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Aquarius Rarotonga on the Ocean

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Main Coast Road | (Inside Aquarius Rarotonga Hotel), Avarua, Cook Islands
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food and Reasonable!

We have ate here in the past so thought we would give it a try again this past visit. I loved my Salt & Pepper Squid, I had that twice. We had a group of 7 the second time we ate here and everyone enjoyed their food. Service was really good and they do have a very good Happy Hour!... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2014
yj62
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Calgary, Canada
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Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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497 reviews 497 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
291 helpful votes 291 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is a great place to go for a bite to eat, and to kill time, before your flight. The meat lovers' pizza was very good and you can't complain with a few nice, cold, Matutu Kiva ales. Despite having about 5 hours to kill between flights, the incredibly friendly servers allowed us to hang out by the pool, and... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We have ate here in the past so thought we would give it a try again this past visit. I loved my Salt & Pepper Squid, I had that twice. We had a group of 7 the second time we ate here and everyone enjoyed their food. Service was really good and they do have a very good Happy Hour!... More 

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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Tuesdays - island night at the islander. Awesome! Beautiful tasty food with a local theme! Loved the octopus and the pork - but something for everyone. Have lived here for five years now and it was the best island night meal i have had. Will be back for more!

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I visited the Aquarius while waiting for a flight to Aitutaki after arriving from New Zealand late afternoon. We were a group of seven, including two young children and the bar is situated very close to the airport. The children immediately went to look for shells and to play round the pool. The beer was cold, the fish and chips... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We had this place suggested to us as a place to go for dinner while waiting for early morning flight. There were barely any people there. Started off ok, then were happy for us to leave our bags at the entrance, drinks, menus, mains. Food was ok, nothing to rave about. The kitchen apparently closes at 9pm which was not... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

Probably the second best food on the Island! Narrowly beaten by Kikau Hut but excellent service and great value. Went for both lunch and dinner, on different days. Pizza was great, island fries were great, steak was epic and perfectly cooked.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We have two small children so it not always ideal to be off on adventures and in the sun at the beach. I stumbled on to this place looking for a Pizza (which they do well) but it was the awesome staff that made the place so more more enjoyable. A lady by the name of Dawn is worth every... More 

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San Francisco, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We ended up here during a long layover. The restaurant is "almost" right across the street from the Raro airport, so we used the airport's rolling luggage carts and brought over our suitcases (taking the carts was permitted by the airport). The restaurant welcomed us warmly, asking us to bring our luggage in and have a seat anywhere and stay... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This restaurant has it all! A pool right in the middle of the restaurant, how neat is that. Plus hammocks and sun loungers out to the side in the sun. Food was very nice and we'll priced. Staff were very friendly, would highly recommend checking this place out if you are visiting the island.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We arrived back at Rarotonga from Aitutaki at 7.30pm and had to wait several hours before our midnight departure to New Zealand. The security officer at the airport recommended we go to the Aquarius for dinner as they are open late. Almost our whole plane load headed over there. I ordered a chicken & cranberry pizza and mum had a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Coast Road | (Inside Aquarius Rarotonga Hotel), Avarua, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

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