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THE EDGEWATER RESORT & SPA
Our Resort Report

NEW at The Edgewater
Te Marae Sand Deck
A HUGE improvement at The Edgewater Resort
The Te Marae Sand Deck, an extension to the waterfront outdoor dining area out over the rocks on the beach front of the resort, results in the creation of a beautiful sand-floored deck to complement the resort’s dining & relaxing spaces. 

Microwave Ovens available in any room category.
(Subject to confirmation at time of booking)

OUR Thoughts on The Edgewater Resort & Spa, Arorangi, Rarotonga.
There is no doubt that The Edgewater does have a very good location and a wide range of services, tourist facilities and accommodation types and styles. It is the biggest resort in Rarotonga with 280 rooms, suites and villas and every time we go there, there seems to be up-grading and refurbishing going on. The Edgewater rates itself at 3.5 star overall, but, in our opinion, some accommodation and services rate higher than that.

As the Garden Rooms are refurbished, they are regraded as Garden Superior grade.  There are still rooms offered in the Garden Room category, but there number is dwindling as they are upgraded.  As at July 2021, all Garden Superior Rooms have been refurbished, so we recommend you consider taking a Garden Superior  Room as a minimum standard for a better accommodation experience for stays at The Edgewater.

If you are happy with what is a pretty good, middle-of-the-road place for a holiday which has a good standard of accommodation and services, excellent entertainment facilities and inclusions and very friendly people, you will be very happy indeed with The Edgewater Resort & Spa Rarotonga.

The whole resort faces to the west and this ensures guests enjoy the most amazing sunsets which can be equally enjoyed from the balcony of your room or from almost everywhere else throughout the resort and the beach.  There is a good white-sand beach in front of The Edgewater which runs down to a shallow coral lagoon which is a great spot for swimming and snorkelling. The reef which shelters the lagoon is not a major distance off-shore and during the whale migration season, it is often possible to see whales passing and playing.

Tropical Breakfast is included in the tariff.  Breakfast can be enjoyed in the main restaurant, or taken out and enjoyed outside in the warm tropical mornings, at the tables which line the foreshore.  For the remainder of the day, there is the pool, the spa, the tennis court, snorkelling, and more.  Cars, scooters and bicycles can be rented on-site and the Circle Island buses loop through the resort to pick-up and drop-off Edgewater guests.

There are two restaurants on site and several other restaurants and shops are located well within walking distance.  While Tropical Breakfast is included in the accommodation tariff it is possible to pre-pay for an upgrade to Cooked Breakfast each day, we also offer Full and Half Board Meal Plans and also the ability to pre-pay for the Island Night Umukai Feast and Cultural Dance Show on Tuesday and Saturday nights and the Sunday Night “BBQ Under the Stars”. All this can be organised through Our Specialists and prepaid which is helpful for those looking for “all-inclusive” holiday arrangements.

Microwave ovens can now be pre-ordered at the time of making an accommodation booking, to be placed in any room type at The Edgewater.  This is a special arrangement and is subject to availability.  Crockery and cutlery will also be provided when your microwave is confirmed.

At The Edgewater There is a marvellous (recently expanded) Kids’ Club, and “marvellous” is also a great way to describe the Happy Hour cocktails at the bar!

Edgewater Resort & Spa Rarotonga offer several good Wedding Packages which range from their simple "Tiare Wedding Package" through to their magnificent  "All-Inclusive Package" as well as a Renewal of Vows ceremony.  We have full details under our “Weddings” Tab.

The Edgewater certainly has every base covered for a fantastic Rarotonga experience.

Bullet Complimentary Inclusions at The Edgewater Resort & Spa
● Tropical Breakfast Daily
● Free use of tennis courts and tennis equipment
● Free use of snorkelling equipment. (During COVID times we recommend you either bring your own snorkel and mask from home or buy a new set locally on arrival).
● Free daily on-site cultural activities
● Portable cots are available free of charge
● Coconuts Kids Club, free for children aged 4 to 12

Our Specials
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Honeymooners’ Special Bonus
Honeymoon and wedding couples staying a minimum of 5 consecutive (paid) nights receive the following with the compliments of Edgewater Resort & Spa:
A complimentary one room grade upgrade
A complimentary Fruit Basket in your room
A bottle of wine.
Upgrade Examples:
Book a Studio Apartment – upgrade to a Garden View Room. Book a Lagoon View Room – Upgrade to a Beachfront Deluxe Suite.
Note: Upgrade is not available between a VIP Suite and a 3 Bedroom Villa.
Conditions:
1. Valid for stays all year
2. Conditional on there being a minimum 5 nights consecutive paid accommodation.
3. Honeymooner status to be established at the time of booking accommodation 
4. Upgrade is not available between VIP Suites and a 3 Bedroom Villa

