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Shipwreck Hut@Aro'a Beachside Inn

Betela, Arorangi 00001, Cook Islands
682 22166
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Ranked #4 of 14 Restaurants in Arorangi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $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
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Loved this place...great venue, food, cocktails, music and hosts. Went there twice...they do a fantastic seafood BBQ Saturday nights with music. Highly recommend a visit !

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Good atmosphere, friendly staff - novel drinks in jam jars. Definitely worth a second visit. pick your night and you will see an amazing sunset.

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

We were staying up the road at Castaway do would hop between their bar and this place. Gorgeous sunsets right in the beach, live music occasionally and friendly staff. We didn't eat here but food smelt pretty good!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

We wandered down to this laid back looking bar on the beach and decided to stay for the BBQ night only $30pp and a great meal. You kind of feel like you've been invited to a private party as hosts Jan & Jim hand around morsels of island flavours to start, expect to try Smoked marlin in lettuce wraps, chorizo... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The Guide Books will tell you that this place was voted 3rd best beach bar in the world. That seems like a bit of a stretch. Still, as a place to watch the sun go down with an appropriately chilled sun downer.....well,there could be worse spots. It's picture postcard stuff here. Having said that, one quibble would be the pretty... More

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Greytown, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Really enjoyed this bar, in fact dined there 3 times over the 7 days of our stay. Would recommend the BBQ Night when the stay step out from behind the bar and kitchen and perform. Atmosphere right on the beach is magical. Lovely owner and staff. Food was simple but delicious.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Cocktail + Sunset + relaxing vibes. Amazing sunset every night and was great for all ages with kids playing on beach out the front or adults relaxing under soft beach bar lights.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Loved this place! Great find just a couple of houses down the beach from our rental accommodation. The Saturday and Tuesday bbqs were delicious, especially the smoked marlin. Piña colada became the drink of choice. The kids loved it too as they could build sand castles, climb the anchor and chase the crabs. Amazing sunsets! Reasonably priced as well at... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Cool little place with a little bar on the beach. Great place to stop in for a drink , nice scenery and very reasonable cocktails. Nice place to jump in for a snorkel while you are there. way better than the over populated resorts :)

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

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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Additional Information about Shipwreck Hut@Aro'a Beachside Inn

Address: Betela, Arorangi 00001, Cook Islands
Phone Number: 682 22166
Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Arorangi
Average Prices: USD 5 - 24
Cuisine: Polynesian, Tapas, Continental, Pacific Rim

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