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to the Guide to Eating & Drinking in Rarotonga. There is a wonderful variety of eating and drinking experiences on Rarotonga, many on the waterfront, beachfront or in picturesque settings. In the first section find The List, which includes every eating and drinking establishment we could find on the island. Following The List are Featured Eating and Drinking Places highlighted with descriptions and images. Locations of featured bars, cafés, restaurants and island night shows are shown on the map on page 7. We hope you will enjoy a taste of Cook Islands hospitality! THE LIST

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THE LIST

The List All the eating and drinking outlets we could find on Rarotonga. *denotes venues that are highlighted inside this guide.

BARS Café Ariki 21.3 Vaiana Bistro and Bar Tutakimoa........................22 772 Nikao................................24 516 Café Jireh* Panama............................24 776 Chilli’s Sport Bar Tupapa.............................26 240 Café Salsa* Avarua.............................. 22 215 High Tide Bar & Grill Avarua.............................22 088 Charlie’s Café & Beach Hire* Hula Bar*

Salt Film Avarua.............................52 403

Saltwater Café * Turoa................................20 020

Tahiti Café Avarua..............................73 037

The Café*

Akapuao..........................28 055 Taputapuatea..................21 283

Panama............................21 003 Coco Latte Café The Hidden Spirit Café Vaimaanga.......................27 183 & Grill iSOBAR* Titikaveka....................... 22 796 Muri Beach.......................27 349 Coelho’s Café Avarua..............................23 236 The Mooring Fish Café On the Rocks Avana................................25 553 Avarua..............................25 077 Cook Islands Coffee

Rehab Nightclub

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The Rickshaw Café *

Avarua...............................55 517

Matavera.........................50 646 Muri...................................22 232

Road House

Avarua..............................21 569

Black Rock........................23 322

Shipwreck Hut Beach Bar* Aroa Beach......................22 166

The Jungle Bar Avarua..............................78 347

Courtyard Café

Deli-Licious Café* Muri..................................20 858

Fruits of Rarotonga Tikioki Beach...................21 509

The Waffle Shack Avarua..............................55 503

Whale & Wildlife Centre Café * Atupa................................21 666

CLUBS (visitor’s welcome) Rarotonga Bowling Club Muri..................................22 450 Pakekua............................26 277 Avarua.............................26 464 Integrity Café Arorangi..........................24 348 Cook Islands Game Fishing Wilson’s Beach Bar* Club Arorangi...........................21 546 KaFe KoKo NaTi Kiikii....................................21 419 Trader Jacks Bar & Restaurant

Ice Cream @ Muri

Matavera..........................20 910

Breweries Rarotonga Golf Club Kai Tumeke Matutu Brewing Company Titikaveka........................20 623 Nikao.................................20 621 Tikioki...............................26 288 RSA Ka Kite Café Nikao................................20 590 Rarotonga Brewery Airport............................. 23 799 Nikao Sailing Club (Sails) La Casita Mexican Café * CAFÉS Muri..................................20 693 Muri Beach.......................27 349 ISLAND NIGHT SHOWS Are Kai – Aroa Café Lazy Trout Café Airport...............................21 723 Takakimoa......................22 025 Crown Beach Resort* Arorangi...........................23 953 Ariki’s Shack Le Bon Vivant (LBV) Muri...................................27 955 Muri...................................28 619 Edgewater Resort * Arorangi 25 435 Atiu Coffee Van Le Bon Vivant (LBV) Mobile..............................57 650 Avarua..............................27 619 Highland Paradise Cultural Centre* Love Café Barefoot Bar & Café Muri Beach......................20 427 Matevera .........................24 383 Maungaroa......................21 924

Bite Time Café

Red Door Coffee Bar

Muri Beach Club Hotel*

Body Fuel Café

Reefside Rarotonga

The Islander Hotel*

Punanga Nui Markets....23 577 Avarua..............................23 283 Muri Beach......................23 000 Punanga Nui Markets....23 575 Punanga Nui Market.....26 889 Panama............................21 003

