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Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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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
PRICE RANGE
$4 - $10
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Pub, Bar, International
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
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All reviews chilli seafood chowder watch the sunset beach bar bbq night live music bar meals great cocktails saturday night great bbq few beers food menu beach side music nights happy hour pina colada fantastic location
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great location to watch the sunset, great vibe and atmosphere and we were looking very forward to dining here, however, the food was very average. We waited 50 minutes to receive our meals consisting of two lasagnes which were pre-made and which only needed to...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Nathalie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time here for drinks, pretty beach, fun atmosphere and service. Would definitely recommend to go for drinks when in Rarotonga!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank donnag5652
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Orana, Thank you so much for your awesome review of our beach bar. We are very happy that you had a great time here. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team. :-)

Reviewed January 5, 2019

Very unique bar you must visit. The location, service and local 2 man band playing made this a unique place to go to - right on the beach.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MettyW
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2019

Kia Orana, Thank you so much for your fantastic review of our little beach bar. Very happy that you enjoyed our unique atmosphere. Hope to see you back again soon. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.

Reviewed November 23, 2018

Lovely spot for pre dinner cocktails while watching the sun set. Loved how the cocktails were in jam jars too! Very retro! Will definitely return.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SuzieLock
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2018

Kia Orana Suzie, A big meitaki (thank you) for your fantastic review of our little beach bar. Very happy that you enjoyed the Shipwreck Hut. Hope to see you back again. Music nights on Tuesdays and Thursdays are lots of fun and the beach BBQ...More

Reviewed November 21, 2018

We were staying on the other side of the island but wanted to see some musicians from the Rocking Jandals so we decided to head to Shipwreck for dinner. So glad we did!! Lovely outside location. Great food at reasonable prices. Live music was fantastic!...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Rhonddy
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2018

Kia Orana Rhonddy, Thank you so much for your fantastic review, very happy that you enjoyed our little beach bar and, of course, the live music. We definitely like to have fun on music nights..... Hope to see you back again, maybe you could stay...More

Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

Very very cool spot, have a cocktail or beer and chill out, the perfect getaway bar, bar staff make the place, don't go with a crappy attitude and expect the Hilton. Would go back tomorrow. Good basic pub grub as well. Perfect place to meet...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Footprints812937
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2018

Kia Orana, Thank you for your fantastic review, very happy that you enjoyed our little beach bar. Hope to see you again soon. Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.

Reviewed November 4, 2018

Again, another place that we had never visited. Great atmosphere, right on the beach and the accommodations looked great -might check this out for our next visit :)

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank eclairtaupo
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2018

Kia Orana, Thank you for your great review, very happy that you enjoyed our little beach bar. Be great to have you stay with us. Just give a call / email direct for the best deals. :-) Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A team.

Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Seems to have dropped standards a bit since the last time we were here 3 years ago. Playing to the location with nothing special to offer really. The meals were ok really. We won't bother returning again, too much other good competition now.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank WayneK160
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Kia Orana, Thank you for your review. Hope you have a great holiday on Rarotonga. Kia manuia.

Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Nice beach bar where you can enjoy a drink while watching the sunset. They have A choice of a few beers by the bottle or cocktails. Friendly staff.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Seat_13c
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

Kia Orana, Thank you for your great review, glad that you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again. Meitaki, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.

Reviewed August 10, 2018

It's rated as one of the best beach bars in the world - and have to agree this is a pretty special place. We had a couple of cocktails (they were ok not brilliant) and watched the sun go down. the bar is right on...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jtimmsOz
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

Kia Orana, Thank you for your great review. We hope to see you back again soon. Meitaki, Steve, Geraldine and the A team.

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