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Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn

€€ - €€€, , International
Betela, Arorangi 00001, Cook Islands
+682 22 166
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Pub, Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Betela, Arorangi 00001, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

We went to this bar/restaurant to watch the sunset and intended to stay for dinner. However since they did not accept credit/debit cards and we didn't have much cash we only stayed for one drink and then ate elsewhere.More

Thank mazhad
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2016

Kia Orana, Thank you for your review, however, I am very confused... Why do you think that we don't accept credit cards? We do accept credit / debit cards and always have done. We do have a minimum amount of $30.00 for credit / debit...More

Reviewed 2 November 2016

what a great place to sip on a cocktail, whilst watching the sun go down. Great staff behind the bar and music some nights.

Thank bopperVictoria
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2016

Kia Orana, Thank you so much for your fantastic review of our awesome little beach bar. Very happy that you enjoyed the bar and I'll pass your comments to our amazing staff. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.

Reviewed 30 October 2016

An old favorite, The Shipwreck Hut hasn't changed since Aro'a Beachside Inn changed hands. Except that it's now only open in the evenings, which is a shame. But Rudi still plays on Thursday evenings, and they're still serving good-value (motto: It's always Happy Hour here)...More

Thank jafapete
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2016

Kia Orana, Thank you for your great review of our perfect little beach bar. It's also the best place to be on Tuesdays for live music and Saturdays for the BBQ night also with live music. We hope to see you again when you're next...More

Reviewed 30 October 2016

Spent 2 weeks in Aroa Beachside and many mornings and evenings relaxing at this bar. Quiet. Beautiful sunsets. Cool mornings. Reasonably priced drinks. Friendly staff. Not open for lunch. Bar food is good. Live music Tue/Thu/Sat Can snorkel from the beach.

Thank KhalidA697
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2016

Kia Orana Khalid, Thank you for your 5 star review of our perfect little beach bar. We are very proud of the world famous Shipwreck Hut, very happy that you had a relaxing time here. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.

Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We had a nice little walk along the beach to find the Shipwreck Hut Restaurant. Right on the beach. We were there in time to see a wonderful sunset while I ate my seafood meal - marinated raw fish and seafood chowder. Yum.More

Thank Susan P
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2016

Kia Orana Susan, Thank you for your review. Very happy that you enjoyed our little beach bar. The sunsets here can be truly spectacular. We hope to see you back again soon, maybe you could stay with us next time. :-) Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine...More

Reviewed 24 October 2016

This bar is right on the beach. The menu is not large but the food is good quality. Staff are very friendly. Well worth a visit.

Thank Lita-Tauranga
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2016

Kia Orana Lita, Thank you for your great review, much appreciated. I will pass your comments on to my staff, thank you for your feedback. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.

Reviewed 22 October 2016

We were not staying in this Inn, but we joined the Buffet Night. The food was good, the guitar player and the songs of the owner were even better, but the best of the night was the funny rarotongan lady in the staff - she...More

Thank REISEGIGI
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2016

Kia Orana, Thank you for your great review, so pleased that you enjoyed the Saturday night BBQ. I agree, our guitarist, Anania, is extremely talented. Glad that you enjoyed my songs - thank you. I will pass your comments on to Awesome Alone (aka Naughty...More

Reviewed 18 October 2016

Stunning views ,BUT dont expect anything to eat . They charge huge prices for extremely Very basic food . The choices were Pie and Peas the pie was cold and was a basic pie which would have cost $3 but instead was $15 Seafood chowder...More

1  Thank Rhiannon A
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2016

Kia Orana, Thank you for your review. Can I suggest that if you are going to write reviews like this please get your facts right and try not be offensive. You stated that pies cost $3.00? Wrong. You stated that we charge $15 for a...More

Reviewed 13 October 2016

Shipwreck Hut is the perfect place to watch the sunset, fun music nights and Saturday bbq create a wonderful paradise ambiance. The menu is limited but the food is delicious, staff are friendly and service excellent. Geraldine makes a great guava colada!More

Thank Rowena S
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2016

Kia Orana Rowena, Thank you for your great review. We are very proud of the world famous Shipwreck Hut and really happy that you enjoyed all we have to offer. Geraldine says thank you for the compliment about her cocktail making skills and she will...More

Reviewed 4 October 2016

Twelve ladies from NZ- New Plymouth visited Shipwreck Hut on the recommendation that we needed to go and have the BBQ dinner, it was such an awesome night with good laughs with fun memories, fabulous food and lovely sunset, great friendly fun staff and yummy...More

Thank shaw862016
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2016

Kia Orana Bernie (and the 12 ladies), Thank you so much for your awesome review of our Saturday night BBQ evening, very happy that you enjoyed the world famous Shipwreck Hut beach bar, we do like to have a lot of fun. I will pass...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$11
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Betela, Arorangi 00001, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Arorangi
  • Phone Number: +682 22 166
  • E-mail
Description
The Shipwreck Hut is an awesome little beach bar situated right on the sand at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, overlooking the beautiful lagoon. Perfectly positioned to enjoy the sunning sunsets while sipping one of the famous "jam-jar cocktails". We also offer cold beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks and "home cooked" bar meals. We serve our bar meals from 5:00pm until 8:00pm (but not on BBQ nights). Saturday - Beach BBQ 6:00 pm with live music with Steve (your host), booking is essential. (BBQ's are number dependant.) Tuesday - Live music 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm with Ian & Anania aka The Rockin' Jandals. Thursday - Live music with Rio & Anania from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The Shipwreck Hut is exactly what you would expect from a fun loving little beach bar in the South Pacific. Come and see us. :-)
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