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Little Polynesian Café*

THE LIST

Te Vara Nuí Cultural Village*

Chicken Magic

Titikaveka........................24 280 O’oa..................................26 209

Muri..................................24 006 Nautilus Restaurant Drift in Café & Grill Muri 25 125 Punanga Nui Market..... 52 289 LIQUOR STORES

Bond Liquor Store*

Oceans Restaurant

Flying Boat Takeaways

Avarua..............................21 007 & Bar* Tupapa.............................22 230 Arorangi...........................23 953

CITC Liquor

Fungi’s Takeaways

Panama...........................28 380 On the Beach Restaurant & Avarua.............................24 094

MARKET EATS & DRINK Punanga Nui Market

Bar (OTB) *

Arorangi...........................22 461 Kaena Restaurant

Sails Restaurant &

Avatiu........................ (Mon-Sat) iSOBAR* Muri Beach 27 349 Muri Night Market Muri........(Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun) Sandals Restaurant & Bar Muri Beach......................20 427 NIGHTLIFE TOURS

Going Troppo Nightlife Tours

Silver Sands Restaurant & Bar*

Progressive Dinner Tour

Spaghetti House Pizzeria

Takeaway & Bar

Aroa...................................25 433

Kai Pizza Avarua..............................53 330

Kai Time Muri..................................20 790

Mae-Jo’s Café Takeaway

Rarotonga........................25 325 Muri Beach......................23 000 Avarua..............................26 621

Mama T’s Takeaway

Local homes...................20 639 & Grill* Arorangi...........................25 441 Arorangi...........................25 733

Raro Pub Crawl

Maori Café Avarua.............................29 700 Staircase Restaurant & Bar Avarua.............................22 254 Kavera...............................25 282

RESTAURANTS Alberto’s Restaurant*

Arorangi...........................23 597

Tamarind House*

Oasis Petrol/Store (24/7)

Tupapa.............................26 487 Nikao.................................22 145

The Anchorage Restaurant Palace Takeaways Avatiu Wharf...................21 438 & Bar* Muri Beach.......................22 779 Black Rock.......................23 004 Paradise Pitstop Bamboo Jacks Restaurant The Palms Restaurant Titikaveka.........................78 419 Aqua Restaurant

Avarua.............................28 830 Tupapa..............................22 415

Bluewater Grill @ Sanctuary*

The Sands Restaurant & Bar

Rima’s Hot Bread Takeaway

Aroa Beach.....................25 900 Titikaveka.........................27 189 Avarua..............................24 270

Captain Andy’s Beach Bar The Yellow Hibiscus* & Grill* Palm Grove . ..................20 002 Aroa Beach 25 800 Tumunu Restaurant Coco Putt Alehouse* & Bar*

Robs Charcoal Chicken

Avarua..............................27 627

Sea Salt Takeaway

Avatiu Harbour..............23 956 Aroa....................................27 181 Arorangi...........................20 501 STJ Bakery Crusoe’s Restaurant & Tuoro Restaurant & Café Arorangi

Wilson’s Bar*

Arorangi...........................21 546

Black Rock........................ 21 233 Super Brown Takeaway

Vaima on the Beach* Islander Restaurant & Hula Vaimaanga......................26 123 Bar* Panama............................21 003 Waterline Restaurant & Bar* Kikau Hut Restaurant* Arorangi............................22 161 Arorangi..........................26 860

Le Rendez-Vous Café & Bistro*

TAKEAWAYS Boogies Burgers

(24/7) Tupapa.............................20 840

The Food Truck Mobile..............................54 458

Vili’s Takeway Muri..................................28 454

Wigmore’s Superstore

Panama.............................26 121 Avarua.............................25 640 Vaimaanga.....................20 206

