The Edgewater Resort and Spa
The Edgewater Resort and Spa
– Rarotonga –
The Edgewater is largest Resort in the Cook Islands, it is beachfront and rated as 3.5 star. It is a good family option, however there is quite a lot of Coral on both the beach and in the water so really need reef shoes here to swim.
A range of room grades from Studio Garden Rooms to 3 Bedroom villas which is a great value for money option if you have a larger family or a few couples wanting to stay together. The Villas have full kitchen facilities and 2 x bathrooms.
Included in the cost is a welcome fruit cocktail, invitation to the Managers Cocktail Party, daily Polynesian activities, free use of kayaks, snorkeling equipment, tennis and squash, daily tropical breakfast.
Also the pool here is quite small for the size of the Resort so can be a little crowded at times. The snorkelling here is quite good though. The Resort is on the sunset side of the Island which means you will likely catch a glimpse of a beautiful sunset, perfect for your wedding shots. The staff are friendly and helpful and the resort has a happy and relaxed general atmosphere.
The resort has a swimming pool, cocktail bar and pool bar, 2 restaurants, the beach is reasonable, there is a rental car desk and a tour desk, a kids club, a daily activities program, tennis courts, squash courts, beauty spa.
There is a permanent archway overlooking the beach which we decorate or there are other areas available also.
As a wet weather option they have the Umu hut.
There are several outdoor venue options to include the Heta Hut which is outdoor and poolside, the Umu Hut which is located at one end of the Resort so more private, depending on numbers and there is no venue hire involved if you are using one of the included dinner menus. Or indoor venue’s Brasserie Restaurant or Spaghetti House. There is also a beach marquee available but to use this there is a hire and set up cost and if this was of interest I would need to obtain a quotation for you. They have a great value for money all-inclusive package here including ceremony venue, 5 nights accommodation for the bride and groom and wedding reception for 30 guests including Island BBQ buffet and 3 hour beverage package and much mire. Or you can build your own wedding package to suit.
They also have a couple of specials whereby if the Bride and Groom book 5 nights accommodation in any room grade you receive 50% off the standard Tipani wedding package. You also receive a complimentary room upgrade, fruit basket and bottle of wine on arrival. They also have some group deals based on guests staying at the Resort, whereby if your wedding party books 110 room nights you receive the Tipani Wedding Package FREE (valued at $1699.00), plus 7 nights accommodation for the Bride and Groom in a Beachfront Deluxe Suite.