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“Lovely location, food & staff”

Sandals Restaurant & Barefoot Bar
Ranked #3 of 8 Restaurants in Muri
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$27
Cuisines: Polynesian, Contemporary, International
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Good food with daily dinner specials providing some additional variety. Eating on the beach most days - weather permitting. Two happy hours an evening which is a bonus. Amazing friendly & engaging staff. At times food took a while to come out - not an issue as on “island time” enjoying the scenery & company.

Thank 422sallyc
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We, a family of 3 adults, 2 children and a toddler, came for dinner. The customer service is excellent, everyone is friendly, helpful and kind and the food was delicious! The view is absolutely beautiful and there was a wonderful singer performing.
Our host Bianca even took my infant son for a little walk to give me time to eat my beautiful dessert, what a lovely person! Highly recommend the Sandals Restaurant and I can’t wait to come back on holiday to eat here!!! Love this restaurant!

Thank Nas C
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We ate here having landed earlier in the day, as such we were extremely tired and travel weary.

In truth, we weren’t expecting too much as our experience of resort restaurants, in the past, has never been great.

Therefore, what followed was both a surprise and a joy.

Firstly we were greeted by our host, a strikingly tall lady from Fiji (name unknown) who not only sat us on a beachside table but also ensured my wife, who had a bad back, had extra cushions and a glass of Savvy to ease her in to the evening.

The menu is varied; it doubles up lunch and dinner so there’s everything from sandwiches, all day brekkie and fillet steak but this notwithstanding, there were enough suitable dishes for us to enjoy a fine evening dine.

I chose the coconut fish curry and my, very content wife, chose the Mahi-mahi special, grilled with roasted vegetables.

Her fish was delicious, beautifully cooked and presented, with a variety of different vegetable tastes which contributed to a lovely combination. This was what we came to Rarotonga for, fresh fish by the sea. A triumph.

That said, the real show stopper was the curry; lump upon lump of tender fish, oozing in a medium spiced coconut curry sauce, delicate enough to not intimidate by the size but tasty enough to keep going until the end.

We followed with the banana fritters, which were divine.

It really was idyllic; the food, the ambiance and especially the service.

We came back a second night and it was every bit as good, a real surprise and a real gem.

1  Thank PdeBasTyra
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Stayed at pacific resort and this is their restaurant. Great food and the breakfast buffet was superb lots of great options. View is stunning directly overlooks the lagoon, amazing photo opportunity. Kids dipped their feet whilst we finished meals. Food was yum and very similar pricing to nz so not a drama for us, lots of good options. Bar happy hour is great try the pina colada

Thank Priscilla S
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Location is perfect, on Muri Beach, toes in the sand & great food.
Excellent staff led by Bianca who is truly an asset to Pacific Resort.
Highly recommend Prawn & paw paw salad, caesar salad, fantastic ribs, rack of lamb

Thank LagunaMandy
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