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Alberto’s Restaurant Anchorage Restaurant & Bar On the Beach (OTB) Restaurant & Bar The Café Café Salsa Captain Andy’s Beach Bar & Grill Crusoe’s Restaurant & Wilson’s Bar Coco Putt Bistro & Bar Islander Restaurant & Hula Bar Kikau Hut Restaurant La Casita Café Little Polynesian Café Flambé Restaurant Oceans Restaurant & Bar The Rickshaw Café Sails Restaurant & iSOBAR BlueWater Grill@Sanctuary Rarotonga on the beach Silver Sands Restaurant & Bar Shipwreck Hut Beach Bar Spaghetti Pizzeria & Grill Tamarind House Restaurant The Tumunu Restaurant & Bar Vaima on the Beach The Waterline Restaurant & Bar Café Jireh The Yellow Hibiscus Restaurant Le Rendez-Vous Café & Bistro Saltwater Café Whale & Wildlife Café Charlie’s Café & Beach Hire Deli-Licious Café Te Vara Nui Cultural Village Highland Paradise Cultural Centre Bond Liquor Store

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The Hula Bar at The Islander (See ad on page 9) The Hula Bar is alfresco overlooking the ocean at The Islander Hotel. Serving beer, spirits and mixes, wines, aperitifs, champagne and cocktails, with all day happy hour. Through the week, live bands provide an eclectic collection of musical genres including island tunes, jazz, soft rock covers, and cabaret. Map Reference 9

T: 21 003 E: info@islanderhotel.co.ck www.islanderhotel.co.ck

Sails Restaurant & iSOBAR Pacific cuisine, epic views over Muri Lagoon. Breakfast, lunch, dinner & bar snacks. iSobar beach bar happy hour cocktails, live music Wednesday and Friday nights. Day and night entertainment on/ off the water at Sails. Private venue for parties & weddings. Cook Island Tourism Award winner 2016. Open 7 days from 9am til late. Map reference 16

T: 27 349 E: dine@sailsrestaurant.co.ck www.sailsrestaurant.co.ck

Shipwreck Hut Beach Bar Shipwreck Hut Beach Bar at Aro’a Beachside Inn was voted ‘the 3rd best beach bar in the world’ in a list of 50 by CNN Travel in 2012. Situated on the sunset coast, the Bar offers a range of drinks and bar meals, with live music on Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday. T.: 22 166 E: aroa@cookislands.co.ck www.aroabeach.com Map Reference 19

Wilson’s Beach Bar Wilsons Beach Bar is one of only a few bars situated right on the beach. Happy hour is from 3.00-6.00pm, 7 days a week. Wilsons’s is the only bar on Rarotonga that sells Cuban cigars and Yakitori Skewers. Live music is performed on Thursday nights from 6.00-8.00pm. T: 21 546 E: relax@castawayvillas.com www.castawayvillas.com Map Reference 7

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Café Jireh Opposite the Airport, we’re world famous for our coffee and custard squares. Everything is freshly prepared including a huge variety of cakes, slices, pies, sausage rolls and sandwiches, plus cooked meals from bacon & eggs and eggs benedict to island pancakes, ‘Caveman’ and ‘Mega Angus’ burgers. Monday - Friday 7.00am - 3.00pm; Saturday 8.30am - 1.30pm. Map reference 25

T: 24 776 www.facebook.com/CafeJirehRarotonga

Café Salsa Popular bistro & meeting place. All-day breakfast and lunch. Serving a wide range of fresh ‘n’ healthy options as well as homemade breads and wood fired pizzas. Open 7.30am–3.00pm, Mon–Fri, 7.30am -2.00pm on Sat. Downtown Avarua, next to CITC Shopping Centre & Pharmacy. Punanga Nui Market within walking distance. Map reference 5

T: 22 215 E: cafe@salsa.co.ck www.salsa.co.ck.

