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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 - $25
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.
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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
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English first
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
7 helpful votes 7 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

an adorable hut with fun decor and live music. should try their signature cocktail and have a chat with friendly Jim!

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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Aroa is the best beach bar. Its positioned just perfectly and the service is awesome and the cocktails are yummy! Great bar snacks available and stunning views.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

These guys serve up amazing fresh tropical breakfast and juice and in the evenings it is great food, cocktails, and unobstructed view of the sunset over the reef. Themed entertainment some nights, guest musicians and great songs and stories from the hosts and owners - check it out and book for those nights to be on the safe side.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Came in for a sunset drink and stayed for the BBQ. Wonderful music and singing, great atmosphere, great food.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Just had to check this place out, on recommendations from friends and reviews on Trip Advisor. The place is exactly that, a shipwreck hut on the beach, with walls covered with memorabilia. Was only 1pm but couldn't leave without having a jam jar cocktail. May have been a bit weak, but the jar was large and it was early in... More

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