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PALM GROVE
Vaima, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Member of the Black Pearl Experience Properties

Our Thoughts on Palm Grove
It’s really quite difficult to give meaningful star ratings to Rarotonga’s smaller accommodation properties; Rarotonga provides such an idyllic holiday environment and most of the smaller properties are locally owned and run in a lovely personal way.  Palm Grove is independently rated at 3½ star and that’s fair enough, but rating systems don’t usually take into account the superb location or the friendliness and warmth of the staff and Palm Grove Rarotonga has both of those in abundance. A 3½ star rating in Rarotonga bears little resemblance to say, a suburban motel in a major city which might attract a similar rating. We find that Palm Grove is constantly upgrading and enhancing its accommodation, facilities and services and is now a very solid mid-range full-service resort with a restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, a popular Sunday BBQ and a Friday Night Happy Hour for guests with free drinks, snacks and live music.  Complimentary activities include use of snorkelling gear, kayaks, beach towels and beach chairs.

The location is stunning.  Palm Grove is about half way around the island from the main town, Avarua and about 15 minutes from the airport, but remember, the whole island is only 32 kms (22 miles) right around. The original units were built across the road from a perfect beach on a quiet stretch of the circle island road on the secluded south side of the island. Later, a total of 12 units and a 3 bedroom Villa were added over the road right on the beachfront only steps off the white-sand beach.  The circle island road is still there but it is not busy out here and doesn’t detract at all from guests’ enjoyment of this beaut little village-style resort.

Palm Grove provide a personal wedding co-ordinator and a range of well-priced wedding and vow renewal packages – Our Specialists have full details.

Guests are personally met at the airport by a Palm Grove staff member irrespective of flight arrival time and transferred to the property.  Continental buffet breakfast is included in the tariff – cooked breakfast is available at a small surcharge.  There is a local supermarket barely five minutes walk away and the bus to Avarua stops regularly right at the resort.

What Palm Grove Say About Themselves
“Welcome to Palm Grove, your private piece of Paradise. 

Set in the enchanting area of Vaima on the stunning Southern coast, Palm Grove enjoys the peace and tranquillity of one of the best locations on Rarotonga in the Cook Islands.

Thirteen garden bungalows set amongst Hibiscus and Tipani flowers are complemented with thirteen beachfront bungalows set alongside our secluded beach. All bungalows have full kitchen facilities, aircon, flat screen TV and private patios.

Palm Grove offers a truly relaxing, truly Cook Islands holiday experience. Popular with couples and honeymooners, Palm Grove’s beachfront bungalows provide private beachfront living. The laid-back, casual atmosphere of the resort compliments the tranquillity of southern Rarotonga. Families of all ages as well as couples travelling together enjoy the 2 and 3 bedroom bungalows which have their own yards and BBQ facility.

Rarotonga is renowned for its pristine beauty and offers activities from scuba diving to hiking. Experience the true paradise of our white sand beaches and clear blue lagoon, or enjoy our acres of lush, quiet garden. Sit back, relax, and find your own private piece of paradise!”


Our Specials
Bullet The Black Pearl Experience
Bullet 10 Nights Stay Special
Stay 10 consecutive nights and receive with the compliments of Palm Grove Rarotonga:
● A certified unique Black Pearl in a sterling silver
     or gold pendant setting valued at NZ$500

A Guest Advantage Card offering discounts on
    selected tours, rentals, attractions, restaurants.
Conditions:
 - Valid for stays of a minimum of 10 consecutive nights.
 - A Maximum of 1 Black Pearl provided per room/villa.
 - This special is not combinable with the 5 and 7 Night
   Black Pearl Specials below but is combinable with all
   short-term specials offered from time to time for stays
   of at least 10 nights.

Bullet The Black Pearl Experience
Bullet 7 Nights Stay Special
Stay 7 consecutive nights and receive with the compliments of Palm Grove Rarotonga:
● 2 Complimentary tickets to Highland Paradise
     Sunset Feast and Show valued at NZ$198 
 
A Guest Advantage Card offering discounts on selected
   tours, rentals, attractions, restaurants.
Conditions:
 - Valid for stays of a minimum of 7 consecutive nights.
 - A Maximum of 2 complimentary tickets to Highlands
   Paradise provided per room/villa.
 - This special is not combinable with any other
   special offer.

Bullet The Black Pearl Experience
Bullet 5 Nights Stay Special
Stay 5 consecutive nights and receive with the compliments of Palm Grove Rarotonga:
● 2 for the price of 1 tickets for a Koka Lagoon Cruise
     valued at NZ$79 
 
A Guest Advantage Card offering discounts on
    selected tours, rentals, attractions, restaurants.
Conditions:
 - Valid for stays of a minimum of 5 consecutive nights.
 - A Maximum of 1 complimentary ticket for a Koka Lagoon
   Cruise when 2 guests take the same lagoon Cruise. 
 - This special is not combinable with any other special offer.