Deli-Licious Café Located on the main road in Muri, check out our ‘all-day’ breakfast menu and join us for awesome coffee, friendly service and great home-style cooking. Try our custard square and cheesecake- local favourites. Open Sunday-Friday 7.30am-3.00pm. Wi-Fi available. T: 20 858 Check us out on Facebook Map reference 31

La Casita Mexican Café Located on the main road at Muri village, this Mexican-style ‘street café’ serves a variety of dishes featuring fresh, authentic flavours including Mexican burritos, quesadillas, enchiladas, pizzas, and a range of vegetarian options. Fully licensed. Bookings advised. Open Monday to Saturday from 5.30pm. Map reference 11

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T: 20 693 E: tamarind@oyster.net.ck


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The Rickshaw Café Located on the main road in Muri village,. The Rickshaw Café is a casual Asian street-style café that serves Vietnamese, Indonesian, Chinese, Malaysian and Thai cuisine. . Bookings recommended. T: 22 232 or 75 449 E: rickshaw@oyster.net.ck

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Saltwater Café Enjoy alfresco casual dining while admiring the stunning lagoon view at Titikaveka on Rarotonga’s south coast. Located opposite the beach at the ‘Halfway Mark’, Saltwater Café uses fresh local produce and is open for breakfast and lunch from 9.00am Sunday to Thursday. Relax and enjoy a Lavazza espresso coffee, an icy cold beer or cocktail. Map reference 28

T: 20 020 cafesaltwater@gmail.com

The Café The Café is located in the courtyard of the historic Beachcomber Pearl Market & Art Gallery in Avarua, with sea views. Known for its locallyroasted expresso, iced coffees, homemade cakes, muffins, fresh foods, organic breads, bagel and croissants, The Café is open. Monday - Friday 9.00am – 3.00pm,. and Saturday 9.00am-1.00pm. Map reference 4

T: 21 283 E: coffee@the-cafe.co.ck

Whale & Wildlife Centre Café Coffee, teas, cold drinks, quiche & salad, pizza bread, snacks, grilled & fresh sandwiches, muffins & coconut slices, and more, are served on an open air, undercover deck. Located on the Back Road, opposite Mike Tavioni Carvings, behind Avatiu Harbour. The café is open 10am4pm Sunday to Friday and most public holidays.

Map reference 29

T: 21 666 or 55 901 to, or 58 727 E: info@cookislandswildlifecentre.com www.cookislandswildlifecentre.com

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ISLAND NIGHT SHOWS

Crown Beach Resort & Spa Crown Beach Resort & Spa’s Island Feast & Cultural Show on Thursday night features a Polynesian-cuisine buffet, desserts and cultural entertainment from the Akirata Cultural Dance Troupe that includes a fire knife performance. Bookings are recommended. Cost: Adults $55, Child $30 (3-12). Dinner 7.00pm; Show 8.30pm.

Map reference 13

T: 23 953 E. info@crownbeach.com www.crownbeach.com

Edgewater Resort & Spa

Map reference 20

Tuesday and Saturday nights are ‘Island Night with Buffet Feast’ at the Edgewater Resort & Spa. Local cuisine, buffet-style with live entertainment from the Polynesian Dance Show. The buffet feast includes a selection of Rarotongan dishes such as rukau and ika mata. Dinner from 7.00pm; Show 8.30pm. Adult: $65; Child (5-12) $25. T: 25 435 E: stay@edgewater.co.ck www.edgewater.co.ck

Muri Beach Club Hotel

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(see ad on page 18) Muri Beach Club Hotel’s Island Night Extravaganza in the Silver Sands Restaurant & Bar is held on Wednesday and features a Polynesian buffet feast and a performance by the Akirata Dance Troupe. Cost: $59 Adult; Child (3-13) half-price - bookings essential. Dinner from 7.00pm/Show 8.00pm. T: 23 000 E: info@muribeachclubhotel.com www.muribeachclubhotel.com

