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| Manuia Beach Resort, Arorangi 397, Cook Islands (Formerly Beaches Restaurant and Bar)
682 22461
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Beautiful location

We stopped for a sunset drink and snack (entrees). Beautiful location service was friendly though slow. Food was average. But it is a fantastically beautiful spot to watch the sun go down.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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111 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The lamb I ate at this restaurant was perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. I had come back for that after a previous visit six days earlier gave me 'order envy' despite a very pleasant pork belly in front of me and a lush cheesecake for dessert. We came here to drink cocktails and watch the sunset on a table set... More 

Thank Caroline L
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We stopped for a sunset drink and snack (entrees). Beautiful location service was friendly though slow. Food was average. But it is a fantastically beautiful spot to watch the sun go down.

Thank Nzattitude
Lakewood, California
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I was staying at the Manuia, so I had several meals and snacks during my visit. The resort is adults only, and the restaurant, while open to the public, does not cater to families with children. This is very nice for those who would like to dine without little ones about. There are tables set up right on the beach... More 

Thank Karin W
Cooma, Australia
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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Went for lunch. Lovely setting and restaurant open viewing to the beach. Not enamoured with sand being the only ground cover but this is just me. Lunch was beautifully presented, plentiful and tasted great. Good wine selection. Dinner menu looked very inviting but not enough time for us to return to enjoy during our stay.

Thank 639Kay
Auckland, New Zealand
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191 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is the sister hotel to Puaikura lodge further down the road. We had booked for an evening transfer from our accommodation and given a time it should arrive. Being on island time we gave them 15/20 minutes before being concerned. Fortunately, there we other guests that had also booked the transfer and had a working cell phone. It turned... More 

Thank Keith E
Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The sunsets from the restaurant are stunning! The restaurant is right on the beach with sand for the floor - just don't forget to put your shoes on again when you leave! Lovely food. Really enjoyed the Sunday night BBQ - delicious! The Ika Mata and Club Sandwiches for lunch were awesome too.

Thank Jenni M
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We hadn't booked however the staff were happy to bring in a table for us. We had a beautiful meal with lovely fresh veges, it was top class.

Thank Bryan B
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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98 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Went here for lunch and what a fantastic location! so pretty and peaceful with beautiful views. The service was great and our meals were spot on. I had the burger and it was great. Wish we had of found this earlier in our trip so we could've returned but will definitely go back next time.

Thank mosscopeekotrain
Melbourne, Australia
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170 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Went here for dinner on Sun Mar 23....Walked in and this lovely waitress who referred to all patrons as "My Love" seated me and then my table had ants....She immediately organised another table for me and was so apologetic even though it wasn't her fault! I had the "Chicken Island Stew" which was scrumptious with a blue cocktail. The male... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We decided on our last night to go to Beaches Restaurant as it was within walking distance from our rental and we were walking. Wished we had gone earlier. I would say that this was the BEST meal that we had on the island. I loved the sand around my feet, the service was just impeccable. My cocktails were to... More 

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  • Address: | Manuia Beach Resort, Arorangi 397, Cook Islands (Formerly Beaches Restaurant and Bar)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Arorangi
  • Phone Number: 682 22461


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