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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, and in other picturesque settings. In the first section of the Guide you will find The List, which catalogues all the eating and drinking establishments we could find on the island, in various categories. Following The List are Featured Eating and Drinking Places and a Location Map. Featured places are highlighted with descriptions and images. Locations of featured bars, cafés, restaurants and island night shows are indicated on the map. Please enjoy a taste of Cook Islands hospitality!

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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 Charlie’s Café & Beach Hire* Akapuao..........................28 055 High Tide Bar & Grill Avarua.............................22 088 Coco Latte Café Vaimaanga.......................27 183 Hula Bar* Panama............................21 003 Cook Islands Coffee Company iSOBAR*

Runway Café Nikao..................................72 197

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

Salsa Café* Avarua.............................. 22 215

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

Te Ara Café

Muri...................................27 641 Muri Beach.......................27 349 Matavera.........................50 646 The Café* Courtyard Café On the Rocks Taputapuatea..................21 283 Avarua..............................25 077 Avarua..............................21 569

Rehab Nightclub

Deli-Licious Café*

Road House

Fruits of Rarotonga

Shipwreck Hut Beach Bar*

Ice Cream @ Muri

Trader Jacks Bar & Restaurant

Integrity Café

The Hidden Spirit Café

& Grill Avarua...............................55 517 Muri..................................20 858 Titikaveka........................ 22 796 The Mooring Fish Café Black Rock........................23 322 Tikioki Beach...................21 509 Avana................................25 553 The New Place* Aroa Beach......................22 166 Muri..................................22 450 Avarua..............................22 279 Arorangi..........................24 348 The Rickshaw Café * Muri...................................22 232

Avarua.............................26 464 KaFe KoKo NaTi Matavera..........................20 910 The Waffle Shack Wilson’s Beach Bar* Avarua..............................55 503 Arorangi...........................21 546 Kaingavai Water Garden

Whale & Wildlife Centre Teahouse & Vegetarian Breweries Café * Eatery* Matutu Brewing Company Titikaveka......................... 55 145 Atupa................................21 666 Tikioki...............................26 288 Kai Tumeke CLUBS (visitor’s welcome) Rarotonga Brewery Titikaveka........................20 623 Rarotonga Bowling Club Nikao Ka Kite Café Pakekua............................26 277 Airport............................. 23 799 CAFÉS Cook Islands Game Fishing La Casita Mexican Café * Are Kai – Aroa Café Club Airport...............................21 723 Muri..................................20 693 Kiikii....................................21 419

Ariki’s Shack

Lazy Trout Café

Atiu Coffee Van

Le Bon Vivant (LBV)

Barefoot Bar & Café

Le Bon Vivant (LBV)

Beluga Café

Love Café

Bite Time Café*

Red Door Coffee Bar

Crown Beach Resort*

Body Fuel Café*

Reefside Rarotonga

Edgewater Resort*

Rarotonga Golf Club

Muri...................................27 955 Takakimoa......................22 025 Nikao.................................20 621

RSA Mobile..............................57 650 Muri...................................28 619 Nikao................................20 590 Muri Beach......................20 427 Avarua..............................27 619 Sailing Club (Sails)* Muri Beach.......................27 349 Arorangi.......................... 27 788 Matevera .........................24 383

ISLAND NIGHT SHOWS

Punanga Nui Markets....23 577 Avarua..............................23 283 Arorangi...........................23 953 Punanga Nui Markets....23 575 Punanga Nui Market.....26 889 Arorangi...........................25 435

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THE LIST

Highland Paradise Cultural Islander Restaurant & Hula TAKEAWAYS Bar* Centre* Boogies Burgers

Maungaroa......................21 924 Panama............................21 003 Avarua.............................25 640

Muri Beach Club Hotel*

Flambé Restaurant*

The Islander Hotel*

Kikau Hut Restaurant*

Drift in Café & Grill

Te Vara Nuí Cultural Village*

Le Rendez-Vous Café & Bistro*

Flying Boat Takeaways

Chicken Magic

Muri Beach......................23 000 Arorangi...........................23 953 O’oa..................................26 209 Panama............................21 003 Arorangi..........................26 860 Punanga Nui Market..... 52 289

Muri..................................24 006

LIQUOR STORES Bond Liquor Store

Panama.............................26 121

Little Polynesian Café

Titikaveka........................24 280

Tupapa.............................22 230

Fungi’s Takeaways

Avarua.............................24 094

Nautilus Restaurant

Kaena Restaurant Takeaway & Bar

Oceans Restaurant

Kai Pizza

Avarua..............................21 007 Muri................................... 25 125 Aroa...................................25 433

CITC Liquor

Panama...........................28 380 & Bar* Avarua..............................53 330 Arorangi...........................23 953