Te Vara Nuí Cultural Village

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(see ad on page opposite) Rarotonga’s only over-water show, Te Vara Nui offers a ‘combo extravaganza’ option (4.5 hours from 5pm) with a cultural village tour and overwater show, including an island/western fusion buffet dinner. Cost: Adult $119; Child (6-11) $59. Includes transfers and a glass of bubbly. T: 24 006. Book for Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays E: culture@tevaranui.co.ck www.tevaranui.co.ck


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Highland Paradise Cultural Centre

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(see ad on back page) Ka’ara – ‘Drums of our Forefathers’ is an authentic cultural experience that includes transport, guides, village visit, warrior welcome, a cocktail, umu (underground oven) feast, and stage show telling. the story of tribal heritage through singing, dancing and drumming. $99 Adult; $55 Child (under 12) Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5pm. T: 21 924 E: highland@oyster.net.ck www.highlandparadise.co.ck

The Islander Hotel (See ad on page 9) Tuesday night is ‘Island Night’ in the Islander Hotel Restaurant & Hula Bar with a buffet feast serving spit roast pork and island delicacies, concluding with desserts including ‘Bombe Alaska’. A cultural performance by the Akirata Dance Troupe follows. The Island Night. costs $49 Adult $20; Child (3-13 years). Map reference 9

T: 21 003 E: info@islanderhotel.co.ck www.islanderhotel.co.ck

Bond Liquor Store LIQUOR STORES

Situated on the main road opposite the Punanga Nui Market in Avarua, the Bond Liquor Store is the No1. cellars in the Cook Islands, offering a huge range: over 600 wines, all popular spirits, liqueurs, imported & local beers, RTDs, mixers, ice and soft drinks. Open Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday-Saturday 9am-7pm. Weddings & special occasions catered for. Delivery anywhere on Rarotonga. Map reference 34

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T: 21 007 • E: trish@thebond.co.ck www.facebook.com/TheBondStore/


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Alberto’s Restaurant Located between the Edgewater and Sunset resorts on the main road in Arorangi. Alberto’s is well known for their steak dishes but also offer seafood, chicken, pork, pasta and a fresh salad bar. Small private functions catered for. Open Monday to Saturday. The bar opens at 5.30pm with dining between 6.00 – 9.00pm. Map reference 1

T: 23 597 or 55 725 E: dine@albertosrestaurant.co.ck

The Anchorage Restaurant & Bar Located at the Sunset Resort in Arorangi, The Anchorage Restaurant & Bar is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Happy Hour is daily from 4pm in the lounge bar, and live music is performed on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings. T: 23 004 E: anchorageinraro@gmail.com Map reference 2

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Captain Andy’s Beach Bar & Grill Open 7 days at The Rarotongan Resort & Spa. Lagoon-front. Lunch, dinner, all-day dining, cold beers, sunset cocktails, wines, poolside cabanas. Extensive casual menu: burgers, fish & chips, seafood platter, club sandwich, pizza, pasta, salads, sizzling fajitas, omelettes, kids menu, special diets. Regular live music. Virtual tours online.

Map reference 6

T: 25 800 E: info@rarotongan.co.ck www.TheRarotongan.com

Coco Putt Bistro & Bar A 18-Hole Mini Golf course and café off the main road at Aro’a, Coco Putt is also a bistro and bar with Sky Sports, live entertainment & all-day menu. Open 10.00am until late. Golf prices – Adults $12 (includes a free standard drink), Children$5, Students $7, Family Pass $30 (2 adults/2 children).

Map reference 8

T: +682 27 181 E: info@cocoputt.co.ck W: www.cocoputt.co.ck

Crusoe’s Restaurant & Bar By the pool at the Castaway Resort, Crusoe’s Restaurant and Bar has a themed menu every night and a snack menu. Monday – Pasta night, Tuesday – a la carte, Wednesday – Mexican, Thursday – Pizza, Friday – Seafood, Saturday – Curry, Sunday – BBQ. Happy Hour from 2.00pm6.00pm, restaurant from 6.00pm.

