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Dining

The more you explore the Cook Islands, the more local authentic cuisine you’ll discover, ranging from simple fresh fish enjoyed with your feet in the sand to high-class restaurants and everything in between. You could eat in a different place every meal. Superb game fish like tuna, mahi mahi or broadbill is typical – you’ll get no fresher in the most expensive restaurants in the world. Island night entertainment is a must: beautiful dancing, traditional costumes and mesmerising drums. The crowd participation in the ura dance is a highlight.

Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, local fishermen venture beyond the reef before sunrise, helping us earn a reputation for creating the best cuisine in the Pacific. Fresh seafood straight out of the ocean, prepared simply with delicious local ingredients from our nutrient rich volcanic island gardens. 

Love fresh food? We’re not called The Cook Islands for nothing.

Whatever you feel like, the choice of eating options is vast and varied in our little nation. Visitors can easily dine in a different location for every meal of their stay. Buffet meals feature favourite local dishes like ika mata (marinated raw fish) and umu kai cooked in a traditional earth oven. A perfect meal can be beach fish and chips, street hawker dishes at the night market or fine restaurant dining. As well as gourmet burgers, pizza and fish sandwiches by the water’s edge, there are many colourful cafés serving light meals and your fix of great coffee.

21.3 Vaiana Bistro & Bar

Sink your feet into the sand and enjoy one of our tropical cocktails.

Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa

Aitutaki's best dining views & food!

Aqua Cafe

Al fresco dining Island style - A beautiful Polynesian style cafe & cocktail bar

Blue Lagoon Restaurant & Bar

Located on the lagoons edge with stunning views of the offshore islets

Cafe Salsa

Breakfast & lunch. Fresh ‘n’ healthy options, home baked breads & pizzas.

Charlie's Cafe and Beach Hire

Swim, paddle eat and relax with the us at Charlie's Cafe and Beach Hire.

Crusoe's Restaurant & Wilson's Beach Bar

Come down and visit the friendly people at the infamous Crusoe's Restaurant & Wilson’s Beach Bar!

Kikau Hut

Casual dining located on the sunset side of Rarotonga

LBV - Bakery & Cafe

Live Love Bake... let us bake you happy at LBV Bakery & Cafe in Muri village.

Little Polynesian Restaurant & Bar

Our expert chef, combines international culinary experience with local ingredients and refinements to produce a delicious ‘fusion' menu

Mal's Bar

Mal’s Bar offers a fine collection of international wines, local and imported beers and spirits, as well as a range of juices and exotic tropical cocktails.

Nautilus Restaurant

Exciting taste combinations inspired by the many different cultures throughout the Pacific Region

On The Beach Restaurant & Bar

Delicious island flavours are sure to tempt your tastebuds!

Plantation House

: The “Plantation House” experience is perhaps one of Rarotongas best kept secret

Rapae Bay Restaurant & Black Rock Bar

Rapae Bay will astound you with an elegant menu and service matched by no other establishment in the Cook Islands

Rumours Cafe at Aitutaki Escape

Welcome to Rumours Cafe at Aitutaki Escape

Sails Restaurant & iSobar

Epic views and creative cuisine at Sails overlooking majestic Muri Lagoon.

Saltwater Cafe

Delicious food and lagoon views

Sanctuary Rarotonga - On the Beach

Dine on fine Pacific cuisine with your toes in the sand at the BlueWater Grill.

Sandals Restaurant & Barefoot Bar

We offer a private dining experience set away from all other house guests.

Shipwreck Hut, Aro’a Beachside Inn

Enjoy an ice cold beer and a bar meal while watching the most beautiful sunsets in the world.

Spaghetti House

The Spaghetti House Pizzeria and Grill is one of two in-house dining experiences located within a leisurely stroll of the Resort entrance off the main road.

Tamanu Beach Restaurant

Enjoy delightful flavours, a tropical cocktail or two and the most relaxing atmosphere, right on the beachfront...

Te Vara Nui

A powerful display of grace, beauty, passion, color and excitement with exceptional choreography

The Anchorage Restaurant and Bar

The Anchorage Restaurant & Bar is the ideal place to sit back and dine in a spacious, open-air dining room. Open 7 days for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. We specialise in creative Pacific Rim cuisine using fresh local produce.

The Lazy Trout Cafe & Restaurant

All-day breakfast & lunch, Alfresco dining, served in a tropical garden.

The Rarotongan Resort & Spa

The western waterfront location make it ideal for enjoying great cuisine with some of the best views.

The Waterline Restaurant and Bar

The age-old charm of the South seas, a place which somehow captures the light of a sailor's lantern, the smell of sea spray and the pearls of sun-kissed skin

The Yellow Hibiscus Restaurant and Bar

Your private piece of paradise!

Tumunu Garden Restaurant & Bar

Enjoy the Tumunu Restaurant and let our island touch you.

Tuoro Restaurant

Situated opposite Black Rock, uniquely elevated with views overlooking the lagoon.

Tupuna's Restaurant

The ambience created, together with the friendly staff, deliver a memorable a la carte dining experience.

Vaima Restaurant & Tiki Bar

The Vaima Polynesian Bar and Restaurant is set RIGHT ON THE BEACH on the South side of Rarotonga.

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