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Shipwreck Hut@Aro'a Beachside Inn

Betela, Arorangi 00001, Cook Islands
682 22166
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Ranked #5 of 15 Restaurants in Arorangi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $24
Cuisines: Polynesian, Tapas, Continental, Pacific Rim
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: the SHIPWRECK HUT at the Aro'a Beachside Inn. On the Beach, Nightly Sunsets, Guaranteed Clear Xcept when cloudy. Best Cocktails on the Rock, Cold Beer. Pub or Kati Kati meals from 11am til 8:30pm Xcept on BarBQ nites. BarBQ's 6PM on Tues w/Jake Numanga on Ukulele & Sat w/Garth Young on the Piano. Thursday Sunset Entertainment 5:30 to 7:30 w/Rudy Aquino on VibraHarp & Ukulele. JUST WHAT YOU EXPECT AS A BAR ON THE BEACH IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC and a great place to stay too.
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Stopped here on recommendation of a local on our last night for a cocktail and regretted not getting to this gem earlier in our trip. Cocktail were very well priced and liked the twist of them being served in a jar. An the setting wow, what more can you say. Would have looked to have had more time to spend... More

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Love. The stuff of movies, a well built bar right on the sand of a nice stretch of beach with perfect sunsets, great staff, cold cocktails, colder beers and brilliant beach Bbqs tue and sat night! A must do!

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Auckland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Right on the beach, quiet spot with lovely staff and gorgeous sunsets. Very quaint and laid back. Cocktails served in jars - very different! Cheap pricing - strong cocktails!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Lovely place by the beach to have a simple meal and relax. Lovely staff and funny owner! Would have wanted to go when they had a barbecue and live entertainment but missed that.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Came with a friend and watched the sunset.. brilliant location and great cocktails.. reasonable prices too. Get there a little earlier if you want a good seat to watch the sunset as it will get a little busy

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Awesum bar on the beach - chilled beers, friendly service - didnt have time for food but wished we had gone back.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Found it by chance walking along the beach. Perfect for watching the sunset, great live music entertainment and yummy filling pub-style meals.

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Wanganui, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

walking in past the accommodation, you hit the bar, the beachfront and the view all within seconds. the atmosphere is laid back, the service the best on the island, and for the moments you are there it is like you are a world away from any stress. A local musician plays and sings, and we were lucky enough for the... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Liked the look of this restaurant so just popped in on BBQ night. Seemed to be bullied in to staying for dinner - starters fantastic but the rest was pretty awful. The owner is full of himself and his wife is just bossy - they both made us feel like children. All the kitchen staff were great. My husband and... More

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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

LOVE having a later afternoon cocktail here while sitting on the beach and watching the sunset! Awesome ambience, friendly staff who are are always happy to have a chat! Love the unique jar that the drinks are served in...one of my favourite chill out spots!

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