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Hula Bar

The Islander Hotel, Main Ring Road, Panama, Avarua, Avarua 0682, Cook Islands
+682 21 003
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (5 reviews)
“cheap drinks” (35 reviews)
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The Islander Hotel, Main Ring Road, Panama, Avarua, Avarua 0682, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best place to take familly to drink and have the best view towards the beach and ocean. Good music and idealistic place to have a good time.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tereapii R
Reviewed 25 October 2018

This was a stop on our night rout. Cheap drinks and a stunnign view over the ocean. Very freindly staff

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Venture135827
Reviewed 18 September 2018

What a great location for Whale watching, we saw one playing right in front of us whilst sipping on a beer. Cheap drinks is what it says on the tin and doesn't try to pretend it's something it's not it's cheap $5 wines with a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank clearz
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Great spot overlooking the ocean, but we went on a Friday early evening and there were busloads of partiers being dropped off here- not too relaxing so we left.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Rich12456
RPTE, Owner at Hula Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

Friday night parties are big at the Hula Bar. The Tiki Bar & Waterfront Restaurant 5m away is very relaxing.

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We called in to this wee oasis on a walk around the town. We were warmly welcomed and despite setting up for a big group for lunch we were able to sit outside , under an umbrella and enjoy the lagoon view- beautiful. Nice atmosphere...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank heathersY2583ZC
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

The environment here is amazing All ages all ethnicities You must visit Hula bar The Local Dj is awesome be prepared to hearing local tunes remixed with your favourite RnB reggae & Ol skool tunes

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank RTHuggy
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Have been here a number of times and always been really happy with our meals. The service is great and the food awesome. Would definitely recommend this place - oh and the view - to die for!!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank TwinkD
Reviewed 22 August 2018

This little bar has the cheapest beer on the island and its' location is a-m-a-z-i-n-g! Drinking a cocktail as overlooking the water.. yes please!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Sabetpierre
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Pizza deal well worth the money. Good priced drinks, lots of choice on the menu. Good overlooking the sea while dining.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Cherie S
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Had Buffet Lunch and its the affordable and so yummy. Salads, meats and side dishes at great. My favourite was the pork ribs..so tender. Im so going to do it again! Thank you islander hotel!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Charleen H
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Questions & Answers
9 April 2017|
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Response from RPTE | Property representative |
Absolutely! We can organise meals from sharing platters to full buffets. Our drinks are the cheapest on the island from 11am to 11pm daily. Give us a call to discuss your party on +682 21003 or mail on info at... More
18 July 2016|
Response from RPTE | Property representative |
We buy large quantities of beverages at sharp prices from our two suppliers on Rarotonga. There is no table service at Hula Bar - guests have to walk to the bar to get their drinks (low overheads). We apply very low... More
18 July 2016|
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Response from RPTE | Property representative |
We can arrange a taxi or 'dial a driver' to drive you and your vehicle home at cost.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 18
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Islander Hotel, Main Ring Road, Panama, Avarua, Avarua 0682, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +682 21 003
  • E-mail
The HULA BAR is Rarotonga's iconic all-day everyday happy hour bar featuring international-brand beers, spirits, wines, and soft drinks priced at NZD3.50 each. Located on the waters edge, this watering hole offers absolute beachfront views of the Pacific Ocean - ideal for whale watching from Jun-Oct; cafe style food is available from 11am to 10pm daily. At 9pm, the party starts with a live band & dj through to 11.30pm.
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