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Local cuisine, Bar, New Zealand, Polynesian, International, Contemporary
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Bar Scene
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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.
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Bar, New Zealand, Polynesian, International, Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront, Beach
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovey restaurant with lovely food. Staff are 2nd to none, so friendly and helpful. There is a choice for everyone that is delicious.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous location We stayed at the Pacific Resort and it was great to wander to Sandals. We had lunch and dinner Service is super fast and the team are extremely attentive Serving sizes are large Happy hour is def a great time! $10 cocktails- 🍹...yes!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent every afternoon at Barefoot Bar enjoying happy hour cocktails, a favorite was the frozen Pina Colada. The meals at Sandals Restaurant were delicious too, you must try the Pacific Sizzler. We quickly became friends with the bar staff and would be welcomed to...a table waiting for us with big smiles and lots of laughs every day. Triza was absolutely amazing, she was super friendly and so attentive, going above and beyond for us every day...we miss her! Joel, Roxane, Elaine and Sisi and all the other bar staff were so lovely and made our stay what it was. We will definitely be back, how can you resist such a beautiful place with the best people. Thank you for everything, see you again soon! :)More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious, perfectly cooked food. All the staff at his restaurant and bar were amazing, so friendly and obliging. The cocktails were great…..hello Banana Colada…yum! The prices were good as well.The complimentary continental breakfast was so good too, we loved this restaurant and my adult boys...loved trying all the cocktails. Thanks you for making our holiday so perfect.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast at Sandals Restaurant was always a treat with Aunty Mona and her capable staff. Delicious food great variety with cooked options as well as choice coffee selections. Top class customer service in both restaurant and Barefoot Bar. We especially enjoyed Happy Hour with the...conch blowing and the tasty cocktails on offer.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Pacific resort for 5 days and ate majority of our meals here. The staff were friendly fast and knowledgeable. Every meal was high standard and delicious, especially the nicoise salad was a stand out meal throughout our entire stay on the island....Will definitely return on our next holiday.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 13 February 2024

We were at the restaurant for breakfast every morning and most nights for dinner. Breakfast had a huge variety of food and you could also order more if you wanted it. Dinner meals were outstanding, every night we were there we could not fault them....Can't wait to go back and eat there again. Staff were very attentive and friendly. Perfect experienceMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 7 February 2024 via mobile

Found the most beautiful resturant with fantastic food. Our waiter Noel was excellent very friendly. Our only problem was the price, very expensive.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 7 February 2024

breakfast was awesome always an awesome selection of fresh fruit an a lovely egg fritta every mornning freshly brewed coffee an amassing friendly staff

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 12 January 2024 via mobile

Excellent food, restaurant and view. Beautiful staff. They are all so nice. We have enjoyed there a lot. You can have cocktails, lunch and dinner there.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 10 January 2024 via mobile

Delicious food! Truly so incredible, had the best passionfruit cheesecake of my life. Fish was fresh and tasty, service was incredible. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 December 2023

The breakfast buffet is very light - no hot food options, fruit, cereal, toast, cold ham, tomato, cheese and cucumbers. Tea and Coffee plus juices. Our holiday package included breakfast in the price, however, we only spent half our time here and preferred to find...other locations and breakfast options elsewhere.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 18 November 2023 via mobile

Excellent meals. Very warm and welcoming atmosphere, and the staff were amazing. We highly recommend this place to friends and family.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 25 October 2023 via mobile

Awesone cocktails on the beach. Nice causal dining. You need to order food with your drinks if you go on Sunday. Happy hour is 4-5pm or 8.30-9.30pm, it was so refreshing after a day chilling on Muri beach.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 13 October 2023

This is such a great bar and restaurant! Not only does it have wonderful cocktails and drinks but there are TWO happy hours each day so you can try loads of yummy cocktails each day! The food is tasty and well priced as well as...very generous portions. Highly recommend a visit! Staff are friendly and attentive, you don't have an empty glass long that's for sure!!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Divnesq
11 October 2018|
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Response from PRHGCookIslands | Property representative |
Kia Orana Divnesq Thank you for your question. Sandals Restaurant does indeed take future bookings. For more information, please contact the resort directly. We hope this helps and have a lovely day. Meitaki Ma'ata (thank... More
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Chloe S
15 June 2017|
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Kia Orana TravelllingfromNZ, Our Tropical Buffet Selection is $21.50, in New Zealand dollars. Meitaki e Aro’a nui, Pacific Resort Hotel Group
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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.
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SANDALS RESTAURANT & BAREFOOT BAR, Muri - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Sandals Restaurant & Barefoot Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5