Bullet Discounted Wedding Packages
Bullet 50% Discount on Tipani Wedding Package
Normal Price of Tipani Wedding Package is $1699
Book a minimum of 50 paid nights in any accommodation category and qualify for 50% discount off a Tipani Wedding package.
Conditions:
1. Valid for stays all year
2. Conditional on a minimum 50 nights paid accommodation -(for example, 10 rooms for a minimum 5 nights stay in each room)

Bullet Free Wedding Package Special
Book any room for at least 7 paid nights each and qualify for a free Tiare Wedding Package - value $750.
Conditions:
1. Valid for stays all year
2. Conditional on booking any accommodation type for a minimum 7 nights paid accommodation.

Bullet Free Wedding Package plus free accommodation for Bride and Groom
Book a total of 100 paid rooms nights and receive the Tipani Wedding Package (value $1699)  free
plus
● The Bride and Groom receive 4 free nights accommodation in a Beachfront Deluxe Suite.
Conditions:
1. Valid for stays all year in any combination of accommodation types.
2. Conditional on there being 110 nights paid accommodation until 31 March 2022.
This could be 20 rooms for 5 nights each or a range of stays and rooms as long as the total of 100 paid room nights is reached.

Your Accommodation Options
As you would expect in a resort of this size there is a wide range of accommodation options. All accommodation is air-conditioned. All 2 level and 3 level blocks are “walk-up” (no lifts).

Room Categories (In ascending order of tariff)
Bullet Garden Rooms:
       (Not refurbished)
Bullet Garden Superior Rooms:
       (Fully refurbished & Upgraded)
With plenty of space and balcony or patio facing the tropical gardens, Garden Rooms are only around 50 metres from the beach. Garden Superior Rooms are located closer to the beach between the Garden and Lagoon View Rooms and have balconies or patios with garden views. There is an interconnecting room option which is a great feature for families or 2 couples travelling together.
Maximum occupancy: 3 Adults or 2 Adults & 2 Children
Existing Bedding: 1 Queen Bed & 1 Single Bed or 3 Single Beds
Additional Bedding: 1 Single Rollaway Bed or cot can be added for a second child aged under 12.

Bullet Lagoon View Rooms
Completely refurbished in first half 2019. Bright, colourful and airy,  balconies or patios with views out over the lagoon. Interconnecting rooms option.
Maximum occupancy: 3 Adults or 2 Adults & 2 Children
Existing Bedding: 1 Queen Bed & 1 Single Bed or 3 Single Beds
Additional Bedding: 1 Single Rollaway Bed or cot can be added for a second child aged under 12.

Bullet Beachfront Deluxe Suites:
Bigger and more modern, the Beachfront Suites have big, spacious balconies from which to view the lagoon, the ocean and the magnificent sunsets. Good-sized bathrooms feature a spa bath which is a feature enjoyed by romantic couples and honeymooners. 
Ground floor Suites offer disability accessible option.
Maximum occupancy: 3 Adults or 2 Adults & 2 Children
Existing Bedding: 1 Queen Bed & 1 Single Bed
Additional Bedding: 1 Single Rollaway Bed can be added in addition to one baby cot

Bullet VIP Deluxe Suites
Big, bright, modern suites with extra-size balconies, VIP Deluxe Suites are located between the two wings of Beachfront Deluxe Suites on the beachfront and only metres from the beach.  Bathrooms feature a spa bath. There is an option to have Interconnecting Suites.
Maximum occupancy: 3 Adults or 2 Adults & 2 Children
Existing Bedding: 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed and 1 Single Bed.
Additional Bedding: 1 Single Rollaway Bed can be added to a room with a King Bed for a second child aged under 12. A baby cot may also be added.

Bullet 3 Bedroom Garden Villas:
Bullet 3 Bedroom Beachfront Villas:
The Resort describes their 3 Bedroom Villas as ‘A home away from home’. Each Villa has a full kitchen with modern appliances, breakfast bar, fridge/freezer, 4-burner stove with oven, dining suite, air conditioned living area and covered patio with outdoor furniture. The bedrooms are fan-cooled. The main bedroom has an ensuite bathroom and there is a second bathroom to service the other two bedrooms. Villas are fully serviced every 3 days.  A daily light service comprising towel change and rubbish removal is provided daily. Two 3 Bedroom garden Villas offer wheelchair access and wet showers.
The 3 Bedroom Beachfront Villas are in 2-level blocks, each containing only 2 villas – one on each floor. 
The 3 Bedroom Garden Villas are stand-alone individual buildings.
Maximum occupancy: 6 guests
Existing Bedding: 2 Queen Beds & 2 Single Beds or 6 Single Beds
Additional Bedding:  A baby cot may be added.

