What could be better after an active day snorkelling or exploring our little paradise, than relaxing on the beach at sunset, sand in toes and a cocktail in hand?

There are several restaurants around Rarotonga and Aitutaki that can bring that fantasy to life and then continue the pampering by serving delicious island-style cuisine. In fact, Rarotonga has a wonderful variety of restaurants serving delicious fare to suit even the most fastidious foodies. Be it Pacific fusion, Thai, Mexican, Vietnamese etc., or freshly caught seafood and appetising local dishes made from freshest island ingredients, there is a dining style here to suit all tastes and budgets.

Here is a useful guide to our restaurants in Rarotonga, Aitutaki and Atiu

Restaurant Guide

Alberto’s Restaurant Arorangi (+682)23597 Great steak meals with a fresh salad bar. Try their Reef & Beef dishes
Bamboo Jacks Uptown Avarua (+682)28830 Authentic Asian cuisine a short stroll east of town. Dine in or takeaway
Blue Water Grill Aroa (+682)25900 Pacific cuisine for 18+ diners at Sanctuary Rarotonga overlooking the lagoon
Crusoes Restaurant & Bar Arorangi (+682)21546 Next to the pool at Castaway Resort with a different themed menu each night
Kikau Hut Restaurant Arorangi (+682)26860 Casual dining with a fusion of Pacific and European flavours. Live music Mon
La Casita Mexican Café Muri Village (+682)20693 Fresh flavours of Mexico plus fresh fish, pizza, vegan and gluten free. From 5.30pm
Nautilus Restaurant & Bar Muri Beach (+682)25125 See photo at top. A fine dining a la carte experience overlooking the lagoon and pool
On The Beach Restaurant Arorangi (+682)22461 Located at Manuia Beach Resort, offering an all-day menu with live music Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun
Sails Restaurant Muri Beach (+682)27349 Open 7 days from 8am for great Pacific cuisine. Overlooking the lagoon at Muri Beach
Silver Sands Restaurant & Bar Muri Beach (+682)23000 Right on the beach at Muri Beach Club Hotel. Theme nights Wed, Fri & Sat
Tamarind House Restaurant Tupapa (+682)26487 Colonial house in a glorious ocean-side setting by renowned restaurateur Sue Curruthers
The Anchorage Restaurant & Bar Arorangi (+682)23004 Located at Sunset Resort. Impressive la Carte dining with live music Tue, Thu, Sun evenings
The Islander Restaurant & Hula Bar Panama (+682)21003 A great ocean-side location overlooking a pool. All-day lunch and dinner. Open from 8am
The Rickshaw Muri Village (+682)22232 Casual and friendly Asian street-style menu features Vietnamese, Thai, Malay, Chinese, etc
The Yellow Hibiscus Vaima’anga (+682)20002 At Palm Grove Resort. A la carte dining Mon to Sat with live music Tue and Fri. BBQ on Sun
Trader Jacks Avarua (+682)26464 On the downtown waterfront and famous for great seafood. Try their Pizza Shack. Closed Sun.
Tumunu Restaurant & Bar Arorangi (+682)20501 Quirky dining room and tropical garden setting. The seafood platter for two is a specialty
Vaima on the Beach Vaima’anga (+682)26123 Choose sand in your toes or indoors plus enjoyable cuisine with a taste of the tropics. 7 nights
Waterline Restaurant & Bar Arorangi (+682)22161 A great sunset location for relaxed beachside dining. Open Tue to Sun for lunch and dinner
Blue Lagoon Restaurant & Bar O’otu (+682)31526 A great sunset location overlooking the lagoon offering island cuisine from friendly staff
Boat Shed Restaurant & Bar O’otu (+682)31479 Ocean views plus a simple all-day menu and an a la carte dinner menu featuring local seafood.
Rapae Bay Restaurant Amuri (+682)31720 Creative contemporary cuisine with an island flavour. Overlooking the lagoon at Pacific Resort
Tamanu Beach Amuri (+682)31810 A perfect lagoon-side setting for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as regular entertainment
Tupuna’s Restaurant Nikaupara (+682)31678 Enjoy great a-la-carte evening dining in a relaxed island setting. Phone reservations essential
Atiu Villas Areora (+682)33777 The restaurant and bar opens at 6pm and serves evening meals only. Phone Reservations essential

The Sands Restaurant
Trader Jacks
Baked maimai with fresh potato gnochi at LBV Muri
Rapae Bay Restaurant Aitutaki
A delicious prawn dish at The Anchorage Restaurant
The Rickshaw Restaurant
Whole fish topped with Asian style vegetables
Tumunu Restaurant & Bar