Restaurants

The Sands

The Paw Paw Patch is a restaurant of such renown even other restaurateurs say they like to go there for a meal on their nights off.

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Vaima Restaurant & Bar

Lots of island ambience prevails at this bamboo-clad beachside restaurant. It offers a wide range of tastes, including spicy curry. Always check the daily blackboard specials, which feature fresh fish, but avoid anything claiming to be Cajun. There are a few tables on a veranda facing the beach plus picnic tables out by the sand.

Tamarind House

Tamarind House on Rarotonga in the Cook Islands is a very special restaurant and bar in a beautiful setting for a drink, light meal, dinner or that special function. Come and see what we have to offer at our website.

http://www.tamarind.co.ck/

Trader Jacks

Trader Jacks bar and restaurant is an institution in the Cook Islands, offering great food, great service, great drinks and a great time.

Overlooking the waters of Avarua Harbour the Traders' restaurant enjoys a stunning setting along with a reputation for quality dining, with superb, freshly-caught seafood a feature.

The Traders bar is one of the most popular in the South Pacific.

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The Flame Tree

The Flame Tree Restaurant is set in a lush tropical setting in Muri, Next to Manea Beach resort and a short stroll from the Muri Beach Club Hotel, Pacific Resort, Sokala Villas and many other resorts in the Muri beach area. The Flame Tree Restaurant is also a popular wedding reception venue and can accommodate groups of up to 65 people.

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Cafe Salsa

Cafe Salsa is owned and operated by Tony Kelly Bullivant, both have had colourful and successful histories in the restaurant business. Cafe Salsa offers contemporary Pacific Rim cuisine and a few local delights from Rarotonga. Cafe Salsa is the home to Rarotonga's only wood fired pizza oven and uses only the freshest produce available. The restaurant has a relaxed bar for pre and post dinner drinks where you can mix and mingle with a few locals. There is courtyard dining when weather permits.

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Windjammer Restaurant

Fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere. Serving world class Pacific/European cuisine. Fully licensed premises, fully air conditioned, perfect for all occasions. Open every night from 5.30pm (Sundays from 6.00pm, closed Tuesdays).

The Waterline Restaurant & Beach Bar

The age-old charm of the South Seas, you know it when you find it – a place which somehow captures the light of a sailor's lantern, the smell of sea-spray and the gleam of pearls on sun-kissed skin.

You know it when you come to The Waterline Beach Bar and Grill. Out of all the restaurants Rarotonga has to offer, people remember forever the look and feel of a place created by a man who loves boats and wood, telling stories and making music. They remember the old glass buoys, the hand-carved wooden tables, the salt and pepper carefully laid out every night in shining mother-of-pearl shells.

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Sails Restaurant

Sails Restaurant has long enjoyed a reputation as a great place to enjoy the best Rarotonga has to offer in pacific cuisine, unparalleled lagoon views and friendly service.

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Staircase Restaurant & Bar

Polynesian and grill style food with a cultural show Thursdays and Fridays.

Progressive Dining through local homes

Experience the real Cook Islands!

A progressive dinner, visiting local homes, is a rare opportunity to enjoy local foods and also gain insight into how Cook Islanders live, work and relax. Cook Islanders love to extend hospitality to guests in their homes. This is your chance to 'experience the real Cook Islands'.

http://www.cookinslandsinfo.com