- Baby cot/crib
- Car parking
- Self-serve laundry
- Fenced swimming pool
- Modern cooking facilities, appliances & utensils
- Dining area & settings
- Dressing table
- Fans
- Fridge & mini bar
- Hair dryer in room
- Iron & board in room
- Living room/sitting area
- Mosquito coils
- Room safe
- Sofa/lounge chairs & lamp
- Wheelchair access
- Phone - international & local
- Terrace/patio (ground floor)
- TV - local only
- Wardrobe & umbrella
- Welcome fruit basket
- First aid kit
- Automatic bank teller (ATM)