Cook Islands April 2020
Test your fitness at the Tropic Thunder Throwdown & explore and relax in paradise
DATES: 16th -22nd APRIL 2020
DURATION: 6 NIGHTS, 7 DAYS
If you are on a tight budget but dream of getting away to one of the most secluded, unspoilt tropical paradises.. where you can compete in an amazing fitness event and enjoy everything the island has to offer on the side, then this package is just for you!
Think lagoon cruising, hiking, SUP, training, daily breakfast, amazing like-minded people and the best week of your life.
All of the above is included in this Wodventures Package!
Located in the middle of the Pacific, Rarotonga is one of the few, unspoiled tropical destinations where beaches are pristine and uncrowded and the local culture still runs strong in everyday life. You will not find one traffic light or building higher than a coconut tree on this tiny island, but you will find a population of incredibly warm, friendly locals who love life and welcome visitors with big smiles.
The island is an outdoor enthusiasts paradise, boasting a turquoise blue lagoon perfect for kayaking, swimming, snorkeling and sunset cruises and a tropical, mountainous interior, ideal for hiking. Rarotonga is a short 6 hour flight from Sydney, 4 hours from Auckland and a 10 hour flight from LA. The Cook Islands have always been a popular retreat destination for Wodventures, with guests arriving to the island as tourists but returning home feeling like locals. It sure is a magical place!
THE TROPIC THUNDER THROWDOWN
A highlight of this retreat, and the perfect way to kick off your week in paradise. This team competition will include teams of 4, 2 men and 2 woman, and it shall ensure that competitors of all fitness levels will be included, from beginners to advanced athletes. This two day event will take place inside the gym as well as outdoors, utilising the picturesque white beaches, turquoise waters and lush jungles of Rarotonga. It's the perfect opportunity for you to get to know both the local people and this stunning island. Competitors will include locals and international guests, all of whom will come together to express their fitness in one of the most beautiful destinations in the world!
The Tropic Thunder Throwdown will also include a welcome dinner and a closing ceremony with dinner and local Polynesian styled entertainment and cuisine. Both of these events as well as registration and participation in the event, are included in the Wodventures package, along with a host of other exciting outdoor adventure activities after the event concludes. You will get a chance to kick back and relax after the weekends competition, and enjoy hiking, SUP yoga and some down time on the beaches or exploring the many other attractions on this gorgeous island.
Accommodation - The Edgewater Resort & Spa
Located on 6 acres of lush tropical beachside grounds on the sheltered western coast of Rarotonga, the& Spa is only 5 minutes' drive from the International Airport and 5 km from Avarua township. The Resort features an outdoor swimming pool, 2 restaurants, a bar and free on-site parking.
The rooms have tropical-style décor and rattan furnishings.
Our packages include the Studio Apartments, which are are located within 30 meters of the beautiful white sandy beach. Each apartment is spacious and offers value-for-money Cook Islands accommodation, with a full range of standard features and services.
Studio Apartments at The Edgewater Resort are the ideal option for friends and couples travelling together, seeking an inexpensive base from which to explore Rarotonga.
Please note: Studio Apartments do not have balconies or patios. They are fully serviced every three days and fresh towels supplied daily. Sleeps max 3 adults and child(ren).
Infants age is up to 2 months. Children's age is under 12 years old.
1 Queen size bed
1 Single size bed
Secure code activated safe
Light cooking facilities within a kitchenette
How Do I Book?
Choose to pay an $800.00 deposit to secure your spot, or pay the full amount for your selected package.
TWIN SHARE: $1,900.00
Shared studio unit: Price per person, ideal for couples sharing a queen bed, or two single travelers interested in sharing a room & bathroom with each other. Note - the rooms have 1x Queen bed and 1x single bed.
Own private studio: Includes a queen bed and single bed, and your own bathroom, not sharing with any other guests.
*All packages are priced in AU
HOW TO PAY?
Book your spot with a non-refundable deposit of AUD$800.00, or choose to pay the full amount upfront.
If you choose to pay the deposit, you will settle the balance via two installments - the first being 30 days after your deposit is received, and the final payment is due 45 days prior to departure. Payments can be made via direct deposit or using your credit card.