Bullet Low Season Stay/Pay Special
Stay 7/Pay 6

Stay 7 nights and only pay for 6 nights.
Conditions:
 - Valid for stays 01 November to 31 March each year
 - Valid for stays in all accommodation types.
 - May be combined with Black Pearl Experience
   10 Night Stay Special offer.

Bullet Honeymoon Bonus
Honeymoon couples are given a chilled bottle of
   sparkling wine on arrival with compliments of
   Palm Grove Rarotonga.
Conditions:
 - Honeymoon status to be established at time of
   booking accommodation.

Your Accommodation Options
It’s really like a little village.  The 22 stand-alone units which are all air-conditioned and have full kitchens, provide a wide variety of accommodation types and outlooks.  The Garden Studios are clustered around the swimming pool and are handy to the restaurant.  The Two Bedroom Bungalow is located next to the Garden Studios and close to the pool. Off to one side, but also handily placed you find the 4 One Bedroom Superior bungalows; the centrally located Three Bedroom Bungalow completes the picture on the “land or garden” side of the property.

Straight across the road and virtually right on the beach frontage, there are 8 Beachfront Studios and the 3 Bedroom Beach Villa which is located on the western side of the Beachfront Studios.

Bungalow Facilities
Kitchen facilities
Air conditioned bedrooms
Flat-screen TV
Ceiling fans
Hairdryer
Security Safe
IDD telephone,
CD/MP3 player
Radio
Full insect screens
Patio/balcony.

Room Categories (In ascending order of tariff)
Bullet Garden Studios:
Garden Studio Patios face inward towards the swimming pool and the wide lawn.  Rooms have tiled floors, light painted walls, kitchens and vaulted ceilings.
Minimum Stay Policy: 2 nights
Kids aged under 6 years: Yes and stay free
Maximum occupancy: 3 Guests
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
Additional Bedding: 1 Single Rollaway Bed can be added, there is also space for a cot.

Bullet One Bedroom Superiors:
Located in the garden area.  Each has separate bedroom and lounge/kitchen areas.  A private patio faces north and away from the lagoon providing beautiful sunny views towards Rarotonga’s spectacularly lush interior. Tiled floors and white painted walls complete the picture. 
Minimum Stay Policy: 3 nights
Kids aged under 6 years: Yes and stay free
Maximum occupancy: 3 Guests
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
Additional Bedding: 1 Single Rollaway Bed can be added.

Bullet The Two Bedroom Garden Bungalow:
In the garden area handy to the restaurant.  The Two Bedroom Bungalow has two separate bedrooms plus a full-size kitchen and a dining/lounge area, one bathroom with separate toilet.  Tiled floors, light painted walls, 2 private patios. 
Additional Facilities:  DVD Player and private BBQ
Minimum Stay Policy: 5 nights
Kids aged under 6 years: Yes and stay free
Maximum occupancy: 5 Guests
Existing Bedding: A King Bed in each bedroom, each of which may be split into 2 Single Beds
Additional Bedding: 1 Single Rollaway Bed can be added, there is also space for a cot

Bullet The Three Bedroom Garden Bungalow:
Handy to the restaurant and pool in the garden area.  There are three bedrooms plus a full-size kitchen and a dining/lounge area, one bathroom, separate toilet.  Tiled floors, light painted walls, 2 private patios.
Additional Facilities:  DVD Player and private BBQ
Minimum Stay Policy: 5 nights
Kids aged under 6 years: Yes and stay free
Maximum occupancy: 6 Guests
Existing Bedding: A King Bed in each bedroom, each of which may be split into 2 Single Beds
Additional Bedding: Space for a cot.

Bullet Beachfront Studios:
Completely refurbishment in 2014 and still looking splendid. Beachfront Studios are located right above the beach and guests enjoy unfiltered views of the beach, lagoon and ocean from both inside the room as well as from the extensive decking.  These rooms have wooden floors and are decorated in a more Polynesian-style “woody” theme on their walls and their beautiful cathedral ceilings.  There is an open-plan kitchen.  The modern bathroom has a shower, toilet and vanity in the one room.
Additional Facilities: Iron and Ironing Board
Minimum Stay Policy: 3 nights
Kids aged under 6 years are not accommodated in Beachfront Studios
Maximum occupancy: 2 Guests
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
Additional Bedding: No additional bedding accommodated.

