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Beaches Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Polynesian
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| Manuia Beach Resort, Arorangi 397, Cook Islands (Formerly Beaches Restaurant and Bar)
+682 22 461
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

This restaurant was very disappointing being attached to a wonderful resort. The restaurant was lacking in choices, cleanliness left a lot to be desired. Noise from staff at night was not good either.

1 Thank Eileen Mandy B
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

We had breakfast, lunch & dinner, all very excellent! Great dinner menu selection, very delicious dessert, enjoyed so much!

Thank 976lus
Gatton, Australia
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Excellent location...right on the beach, so we had dinner with the sand beneath our feet. $10 cocktails during happy hour were great value, and the staff were friendly. Our mains were brought out before we had finished our starter's, and the meals weren't quite up to the same standard as other restaurants such as Ocean's, Vaima, and Kikau Hut where... More 

1 Thank LynandDarryl
Blenheim, New Zealand
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

We ate here several times during our stay at Manuia Beach Resort. Fabulous staff and great food. We had the romantic dinner for two one night,I would highly recommend this. Chef created our own menu (I'm vegetarian), the presentation and flavours were superb. Such an amazing setting. Well worth going to even if you are not staying at the resort.

Thank Robert M
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

The staff, location and the food are great. Amazing sunsets are just a bonus. We ate here several times and each meal was great. Happy hour at 4pm -6pm serves up some great cocktails. Most of all the staff are very friendly and helpful, nothing is to much to ask for. With sand at your feet, no need for fancy... More 

Thank Trish S
Auckland, New Zealand
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

During my 6 day stay at Manuia this is where I spent every morning and I have to say the service, coffee and breakfast was consistently excellent for every day. The fresh fruit was a perfect start to the day and topped off with lovely warm freshly baked muffins, hotcakes, good quality muesli and greek yoghurt. Coffee is bottomless and... More 

1 Thank hardlymorethan
Methven, New Zealand
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016

Beaches at Manuia Beach Resort is very unique. Upon arriving you walk directly onto sand & have a spectacular view of the ocean with the reef quite close to you. We dined here several times & breakfast is a fresh selection of fruit, house made muffins & pancakes & freshly brewed coffee. My favorite is the Ika Mata, a Polynesian... More 

Thank Gayle C
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016

I have been to Island 6 times over the past 20 years and have been to 4 different island nights. This was my absolute favorite. It starts with "activities". We learned to make head eis, husk a coconut, crack and coconut and how to grate it the old fashioned way. Learned how to make raw fish and all in an... More 

Thank mkiaorana
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

We had the BBQ buffet one night - thought this was outrageously expensive for what it was (average BBQ, nothing exciting). Had some bar snacks which were really good (Ika Mata and spring rolls/samosas). Had dinner here one other night - pork belly was fantastic, burger was average - patty was just one of those frozen ones not homemade at... More 

Thank EStephens
Melbourne, Australia
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127 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2015

The lamb I ate at this restaurant was perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. I had come back for that after a previous visit six days earlier gave me 'order envy' despite a very pleasant pork belly in front of me and a lush cheesecake for dessert. We came here to drink cocktails and watch the sunset on a table set... More 

Thank Caroline L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Polynesian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Manuia Beach Resort, Arorangi 397, Cook Islands (Formerly Beaches Restaurant and Bar)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Arorangi
  • Phone Number: +682 22 461

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