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Wilson's Beach Bar - Castaway Resort Rarotonga

Rarotonga, Arorangi 682, Cook Islands
+682 21 546
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Good Place, Good Food, Good People

Our last night in Raro we went for dinner to Wilson's at the Castaway with some friends. We had a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
DavidBrittain
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Christchurch, New Zealand
via mobile
Fantastic sunsets

Best beach are on Rarotonga to watch the sunset and have a cocktail. Happy hour is from 3pm till... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
_luke_shadbolt
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Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“skewers” (21 reviews)
“yakitori” (14 reviews)
“live music” (12 reviews)
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Rarotonga, Arorangi 682, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our last night in Raro we went for dinner to Wilson's at the Castaway with some friends. We had a great feast in a lovely location on the beach and were royally looked after. Pity it was our last day or we would have been...More

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CastawayTeam, Owner at Wilson's Beach Bar - Castaway Resort Rarotonga, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kia Orana! Thank you for your review on our Trip Advisor page! We greatly appreciate any and all feedback received. We are overjoyed to hear that you at least got to experience our quaint little spot! We look forward to having you back should you...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best beach are on Rarotonga to watch the sunset and have a cocktail. Happy hour is from 3pm till 6pm each day. The food menu changes each day. Food was excellent and the staff are friendly providing a great service. A must do on your...More

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CastawayTeam, Owner at Wilson's Beach Bar - Castaway Resort Rarotonga, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kia Orana! Thank you for your review on our Trip Advisor page! We greatly appreciate any and all feedback received. We are overjoyed to hear that you enjoyed our sunsets, drinks and menu! We look forward to having you back should you ever find yourselves...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff are amazing and will do anything for you. Cocktails are really good and skewers were super tasty. Can't wait to return!More

Thank Tracy M
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CastawayTeam, Owner at Wilson's Beach Bar - Castaway Resort Rarotonga, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Orana! Thank you for your review on our Trip Advisor page! We greatly appreciate your time and effort. We are overjoyed to hear that you enjoyed yourself here and that our food reached your standards. Our staff thank you for acknowledging the great service...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent. In the presentation and quality. The sun set view looking out over the sea is very special. The staff are so good , so helpful , friendly. I had a most enjoyable stay at Castaway. Paul and Michelle are wonderful hosts, always helpful. I...More

Thank Richard J
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CastawayTeam, Owner at Wilson's Beach Bar - Castaway Resort Rarotonga, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Orana Richard! Thank you for your review on our Trip Advisor page! We greatly appreciate your time and effort. We are overjoyed to hear that you enjoyed yourself here and that our food reached your standards. Our staff thank you for acknowledging the great...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My recent 3 wks @ Castaway were one of my most relaxing & enjoyable holidays. From the time I arrived to a warm welcome from Michelle & Paul nothing was too much to ask of them - they were fantastic. The location on beach frontage...More

Thank Rhonda K
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CastawayTeam, Owner at Wilson's Beach Bar - Castaway Resort Rarotonga, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia Orana, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us on Trip Advisor! We are glad to hear you had a great time at Wilson's Beach Bar and that you enjoyed our extensive menu! Wilson sends his love from his spot...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Great spot where you can get a table right on the beach. Food is pretty tasty- we ordered a selection of the yakitori and a curry and the chocolate Martinis are to die for- a dessert as well as a yummy drink. The first time...More

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CastawayTeam, Owner at Wilson's Beach Bar - Castaway Resort Rarotonga, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Kia Orana, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us on Trip Advisor! We are glad that you gave us a second chance and overjoyed to hear that it was well worth it! We hope to have you back should you...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

This place is so super friendly and nothing was a bother. The staff are awesome. A great place to have a couple of refreshments after a hot day and absolutely top of the line restaurant meals. They were delicious. Certainly recommend this place. And of...More

Thank Janine H
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CastawayTeam, Owner at Wilson's Beach Bar - Castaway Resort Rarotonga, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Kia Orana, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us on Trip Advisor! We are glad to hear you had a great time at Wilson's Beach Bar and that you enjoyed our extensive menu! Wilson sends his love from his spot...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Amazing Japanese and European food. Best corn spring rolls ever!!!! Banana fritters were very good also. The kahuna cocktail was Devine, heading there again to try the seafood platter with friends!! Great ocean beach front views also.More

Thank Jessica M
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CastawayTeam, Owner at Wilson's Beach Bar - Castaway Resort Rarotonga, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Kia Orana, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us on Trip Advisor! We are glad to hear you had a great time at Wilson's Beach Bar. Our Kahuna's are essential to a great night in Rarotonga. Banana Fritters are also...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

This is a great beach bar. It offers the same menu as the pool side restaurant, Crusoe's, but has a much better atmosphere. Plenty of tables and chairs in the sand and friendly service. I opted for a Steinlager instead of a fancy drink with...More

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CastawayTeam, Owner at Wilson's Beach Bar - Castaway Resort Rarotonga, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Kia Orana, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us on Trip Advisor! We are glad to hear you had a great time at Wilson's Beach Bar and that you thoroughly enjoyed our Fish & Chips plate. We hope to have...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

We came here for happy hour on a recommendation from some people we had met in Aitutaki. Happy hour starts at 3 pm. We arrived around 4 ish. Earlier in the week I had wanted to come here but couldn't find a place to park....More

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CastawayTeam, Owner at Wilson's Beach Bar - Castaway Resort Rarotonga, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Kia Orana! Thanks for your review on us! It is greatly appreciated by us all and was received very well by the staff. We are happy to hear you had such a great time down with Wilson and Tom's Throne. We are delighted that you...More

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philwarner2016
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Response from Karin W | Reviewed this property |
What everyone said! Bus, car, scooter. 3:00 to 6:00. Roads are very dark after sunset, so if you are on a scooter be careful. Find out about the bus schedule ahead of time as the bus availability changes due to holidays... More
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