IMPORTANT TRAVEL NOTICE WHEN BOOKING FLIGHTS:
The Cook Islands are on the GMT -10 , so please take note of the day/date which you arrive when booking your flights.
Its the second and final day of competition today, and we get to take your fitness outdoors - to the mountains and to the beach! Don't forget to pack your sunblock and some fresh coconuts to stay hydrated!
After all the competition wraps up, we will scrub up and head to the closing ceremony and prize giving event that will include live entertainment and free beer! Here you will get to mingle with all the local and international competitors while you enjoy some of the best local cuisine, cooked in a traditional Umu style oven.DAY 4: Sunday April 19th Time to kick back and relax! With the event done and doesn't, we hit the blue lagoon for a day of cruising and snorkelling onboard Captain Tamas. This cruise will also include a delicious island BBQ lunch on an uninhabited island and a coconut tree climbing and coconut husking demonstration. We farewell our rest day in paradise with dinner and cocktails at one of the best beach bars on the island, complete with live music and an unforgettable sunset. DAY 5: Monday April 20th Today we jump back into some adventure after our day of rest and relaxation. After breakfast we head out for a beautiful hike up the Rae Maru mountain, offering stunning views of the western side fo the island and the reef that encircles the Rarotonga. After lunch we head to Muri for some balance testing, as we set out for Paddle boarding yoga. For those who have any energy left to burn, we will pop into the gym for a workout before dinner. DAY 6: Tuesday April 21st Today is yours to enjoy as you please. If you would like to just sit and relax on the beach sipping cocktails, or if you prefer to explore more of the island or try some other activities such as off road buggy tours, scenic flights or even a day trip to Aitutaki, its totally up to you. We will assist in booking whatever activities you choose to enjoy on your free day (Note: extra activities on this day are not included in the cost of the package). DAY 7: Wednesday April 22nd Its a sad day, as we prepare to farewell our beautiful island paradise and all the amazing new mates we have made along the way. After breakfast and a workout, its time to check out at 10am. Your retreat concludes at this time.
- 3 star accommodation at Edgewater Resort and Spa
- Daily continental breakfast
- Gym membership for 1 week Tumuora Movement
- SUP yoga
- Registration and participation in the Tropic Thunder Throwdown
- Welcome dinner and cocktail for competition
- Closing dinner and prize giving
- Private road transfers in a mini van for the duration of the retreat
- Guided hike up to Rae Maru
- Lagoon cruise onboard Captain Tamas, snorkelling & lunch on an uninhabited island
- Road transfers outside of retreat dates, or on day #1 between the airport and the resort.
- Travel insurance
- Additional activities outside of the itinerary
- Lunch & dinner (2x dinners are included)
Q: CAN I BOOK A TWIN SHARE PACKAGE IF I AM TRAVELLING ON MY OWN?
YES - of course you can! We will pair you up in a room with a fellow solo traveler of the same sex and similar age, and you will each have your own bed and simply share a bathroom. What better way to make a new mate? Also, the time spent in your room is minimal, so if you are worried about sharing with a stranger, don't be. This is the best way to save money on your retreat too, so don't be shy!
Q: I AM TRAVELLING ALONE, DO MANY OTHER GUESTS SIGN UP ON THEIR OWN TOO?
YES - in fact, about 70% of our guests are solo travelers, so you will not be alone at all!
Q: WHEN WE ARRIVE IN RAROTONGA, HOW DO WE GET TO THE ACCOMMODATION?
A transfer from the airport to the resort can be arranged at your request and at an additional charge. we would happily arrange on your behalf. Please contact us to arrange for your pick up.
Q: ARE ALL SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES COMPULSORY?
NO - not at all. You are welcome to take part in as many or as few activities as you like, because after all , it's your holiday. You will not however be able to be reimbursed financially for any activities which you choose not to part take in. Our packages are sold as a complete package, including all activities, but again, you have the option to take part in which ever activities you choose.
Q: DO I NEED TO BE SUPER FIT, OR HAVE HAD PREVIOUS CROSSFIT EXPERIENCE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS TRIP?
NO - as long as you have a good attitude and a sense for adventure, you will have an amazing time. All activities are suited for every fitness level, some are more challenging than others, but that's also what our trips are about - encouraging people to break out of their comfort zones and to experience things they would previously thought they were incapable of achieving. Say yes more!