The name Ariki comes from the Polynesian Islands. The Ariki are members of a hereditary chiefly or noble rank. A paramount chief, high chief, lord, leader, first-born in a high-ranking family - every tribe is ruled by an Ariki.
One of our dreams is to travel to and around the Polynesian Islands, namely Manihiki, which holds an Ariki House (or place where tribal leaders meet). Casa Ariki Guest House is hopefully a stepping-stone to reaching that dream, and is a dream come true in and of itself!