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Sandals Restaurant & Barefoot Bar

Pacific Resort Rarotonga, Muri 0000, Cook Islands
+682 20 427
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sizzling dish” (5 reviews)
“parrot fish” (10 reviews)
“prawns” (10 reviews)
Closes in 11 min
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
Seafood, New Zealand, International, Contemporary, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Pacific Resort Rarotonga, Muri 0000, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We dined here a number of times for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Very helpful staff, very well cooked and presented food.

Thank sheridapw
Reviewed 2 days ago

My dining companion and I enjoyed a leisurely lunch at Sandals beachfront dining area. We arrived before midday to secure the best seats, looking across the beachfront towards the lagoon. Over the years we continue to revisit this restaurant, since we have had good food...More

Thank Frangipani08
Reviewed 5 days ago

We ate in the bar area which was abit noisier but the view is worth it, food was of a decent standard and service was very good

Thank MrsBails83
Reviewed 1 week ago

The banquet feast for the wedding was an explosion of delectable foods. In the restaurant, the seafood chowder was the best I have ever had.

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect view restaurant with the unique experience to put your feet in the sand while you relax. Staff are more friendlier towards guests staying at the resort but anyone can go along and enjoy.

Thank SVowles
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I travel to Rarotonga regularly - several times a year. We've tried the Pacific Resort for a meal a few times and found the service and food to be adequate, though hardly the best on the island for the price. We recently...More

1  Thank Melanie P
LUXZOW, General Manager at Sandals Restaurant & Barefoot Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia Orana Melanie, Thank you for your review and feedback. I am sorry you were made to feel unwelcome as a result of being unable to accommodate your request to lunch with us on the Queens Birthday public holiday. Our restaurant does have a standard...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the pleasure to stay at the pacific Resort in Rarotonga where Sandals Restaurant and barefoot bar are part of the facilities, our trip included our dinner at Sandals, we ate there 2 or 3 times then gave it a great big miss, the...More

1  Thank Jane H
LUXZOW, General Manager at Sandals Restaurant & Barefoot Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia Orana Jane, Firstly I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience at Sandals Restaurant. It is only through feedback such as yours we are able to maintain and indeed, where necessary, improve upon the experience we provide...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this place the food was great the view great Happy hour great and relaxing the staff were fantastic

Thank AuntyBloss
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for lunch on our wedding anniversary and it was great. The location right on the beach with sand under our feet was brilliant, the service good, and the selection of food and drinks also good.

Thank 22KiwiTraveller22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All the food there is excellent but expensive. We enjoyed the food there but could not eat there everyday with the two grandchildren. We had breakfast there every day which we enjoyed very much. Could not fault the staff so friendly and caring. Loved it.

Thank 9chooks10
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Questions & Answers
15 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from PRHGCookIslands | Property representative |
Kia Orana TravelllingfromNZ, Our Tropical Buffet Selection is $21.50, in New Zealand dollars. Meitaki e Aro’a nui, Pacific Resort Hotel Group
Dharmesh P
5 April 2017|
Response from phillipsinnz | Reviewed this property |
They had vegetarian choices in pizzas but Im not sure about others. Not sure if you eat fish? if you do, the fish is really good. Not much help, sorry.
31 March 2016|
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Response from james_hammond_nz |
Yes though their main food is quite kid friendly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$27
Seafood, New Zealand, International, Contemporary, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pacific Resort Rarotonga, Muri 0000, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Muri
  • Phone Number: +682 20 427
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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