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Rapae Bay Restaurant at Pacific Resort Aitutaki

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PO BOX 90 AMURI, Cook Islands
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious dining

The Rapae Bay is such a stunning settling, the staff are quite exceptional and the food is delicious, tasty and in season so very fresh.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
lagoon967
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Nelson, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Wellington, New Zealand
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Though expensive, this restaurant was the best we went to during our stay in the Cook Islands. Service was exceptional, food was exquisite and there was a great selection of good wines. This restaurant is of the standard one would expect in a top class hotel. The staff were friendly and took the time to have a chat even thought... More 

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San Diego, CA
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Had breakfast here 6 times. The food was amazingly tasty and a good variety. Can't beat the views and the service!

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We ate at Rapae Bay Restaurant 5 out of the six nights we were there and enjoyed every dish. The cultural night is a must with the island dancers and the huge buffet dinner, a feast of everything you could ever eat and more. Quite a good wine list and very nice cocktails. Breakfast is also served in the restaurant... More 

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Claremont, California
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156 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Lonely planet is correct in dubbing the Rapae Bay Restaurant Aitutaki's 'standout resort restaurant.' The architecture is brilliant, the food is amazing (try the wok tofu), and the setting could not be more sublime. Make sure you can pay for it, though!

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San Diego, California
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We stayed next door at Tamanu but walked along the beach to dinner at the Pacific for our anniversary... WOW!!! The resort is gorgeous!! Dinner setting and view was breathtaking! Service was excellent and the food was amazing!! Very reasonably priced, lots of selection and the quality was the best we had on the island. I definitely recommend going.

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Rotorua New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This was a special occasion to celebrate a birthday. The atmosphere was amazing - this is a truly beautiful restaurant. We sat overlooking the turquoise pool and garden, very romantic.The food wad divine, Waggyu beef and mushrooms, delicious. I chose the triple coconut dessert - Creme brûlée, panna cotta and ice-cream topped with a delicate toffee sculpture. We chose a... More 

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Chattanooga TN
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My wife and I ate every meal there and it was good all of the time the service was great and the menu varied form local to fish to meat

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Hubby and I travelled to Aitutaki for a week celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary and we had many of our meals here. Lovely staff, food very fresh, yummy and excellent for such small island plus the view just "amazing"

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This hotel is in an idyllic location; the accommodation and facilities are first class and the local staff are excellent but the hotel is let down by the food which is not 5 star.Breakfast is very much a hit and miss affair depending on who is doing the cooking. As an example of the food we had fish and chips... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The Rapae Bay is such a stunning settling, the staff are quite exceptional and the food is delicious, tasty and in season so very fresh.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: PO BOX 90 AMURI, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Aitutaki

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic

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