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Rapae Bay Restaurant at Pacific Resort Aitutaki

Certificate of Excellence
Polynesian, New Zealand
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PO BOX 90 AMURI, Cook Islands
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at Paradise Cove for our honeymoon but came here a couple of times for dinner. As guests at another hotel we were allowed to eat at the downstairs restaurant, and managed to do so without a reservation. The staff were friendly and accommodating, the view was lovely of the pool and out over the tropical gardens and... More 

Thank tiree1977
Sydney, Australia
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Food is 5 star, service 5 star, and overlooking the most bay. We were lucky the night we went, great sunset backdrop

Thank RacingRobyn
Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Scrolling down the reviews and reading some poor ones is certainly contrary to my experience. The food at Rapae Bay Restaurant has not only been delicious but they have happily adjusted their menu to suit my dietary needs. All the staff are happy, relaxed and friendly and nothing seems too much effort. It is not cheap, but nothing is on... More 

Thank Josg29
Noosa, Australia
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139 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We have dined at this restaurant a number of times, as we live locally on Aitutaki. One can only congratulate the kitchen staff and management for the the incredible food that they produce and serve. We have never been disappointed here - except a few years ago before they upgraded their food and service. But in the last two years... More 

Thank Carolyn G
Murrays Beach
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We visited for the island dinner night. The meal was fantastic. The choice of meats, seafood and salads was great. They all tasted fantastic and the staff we so good with service. Only complaint was the island show. It was disappointing to say the least and I would not go again at that price.

Thank 921lucillec
Glenorchy, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Just popped in on the off chance we would be allowed to have a casual drink, not really expecting to get served as we were not guests. However the management and staff could not have been more understanding, polite and welcoming. Discreetly enjoyed a cocktail at the outside bar while watching the sunset in this fairy tale setting. We are... More 

Thank DDOperator
San Francisco, California
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96 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We stayed at the resort for 12 days and ordered many, many items on the menu. There was nothing we didn't like. We ate breakfast and dinner here. The food was beautifully prepared and reasonably priced. The breakfast was included with our stay, and the eggs Benedict and pancakes were outstanding. French toast was also a winner. Each breakfast began... More 

Thank Susan M
Brookline, Massachusetts
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249 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

As we stayed at the resort, we had many many meals here. The views are great and it's a great way to start to the morning off right with a banana smoothie.

Thank Paul G
Fort Collins, Colorado
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53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is located at the Pacific Resort. Wonderful view of the lagoon and the food is amazing. One night we had the seafood platter for two and it was incredible. Highly recommend!

Thank Bryan P
Brooklyn, New York
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

My wife and I were on our honeymoon for 10 days in Aitutaki. We ate both lunch at the bar and dinner at the restaurant a number of times. We really enjoyed every meal. We especially enjoyed our lunches at the poolside bar chatting with James, the bar tender. James was always fun to talk to and also gave us... More 

Thank bdpellarin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Polynesian, New Zealand
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: PO BOX 90 AMURI, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Aitutaki
Rapae Bay Restaurant There are a number of eating options at Pacific Resort Aitutaki with a wide range of local and international cuisine. Our main dining facility is at the Rapae Bay Restaurant where we serve some of the finest cuisine in the Cook Islands. Our chefs prepare everything from fresh using the abundance of local produce from around the Cook Islands. We also have a fantastic range of international wines which we can match with your menu to complete the ultimate dining experience. Combine this service that is unmatched in the South Pacific and you're in for a treat.

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