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Sands Restaurant

££ - £££
Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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Moana Sands Hotel, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
+682 27 189
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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Small restaurant doing simple food with pizzas. Huge entrees, and the curry was fantastic, informed by chef all hand made, bottle it and sell!!!. Given free transfer to restaurant. Great friendly staff.

2 Thank AucklandDevon11
Whangarei, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

The best Sirloin Steak I've had in a long time. Great casual dining, but go prepared for the mosquitoes.

2 Thank Fisherman966
Auburn, California
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We dined at the Sands twice during our recent visit to the Cooks. An easy 5-minute stroll from our villa at the Royale Takitumu, it was pleasant to sit on the covered dining area right at the beach but without sand under our feet. The service was typically friendly and the food was delicious. We especially enjoyed the shrimp salad.... More 

Thank Brent S
Napier, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

4 nights out of 6 we ate here. So easy and noone minded that we ate starters so that we had room for desserts.

Thank alexfmly
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229 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 464 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We had avoided this restaurant in the last couple of years as the menu had become very basic compared with what it had been under previous operators. We only went this time as the place we had intended to visit was closed. Unfortunately, the seating on the lagoon side was not open that night as it had been raining so... More 

2 Thank nzlilibet
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Fish was excellent says my partner. Vegetarian was pretty average. Pizza only going sometimes although advertised. Nothing special but not bad.

Thank luvhugin
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We went for my birthday and the outdoor patio seating on the beach was a treat. The biggest disappointment was when the server first approached the table and told us that they had no fish that night-someone forgot to pick up their order. My husband had been waiting for a good fish dinner. He ended up with a scallop dish... More 

Thank SusieKLH
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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143 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

For our last night on the island, we walked along to The Sands which is just along the beach from us and grabbed a couple of pizzas. We ordered the Seafood and the Italian pizzas. The girl told us that the kitchen wasn't opening for another 20 minutes, but if we went out and sat on the beach, she would... More 

1 Thank foodlover27264
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We walked along the beach from Muri Beach to here and found this restaurant quite by chance. The restaurant was fully booked although close to the beach by a few steps we sat right on the beach at a wooden table with our feet in the sand and had one of the best meals of our trip. A delicious Fish... More 

Thank Tkoning
Bavaria, Germany
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The menu has various meals. You can get Pizza which is quite good. They also have some fish, beef and chicken. Compared to Aitutaki or the Manuia Beach the prices are a little bit lower. The Quality of the pizza and chicken, which we tried is good.

Thank Thomas K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$23
Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Moana Sands Hotel, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Titikaveka
  • Phone Number: +682 27 189

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?