MARKET EATS & DRINK Punanga Nui Market

Kai Time On the Beach Restaurant & Muri..................................20 790 Bar (OTB) * Avatiu........................ (Mon-Sat) Arorangi...........................22 461 Kavera Central Kavera..............................22 962 Muri Night Market Sails Restaurant & Mae-Jo’s Café Takeaway Muri........(Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun) iSOBAR* Avarua..............................26 621 Muri Beach. . .....................27 349 NIGHTLIFE TOURS Sandals Restaurant & Bar Mama T’s Takeaway Going Troppo Nightlife Muri Beach......................20 427 Arorangi...........................25 733 Tours Maori Café Rarotonga........................25 325 Silver Sands Restaurant Kavera...............................25 282 & Bar* Hula Party Bus Muri Beach......................23 000 Oasis Petrol/Store (24/7) Panama............................21 003 Spaghetti House Pizzeria Nikao.................................22 145 Progressive Dinner Tour & Grill* Palace Takeaways Local homes...................20 639 Arorangi...........................25 441 Avatiu Wharf...................21 438

Raro Pub Crawl

Tamarind House*

Paradise Pitstop

Avarua.............................29 700 Tupapa.............................26 487 Titikaveka.........................78 419

RESTAURANTS Alberto’s Restaurant* Arorangi...........................23 597

Aqua Restaurant Muri Beach.......................22 779

The Anchorage Restaurant Rima’s Hot Bread & Bar* Takeaway

Black Rock.......................23 004 Avarua..............................24 270

The Palms Restaurant

Robs Charcoal Chicken

Tupapa..............................22 415 Avarua..............................27 627

The Sands Restaurant Bamboo Jacks Restaurant & Bar

Avarua.............................28 830 Titikaveka.........................27 189

Sea Salt Takeaway

Avatiu Harbour..............23 956

Bluewater Grill @ Sanctuary

The Yellow Hibiscus*

Super Brown Takeaway (24/7)

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Tuoro Restaurant & Café

The Pacific Fish & Chip

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Wigmore’s Superstore

Palm Grove . ..................20 002 Tupapa.............................20 840 Aroa Beach.....................25 900 Tumunu Restaurant & Bar* The Food Truck Captain Andy’s Beach Bar Arorangi...........................20 501 Mobile..............................54 458 Aroa Beach.....................25 800 Black Rock........................ 21 233 Shop Arorangi........................... 78 261 Coco Putt Alehouse* Vaima on the Beach* Aroa....................................27 181 Vaimaanga......................26 123 Vili’s Takeway Muri..................................28 454 Crusoe’s Restaurant & Waterline Restaurant

Wilson’s Bar*

Arorangi...........................21 546 Arorangi............................22 161 Vaimaanga.....................20 206

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Alberto’s Restaurant Anchorage Restaurant & Bar On the Beach (OTB) Restaurant & Bar The Café Salsa Café Bite Time Café Crusoe’s Restaurant & Wilson’s Bar Coco Putt Bistro & Bar Islander Restaurant & Hula Bar Kikau Hut Restaurant La Casita Café Body Fuel Café Flambé Restaurant Oceans Restaurant & Bar The Rickshaw Café Sails Restaurant & iSOBAR Kaingavai Water Garden Tea House & Vegetarian Eatery 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 The New Place

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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

iSOBAR at Sails Restaurant 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 Bar at Aroa Beachside Inn The Shipwreck Hut is an authentic beach bar situated right on the sand at Aro’a Beachside Inn. Perfectly positioned to enjoy the sunset sipping a famous ‘jam-jar cocktail’ or cold beer. Open daily from 5.00pm, the Shipwreck Hut offers a range of drinks and bar meals, with live music on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Map Reference 19

T: 22 166 E: aroa@cookislands.co.ck www.aroabeach.com

Wilson’s Beach Bar at Castaway Resort 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 on Thursday, Friday and Sunday evenings from 6.00-8.00pm.

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


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Bite Time Café Fresh. Fish. Café. Our fish come straight from our boat and on to your plate! Ika Mata, sashimi, seafood platters, wraps and sandwiches, and more! Plus, try our ‘all day’ bacon & egg breakfast for only $13. Open Monday to Saturday 8am - 4pm; late night Tuesday & Friday until 9pm. Located next to the playground, Punganui Market, Avarua. Map reference 6

T: 23 577 facebook.com/Bitetimecaferarotonga

Body Fuel Café Sushi. Smoothies. Juices. Fresh sushi, tropical & healthy juice & smoothie blends. Plus, homebaked cabinet food. Locally roasted, fair trade espresso coffee and cold pressed turmeric. Lattes. Located next to the playground, Punganui Market, Avarua. Open Mon to Sat from 6am.

