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The Waterline Restaurant & Beach Bar

Arorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
+682 22 161
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Arorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I find it interesting to see this restaurant listed on TA under 'moderately priced'. The seafood here was more expensive than the fine dining restaurant Tamarind (and not as tasty). $31-36 for seafood mains. The location is lovely, the atmosphere laid back, the service very...More

1  Thank Bontaks
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely food, great service, really enjoyed my experience here, the woman was so friendly and helpful, thoroughly recommend a visit here.

Thank aliebeau
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We only ended up having drinks here as all the tables were reserved. The staff are really friendly and the drinks are delicious. Went went during happy hour so the drinks were very well priced. You can dine down on the sand and we chose...More

Thank kiwitraveler92
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

what great place to have a sunset drink! what a great place for dinner. the fish with Cleopatra sauce is sooooo yum. a good wine list, delicious margaritas, and friendly staff in a gorgeous location. you should go!

Thank brittney c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot 4 lunch or dinner. Good food and very friendly staff that provided good service. Fabulous view out to sea.

Thank thunderbird1964
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is called the Waterline for a very good reason, it is almost on the waterline on the beach at Aorangi Rarotonga. The restaurant is open for Lunch and Dinner everyday except Sunday. A great setting on the beach great for sundowners and sunsets,...More

Thank Norman L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this gem on our last day so will have to return to Raro to enjoy more time there - food wine and service all first class with beach views to die for!

Thank TullyWiseacre
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant would have to be No 1 in Rarotonga. Service and food are second to none. Also, bar service and cocktails are extremely good.

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service here is awesome. Not only did they offer a free transfer service from our nearby resort, but the food came super quickly and was delicious.

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best cocktails and stunning food, atmosphere awesome and great they pick up from local resorts and drop you back. The gentleman playing the music was fantastic and the whole feeling great. This place was recommended and we agree.

Thank Brookesanna
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Questions & Answers
5 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Lacey02 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes they did have options that could be gluten free.
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$10 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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