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Sandals Restaurant & Barefoot Bar

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€€ - €€€
Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, International, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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Pacific Resort, Muri 0000, Cook Islands
+682 28140
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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207 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely blown away by the setting. Right on the beach and under a beautiful marquee type structure. The service was a perfect mix of professional with a bit of banter thrown in. All the courses were delicious and to top it off, happy hour for cocktails starts at 8.30. A very nice Martini finished the meal off to good effect.... More 

Thank chchgecko
Papamoa, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed breakfast here everyday of our stay. Friendly, helpful staff. Great food, Very child friendly and you can't beat dining right on the beach watching the sun set over Muri Lagoon. Awesome place!!

Thank 1greenmama
Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at Sandals at least once a day (and breakfast), good food, good menu, well presented overlooking Muri Bay, staff were fantastic.

Thank avenue12016
Rivonia, South Africa
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

what a breath taking idea of having sundowners and a nice relaxing beach dinner by candle light, the food was outstanding, the staff was the best, we had such an awesome 2 weeks, with the Final event, my daughters wedding on the Muri Beach, it was beautiful. Thankyou see you soon !!

Thank ciochavelle
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an absolutely gorgeous setting on Muri beach. We had a couple of great lunches here. Not the cheapest but definitely worth it for the hotel service. Great cocktails and really enjoyed the local dishes served here. Views are beautiful.

Thank Emily O
Masterton, New Zealand
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Feet in the sand looking out over muri lagoon. This place is a must. We stayed at the resort so got to know the staff working they knew what we like to drink and where we liked to sit. The food is consistently fantastic. And Bianca is the best!!!!

Thank Elise R
Newcastle, Australia
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dined here twice with the first night being very good, great service and exceptional food. Bacon wrapped scallops and the sizzling fish plate were superb!. Second time as a group it ultimately took the restaurant manager to get everything sorted. Weren't allowed to dine outside and forced inside. Food still good though. A lot of staff seem to work at... More 

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Rangiora, New Zealand
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The on site restaurant at Pacific Resort, Muri. Outdoor bar and indoor bar, cocktails on demand and a special every day. On beach restaurant and an indoor location in case the weather dictates otherwise! Great service, attentive, helpful but unobtrusive staff and really good, imaginative fresh food well cooked and presented. Try the sizzling fish platter!

Thank Jim333
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Set next to Muri Beach, staff were friendly and welcoming. Barefoot Bar under the canopy is a great spot to cool off on a hot day. Situated right on the beach

Thank Charles V
Wellington, New Zealand
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Part of a resort, but usually easy to just walk up and get a seat. Food was ok, but we were really there to have a couple of drinks and enjoy the view and people watch. Good attentive service the few times we were there on our stay. Has a nice dining area off the beach which is also nice.

Thank Parky1968

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$49
Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, International, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pacific Resort, Muri 0000, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Muri
  • Phone Number: +682 28140
Sandals Restaurant & Barefoot Bar at Pacific Resort Rarotonga prides itself on offering the best in international cuisine with a Polynesian Pacific Rim influence. Be relaxed with a casual beachfront cocktail at the Barefoot Bar, be tempted by succulent fresh seafood and international dishes at Sandals Restaurant, or be summoned by beating drums to an authentic Cook Island feast. Either way you will enjoy the gentle lagoon breezes with the sand between your toes right on Muri Beach.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?