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$10 - $40
CUISINES
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Polynesian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

10/10, amazing staff, great atmosphere and beautiful food. Best restaurant in Raro by far! You cannot come to Raro without trying this amazing restaurant.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the resort and ate breakfast every day at the restaurant. Bacon was cooked to exactly the right crispness, over easy eggs were perfect. Buffet was delicious as well. Everyone on the staff includeling Indri, Ketut, Marielle and esp Keenan were friendly, helpful, and...made us feel welcome and like a king and queen our entire stay!More

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

Having been here before I knew what to expect. However staff shortages meant a slow night. That said the food was great. The wife had thr Thai belly pork, I had the Harissa lemon chicken. Both were excellent. I had a Pina ColDa cheese cake...with pineapple sorbet. The missus had Tira Misu. The Mohittos were awesomeMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had 7 nights here, the staff are all amazing. So so friendly. The resort is at a quieter end of Muri beach. Perfect family holiday.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 11 April 2024

Spent 4 terrific nights at Nautulus Rarotonga. Staff were attentive and friendly. A big shout out to the main man of the dining room, Keenan, with his trusty side kicks Indri and Ketut. Thanks guys for looking after us , we had a blast. And...a big Doggy "whoof whoof" to Dewy the dog, who kept us company each evening and morning. Thanks team!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 23 January 2024

Lovely location right on the Muri lagoon. Beautiful view and lovely ambience in the restaurant. We sat in the bar area for dinner which is closer to the water. Very attentive, friendly staff and super fast service. Menu was limited but still plenty of fresh...options ( including vegetarian). The waiter explained that a new menu was being created and will be available next week. Our meals came very quickly. We had the local speciality and a tofu entree which were both very fresh and nicely presented. They were typical entree sized meals. Our waiter asked if we were ready for our mains and these appeared shortly after. Definitely fast service!! For mains we had crispy prawns and a fresh tabouli salad with halloumi. Both meals were a good size and filling. Shared a delicious dessert 🍨 Prices all reasonable and would recommend for a nice meal with a lovely view and great service.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 12 January 2024 via mobile

Beautiful location and venue right on Miri lagoon. Menu had lots of choice as we were looking for something fresh after lots of deep fried food all over the island. All the meals were lovely but not very big portion wise for the price ....Drinks and food took forever to arrive especially as the restaurant was very quiet only a couple of other tables .More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 26 December 2023 via mobile

Lovely restaurant decor and staff were really attentive however the food missed the mark. Overcooked steak which was flavourless and a deconstructed curry that was confusing.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 December 2023 via mobile

The food was beautifully prepared and presented by wonderful people. Friendly and attentive staff, stunning views and a lovely building made for a memorable experience.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 6 October 2023

Fabulous food and amazing service. Couldn’t have been better. Best meal we had on the island this trip.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 30 September 2023 via mobile

Amazing stay at this beautiful resort! Stayed for 6 nights in Rarotonga- the room was spotless and huge with your own private outdoor plunge pool. My partner and I even saw you could borrow bbqs and had one for a night to cook some freshly...caught fish The location of the hotel is perfect, feeling very private but still near all the shops and restaurants All of the staff were lovely, welcoming and so helpful- they honestly make this resort! I wouldn’t change a thing about this perfect stayMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023 via mobile

We all agreed the absolute best dish of our entire two week holiday in Rarotonga. The smoked Marlin pasta. Next level good. All meals were lovely for sure, and what a view too. Excellent cocktails also.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 1 September 2023

My husband and I just came back from Rarotonga Cook Islands and we stayed at the Nautilus Resort , the Resort is beautiful and the staff were friendly , welcoming and our room was always kept clean, we had breakfast every morning at the restaurant...with so much to choose from including a cooked meal if you wanted , we also had dinner there on occasion as we were busy exploring the island and always ended with drinks at the end of the day either in the restaurant or by the pool the staff were friendly, funny and we loved having a chat with them . That’s where we met Keenan and Rea they were awesome , always a smile on their faces and happy for a chat and making sure we had everything we needed , the other staff were awesome to. Will definitely be back highly recommended .More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 21 August 2023

First night in Rarotonga so went to the nautilus for dinner as a previous experience was great.however, this time it was terrible! Service mediocre, food cold, overpriced and extremely basic for the high price tag. Service throughout the restaurant was haphazard and disorganised. Dumplings warm...and unimaginative, pork salad main sent back as it looked like 6 pork meatballs and noodles, not good enough for $38.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 20 August 2023 via mobile

My husband enjoyed his fresh local fish dishes. I ate vegetarian food - OK, but not sensational, and not a lot of choice. We had to wait a very long time for drinks service, despite ordering from the ‘special’ drinks list. It is disappointing that...the Australian wine on offer is not of a high standard and not very interesting. I expect more from a restaurant of this supposed quality. The ambiance of the restaurant is an attractive and pleasant beach front. We returned for lunch a few days later. Unfortunately the restaurant was out of both of its vegetarian options, so we left.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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NAUTILUS RESORT RESTAURANT, Rarotonga - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Nautilus Resort Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5