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The Waterline Restaurant & Beach Bar

Arorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
+682 22 161
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Arorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We are here our first night on Rarotonga, mostly as it was right next door to where we were staying. Happy hour on the beach with beautiful cocktails was amazing! It was really surprising we were the only ones there! Dinner was great too, although...More

Thank Koala_ice
Reviewed 4 days ago

We found this bar by chance - driving down the road looking for a good spot to have a drink and watch the sunset. Very kool place right on the beach. Need to drive down a long drive to get to it. Has seats on...More

Thank Bstar751
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We called in at happy hour for a drink in the afternoon. Completely empty. Beer was $5 for a bottle. Good price. But a glass of house wine cost $9. Apparently wine isn't a happy hour drink.

Thank whykickam00cow
Akisi M, Owner at The Waterline Restaurant & Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

That is correct. Wine isn't on happy hour. Currently the only drinks that have happy hour price is certain beers ($5) and cocktails for $12. Can't get any better than that although some pubs will have cheaper.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The patio was spacious and the food quite tasty. Service was good and the menu offers gluten-free brownies.

Thank lite29
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is 5 years since we last had a meal at this Restaurant. Must admit, not a lot has changed. This time there was 12 of us for dinner, and they did admit us at short notice, so thanks for that. We had 5 children,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our stay in the Waterline so much. We started off with a sunset cocktail on the beach right below the veranda and then went for a dinner. The food was excellent and the staff was very friendly and attentive. The whole place has...More

Thank Beni W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, lovely service. Live music and the dessert was divine. I had the Thai chicken curry, which was good, but very spicy, to hot for me.

Thank RuthVick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The waiter was nice enough and we were seated quickly, although on a windy day we were seated in quite an exposed area in an otherwise empty restaurant. It would be good on a nice day as it is beach front, but in general it...More

Thank keeweetravlr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came in with the intention to have lunch and had a look at the menu. After having been 14 days in Rarotonga and Aitutaki, we found that almost all restaurants we visited had the same lunch offering which we were bored with and the...More

Thank Allabout2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff exceptionally friendly . Great music , great food , beautiful surroundings . One Of the best dinners we had during our stay and certainly the best dessert!

Thank weekend-escapist
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June 5, 2018|
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Response from Lacey02 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes they did have options that could be gluten free.
October 2, 2016|
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Response from Akisi M | Property representative |
Called Cleopatra Sauce. Glad you enjoyed it. It is popular.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Arorangi
  • Phone Number: +682 22 161
  • E-mail
Casual beach dining with all the frills.Open Tues-Sun for lunch and dinner. Enjoy one of our tasty cocktails and the breathtaking sunset before dining on Pacific style international cuisine. We have one of Raro's most extensive wine lists available.We can host both your wedding ceremony and reception on site either on the beach or our sunset deck.Experience romantic Rarotonga the Waterline way.Live music Wednesday nights. Bookings essential.
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