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Sandals Restaurant & Barefoot Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, International, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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Pacific Resort, Muri 0000, Cook Islands
+682 28 140
07:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 21:30
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

apart the drinks and the food, the personal always made you feel as a VIP, the way they work and always an smile...perfect!

Thank Andres H
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Turned up without a booking, and we were accomodate for without drama. Staff are amazing Food and drinks were above average. You won't be disappointed if you spend an evening here! Totally recommend.

1 Thank thebowe
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are here for lunch and dinner and both were excellent. The food is delicious and features local food. The staff are very friendly and polite and make you feel really special. They also have a happy hour cocktail menu 4-6pm so you can sit on the beach in the sun. Highly recommend.

1 Thank Steve S
New Zealand
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service staff were excellent, and nothing was too difficult went out of their way to make it a special evening . Tuna was amazing , as were the scallops

Thank sunsoakerNewZealand
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here in two different occasions, first one we were inside due to the weather conditions; nice environment and very friendly staff, we had a bottle of Italian Prosecco that I strongly recommend as any of the fish meals, ended with a very tasteful cheesecake. Second time we were on the beach, the ambient even better than first time,... More 

Thank ippotaz
Truckee, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best deal in the immediate vicinity of our hotel. Drinks are a bargain late afternoon before sunset, and appetizers were good portion and good price. Had dinner there another night and that was good as well (but not nearly as cheap). But not as expensive as the dinner at Sails.

Thank editjones
Cook Islands
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect holiday venue to share a meal right on the beach. Lovely staff ensure your evening goes well. Live music the night we were there. Watch the sun go down while enjoying something tasty from the broad menu.

Thank Manydreamscometrue
Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Absolutely blown away by the setting. Right on the beach and under a beautiful marquee type structure. The service was a perfect mix of professional with a bit of banter thrown in. All the courses were delicious and to top it off, happy hour for cocktails starts at 8.30. A very nice Martini finished the meal off to good effect.... More 

Thank chchgecko
Papamoa, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed breakfast here everyday of our stay. Friendly, helpful staff. Great food, Very child friendly and you can't beat dining right on the beach watching the sun set over Muri Lagoon. Awesome place!!

Thank 1greenmama
Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

We ate at Sandals at least once a day (and breakfast), good food, good menu, well presented overlooking Muri Bay, staff were fantastic.

Thank avenue12016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$49
Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, International, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pacific Resort, Muri 0000, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Muri
  • Phone Number: +682 28 140
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?