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Shipwreck Hut@Aro'a Beachside Inn

Betela, Arorangi 00001, Cook Islands
682 22166
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Ranked #5 of 16 restaurants in Arorangi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $6 - $26
Cuisines: Polynesian, Tapas, Continental, Pacific Rim
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.
Restaurant details
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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Toronto
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Spent April 9 afternoon at the Shipwreck Hut Simple flavourful lunch, cold drinks and an onshore breeze off the lagoon Really nice beach, really good snorkeling, and many laughs talking with the owner and other guests Couldn't have asked for a more delightful, perfect afternoon

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We enjoyed pre dinner drinks at this gorgeous intimate friendly bar. lovely location, hidden away from the hustle And bustle of Island life! Charming location on the beach. Would love to also stay here if budget allowed.

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Location is amazing with wonderful views etc. Shame the host couldn't be better natured and less belligerent. I’m not used to being greeted with “brought the f…..g bad weather with you did you” as he walks past, head down and scowling. Unfortunately I’m not quick with the come backs when I’m shocked, but perhaps this review will remedy that to... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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120 reviews 120 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This is the most perfect spot to watch the amazing sunset. A cute little outdoor bar with decent cocktails. There are only a few tables so go down early to secure a seat. The food is basic but good enough (pies, lasagne etc), just don't go expecting something fancy. The staff are great, the owner (an American guy) does have... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Shipwreck Hut is probably the closest thing to paradise I have experienced. The sandy beach, the beautiful sunset, the wonderful cocktails served from what could only be old jam jars and very nice chilli con carne and cheese platters. Come on a night with live music (Rudy from Tropical Sands plays every Thursday), and enjoy the magic! The only downside... More

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Auckland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

On the evenings they had live music, we were happy to pop in for 1 cocktail (served in mayo jars the owner told us) before going out for dinner. Nice setting right on the beach taking in the atmosphere and watching the sunset - the bar decor was very quirky and it was always good for people watching! Interesting comment... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

A unique setting, right on the beach. Great atmosphere for just a cocktail or two or with a meal. Book in for the BBQ night for good food a bit of music and entertainment by the management & staff. A good night out and we could walk from our accommodation. Great prices and value for your money, will be back... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

We used to walk to this place along the beach for an evening cocktail served in jam jars. Great spot right on the beach, congenial host and overall very relaxing.

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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Went to the Seafood Bar-B-Q, good value for $, tasty meal with fun entertainment and a was right on the water.

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Whitehorse, Canada
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91 reviews 91 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Small, intimate beach bar that serves tasty, well portioned food (lasagna, chili, butter chicken, garlic toast, brie cheese) and ice cold beverages. Owner Jim Bruce mixes the best Long Island Ice Teas and is a fantastic host during the Tuesday night Beach BBQ, Thursday night Sunset Cocktail event, and the Saturday night Seafood BBQ extravaganza! All events well priced with... More

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