The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa - Rarotonga, Cook Islands, South Pacific

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Enjoy the regular, relaxed theme evenings at The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa.

On Wednesdays The Rarotongan offers the island's best authentic UMU feast slow-cooked throughout the afternoon in a traditional umu earthoven. Enjoy the mouth-watering smokey flavours of succulent island pork, beef, chicken and fish, accompanied by a wide array of island and international favourites as part of our riveting LEGENDS OF POLYNESIA Island Night UMU Feast & Drum Dance Show.  

On Fridays enjoy a delicious FLAME GRILLED STEAK & RIBS NIGHT, on Mondays and Saturdays tuck into a great ISLAND BBQ, on Tuesdays it's our SPICES OF ASIA MONGOLIAN night, on Thursdays it's PIZZA COMBO night and on Sundays relax with a great ROAST meal from our Carvery.  

Each evening, enjoy the mellow musical accompaniment of our live artists here to ease you into a true holiday mood. 

You also have the option of enjoying dishes from our delicious A la Carte Menu @ Captain Andy's Beach Bar & Grill as well as the Chef's Specials on any given evening as well - the choice is all yours. 

We are happy at all times to cater to any special dietary requirements you or those in your family may have. Please find here the KEY TO OUR MENU ABBREVIATIONS:-

gf - gluten free

df - dairy free 

nf - nut free 

p - paleo 

v - vegetarian 

vg - vegan 

rv - raw vegan 

MON_ISLAND BBQ NIGHT 

Tuck into a mouthwatering Island BBQ @ only $35 per person whilst you enjoy the sounds of top island diva, TARA KAUVAI. 

Follow that with some fun KARAOKE, for a great night in! 

ISLAND BBQ BUFFET MENU 

Sirloin Steak gf df nf p
New Zealand Lamb Chops gf df nf p
Umu Pork Loin gf df nf p
Local Game Fish Steak gf df nf p
Gourmet Veal Sausage gf df nf

HOT BUFFET DISHES 

Island Style BBQ Pork Noodle Soup df nf p
Ginger & Soya Chicken Drum Sticks df nf p
Roasted Pumpkin, Carrots, Onions gf df nf p v vg
Gratin Baked Potato with Sour Cream gf nf v
Garlic Bread nf v

SALADS

Fresh Island Style Coleslaw gf df nf p v vg rv
Island Style Potato Salad “Mayonnaise” gf df nf v
Traditional Greek Island Salad gf nf v
Tossed Island Greens gf df nf p v vg rv

SAUCES

Banana Chutney gf df nf v
Pawpaw Chutney gf df nf v vg
Vinaigrette gf df nf v vg
Mint Sauce gf df nf v vg
Mayonnaise gf df nf v
Sweet Chili gf df nf v vg
Tomato Sauce gf df nf p v vg
Dijon Mustard gf df nf v vg

DESSERTS

Tropical Trifle v
Chocolate Éclairs nf v
Bombe Alaska v

NZ $35pp
Children aged 3 – 11 years inclusive half price

TUES_SPICES OF ASIA NIGHT 

Enjoy the spices of the far east! The appeal and selection of our delicious Mongolian BBQ awaits you at The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa. Select from your choice of fresh meats and vegetables, combine these with your choice of sauces, then watch as the Chef cooks your meal before your eyes. Accompanied by the laidback sounds of longtime Rarotongan musician ANDRE TAPENA on keyboards. Afterwards, race your crab in our hilarious CRAB RACES! 

SPICES OF ASIA BUFFET
MONGOLIAN BBQ MENU 

Fresh Island Pork, Chicken, NZ Lamb, Beef
gf df nf p
Bok Choy, Bean Sprouts, Capsicum, Spring Onion, Carrot, Pineapple, Mushroom, Beans, Cabbage. Broccoli, Cauliflower
Ginger, Garlic, Chili, Onion
gf df nf p v vg rv

SAUCES

Garlic & Ginger gf df nf p v vg
Chili Oil gf df nf p v vg
Kikkoman df v
Oyster gf df nf
Thai Sweet Chili gf df nf p v vg
Peanut Oil gf df v vg
Thai Fish Sauce gf df nf
Fragrant Coconut Cream gf df nf p v vg rv

