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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: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 15
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  • 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
Stunning food with a view

Can't get better food in the Cook Islands but it is a bit expensive. Just can't beat the view though at sunset.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Stevyn M
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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125 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Although we were staying at another resort, we decided to have one dinner at Pacific Resort. It was just divine! If you like good food, this is he place to be. The ambience was not that great that evening as there were just too many insects just everywhere. We were told it was very unusual and the staff were a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Great place to eat , the views were amazing everyday no matter what time you where there...great setup with the dinning as well..island night was fantastic...

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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Breakfast was the best that we have had in Aitutaki. We always looked forward to waking up to our fruit platter and freshly squeezed juice which was different every day. We have tried most of the menu items and everything was cooked to perfection and presented beautifully. If you stay in the resort breakfast is inclusive - yes we were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Can't get better food in the Cook Islands but it is a bit expensive. Just can't beat the view though at sunset.

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auckland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We chose this place as the other place wasn't open and we just wanted a bit of special than takeaways. We came a bit later in the dark and I would suggest coming as the sun sets to see the lovely views. The maitre'D was lovely and new in post. Very personable. The food was very good and I would... More 

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Switzerland
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233 reviews 233 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
809 helpful votes 809 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Lovely restaurant with uninterrupted views over the Lagoon. The food is very good and well presented. Competent service with a smile. One of few good restaurants on the Island. We went back twice during our one week stay. The service by the local waitress on the second evening, was slightly less good and a bit too familiar on the second... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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208 reviews 208 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
820 helpful votes 820 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

My first visit to this gem of a restaurant only happened because I was so appalled by the reception at the other de-luxe property on the island that I turned around, despite of having a reservation for dinner. Not so here. The customer was received as a guest - and not as a pest! The beautiful setting of the restaurant,... More 

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Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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166 restaurant reviews
310 helpful votes 310 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The Pacific Resort Aitutaki knows how to put on a quality fine dining experience, with full, proper place settings, and a musician that serenades throughout the evening. The ambiance was nice, fancy (but still casually comfortable). Service was prompt, attentive and friendly! Prices were above average, but certainly nothing to gripe about for a fine-dining meal. We shared a bottle... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Three course menus, with specials every evening, we had the best food at this restaurant. From sashimi with chilli soy dip, or with iced wasabi (wow!) to olive mash with roast chicken…and more... just delicious!

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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

At first, everything seemed promising. The setting of the restaurant is amazingly beautiful, surrounded as it is by lush tropical gardens, and with a stunning view over the ocean. We were greeted in a warm and friendly way, and the menu looked very promising, with a wide variety of different dishes which sounded interesting. But everything went downhill very quickly.... More 

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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: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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