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PO Box 700 | Manuia Beach Resort, Arorangi 397, Cook Islands (Formerly Beaches Restaurant and Bar)
682 22461
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  • 11
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  • 5
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good lunch

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2014
639Kay
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Cooma, Australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Cooma, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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189 reviews 189 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 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.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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72 reviews 72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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.

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Melbourne, Australia
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153 reviews 153 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
211 helpful votes 211 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

This was a let down in terms of food. Overpriced and under delivered. Staff were friendly and the setting with a sand floor, and right next to an infinity pool and the sea was amazing.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We stayed at Manuia Beach Resort and Beaches restaurant & bar was really good, Meals were very good, and what we liked the menu changed daily. The staff were excellent and Wednesday night is a real treat with Kura and the hands on Island night, quite different from other Island nights around the island. Happy hour 4pm to 6pm

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19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We had a few meals at this restaurant as we were staying at the resort. The restaurant is right on the beach with a brilliant view of the beach and the cost. Fantastic place to sit and watch the sunset while you sip a cocktail. We had 2 meals and 2 lunches. Every time the meals were great and the... More 

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  • Address: PO Box 700 | 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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