Bullet The Three Bedroom Beach Villa:
Absolute beachfront and located beside the Beachfront Studios. This beautiful Villa offers two bedrooms (one bathroom) on the ground floor and one spacious bedroom with a private ensuite bathroom on the first floor. This Villa has tiled floors, contemporary light painted walls and big outdoor deck with private BBQ.  The big kitchen is on the ground floor and the living area extends right down one side of the Villa and is divided into dining, lounge and TV areas.
Additional Facilities:  DVD Player and private BBQ
Minimum Stay Policy: 5 nights
Kids aged under 6 years: Yes and stay free
Maximum occupancy: 8 Guests
Existing Bedding: A King Bed in each bedroom, each of which may be split into 2 Single Beds
Additional Bedding: 2 Single Beds can be added, there is also space for a cot.

Getting to and from Palm Grove
Palm Grove have a personalised Meet and Greet Service at Rarotonga Airport for guests arriving on international flights, where guests are given a flower ei and transferred to The Resort.  The charge for this service will be included in package arrangements as required/agreed.

The Yellow Circle-Island Bus stops at Palm Grove and as this resort is almost exactly half-way around the island from the main town (Avarua), you don’t have to worry whether you catch the clockwise or the anti-clockwise bus, as every service takes just on 25 minutes to travel between Palm Grove and town.
NEW - Electric Bicycles
Electric Bicycles are available to hire via Our Specialists.  Rarotonga is ideal for battery-powered bicycles and we can pre-book these for you.  With pedal assistance, e-bicycles will go twice around the island on a single charge and batteries may be recharged using a standard power plug. Try something new in this friendly environment, after all, isn’t that what holidays are for!

Kids Policy
Bullet Little Kids Stay Free in most accommodation types
Children aged under 6 years stay free of charge when sharing with adults in these accommodation grades:
Garden Studios
One Bedroom Superior
Two and Three Bedroom (Garden)
Beach Villa (3 Bedroom)
Children aged under 6 years are not accommodated in Beachfront Studios
Children aged under 12 qualify for half price return airport transfers.
  · Babysitting is easily organised
  · On-site Children's Paddling Pool

Exclusively For Adults
Only adults are accommodated in Beachfront Studio Rooms.

Check-in/Check Out
Palm Grove’s standard check-in and check-out times are as follows:
Check In Time: 12:00noon
Check Out Time: 10:00am
Guaranteed early check-in between 6:00am and Noon is charged at 50% of the nightly rate of the accommodation type occupied.
Guaranteed late Check-out between 10:00am and 6:00pm is charged at 50% of the nightly rate of the accommodation type occupied.

Early Arriving Flights
Several flights each week from Auckland arrive at Rarotonga between midnight and 2:00am. We recommend that 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 may result in a wait of up to12 hours to gain entry to your accommodation.

Cancellation/Amendment Policy
Bullet 
All cancellations must be made in writing.
Bullet Cancellations and amendments made between
     31 and 60 days of scheduled arrival incur a
     cancellation fee equal to 25% of the cost of
     the total accommodation booked.
Bullet Cancellations and amendments made between
     15 and 30 days of scheduled arrival incur a
     cancellation fee equal to 50% of the cost of
     the total accommodation booked.
Bullet Cancellations and amendments made within
     15 days of scheduled arrival and no-shows
     incur a cancellation fee equal to 100% of the
     total cost of the accommodation booked.
Bullet Amendment fees apply to nights removed within
     the cancellation period as stated above

The information on this page is correct as at 14 August 2018 and is based on our supplier contracts which are valid for stays to 31 March 2019.  All information shown is subject to change without notice.


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Resort Facilities (complimentary)
Bullet Use of Snorkelling Gear
Bullet Kayaks
Bullet Beach Towel use
Bullet Swimming Pool (fresh-water)
Bullet BBQ area
Bullet TV Lounge
Bullet Friday Happy Hour with live entertainment

Other Resort Facilities (charges apply)
Bullet Restaurant
Bullet Bar
Bullet Laundry Facilities
Bullet Tour Desk
Bullet SCUBA Dive
Bullet Deep-sea Fishing
Bullet Sunday BBQ
Bullet Wifi Hot spot

Room Facilities
Bullet Kitchen facilities
Bullet Air conditioned bedrooms
Bullet Flat-screen TV
Bullet Ceiling fans
Bullet Hairdryer
Bullet Lockbox
Bullet IDD telephone,
Bullet CD/MP3 player
Bullet Radio
Bullet Full insect screens
Bullet Patio/balcony.
Bullet DVD Player (2 & 3 Bedroom only)
Bullet Iron & Ironing Board (Beachfront Studios only)

Weddings
Have your wedding at Palm Grove!
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A minimum 3 night stay at the Resort is required.