Map reference 7

T: 21 546 E: relax@castawayvillas.com www.castawayvillas.com

Flambé Restaurant Rarotonga’s newest, ‘maverick’ culinary experience. An exciting menu focused on the legend of the demi-god Maui and the origins of fire to the Cook Islands. Exudes ambiance and style. Alfresco dining and bar, plus air-conditioned inside dining. Open for dinner only. Fire Dance Show every Friday and Saturday night. Closed Sunday and Monday. Patrons 16 years and over please. Map reference 13

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T: 23 953 (Crown Beach Resort) E: info@crownbeach.com www.crownbeach.com


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The Islander Restaurant & Hula Bar (See ad on page 9) The Islander Restaurant & Hula Bar overlooks the pool at The Islander Hotel offering cuisine made from fresh ingredients supplied locally, as well. as imports from New Zealand. Open for breakfast from 8.00am, with an all-day lunch and dinner service featuring light meals to hearty options. Map reference 9

T: 21 003 E: info@islanderhotel.co.ck www.islanderhotel.co.ck

Kikau Hut Restaurant A fusion of European and Pacific flavours, the Kikau Hut, located in Arorangi, offers a top-rated friendly and casual dining experience. Open from 6pm seven days a week with live music on Mondays and a free transfer service available by prior arrangement. T: 26 860 E: kikauhut@oyster.net.ck Map reference 10

Le Rendez-Vous Café & Bistro Located near Airport. Owners are French as is the cuisine. Freshly made food with local and imported French ingredients, freshly baked pies and pastries & savory French crepes amongst the dishes. Great coffee! The café is open for breakfast/lunch until 2pm, and the restaurant from 6pm. Also, Rarotonga’s first drive-through takeaway. Also open Sundays. Map reference 27

T: 26 121 E: guillaume.kapfer@yahoo.fr www.facebook.com/lerendezvousrarotonga

Little Polynesian Café Located overlooking the pool with striking views of the lagoon within the stylish Little Polynesian Resort in Titikaveka is the Little Polynesian Café. Open seven days for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Little Polynesian Café presents a mix of Island and Mediterranean cuisine accompanied by an expansive wine list and ‘tantalizing’ cocktails.

Map reference 12

T: 24 280 E: dine@littlepolynesian.com www.littlepolynesian.com

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Oceans Restaurant & Bar Relaxed private dining on the waterfront with vistas of the beach, lagoon and sunsets, Oceans Restaurant & Bar offers all-day dining including breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Breakfast from 8.00am-10.30am, lunch from 11.30am - 2.30pm, and dinner from 6.30pm 9.00pm. Happy hour is daily from 4.30pm - 6.30pm.

Map reference 14

T: 23 953 E: info@crownbeach.com www.crownbeachresort.com

On the Beach (OTB) Bar & Restaurant Beachfront dining OTB at the Manuia Beach Resort is enhanced by the restaurant’s Cook Islands-style sandy floor, kikau-thatched roof and Polynesian-inspired menu. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, OTB also features daily happy hour, Sunday night BBQ Buffet, and live music Sunday and Wednesday. Map reference 3

T: 22 461 • E: rooms@manuia.co.ck www.manuia.co.ck

Sails Restaurant & iSOBAR Sails Restaurant & Bar on Muri Beach is open seven days from 8.00am until late, offering Pacific cuisine and lagoon views. Located overlooking the beach and lagoon, Sails offers indoor and outdoor dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Occasions such as weddings, receptions, corporate events and private parties are a speciality.

Map reference 16

T: 27 349 E: dine@sailsrestaurant.co.ck www.sailsrestaurant.co.ck

Silver Sands Restaurant & Bar (See ad on page 18) Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day, the Silver Sands Restaurant & Bar has live music and a theme each night: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday - à la carte, Wednesday - Island Night, Friday - Pig & Prawn Night, and Sunday Night - BBQ Grill Night. Happy hour is everyday between 4.00pm-6.00pm. Map reference 18

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T: 23 000 E: info@muribeachclubhotel.com www.muribeachclubhotel.com


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BlueWater Grill@Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach Casual gourmet dining for age 16+, 7 days. Dine on fresh Pacific cuisine with your toes in the sand @ BlueWater Grill or Poolside Pavilion. Seafood platters. Nightly dinner specials. Cocktails, wines, cold beers. Regular live music.

