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Hula Bar

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The Islander Hotel, Main Ring Road, Panama, Avarua, Avarua 0682, Cook Islands
+682 21 003
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (3 reviews)
“cheap drinks” (28 reviews)
“beach bar” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Bar, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly
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LOCATION
The Islander Hotel, Main Ring Road, Panama, Avarua, Avarua 0682, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place for cheap beverages and magnificent views , staff very friendly and the service was great.Nice place to chill out relax.

Thank MarcoSue21
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shout out to Gina, she was absolutely amazing!!! The rest of the staff were awesome too. The bouncers are so lovely compared to ones here in NZ lol. Cheap drinks all day. Good music. Amazing views. Clean toilets!! Haha. Will definitely come back here every...More

Thank 453alexandream
RPTE, Owner at Hula Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for joining us for drinks on the beach.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ended up here alot as the drinks were dirt cheap and the atmosphere entertaining from the overseas visitors to the Fijian workers having a pint. Good views of the ocean but that's not the reason you come here. Toilets on the far side of the...More

Thank Lsas26
RPTE, Owner at Hula Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us for drinks at the Hula Bar.

Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Friendly bar..great music and an all out fabulous spot for a happy hour drink & good vibes. One of our favorites.. good thinking Rohan it's a winner! !

Thank Kim S
RPTE, Owner at Hula Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us for drinks on the beach at the Hula Bar. See you again!

Reviewed 22 October 2017

Came here for dinner and drinks on a Friday night while waiting for a flight. Lots of seating and a variety of dishes and drinks on the menu. The 'club' part has a $10 cover, drinks were incredibly cheap and there was a fun atmosphere!

Thank Foreverliz10
RPTE, Owner at Hula Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Kia Orana. Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read you enjoyed your meals and drinks with us. We are surprised to read about your $10 cover fee - as entry is free. Kia Manuia.

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Love this place to sit the sun while we wait for our plane. Good food next door in the restaurant and cheap drinks at the bar. Lots of outdoor tables and chairs to soak up the weather. And this time we got whales playing right...More

Thank Teresa C
RPTE, Owner at Hula Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Kia Orana. Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read you enjoyed your meals in the restaurant and your drinks at the Hula Bar on the waterfront, where the whales dance a spectacle. Kia Manuia.

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Was lovely to have a drink with the views of the ocean during the day. Staff offered good service and the atmosphere was relaxed.

Thank hunted2017
RPTE, Owner at Hula Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Kia Orana. Thank you for spending time with us at the Hula Bar. Kia Manuia.

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Live music every evening till 11.30pm.. Also a DJ. Awesome views of the sea front row seat to the whales. Cheap drinks $3.50 all day every day. Can be noisy for the inhouse guests staying onsite.

Thank 3Raymarie469
RPTE, Owner at Hula Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Kia Orana. Thank you for spending time with us at the Hula Bar. Kia Manuia.

Reviewed 22 September 2017

We enjoyed a fabulous night at the Hula Bar. Cheap drinks, awesome entertainment and friendly locals!!!

Thank Heni P
RPTE, Owner at Hula Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

If you want to while away an hour or two in friendly surroundings this is the place to come. The bar overlooks the reef where you can watch out for whales or just admire the view. Happy hour is 11am till 11pm so there is...More

Thank LorenzNelson
RPTE, Owner at Hula Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Thank you for your review. Value for money is our mantra, we hope to see you again, soon.

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RPTE
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
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RPTE
18 July 2016|
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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
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RPTE
18 July 2016|
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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
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 19
Cuisine
Seafood, Bar, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
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
Description
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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