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Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn

Betela, Arorangi 00001, Cook Islands
+682 22 166
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“beach bar” (13 reviews)
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CUISINES
Pub, Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Betela, Arorangi 00001, Cook Islands
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1 - 10 of 217 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Very comfortably and nice live music! Convenient because we were staying at the resort. There is local talent as well as Steve, the owner who channels Cat Stevens.

Thank Gardengirl805
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for dinner and really enjoyed it such a relaxing spot the food was excellent and the cocktails the best we had on the island but the staff are this venue big selling point so funny and friendly

Thank Glenn D
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Orana Glenn, Thank you for your 5 star review, much appreciated. Very happy that you had a great time at our awesome little beach bar. I will definitely pass your comments back to our fantastic staff. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most excellent beach bar! Great location, right on the beach, great service, good drinks! Will be back!

Thank E2493SGyvonnes
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia Orana, Many thanks for your great review. See you soon. Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is the most memorable fun exciting and romantic experience. The staff is great, the music nice, not too loud, the food is memorable, the prices affordable and the sunset to die for. If it is as good as we remember we may hang out...More

Thank travellerM77
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia Orana, Thank you so much for your fantastic review of our little beach bar. Of course we agree with every word.:-) Look forward to welcoming you back, maybe you could stay with us next time? Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.

Reviewed February 4, 2018

the view is lovely, the food is nice, 'Alone' the lady that serves there was pretty cool. What else could you ask for?

Thank Blue800
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2018

Kia Orana, Thank you for you great review. "Seafood Chowder and Pina Colada"... can't think of anything better... I'll pass your comments back to Alone, I'm sure she will really appreciate your feedback. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A team.

Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

Love this bar, best on the island for value, sunset, music and welcoming staff. You can't beat the location and stories told during our stay, definitely coming back.More

2  Thank Fusionfactor
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2018

Kia Orana, Thank you for your "5 Star" review of our perfect little beach bar, very happy that you enjoyed the sunsets, music and, of course, our wonderful staff. Come and see us again soon, I'm sure we'll have some more great stories for you....More

Reviewed January 25, 2018 via mobile

If you are staying on the sunset side of the island then this local spot is a must. Enjoy beachside cocktails or local Matutu beer and watch the golden sun go down.

Thank emc0tt
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2018

Kia Orana, Thank you for your awesome review of our perfect little beach bar, your comments are much appreciated. Hope you come back to see us again soon. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A team.

Reviewed January 22, 2018

Close to Arcadia Retreat Vacation Homes meant we could walk to the bar and stumble home along the beach. great cocktails and entertainment.! They use jam jars for glasses - ery quirky!

Thank RarotongaHolidayer
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

Kia Orana, Thank you for your fantastic review, your support and comments are much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed the Jam Jars.:-) Hope to see you back again soon. Meitaki, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.

Reviewed January 21, 2018

We stayed just 5 minutes walk along the beach from here, enjoyed the hospitality of the owners and their great bar and restaurant staff. Great BBQ on Saturday night and music 3 nights a week, while watching the sunset right on beach eating and drinking....More

Thank alanferens
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2018

Kia Orana Alan, Thank you so much for your kind words and support in your fantastic review, we are very happy that you enjoyed your time at the Shipwreck Hut. We hope to see you back again. :-) Meitaki, Steve, Geraldine and the A team.

Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

Great entertainment, staff are just awesome and the bar meals are beautiful. The cocktails are just Devine. Highly recommended.

Thank tayl0rs4
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2018

Kia Orana Bob & Helen, Thank you so much for your 5 star review of our perfect little beach bar. I will pass your comments on to everyone. :-) Meitaki, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$4 - $11
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Betela, Arorangi 00001, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Arorangi
  • Phone Number: +682 22 166
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Description
The Shipwreck Hut is an awesome little beach bar situated right on the sand at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, overlooking the beautiful lagoon. Perfectly positioned to enjoy the sunning sunsets while sipping one of the famous "jam-jar cocktails". We also offer cold beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks and "home cooked" bar meals. We serve our bar meals from 5:00pm until 8:00pm (but not on BBQ nights). Saturday - Beach BBQ 6:00 pm with live music with Steve (your host), booking is essential. (BBQ's are number dependant.) Tuesday - Live music 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm with Ian & Anania aka The Rockin' Jandals. Thursday - Live music with Rio & Anania from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The Shipwreck Hut is exactly what you would expect from a fun loving little beach bar in the South Pacific. Come and see us. :-)
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