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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” (4 reviews)
“cheap drinks” (32 reviews)
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Seafood, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
The Islander Hotel, Main Ring Road, Panama, Avarua, Avarua 0682, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank clearz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Rich12456
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Heather S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank RTHuggy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!!

Thank TwinkD
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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!

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.

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!

Thank Charleen H
Reviewed 13 August 2018

I stopped in here with a friend before catching my flight back to Auckland. Make sure you go the correct bar, otherwise you get charged for being waited on (by pool). Head your way round to the right after entering the complex, to get to...More

1  Thank TriBrowns
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We love Hula Bar but in the last few months were not at all happy with the changes. It was one of our go to places with the many friends we have visit while living here 6 months a year. Understandably the drinks are now...More

1  Thank Kim S
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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
USD 3 - USD 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
View, Child-friendly, 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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