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T: 23 575 facebook.com/bodyfuelcaferarotonga

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

Charlie’s Café & Beach Hire Located on Te Akapuao Beach, Titikaveka, Charlie’s offer tasty light meals, lunch, takeaways, coffee and soft drinks. Charlie’s also hires standup paddle-boards, single and tandem kayaks, snorkels, masks and fins. Spend the day with Charlie’s at Te Akapuao Beach! T: 28 055 E: chosking@oyster.net.ck Map reference 30

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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.

CAFÉS

Deli-Licious Café

T: 20 858 Check us out on Facebook Map reference 31

Kaingavai Water Garden Tea House & Vegetarian Eatery

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‘Love at first bite.’ Delicious, nutritious, nourishing whole foods + a range of organic herbal infusions and teas. Situated amongst tranquil gardens overlooking pond, near the CICC church in Titikaveka, the Kaingavai Water Garden/Teahouse offers a delectable range of vegetarian and vegan foods lovingly prepared by a serious foodie. T: 55 145

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 from 5.30pm. T: 20 693 E: tamarind@oyster.net.ck Map reference 11

Salsa Café 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.

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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 Located in the courtyard of the historic Beachcomber Pearl Market and Art Gallery in Avarua, The Café is known for its locally-roasted espresso coffee, homemade cakes, and all day menu featuring organic breads, bagels and croissants. Home to the Rarotonga Vinyl Revival Club, relax and choose your own music from the extensive record collection. Open Monday – Friday 9am – 3pm and Saturday 9am – 1pm. Map reference 4

T: 21 283 E: hawaii@oyster.net.ck

The New Place Café Situated on the main road in Avarua, next to Goldmine, the New Place is a spacious, undercover, open-air café/eatery offering the best of fresh tropical cuisine with prompt and friendly service. Popular with locals and visitors, the diverse, visually exciting menu will not disappoint. Relaxed atmosphere and lovely surroundings. . Open 7.30am –11.30pm. Map reference 34

T: 22 279 facebook.com/theNewPlaceCafeRarotonga

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. Open from 5.30pm. T: 22 232 or 75 449 E: rickshaw@oyster.net.ck Map reference 15

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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

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

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Alberto’s Restaurant

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Whale & Wildlife Centre Café

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 3.00pm6.00pm, restaurant from 6.00pm. Map reference 7

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

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Flambé Restaurant (See ad on page 6) Fine dining in Rarotonga. 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 & Monday. Patrons 16 years + Map reference 13

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

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 open Sundays.

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

Oceans Restaurant & Bar (See ad on page 6) 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

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


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

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OTB (On the Beach) Restaurant

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

Sails Restaurant & iSOBAR Sails Restaurant & iSOBAR on Muri Beach is open seven days from 9.00am 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

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 at Tupapa, just three minutes from Avarua. We offer a stunning location and the finest of cuisine, wine and beverages. Open for lunch Thursday and Friday from 11.30am, and for dinner Monday to Saturday from 5.30pm.

Map reference 21

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

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Silver Sands Restaurant & Bar (See ad on page 17) Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings, the Silver Sands Restaurant & Bar offers Ă la carte, on Wednesday - Island Night, on Friday - Pig & Prawn Night, and on Sunday - BBQ Grill Night. Happy hour is everyday between 4.00pm-6.00pm. Map reference 18

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

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.

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T: 23 004 E: anchorageinraro@gmail.com

The Islander Restaurant & Hula Bar (See ad on page 9) The Islander Restaurant & Hula Bar overlook the pool and the ocean 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 featuring light meals to hearty options. Map reference 9

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

The 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. Map reference 24

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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

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

Tumunu Restaurant & Bar (See ad opposite this page) The oldest restaurant in Rarotonga (38 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 & outdoor dining options in an island setting, with the cuisine that has a touch of tropical flavours. Open for brunch/lunch 11am-2pm, and dinner 5-9pm, seven days a week, Vaima provide transfers to/ from accommodation on request.

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T: 26 123 E: vaima@oyster.net. www.vaimarestaurant.com

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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

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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 $129.00; 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

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


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Highland Paradise Rarotonga’s most Authentic Cultural Experience Located high in the mountains overlooking the lagoon Join us and experience the magnificence and beauty of real Cook Island singing, dancing and drumming

Island Night dinner & show: 5pm – Monday, Wednesday & Friday Includes – transfers, welcome cocktail, tapu lifting ceremony, Buffet umu style dinner, and finally the magnificent singing, dancing & drumming.

BOOK OUR ISLAND NIGHT SHOW ON + 682 21924 wwwhighlandparadise.co.ck

2017-2018 Guide to Eating & Drinking in Rarotonga  

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

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