HOT BUFFET

Japanese Miso Soup df nf v vg rv
Butter Chicken gf df nf p v vg rv
Massaman Beef Curry gf df nf p v vg rv
Red Thai Salmon Curry gf df nf p v vg rv
Egg Fried Jasmine Rice gf df nf p v vg rv
Chili Fried Egg Noodles gf df nf p v vg rv

SALADS

Thai Green Pawpaw gf df nf p v vg
Sesame Tofu Noodle Salad nf p v vg
Asian Salmon Rice Salad df nf
Fresh Tossed Greens gf df nf p v vg rv

DESSERTS

Grilled Tropical Fruit Skewers in Coconut Palm Sugar Syrup gf df nf p v vg
Coconut Pineapple Cream Slice nf v
Coconut Ice Cream gf nf v

NZ $35pp
Children aged 3 – 11 years inclusive half price $17.50


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WED_LEGENDS OF POLYNESIA UMU FEAST & DRUM DANCE SHOW

Don't miss your chance to enjoy the island's best real UMU feast and fabulous drum dance show, right here @ The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa. Grab a cocktail and watch another breathtaking Rarotongan sunset before being invited to witness the ceremonial opening of the Umu earthoven fire pit. The aroma from the steaming, slow-cooked traditional island foods will have you lining up for a feast of island favorites including Ika Mata (a classic Cook Islands dish of fresh gamefish marinated in coconut milk and lime), Rukau (taro leaves and onion), Puaka (succulent island pork), Poke (say po-kay, banana, arrowroot  and coconut cream pudding), and Kinaki (island staple foods of taro, maniota and cooked green bananas). Also featured is tender prime beef, lamb, chicken and a wide range of fresh salads and hot dishes. Divine desserts finish off this delectable island feast.

ISLAND NIGHT BUFFET
AUTHENTIC “UMU” EARTHOVEN FEAST
Island Pork gf df nf p
New Zealand Leg of Lamb gf df nf p
New Zealand Beef gf df nf p
Whole Chicken gf df nf p
Salmon Palusami Baked in Taro Leaf “Rukau” and Coconut Cream gf df nf p
Taro gf df nf p
Maniota gf df nf p
Kumara gf df nf p
Green Banana gf df nf p
Wild Pumpkin gf df nf p

HOT BUFFET
“Puakanio Tarenga” Goat Curry gf df nf p
Local Game Fish Baked in Coconut Cream gf df nf p
South Pacific Style Chicken Curry gf df nf p
Taro Leaf “Rukau” in Coconut Cream gf df nf p v vg
Island Style Vegetarian Chop Suey df nf p v
Steamed Vegetables in Garlic Butter gf nf p v
Steamed Coconut Rice df nf v vg

SAUCES
Banana Chutney gf df nf v
Pawpaw Chutney gf df nf v vg
Vinaigrette gf df nf v vg
Mint Sauce gf df nf v vg
Mayonnaise gf df nf v
Sweet Chili gf df nf v vg
Tomato Sauce gf df nf p v vg
Dijon Mustard gf df nf v vg

SALADS
“Ika mata” Fresh Game Fish Marinated in Coconut Sauce gf df nf p
Island Style Potato Salad “Mayonnaise” gf df nf v
Greek Island Salad gf nf v
Salmon Pasta Salad df
Rarotonga Style Coleslaw gf df nf p v
Tossed Island Greens gf df nf p v vg rv

DESSERTS
Tropical Chocolate Cake nf v
Traditional Cook Islands “Poke” Pudding in Coconut Cream gf df nf p v vg
Passionfruit Cheese Cake nf v vg
Coconut Rolls nf v
Pineapple Upside Down Cake nf v
Coconut Custard Bread & Butter Pudding v
Tropical Mousse & Fruit Salad gf nf v
Bombe Alaska v

NZ $65pp
Children 3-11 years inclusive, half price $32.50
Show Only $35pp

THURS_GREAT PIZZA COMBO NIGHT!

Keep it casual here on your relaxing Raro getaway! Enjoy this great-value PIZZA COMBO deal with FRENCH FRIES + GARLIC BREAD! Which is your favourite pizza? 

Pizza Combo Deal is served with the mellow sounds of ANDRE TAPENA on keyboards, and followed by our hilarious CRAB RACES! 

