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Wilson's Beach Bar - Castaway Resort Rarotonga

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10 year wedding anniversary

A perfect place to watch the sunset, your table is on the beach with your feet in the sand, sipping... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
NOXQS
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Auckland, NZ
Pacific Sunset

Our first evening on Rarotonga and no regrets spending it here. Although they advertise a limited... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RReluctant
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Perth, Australia
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All reviews skewers yakitori live music happy hour great food watch the sunset pizza great spot friendly staff paul and michelle lamb few drinks great music big kahuna beach front one night every night
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A perfect place to watch the sunset, your table is on the beach with your feet in the sand, sipping a glass of bubble or cocktail with the gentle waves lapping only a few feet from your table. The food is delicious and reasonably priced...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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CastawayResortRaro, Owner at Wilson's Beach Bar - Castaway Resort Rarotonga, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Kia Orana Thank you for taking the time to write a review on us! Your review is a lovely description on our Beach Bar and we are truly grateful for your beautiful words! We are overjoyed to hear you had such a great time with...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first evening on Rarotonga and no regrets spending it here. Although they advertise a limited menu on Sundays, there was plenty to please. The skewers were great and the sunset superb!More

Date of experience: February 2019
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CastawayResortRaro, Owner at Wilson's Beach Bar - Castaway Resort Rarotonga, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Orana! Thank you for your awesome review! We are happy to hear that you guys had a great time with the crew at Wilson's Beach Bar and glad that you found something to eat on Sunday. Our skewers are very popular with our diners...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wilson's Beach Bar is located on the Beach at the Castaway Resort. Staff are friendly and there appear to be regulars, which is a good sign. Each night of the week has a different theme. We really enjoyed the pasta night, specifically the seafood pasta...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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CastawayResortRaro, Owner at Wilson's Beach Bar - Castaway Resort Rarotonga, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Orana Caren and Joseph! Thank you for your glowing review! We are happy to hear that you guys had such an enjoyable time at Wilson's Beach Bar! Please come back any time you like, it would be our pleasure to have you with us...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t let the street frontage and entrance deter you - when we arrived, my husband asked “are you sure you want to go here?” Luckily we walked down to check it out. Awesome casual restaurant, friendly staff, yummy food and cocktails. It was seafood night...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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CastawayResortRaro, Owner at Wilson's Beach Bar - Castaway Resort Rarotonga, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia Orana! What a great review! Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us and also thanks for giving our little resort a chance! We definitely have plans to spruce up the place, frontage included, and so hopefully this won't be...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped here several times during our recent trip for drinks and snacks. Great service and fun atmosphere!

Date of experience: February 2019
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CastawayResortRaro, Owner at Wilson's Beach Bar - Castaway Resort Rarotonga, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review for us! We appreciate it a lot! We hope you stop in for a catch up if you're ever back in Raro! Meitaki Maata The Castaway Team

Reviewed 20 January 2019

What a surprise this cafe/bar was when we went on a tour. We went back the following night. The staff are incredibly welcoming and friendly. There is a range of food including a Yakitori grill. We were able to sit up on the terrace and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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CastawayResortRaro, Owner at Wilson's Beach Bar - Castaway Resort Rarotonga, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2019

Kia Orana, Thank you for the time in generating this lovely review for us. We appreciate your awesome feedback and hope that if you're ever in Raro again, you're able to stop in and have a drink or two with Paul, Wilson and his friends...More

Reviewed 12 January 2019

We ate a fantastic meal by the beach with some very friendly locals. Just such a relaxing and enjoyable evening for both adults and children. (albeit expensive!)More

Date of experience: November 2018
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CastawayResortRaro, Owner at Wilson's Beach Bar - Castaway Resort Rarotonga, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2019

Kia Orana, Thank you for the time in generating this lovely review for us. We appreciate your awesome feedback and hope that if you're ever in Raro again, you're able to stop in and have a drink or two with Wilson and his friends :)...More

Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

Amazing location and a strong local feel. Food was good and the drinks were priced right during happy hour! Stopped a couple times for a great rest during beach walks and snorkelling.More

Date of experience: December 2018
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CastawayTeam, Owner at Wilson's Beach Bar - Castaway Resort Rarotonga, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2019

Kia Orana, Thank you for the time in generating this lovely review for us. We appreciate your awesome feedback and hope that if you're ever in Raro again, you're able to stop in and have a drink or two with Wilson and his friends :)...More

Reviewed 23 December 2018

Wow what a menu and right on the beach. It was a beautiful warm evening. Friendly service. The menu is extensive. Hard to pick with sooo many options. Shared a seafood platter, delicious. Several seating options from open air dining on the sand to under...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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CastawayTeam, Owner at Wilson's Beach Bar - Castaway Resort Rarotonga, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2018

Kia Orana, Thank you for your awesome review on our beach bar. We appreciate it hugely. We're glad that you had a great time with us and that you got to enjoy one of our most popular dishes! We hope you guys get the chance...More

Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed it here. All the staff were very friendly & the food was great. Had soft shell crab, 3 skewers, endame & fries. Prawn skewers with bacon were especially fabulous. Stayed to watch the sun setMore

Date of experience: November 2018
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CastawayTeam, Owner at Wilson's Beach Bar - Castaway Resort Rarotonga, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2018

Kia Orana, Thank you for your awesome review on our beach bar. We appreciate it hugely. We're glad that you had a great time with us and that you enjoyed a whole bunch of our most popular dishes! We hope you guys get the chance...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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