We ended up here during a long layover. The restaurant is "almost" right across the street from the Raro airport, so we used the airport's rolling luggage carts and brought over our suitcases (taking the carts was permitted by the airport). The restaurant welcomed us warmly, asking us to bring our luggage in and have a seat anywhere and stay as long as we like. Our intended stay was about 2 to 3 hours, but we'd quickly learned that our flight home was canceled, so we ordered food and drink and pondered what to do because the Air New Zealand offce was not open until 9 or 10pm... hours away. The waitress mentioned she'd heard about the flight cancellation, and soon others for our flight showed up. Sensing our anxiousness, the waitress took it upon herself to make some phone calls on our behalves to see if she could get further information about what we should do. After an excellent meal of fish and chips, accompanied by the most "normal" martinis we have ever had in the Cook Islands in our two week visit, the waitress handed us the house phone and dialed Air New Zealand for us and welcomed us to take our time with the call. After being on hold for 15 minutes, we relinquished the phone line and had another martini to sooth our woes knowing we were likely in for a long, uncertain night. The waitress and bartender could not have been nicer to our group, which by the time we left numbered close to 15 "stray" passengers. I would highly recommend a stop by here if you have a layover. It's really a quick walk from the airport (be careful crossing the busy road!), and I would just take my luggage over and not bother with using the airport lockers. Oh, the joke about the tartar sauce... isn't a joke. I hate tartar sauce, normally, but the tartar sauce that came with my fish and chips was excellent. I highly recommend patronizing the Aquarius (which may also go by the name "Coral Cafe," I think).
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