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Blue Water Grill @ Sanctuary Rarotonga

$$ - $$$, , Seafood
Sanctuary Rarotonga - on the beach | Aroa Beach & Lagoon Marine Reserve, Cook Islands
+682 25 900
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible48%
2 weeks ago
“Great onsite Restaurant”
11 Jul 2017
“tried to double charge me and refused a refund!”
Open Now
7:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
Bar, Pub, Seafood, International, Fusion, New Zealand
$$ - $$$
Sanctuary Rarotonga - on the beach | Aroa Beach & Lagoon Marine Reserve, Cook Islands
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Romantic Island Dining for 2!
"decorated beautifully located right on the water"
Kylie M
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2. Raro's Best Cocktails for 2!
"mocktails by the pool then had a lovely platter for 2"
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3. Delicious Seafood!
"best tuna fish he's tasted"
Elisa S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very pleasantly surprised by this Restaurant which we used twice. Service very good and I loved the Ceviche.

Thank hsi52
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Recently dined at the Sanctuary with my husband. Food was ok. However when we went to pay they charged us twice. When I noticed this and proved it by showing them my bank details they refused to refund my money. I escalated this to the...More

4  Thank afroditetb
Reviewed 21 April 2016

April 16 th Saturday We made a booking after seeing the menu and what the restaurant looked like,adults only restaurant.This restaurant is a 10 min walk away from our resort lagoon breezes villas. We all had seafood platter for 4 person ,2 large platters !!...More

Thank Elisa S
Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

We had mocktails by the pool then had a lovely platter for 2 in the on the beach restaurant, it is an indoor restaurant with a lovely white sand floor which opens onto a private beach

1  Thank suejohnwo
Reviewed 8 October 2015

We enjoyed a fish meal at the Sanctuary while staying elsewhere in Rarotonga. The food was thoughtfully created and tasty though the fish was overcooked. The service was friendly and very slow. It was Island Night through at the Rarotongan Resort and as the two...More

Thank KiwitravellerAkl
Reviewed 12 November 2014

WORST dining experience of my entire career! Myself, partner, and another couple ate here and I can honestly say that out of the hundreds of restaurants I have inspected and dined in throughout my career, this was by far the most terrible place experience I...More

4  Thank Leah G
Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

Very disappointed. We were told to book book book . So we booked for 7 and arrived waited for a drink . Had to go back and forward for gluten free which is great I like people to check and make sure if they are...More

1  Thank Helena M
Reviewed 13 December 2013

Honestly, I am speechless at this place, it was so bad. To put this in perspective, it rates itself 4 stars - so you have high expectations, but I would rate it at 1 given the prices, lack of service and poor food quality. If...More

2  Thank Rabbity1
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Having called in to look at the dinner menu, we phoned to make a booking. When we arrived there were a couple of staff at the bar serving drinks to a group of customers. So we waited. Then we walked over to the restaurant tables...More

3  Thank nzlilibet
Reviewed 27 May 2013

decorated beautifully located right on the water with a sandy floor, service was excelent, very friendly staff, & the food is just as good. we ate here most of the time we were in Raro. can not wait to go back.

Thank Kylie M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 26
Bar, Pub, Seafood, International, Fusion, New Zealand
Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Waitstaff
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sanctuary Rarotonga - on the beach | Aroa Beach & Lagoon Marine Reserve, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
  • Phone Number: +682 25 900
  • E-mail
The Blue Water Grill is the signature beach casual restaurant of the adult's only Sanctuary Rarotonga - on the beach resort with a specialization in seafood. An adjacent secluded swimming pool, swim up bar and pool side dining offers casual dining. Savour the flavors of Asia at our open kitchen Teppanyaki style Ginger Garden.
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