1 x Pizza
Choose from:-
Margherita w/Tomato, Basil, Garlic, Mozzarella
or
Hawaiian w/ Ham, Pineapple, Mozzarella
or
Pepperoni w/ Jalapeno, Roast Capsicum, Mozzarella
or
Meat Lovers w/ Spicy Lamb, Bacon, Sausage, Pork, Mozzarella, BBQ Sauce
or
Pizza of the Day (please ask for today’s selection) + 
1 x French Fries + 
1 x Garlic Bread

Only NZ $29!

FRI_FLAME-GRILLED STEAK & RIBS NIGHT

Enjoy one of our favourite theme nights here at The Rarotongan, our FLAME GRILLED STEAK & RIBS NIGHT with mouthwatering sirloin steak, island pork ribs, veal sausage, chicken drumsticks and fresh gamefish tuna. What a great way to round off a week in paradise!  As you dine & wine, chillax to the great vocals of top Polynesian songstress, TARA KAUVAI. 

FLAME GRILLED STEAK & RIBS NIGHT 

Sirloin Steak Marinated in Red Wine

Island Style Pork Ribs in BBQ Sauce

Tamarind, Orange & Honey Chicken Drumsticks

Gourmet Veal Sausage with Caramelized Onions

Char Grilled Tuna Steak & Vegetables with Chili Lime Salsa Skewers

Fresh Island Style Coleslaw

Island Style Potato Salad “Mayonnaise”

Traditional Greek Island Salad

Tossed Island Greens

Roasted Pumpkin, Carrots, Onions with Herb & Garlic Dressing

Creamy Mashed Potato

Garlic Bread

SAUCES

Banana Chutney
Pawpaw Chutney
Vinaigrette
Mint Sauce
Mayonnaise
Sweet Chili
Tomato Sauce
Dijon Mustard

DESSERTS

Chocolate Éclairs

Passionfruit Pavlova

Blood Orange Cheese Cake

Honey Roasted Coconut Ice Cream

NZ $35 pp
Children 3-11 years inclusive, half price

For more fun, join in the BINGO island-style which follows!

SAT_ISLAND BBQ BUFFET 

Holidays in the sun are all about BBQs. Here you can let us take care of it all for you whilst you sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner whilst Raro Idol star DESTINY TARA entertains you!

Afterwards, sing along to KARAOKE. Remember, what happens in Raro stays in Raro - no one back home need ever know! 

ISLAND BBQ BUFFET MENU 

Sirloin Steak gf df nf p
New Zealand Lamb Chops gf df nf p
Umu Pork Loin gf df nf p
Local Game Fish Steak gf df nf p
Gourmet Veal Sausage gf df nf

HOT BUFFET

Island Style BBQ Pork Noodle Soup df nf p
Ginger & Soya Chicken Drum Sticks df nf p
Roasted Pumpkin, Carrots, Onions gf df nf p v vg
Gratin Baked Potato with Sour Cream gf nf v
Garlic Bread nf v

SALADS

Fresh Island Style Coleslaw gf df nf p v vg rv
Island Style Potato Salad “Mayonnaise” gf df nf v
Traditional Greek Island Salad gf nf v
Tossed Island Greens gf df nf p v vg rv

SAUCES

Banana Chutney gf df nf v
Pawpaw Chutney gf df nf v vg
Vinaigrette gf df nf v vg
Mint Sauce gf df nf v vg
Mayonnaise gf df nf v
Sweet Chili gf df nf v vg
Tomato Sauce gf df nf p v vg
Dijon Mustard gf df nf v vg

DESSERTS

Tropical Trifle v
Chocolate Éclairs nf v
Bombe Alaska v

Only NZ $35pp
Children aged 3 – 11 years inclusive, half price

SUN_CARVERY ROAST NIGHT 

Some traditions are too good to give up - and a great roast dinner is one of those!
Longtime Rarotonga favourite artist TOK will entertain you on guitar whilst you tuck into your favourite roast dinner! How delicious is that! 

Traditional Roast New Zealand Lamb w/ Mint Aioli

Honey Mustard Roast Beef w/ Yorkshire Pudding & Red Wine Gravy

Piri-piri Slow Roasted Chicken

Island Style Roast Pork w/ Ginger, Garlic & Soy Sauce

Roast Pumpkin & Coconut Soup

Roast Pumpkin, Carrots and Potato w/ Garlic & Rosemary

Maple Glazed Roast Kumara & Red Onions

Corn on the Cob in Garlic Butter

Black Forest Chocolate Cake

Cassata Ice Cream

NZ $35pp

Children aged 3-11 years inclusive, half price


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