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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 15
    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
Beautiful Setting, great Food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Bamboo66
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Zurich, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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120 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Switzerland
Top Contributor
223 reviews 223 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
786 helpful votes 786 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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194 reviews 194 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
772 helpful votes 772 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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496 reviews 496 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
289 helpful votes 289 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
27 helpful votes 27 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
45 helpful votes 45 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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Rocky Mountain House, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The food was amazing! This was fine dining, worth the money because the food was so good. Amazing views which we couldn't fully appreciate because it was getting dark, but you must eat here.

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Queensland, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The restaurant was a cut above all the other local style ones on the island. Very classy, much more city/fine dining style. Lovely atmosphere and great menu but it was definitely not 'island' prices. Nice for a special night out.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

The setting was beautiful for watching sunset. We were ushered to a table and given a menues. It took a little while before we had to signal someone to come over to order our drinks during which we thought we should order the food as well seeing the service was a little slow. The food arrived before our first drinks.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The food was presented beautifully, but flavours were a bit disappointing. This was made up by the beautiful location overlooking the beach, the lovely atmosphere of the restaurant and resort, and good service. We also had cocktails on the beach another day and were impressed by the location, atmosphere and service then. On both occasions staff treated us very well,... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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214 reviews 214 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Lovely resort setting with superb sunsets so time your visit to coincide.It is lovely to dine overlooking the lush gardens & pool lit by flares. Staff professional & friendly & the meals were served promptly ( a bit different to several other places on Aitutaki ! )Robyn the new NZ restaurant manager made everyone feel welcome by visiting all the... 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: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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