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New Zealand, Polynesian, Gluten Free, Seafood, European, Fusion, Pacific Rim
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Raratonga, Muri, Cook Islands
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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83 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved this little restaurant and ate lunch on the deck overlooking Muri lagoon, one of the most beautiful places on Rarotonga. Food was average to good, service relaxed and atmosphere superb. If you are in Muri for the day, or even just passing its certainly recommended

Thank John M
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My extended family of 10 came to Sails on the last night of our stay in Rarotonga to celebrate a great holiday. We were seated promptly at 7pm and our drinks arrived shortly after ordering. After an hour and a half I asked the waitress how far away the food was, she told me "I am not the chef I... More 

Thank I7635NZhannahb
Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had been here on previous trips but standard had slipped. Most of both meals were over cooked or burnt most disappointing. Cancelled dessert after a long wait and it hadnt appeared. Staff not happy but service poor.

Thank Barry B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really good platter with fish bites, spring rolls, prawn sticks and fries! A good strong coffee, but a very average hot chocolate. Staff were friendly and beautiful view of the lagoon and kite surfers.

Thank Michalla1
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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131 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Happy hour runs from 3 - 6 pm & the Sails Bar is a great place to watch the sunset as its right on the beach at Muri. The food is pretty good if you don't feel like moving come dinner time. The fish is so fresh it's hard to go past this.

Thank Wendy w
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We've been to Rarotonga a few times and can recommend the Island Fries at Sails to be the best we've eaten around the island. Worth a visit if only for this. Oh, and the view is pretty spectacular too - Muri beach.

Thank Oliver J
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely food here, great outlook over the beach, easy to pop up from your sunbathing and have a bite to eat.

Thank Jill S
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

They have a waterfront balcony with a great view of the lagoon, which is awesome. But the food we got for lunch was uninspiring.

Thank Jack B
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went several times to Sails, for coffee in the mornings, once for dinner and once for dessert, on our recent trip to Rarotonga. I found that the staff who served us in the mornings seemed to be disinterested and not very friendly. The coffee was good, but not outstanding. When we went for dinner the place was very busy,... More 

Thank alimay47
Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place, friendly staff and good food at a reasonable price but very slow service; one of the longest waits I've had in a restaurant.

Thank c0linbr0wn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $71
New Zealand, Polynesian, Gluten Free, Seafood, European, Fusion, Pacific Rim
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Raratonga, Muri, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Muri
  • Phone Number: +68227349
Sails Restaurant sits absolute beach front overlooking Muri lagoon. A varied and creative menu to suit all tastes and special diets. Features live music twice weekly and a new bar on beachfront, the isoBar. Sails can cater to large groups and weddings, a unique and private venue with friendly professional staff. Happy hours daily, live sport on sky TV, wifi, and always lots of water sports to watch whilst eating or drinking.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?