The Cook Islands

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Accommodation in
the Cook Islands





The Edgewater Resort and Spa is the largest accommodation complex on Rarotonga and is situated at the sunset-end of the island.

It is nestled near a white-sand beach only a few kilometres from the international airport.

The Edgewater has a wide choice of rooms from basic garden rooms to VIP deluxe suites.

It isn't unfair to describe the resort as being tired and in need of a good spruce up.

While on Rarotonga we stayed in a Lagoon View Room that was clean, tidy and had everything we needed including a small balcony, SkyTV, air-conditioning and a ceiling fan.

Next time we go there we may opt for a beachfront unit, but as we spent very little time in the room what we had was perfectly fine.

One of the benefits of staying at the Edgewater is that everyone knows it and so being picked up for tours is a breeze.

It is also a stop-off point for the Clockwise and Anti-Clockwise buses, has two restaurants, a Budget car hire office, a gift shop, a laundry and a Polynesian spa.

There is a pool and also tennis courts.

The Edgewater has two Island Nights a week where you can be entertained until late by dancers and drummers and these are very good shows. There is nightly entertainment put on by the Edgewater.

We found the staff pretty friendly and helpful.

But it does pay to double check the Happy Hour for cocktails as it seems it varies according to each staff member you ask.

For children there is the Coconut Kids Club.

The club allows parents to relax knowing their kids are safely involved in great entertainment during their stay.

Activities include: Interactive lessons on local culture and customs, Rarotongan drumming lessons, Cook Islands dancing, Costume making, Creating local souvenirs, Crab hunting and painting a coconut.

Club hours are three sessions a day, Monday to Saturday: 9am to 12 noon, 2pm to 5pm and 7pm to 9pm.








Copyright 2011 RICHARD MOORE