Map reference 17

T: 25 900 E: info@sanctuaryrarotonga.com www.sanctuaryrarotonga.com

Spaghetti House Pizzeria & Grill The Spaghetti House Pizzeria and Grill at The Edgewater Resort & Spa is conveniently located at the Resort’s entrance on the main road. Open seven nights from 5.00pm to 9.30pm, the air-conditioned Spaghetti House Pizzeria and Grill offers authentic Italian cuisine with a selection of pizzas, pastas and other signature Italian dishes. Map reference 20

T: 25 441 www.edgewater.co.ck

Tamarind House Tamarind House Restaurant & Bar is located in a restored colonial house set on 2.5 acres of lawns adjacent to the beach. Opening hours are Monday to Friday - morning coffee from 10.00am, Thursday to Friday, lunch from 11.30am to 2.30pm, Monday to Saturday - dinner from 6.00pm. Closed on Saturday during the day. Weddings are a speciality.

Map reference 21

T: 26 487 E: tamarind@cookislands.co.ck www.tamarind.co.ck

Charlie’s Café & Beach Hire Located on Te Akapuao Beach, Titikaveka, we offer tasty light meals, lunch, coffee and drinks. And, we hire standup paddleboards, kayaks, snorkel, mask and fins. Spend the day with us at Te Akapuao Beach! T: 28 055 E: chosking@oyster.net.ck

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(See ad on page this page) The oldest restaurant in Rarotonga (37 this year), Tumunu offers garden surroundings featuring local artifacts and memorabilia. With its tropical garden and unique dining room, the Tumunu menu offers seafood, vegetarian, steaks, chicken and a children’s menu. The seafood platter for two is a specialty. Open seven nights from 6.00pm. Map reference 22

T: 20 501 E: jbateman@tumunu.co.ck www.tumunurarotonga.com

Vaima on the Beach Located in Vaimaanga, Vaima on the Beach offers indoor and outdoor dining options in an island setting, with the cuisine that has a touch of tropical flavours. Open 7 nights a week from 6pm, Vaima provide transfers to and from accommodation on request. T: 26 123 E: vaima@oyster.net.ck www.vaimarestaurant.com Map reference 23

SPECIAL

Seafood Platter for 2

80

$

THE TUMUNU

Tropical Garden Setting ~ A-LA-CARTE MENU fresh seafood, steaks, vegetarian & kids meals ~ Open 7 nights from 6pm ~

Reservations CALL 20 501

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www.tumunurarotonga.com

RESTAURANTS

Tumunu Restaurant & Bar


RESTAURANTS

Waterline Restaurant & Beach Bar The Waterline Restaurant & Beach Bar is situated on the sunset coast for relaxed beachside dining. Open Tuesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner, diners have a choice of dining on the sand or on the deck looking over the beach. The Waterline Restaurant & Beach Bar also caters for small weddings and functions.

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T: 22 161 E: akisiraro@gmail.com www.waterline-restaurant.com

The Yellow Hibiscus Restaurant & Bar The Yellow Hibiscus is an open-air restaurant overlooking the garden at Palm Grove. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast is served 8.00-10.00am, light lunch 12.00-2.00pm, and a la carte dining from 6.00pm Monday to Saturday, with live music on Tuesdays and Fridays. On Sunday there is a BBQ with live entertainment. Map reference 26

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T: 20 002 E: beach@palmgrove.co.ck www.palmgrove.net


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Guide to Eating & Drinking in Rarotonga 2017-1  

There is a wonderful variety of eating and drinking experiences on Rarotonga in the Cook Islands.

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