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The Waterline Restaurant & Beach Bar

Arorangi, Cook Islands
+682 22 161
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“beef curry” (18 reviews)
“coconut flan” (12 reviews)
“tuna” (30 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Arorangi, Cook Islands
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271 - 280 of 949 reviews

Reviewed February 24, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed an excellent Thai Curry on a Sunday evening with the sun setting in the background. I recommend trying the Polish beer.

Date of visit: February 2017
1  Thank N324ZWmarkm
Reviewed February 20, 2017

Such a delightful place to catch up with family from overseas. The setting speaks for itself, from soaking up the last rays on sunshine with a fabulous sunset to the variety of tasty morsels on the menu. The curry dishes are very tasty and a...More

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank Inano M
Reviewed February 15, 2017

Great food, beautiful beachfront location, live entertainment, warm staff. Perfect sunset dining. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank Charles_L10011
Reviewed February 10, 2017

We enjoyed a delicious light lunch at Waterline in a superb rustic island setting looking through palm trees to the lagoon. We look forward to visiting there on our next visit. We tried to book for dinner but they were closed that night, so we...More

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank Julie C
Reviewed February 8, 2017

We have been to Rarotonga 3 times and every time we have eaten at the Waterline at least one (last time we went twice). Gorgeous setting right on the beach and the food and service is excellent.

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank ditzydoris
Reviewed February 2, 2017 via mobile

We ate there yesterday and were not disappointed. The ambience is great (right at the beach) the owner is a very nice man that helped us out finding a parking spot. The prices are fair. I had the cherrasco which was delicious and my wife...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank jaronb246
Reviewed February 1, 2017

If you want a cocktail at sunset or a full meal Waterline totally fits the bill. There are chairs on the sandy beach for watching the sun sink into the distance and the rustic "fishing shack" style dinning area is comfortable and inviting. Our meals...More

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank Sharon E
Reviewed January 31, 2017

Chris arrived and picked 10 of us from the Edgewater Hotel. Waterline is south of Edgewater right on the water and has magnificent views. Waterline's décor is really fantastic as are the staff and the resident musician. Try the cocktails and don't miss the evening...More

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank bilvel
Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

Walked to Waterline first time and it was closed. Looked around and wondered if the food would be good so decided we would come back. The special of the night was tuna grilled on a bed of mashed potatoes with fresh steams veggies and it...More

Date of visit: January 2017
1  Thank X8678OOpatriciah
Reviewed January 25, 2017 via mobile

Following a recommendation from our daughter we dined at Waterline. Everything was fantastic. Stunning location, great service and excellent food. The ambience is also spot on for a beachside setting. A must do when in Rarotonga.

Date of visit: January 2017
1  Thank KaritaneMartin
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Questions & Answers
June 5, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Akisi M | Property representative |
Sorry for such a long delay. We do have gluten free options. We advise you let the staff know at time of booking so Chef can also be informed.
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
$5 - $24
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:30 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, 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 and Friday nights by our popular resident musician Bryan Rodelas. Also Garth Young on the piano Sunday evenings. Bookings essential.
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