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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.
US$14 - US$27
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
New Zealand, Polynesian, International, Contemporary
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 29 August 2021 via mobile

We had a few meals here and they were all great and the staff were awesome Also the drinks and food are very reasonable priced

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 14 July 2021

We stayed here and drank and ate at the bar and restaurant often, always had lovely food, delicious cocktails, and the staff were always helpful wnd welcoming.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 17 June 2021

Everything on the menu is amazing, after our first order we decided we would try everything on the menu over our 2 week stay at the resort. We tried everything and loved everything! Go for the local produce its guaranteed to always be fresh. Try...everything! Stand out dishes - Ika mata, island fries, seafood curry mmm, the sizzling plate omg! tuna nicoise salad delicious! did i mention the cocktails are also on point. Our favourites were the Maire Mauke, Aitutaki sunrise and Wine Gum. The staff were all friendly and amazing. We already miss the place. Cant wait to go back and do it all again.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 14 June 2021

So we figured we better have one flash dinner out on holiday, and this was it. Really cool ambience, fire sticks and a cosy courtyard. Bit like a Survivor elimination! Indoors and outdoors eating options in case of breeze/rain. We had grilled parrotfish on vegies...and crispy squid salad. No complaints about either, but at $42 the parrotfish dish was at the outer limit of our bang for buck scale. Head chef and staff really personable. From what we saw The Pacific appears to be a very good resort in a great location.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 13 June 2021

We had lunch and dinner at this restaurant. Both times the food was delicious but would recommend the dinner menu. The ambience of this restaurant at night is amazing due to the moonlit lagoon it sits beside. The staff are efficient and friendly ensuring everything...is as ordered.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 29 May 2021 via mobile

Wow, what a great Ika mata! In fact all dishes were great, the sizzling platter with parrot fish, the salt and pepper squid, the prawn dish and many others. Great views, awesome service and Fantastic ambience! Very attentive staff. Very good prices reflecting the quality...of the food, highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 4 May 2020

This was the first place we ate after we settled in. We weren't super hungry so we just had the scallops but they were AMAZING. We didn't have reservations and the wait staff was a little persnickety about that but there were only 2 other...couples when we were seated and a group of 8 came along later. Not sure why they were so concerned. I got the feeling that the waiter was a bit disappointed that we didn't order regular meals. I think we would have returned before heading home had it not been for the off Standish wait staff. The food was delicious and came out in a timely manner.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 27 March 2020

A close friend, myself and my three teens all dined here one evening, under the back drop of a moonlit lagoon. The setting just took our breath away and complimented the beauitful dinner we had. Just like a production set right out of a movie.......With such friendly staff who went over and beyond to satisfy our needs, they made it one of the most memorable evenings while we were on holiday. Thanks team awesome and keep up the great work.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 8 February 2020

I could not recommend this place any more! It is fantastic, whether you are staying at the resort or just want a delicious meal. We stayed at the resort for 4 nights, eating here breakfast, lunch and dinner almost every meal and did not have...a single bad serving. The absolute best.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 27 January 2020

A table on the beach overlooking the lagoon ... doesn't get much better. Wonderful food and the service outstanding. We enjoyed our dinners there during our stay in Raratonga.

Date of visit: January 2020
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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
Chloe S
15 June 2017|
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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
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.
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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