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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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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (5 reviews)
“cheap drinks” (32 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
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LOCATION
The Islander Hotel, Main Ring Road, Panama, Avarua, Avarua 0682, Cook Islands
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1 - 10 of 138 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here late morning, a great place to relax on the deck and sip a drink. Very clean and tidy, staff friendly.

Thank Margot P
RPTE, Owner at Hula Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for stopping by for a drink on the waterfront.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Across the road from the airport, it's a great little bar to drop into after checking in your bags. Beers are $3 and you get a beautiful view out to the water.

Thank paraniw
RPTE, Owner at Hula Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Glad you joined us before your flight home.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Cheap drinks... amazing selection of food and a view to relax and enjoy.... very popular place so best to book a table if dining in

Thank Howard P
RPTE, Owner at Hula Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for joining us for lunch and drinks on the waterfront.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing but good vibes if your wanting to come here for a dance and drink then I would definitely recommend it. Staff are friendly and music is always pumping

Thank Marlea R
RPTE, Owner at Hula Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Glad you had a great time with us!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hospitality, loved the special fish bowl cocktails and the music was rocking - family friendly

Thank bhohua1967
RPTE, Owner at Hula Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for joining us!

Reviewed 10 June 2018

Visited on two occasions, once while waiting for Island Nights dinner/show and again while waiting for flight at airport. Both experiences were trouble free. Service was fast. Noticed that most of the liquor served in bars on the island is "metered" so bartenders are locked...More

Thank BillyeJP
RPTE, Owner at Hula Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you joining us for drinks and meals twice.

Reviewed 7 May 2018

We had to return our rental car at 8 pm, our flight wasn't until midnight, what is the perfect solution to not sit around in the terminal? Walk across the street to the Hula Bar inside the Islander Hotel. A short walk over is easily...More

Thank Hawaiishark71
RPTE, Owner at Hula Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Saturday nights a huge with locals and visitors. Have a safe flight home and see you again. Cheers!

Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

I love hula bar, amazing music, great selection of drinks. The drinks are so cheap, e.g QF $4 and Tequila shots for $5. Great ambience, I would definitely go to hula bar again.

Thank Ashika A
RPTE, Owner at Hula Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

We hope to see you again at the Hula Bar - great value for money drinks, great service, great music and a fantastic oceanview setting!

Reviewed 27 April 2018

This bar is not expensive to drink at and is right on the waters edge just across the road from the airport.

Thank Pictonboy
RPTE, Owner at Hula Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2018

Thank you for stopping by for a cold drink on the waterfront.

Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful spot above the water, fun music, but trying to order a drink we wanted was confusing as you could have one at the bar and not at the restaurant and vice versa, then you order at the bar and pay in the restaurant but...More

Thank Jess D
RPTE, Owner at Hula Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2018

Thank you joining us for drinks before your flight. The inside bar offers a bigger selection of premium drinks at higher prices.

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RPTE
8 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
17 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
17 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
US$3 - US$18
Meals
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
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
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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