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’s a useful guide to our restaurants in Rarotonga, Aitutaki and Atiu

Restaurant Guide

Alberto’s Restaurant Arorangi (+682)23597 or 55725 Located between Edgewater & Sunset Resorts. Great steak meals & other tempting dishes. Fresh salad bar. Dining Mon to Sat 6-9 pm.
Antipodes Restaurant Blackrock (+682)28873 Stunning clifftop sea-views. Mediterranean-inspired menu for all. Dinner from 5.30pm 6 days (closed Tue). Lunch from 11.30am Wed, Thu, Fri.
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.
Islander Restaurant & Hula Bar Panama (+682)21003 A great ocean-side location overlooking a pool. All-day lunch and dinner. Open from 8am
Kikau Hut Restaurant Arorangi (+682)26860 Friendly casual dining with a fusion of Pacific and European flavours. Free transfers possible! Open 7 days from 6pm with 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 most days. Ole!
Nautilus Restaurant & Bar Muri Beach (+682)25125 See photo at top. A fine dining a la carte experience overlooking the lagoon and pool at Nautilus Resort. Lunch & Dinner 7 days.
OTB - On The Beach Restaurant Manuia Beach Resort. Arorangi (+682)22461 Award winning with beachfront location. Contemporary Polynesian-inspired menu. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Live music Wed to 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 Club Hotel. Muri. (+682)23000 Right on the beach for breakfast, lunch, dinner every day. Theme nights Wed, Fri & Sat. Happy Hour 4-6pm.
Tamarind House Restaurant Tupapa (+682)26487 Colonial house in a glorious ocean-side setting by renowned restaurateur Sue Curruthers. Romantic, tropical setting.
The Anchorage Restaurant & Bar Sunset Resort. Arorangi (+682)23004 Impressive la Carte dining with live music Tue, Thu, Sun evenings. Open 7 days breakfast, lunch, dinner. Happy hour from 4pm.
The Rickshaw Muri Village (+682)22232 Casual and friendly Asian street-style menu features Vietnamese, Thai, Malay & Chinese dishes.
The Tumunu Restaurant & Bar Arorangi (+682)20501 Quirky dining room and tropical garden setting. The seafood platter for two is a specialty. Open 7 nights from 6pm.
The Yellow Hibiscus Palm Grove Resort. Vaima’anga (+682)20002 A la carte dining from 6pm 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. Open for lunch & dinner. Try their Pizza Shack. Closed Sun.
Vaima on the Beach Vaima’anga (+682)26123 Outdoor (sand in your toes) or indoor dining options. Enjoyable cuisine with a taste of the tropics. Lunch & Dinner 7 days.
Waterline Restaurant & Bar Arorangi (+682)22161 Great sunset location for relaxed beachside dining. Open Mon to Sat for lunch and dinner. Live entertainment Tue, Wed & Fri.
Wilsons Restaurant & Bar Castaway Resort. Arorangi (+682)21546 On sunset beach with great bar & different theme menu each night. Japanese Yakitori nightly! Breakfast/lunch from 8am. Dinner from 6pm.
Blue Lagoon Restaurant & Bar O’otu (+682)31852 Great location overlooking the lagoon at O’otu Point. Breakfast, lunch & dinner 7 days a week. Island Night Feast & Show Tues.
Boat Shed Restaurant & Bar O’otu (+682)31479 Popular eatery & bar with ocean views & nautical memorabllia. A-la-carte dinner & lunch menu to suit all tastes features local seafood.
Rapae Bay Restaurant Pacific Resort. Amuri (+682)31720 Creative contemporary cuisine with an island flavour. Overlooking the lagoon at this award-winning resort.
Tamanu Beachfront Restaurant Tamanu Beach Resort. Amuri (+682)31810 A perfect lagoon-side setting for breakfast, lunch and sunset dinners 7 days a week. Island Fire & Dance Show Thurs.
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 In a lovely garden setting, the Villas restaurant and bar opens at 6pm and serves evening meals only. Phone Reservations essential.

Plating-up at OTB Restaurant & Sunset Bar
Harbour views at Trader Jacks
Baked maimai with fresh potato gnochi at LBV Muri
Evening dining at Vaima on the Beach
A delicious prawn dish at The Anchorage Restaurant
The Rickshaw Restaurant, Muri
Whole fish topped with Asian style vegetables
Tumunu Restaurant & Bar