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US$14 - US$47
Seafood, International, Polynesian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 14 July 2021

From the minute we walked in we felt like royalty. We arrived early and enjoyed cocktails at the bar, then ventured upstairs for dinner. Service was impeccable, staff extremely attentive. Put your trust in the staff at the Rapae Bay Restaurant and go with the...set menu and the best wine pairing.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 3 July 2021

This is the upscale place to eat. Excellent service with a diverse menu, and a price tag to match. If you go out to one fancy dinner in Aitutaki, make it here.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 29 March 2020

The food was delicious but even better was the magical setting - outside under the stars with beautiful lighting creating a romantic atmosphere

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 15 February 2020

The restaurant at Pacific Resort Aitutaki serves up excellent a la carte dishes. They try to make most of the locally grown fruit and vegetables, not much I must admit, but for meat and to some extent sea food they rely on supply ship that...comes from NZ on a regular basis. Due to absence of agricultural land and the small population much of the food supplies have to be imported. Despite this the meat and fish we had was excellent and very well presented. Highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 13 February 2020

We were please by the select of food to accommodate bot my Vegetarian diet and my husband enjoy all food diet :). Breakfast is well thought out. We had a Wonderful 5 course Dinner on Christmas Eve & Christmas that my Husband is still talking...about. I would recommend this restaurant to all.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 3 February 2020

Stayed here in Jan 2020, good relax days in the island and great food of all time. My wife is vegetarian and the head chef was kind enough to meet us every meal and made sure perfection on whatever she asked for, and I choose...from the menu every meal; the food was fantastic, the salmon with crunchy cauliflower, beef tenderloin and pumpkin ravioli a must try dishes in the menu, A simple and well presented dishes with good portions, hats off to Chef and his team. The wait employees were kind and the view was awesome too. Our overall experience was great and thanks to all of them to take care of us.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 12 January 2020

We visited this restaurant for 31st NY dinner and that was one of the most awesome dinner in our life, it was simple and elegant, the menu and taste of food was great, the fire work at the end was unexpected and made our Visit...to this place even more enjoyable, the wait staff was awesome too. Thanks to the management and of course the chef and the kitchen team.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 10 January 2020 via mobile

The food is worse than average for the price (most expensive on the island)- fish over salted and scallops being a tiny portion. But the main thing that spoiled the evening for us was the way they give tables to guests. When we came for...dinner the restaurant was empty, we did prebook (came there earlier especially) and we were given a table in the middle of the dark stuffy room while all the balcony tables with a view were obviously all empty. We asked for a table on the balcony but we were told that it’s their rule to give them only to the hotel guests. I tried again explaining that we will leave soon and that I feel really uncomfortable being seated as I am but it didn’t matter for them. There were other people coming later (not many though) and they were all given even worst tables than ours. Our only wish was to eat as fast as we could and leave, so we could still catch a bit of sunset - ridiculous situation! I am really sorry for the lost time and money. And when we were leaving all the balcony tables were still empty. This is such a disrespect for people who chose to eat there and drove or took taxi to get to Rapae bay. I can’t imagine why this restaurant is so guest unfriendly but I really wouldn’t recommend it if you don’t want to spoil your evening. Being on Cook’s islands is mainly for its beautiful nature and sunset sea view is priceless. Too bad the priciest restaurant here doesn’t understand this ...More

Date of visit: January 2020
PRAResortGM, Manager at Rapae Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2020

Kia Orana Tatianaa266, Thank you for your feedback on your recent visit to our Rapae Bay Restaurant. It is a shame to learn of your overall disappointment with your dining experience via TripAdvisor rather than on the night of your visit when we could have...More

Reviewed 4 December 2019 via mobile

The best luxury restaurant on Cook Islands. No doubt. Food quality, wine selection, service, atmosphere.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 30 November 2019 via mobile

We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary here. The service, food & view was nothing short of incredible! The tuna of the day was superb. We had such a lovely waitress who made us feel very special & we couldn’t fault our meal. We weren’t staying...here however we were not treated any differently to any other guests. Thanks Pacific Resort!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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8 August 2017|
Response from PRHGCookIslands | Property representative |
Kia Orana francesf27, Please contact our Central Reservations Team for information on our current rates for Pacific Resort Aitutaki. Our team will also be happy to provide you with our most up to date menus via... More
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2 March 2017|
Response from 140SusanM140 | Reviewed this property |
Lynda, we stayed for 12 and had to be dragged away. I believe there are probably specials from Australia from Air NZ. Just check on-line for rates when you want to go. You posted this in the section about the restaurant... More
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Rapae Bay is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4