Getting to and from The Edgewater Resort & Spa
Cars, scooters and bicycles can be rented on-site and the Circle Island buses loop through the resort to pick-up and drop-off Edgewater guests.

Kids & Families
The Edgewater Resort & Spa cater for families really well.  The Resort’s Coconuts Kids Club is an excellent facility and is open daily except Sunday.
Bullet Kids Stay Free
Up to 2 children aged up to 12 years stay free when sharing with adults (subject to room occupancy maximums).
Portable cots for infants aged under 2 years are provided free of charge when available (subject to room occupancy maximums)
Bullet Kids Play Free
Coconuts Kids’ Club is a complimentary service for children aged 4 to 12 years. 
Open daily except Sunday
         9:00am to 12 Noon
         2:00pm to 5:00pm
         7:00pm to 9:00pm.
The Club operates out of a new, purpose-built, secure indoor/outdoor venue which features audio visual entertainment units, three spacious themed rooms and an outdoor recreation area fitted with play equipment.
Activities include:
●  Interactive lessons on local culture and customs
●  Rarotongan drumming lessons
●  Cook Islands dancing
●  Costume making
●  Creating local souvenirs
●  Crab hunting
●  Post-card painting
●  Painting a coconut
●  Tie-dying fabric
●  Also available: electronic games and indoor entertainment.

Check-in/Check Out
Hotel check-in and check-out times:
Check In Time: 2:00pm
Check Out Time: 10:00am
Early Check-in and Late Check-out
Late Check-Out up to 6:00pm may be pre-booked and costs 50% of nightly room rate
Early Check-In between 6:00am and 2:00pm may be pre-booked and costs 50% of booked nightly rate
Early Arriving Flights
The Resort recommends that all guests arriving prior to 6:00am should book and pay for their room from the night before to guarantee access to their room at the time they arrive. Not doing this could result in a wait of 12 hours or more to gain entry to your accommodation.

Cancellation & Amendment Policies
Bullet COVID-19 Related Cancellations/Amendments
In the event Cook Islands or New Zealand borders close, or customers travelling are tested positive for COVID and are unable to travel, or border restrictions are introduced requiring quarantine in either Cook Islands or New Zealand:
A Full refund and/or no cancellation or amendment fees will be charged up to the date of travel.
Bullet Special Cancellation & Amendment Policies for Bookings made Between 01 May 2021 and 31 December 2021
For Travel between 15 May 2021 and 31 March 2022
● Cancellations received between 14 and 20 days prior to scheduled arrival incur a cancellation fee equal to staying 2 nights at the accommodation rate booked
● Cancellations received within 14 days of scheduled arrival incur a cancellation fee equal to 75% of total accommodation booked.
● No Shows incur full cancellation fees.
● No amendment fees will be charged for amendments made to travel dates, provided they fall within the specific booked Special's travel periods.
Bullet Standard Resort Cancellation Policy for travel between 01 April 2021 and 31 March 2022
All cancellations must be made in writing.
● Cancellations received between 8 and 14 days prior to scheduled arrival incur a cancellation fee equal to staying 2 nights at the accommodation rate booked
● Cancellations received within 7 days of scheduled arrival incur a cancellation fee equal to 100% of total accommodation booked.
● No Shows incur full cancellation fees.

Travel Insurance is recommended
OUR Travel Specialists can advise on all aspects of travel insurance.

The information on this page is correct as at 16 August 2021 and is based on our supplier contracts which are valid for stays to 31 March 2023.  All information shown is subject to change without notice.


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Covid-19 Supplier Update

Please be aware as we re-emerge from Covid-19 shutdowns, many resorts, hotels and tourism suppliers in the Pacific Islands may open with a more limited range of facilities and services than are currently published here and elsewhere.

Please check with Our Pacific Travel Specialists or check the resort/hotel website for any updates on the latest services available.

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Resort Facilities (charges may apply)
Bullet Two Restaurants
Bullet Health & Spa Salon
Bullet Tours
Bullet Jungle Quad Adventure
Bullet Snorkelling
Bullet Cultural shows
Bullet Games Room
Bullet Swimming Pool
Bullet Tennis Court
Bullet Business Services
Bullet Wi-fi Hot Spots
Bullet ATM
Bullet Self-laundry Facilities
Bullet Disabled Access & Parking

Kids Facilities (charges may apply)
Bullet Kids Club

Weddings
Have your wedding at the The Edgewater Resort & Spa!
Click here to view package details.
A minimum 3 night stay at the Resort is required.

Honeymooners
All guests identified as honyemooners at time of booking will be
provided with an upgrade to the next room category (minimum 5
night stay), a fruit basket & bottle of sparkling wine.