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The Waterline Restaurant & Beach Bar

Arorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
+682 22 161
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“coconut flan” (10 reviews)
“tuna” (27 reviews)
Seafood, European, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Arorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This restaurant was definitely our favourite on Raro... we ate there 5 times for lunch and dinner. The servers are so friendly and remember you from your previous visit. Go on Friday nights to watch Brian, a super talented server at the restaurant, play guitar...More

Thank Jocjayhay_9
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A divine lunch at an on the beach restaurant that you would not know was there or what it beholds. A marvellous place viewing west nestled on the beach, yes you can have a table right on the beach. We had three courses, Ika mata,...More

Thank EnglishCanadian
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really wonderful place, and everyone's very friendly, too. I was staying a couple of kms up the road and Chris came and collected me free of charge several times. Charming! And the really wonderful waiting staff and the outstanding marvellous kitchen. They...More

Thank Stoic1948
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, great staff, and great atmosphere with live music! Loved every part of this place! We were in Raro for five days but had to dine there two nights because we enjoyed it so much. You can also go down to the beach from...More

Thank vanleic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommended another restaurant to celebrate our wedding anniversary but thankfully it was closed and we found The Waterline. The service was excellent from being picked up and driven to and from our hotel to the delectable food. The Tuna Sashimi was the best...More

Thank hsi52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to Rarotonga many times but this was a first to visit the Waterline, a great outlook for sunset. It was unbearably hot, a couple of fans over by the door did not help. Most people were using the menu to fan themselves....More

Thank Jostravels2014
Akisi M, Owner at The Waterline Restaurant & Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Orana. Thank you for your review. Re fish, Will pass on your feedback to the Chef so it can be perfected. Unfortunately the hottest months in Rarotonga is from January until March when most days is as you say unbearably hot. If you want...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We eloped to rarotonga. I cannor speak more highly of this place. Everything from the emails to Akisi to the staff on the day...Ray the barman for photos and drinks....Fiona the front of hoyse you are truly special...Brian the waiter /wedding singer you my friend...More

Thank 507CountryGirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for a sunset dinner and drinks. My grilled fish was very good but my wife's salad was a bit small for the price. Service was friendly but a little slow. The location is great for watching the beautiful sunset and we'd visit...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were fortunate that our host Johnny from tike tours took us to this bar. It is one of those amazing places you can just chill and have a quiet drink. Tables are either on deck or right in the sand on the beach. Great...More

Thank CJF5498
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a delicious dinner here after enjoying a cocktail watching the sunset. The building is quite rustic (beach hut style) and the bar is very cool. The service was very good from the Owner and the bar staff. We felt the meal sizes were...More

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3 October 2016|
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Response from Akisi M | Property representative |
Called Cleopatra Sauce. Glad you enjoyed it. It is popular.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Arorangi
  • Phone Number: +682 22 161
  • E-mail
Casual beach dining with all the frills.Open Tues-Sun for lunch and dinner. Enjoy one of our tasty cocktails and the breathtaking sunset before dining on Pacific style international cuisine. We have one of Raro's most extensive wine lists available.We can host both your wedding ceremony and reception on site either on the beach or our sunset deck.Experience romantic Rarotonga the Waterline way.Live music Wednesday nights. Bookings essential.
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