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Crusoes Restaurant and Bar - Castaway Resort, Rarotonga
PO Box 3091 | Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Arorangi 682, Cook Islands
+(682)00682 21546
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Ranked #7 of 14 Restaurants in Arorangi
Cuisines: Mexican, Indian, Seafood, Barbecue, Pizza & Pasta
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Blue Mountains National Park, Australia
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We stayed at Castaway for 5 nights and ate at Crusoes 3 nights. Each night is a different theme but all three were disappointing. The Curry night was tasty but small servings without any real curry zing. The BBQ night was honestly bad. Sorry, but there is no other description, all the meat was a bit passed well done and for the price it was just bad. Nice staff and setting but cannot recommend the food.

Visited October 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Loved the Thursday night guitarist”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Great pizza on the beach, big enough to take back leftovers. So yummy had it for breakfast! The singer ,guitarist was a hit and we even sneaked onto the beach for a dance under the sunset.The yummy drinks finished off a lovely evening.

Visited October 2013
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Rural
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Don't go on pizza night”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Great entertainment, staff and views, but if you are a fan of pizzas don't go on Thursday night. Pizzas are greasy with an under cooked doughy base and only a few simple choices.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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castawayrarotonga, Guest Relations Manager at Crusoes Restaurant and Bar - Castaway Resort, Rarotonga, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
Kia Orana,

Thank you for your review.

At Castaway Resort we try and create a friendly and relaxed atmosphere so we are happy to hear that you enjoyed our live entertainment, staff and views. We were very surprised to hear you were disappointed with our pizzas as we have had great direct feedback from guest s and locals in the last 16months without one complaint. We have chosen 7 of the most popular pizza toppings that we can consistently offer throughout the year as getting produce in Rarotonga can be inconsistent. We order our bases locally which are precooked and therefore should not be doughy and only use cheese not oil with our toppings.

Kia Manuia,
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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Menu changes can dissapoint”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We stopped in to have a dinner here although looking through the menu you have to pick from the day's menu. We found that we had literally picked the worse day to stop in. More annoying was being able to see the awesome things we could have had the next few nights. We had drinks and made on our way in the end.

Visited September 2013
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castawayrarotonga, Guest Relations Manager at Crusoes Restaurant and Bar - Castaway Resort, Rarotonga, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
Kia Orana,
Thank you for your review.
Castaway Resort provides a selection for everyday of the week to keep things exciting!!
Unsure which night you popped down, but if you are ever you find yourself in Rarotonga you should visit us again. Dinner can even be taken down to the beach (there is a balcony or tables on the sand) and there are fantastic views (amazing sunsets and sometime even whale sightings) also a great atmosphere.
Kia Manuia.
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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Ambience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Excellent food and theme nights. We only dined therre once as therre was so much to see and do do. Their wednesday barbecue night was excellent with a variety of meat and fish, which was well cooked. The salads were also good. The different themes every night were a good move and I believe they were very popular. The beach bar for happy hour is also very good and we made a bit of use of that too.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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castawayrarotonga, Guest Relations Manager at Crusoes Restaurant and Bar - Castaway Resort, Rarotonga, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
Kia Orana,
Thank you for your positive review. I have passed this onto our restaurant and bar staff. Very pleased to hear you enjoyed our BBQ night and drinks at Wilson’s beach bar. Hopefully you will visit us again at Castaway Resort.
Kia Manuia,
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