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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
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Betela, Arorangi 00001, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

Visited this place on our first night and were rewarded with not only a lovely sunset, but a very friendly welcome by the bar staff. Well worth a visit. The cheese plate was delicious.

Thank Al6783
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2016

Kia Orana, Thank you for your great review, very happy that you enjoyed your visit to the world famous Shipwreck Hut. I will pass your kind comments back to our awesome staff. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.

Reviewed 29 August 2016

The BBQ is second to none and the staff ensure that you get all that you need to eat and more. The selection is amazing and there is something there for every appetite. I highly recommend the rukau - it is addictive. Top it all...More

Thank Linda J
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

Kia Orana Linda, Thank you so much for your fantastic review, very happy that you enjoyed the Saturday Beach BBQ, we do have lots of fun and try very hard to give our guests as many local tastes as possible. I agree, the rukau is...More

Reviewed 25 August 2016

Well hidden little gem but worth the visit but remember everything is on island time. Although they only serve bar meals they were more than adiquate ......if they have not run out!More

Thank rossndi2015
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2016

Kia Orana, Thank you for your great review, glad that you enjoyed our little beach bar. Sorry if we ran out of some of our food choices, as I always say, we are not a restaurant and only have a small kitchen so it does...More

Reviewed 19 August 2016

We went here for dinner on quite a quiet evening in the bar. The food was delicious - we had the chowder and cheeseboard, both of which were lovely. The cocktails were very well made and great too. The staff were really friendly and helpful....More

Thank kathrynblunn
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2016

Kia Orana Kathryn, Thank you for your awesome review. I'm very pleased that you enjoyed your relaxing evening with us, the seafood chowder is definitely one of my favourites. Our live music nights on Saturday (BBQ), Tuesday and Thursday are also well worth a visit,...More

Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

This place is rated as one of the best beach bars in Cook Island (or the world #3 according to CNN 2012 poll ).My wife and I went and enjoyed 3 nights there. Saturday BBQ night is the must go. All food was home made...More

Thank Hiro H
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2016

Kia Orana Hiro, Thank you for your fantastic review. We are very proud of our little beach bar and I'm very pleased that you enjoyed your evenings there. Hope to see you back again very soon. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.

Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed just up the beach from the Shipwreck Hut, so we regualrly went down in the afternoon and evenings for a cocktail and some live music. We also ordered some beautiful food ranging from cheese and biscuits to chilli con carne. This is local...More

Thank Rachael T
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2016

Kia Orana Rachael, Thank you so much for your awesome review, very happy that you enjoyed the cocktails, our "home cooked" food and the atmosphere at the world famous Shipwreck Hut beach bar. Thank you for your kind comments about our incredible staff (I will...More

Reviewed 17 August 2016

Saw the most spectacular sunset. You just have to go. Good cocktail list and prices. Bar menu on nights when no Barby

Thank Julie M
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2016

Kia Orana Julie, Thank you for your fantastic review, very happy that you enjoyed the world famous Shipwreck Hut beach bar, our cocktails and, of course, the spectacular sunsets. We hope to see you again soon. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.

Reviewed 14 August 2016

Super laid back and friendly staff, the view is AMAZING (We actually saw WHALES jumping only 400M away!!!). Cocktails were awesome, the long island iced tea was deadly... Food was OK, tasted great and locally made but was reheated from chilled. Superb value for a...More

Thank Mark A
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

Kia Orana Mark, Thank you for your great review, very happy that you enjoyed your time at the world famous Shipwreck Hut. Kia manuia, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.

Reviewed 7 August 2016

Listening to live music (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday BBQ) while drinking a cocktail and watching the sunset was a highlight. Steve joins in to sing some special songs and the staff sing and dance, as well as cooking and serving food. What a talented staff!...More

Thank deborahdodd2016
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2016

Kia Orana Debbie, Thank you for your awesome review, we are very proud of our perfect little beach bar. Glad that you enjoyed the live music nights, we always have lots of fun. I will pass on you comments about our talented staff, hopefully you...More

Reviewed 5 August 2016

We LOVED the Shipwreck Hut - what a great little beach bar. Staff, food and music are all great. We stayed for live music on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, and all fantastic. Ananea (sorry for the poor spelling!) on the guitar is truly incredible, what...More

Thank joanne5061
AroaBeach, Owner at Shipwreck Hut at the Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2016

Kia Orana Joanne, I agree with everything that you say, it is an awesome little beach bar. Very happy that you enjoyed the bar generally and, of course, the live music. I'll pass your comments on to Anania (your spelling was very close), he really...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, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic, View
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
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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