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Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn

Betela, Arorangi 00001, Cook Islands
+682 22 166
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
Betela, Arorangi 00001, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 5 days ago

What an ideal place to to spend the evening sipping on a cocktail watching the sunset and if your lucky you might also see a whale or two just over the reef. Realistic drink prices and the bar snacks were appealing.

Thank Darbz73
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia Orana, Thank you so much for your fantastic review, very happy that you had a great evening at our little beach bar. We hope to see you back again soon. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed visiting the Shipwreck Hut for food and drink with friends. Great location, with fantastic music( entertainment).

Thank Jon S
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia Orana Jon, Thank you for your great review, your comments are really appreciated. Very happy that you enjoyed your evening with us. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I read that the Shipreck Hut is one of the best Beach Bars in the world. I am not surprised.... It has got it all! Good music, experienced and friendly Barman, wonderful Bar Ladies... friendly and warmhearted owners... Spectacular scenery... just look above you... you...More

Thank MarinaBroglia
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia Orana, Thank you so much for your fantastic review, we really appreciate your comments. We are very proud of our little beach bar and try very hard to create a great atmosphere in the bar, our staff are awesome as is the music on...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The reason you're at Shipwreck Hut is for the sunset and drinks. The view is exceptional. Know that the food selection is limited, not for foodies, but reasonable, and staff wonderful!More

Thank E C
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia Orana, Thank you for your review. Although we are classed as a restaurant on TripAdvisor we are really just a little beach bar that serves snack food. (Unfortunately there are no other categories on TripAdvisor....). We hope to see you back again soon. Meitaki,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Go at 5.30 for a drink and watch the most amazing sunset in the world unfold across a sandy white beach!!

Thank 854phillipo
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia Orana, Many thanks for your great review. The sunsets here can be really spectacular. We hope to see you back again. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Location good for what we wanted but the cocktails were average, though reasonably priced so in this instance we felt we got what we paid for. Had the cocktails been good, would have come every night but as it was, we didn't think it rated...More

Thank JoyGAuckland
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia Orana, Thank you for your review. Sorry that you thought our cocktails were average, we hope that you will return so we can rectify this. Meitaki, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.

Reviewed 5 September 2017

Lovely little bar by the ocean,spectacular sunsets,we spent an enjoyable evening drinking the local beer,enjoyed a bar snack and listening to the music,well worth a visit,we had a lovely time thank you

Thank Kiwis2NthShoreAuck
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Kia Orana, Thank you for your great review. Very happy that you enjoyed your evening with us. We hope to see you again soon. Meitaki, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.

Reviewed 3 September 2017

We caught the bus here from Muri (and then back again), and arrived just in time for the magical sunset. Definitely one of the best places on the island to see the sun setting :) Tables and chairs right on the beach, as well as...More

Thank ModernWanderers
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Kia Orana, Thank you for your great review of our little beach bar, very happy that you enjoyed your evening with us. You did pick a good night, our live music nights are lots of fun and glad that you enjoyed my singing. :-) We...More

Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We were glad we found this relaxed bar, directly at the beach, perfect for a sunset drink! The bar food we had was really good, we just had a starter platter, and that was nice! Perfect sundowner snack after a day at the sea. Cocktails...More

Thank doro_nz15
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Kia Orana, Thank you for your great review of our perfect little beach bar, very happy that you enjoyed the food and cocktails. :-) We hope to see you back again soon. Meitaki, Steve, Geraldine and the A team.

Reviewed 12 August 2017

pleasant location .Good service .Okay quiet atmosphere when we visited.But the food was glutinous unappealing mess.More

Thank jackmorrisNewZealand
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Kia Orana, Thank you for your review. Unfortunately you don't say when you were at the Shipwreck Hut, what you had or what the problem was. I have checked with the bar staff and no one has made any complaints about anything so I'm powerless...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$11
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Betela, Arorangi 00001, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Arorangi
  • Phone Number: +682 22 166
  • E-mail
Description
The Shipwreck Hut is an authentic beach bar situated right on the sand at the Aro'a Beachside Inn. Perfectly positioned to enjoy sunsets that are the envy of the South Pacific while sipping one of the famous "jam-jar cocktails". We also offer cold beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks and "home cooked" bar meals. We serve our bar meals from 5:00pm until 8:00pm (but not on BBQ nights). Saturday - Beach BBQ 6:00pm with live music. Tuesday - Live music 6:00pm to 8:00pm Thursday - Live music "Sunset Cocktails" 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Exactly what you would expect from a fun loving beach bar in the South Pacific.
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