In a quiet spot at the end of the world sits the Beaches Restaurant and Bar. Located in the Manuia Beach Resort in Raratonga, this restaurant offers everything from sand floors to amazing calamari to stunning sunsets. The restaurant ensured the free breakfast buffet was fully provisioned with fresh fruit, newly brewed coffee, and light-but-nourishing pancakes. The lunch menu was extensive, afternoon appetizers included the aforementioned calamari, and the dinner menu offered something new every night we were there.

The Beaches advertised  live entertainment one night, and while there were only four of us in the restaurant, it didn’t seem to bother the singer so why should it bother us?  After all, we were in RARATONGA enjoying the night air and Polynesia at its most relaxing finest.



Sunset viewed from The Beaches Restaurant and Bar, Manuia Beach Resort, Raratonga

The staff are friendly, engaging, but never come close to smothering attention. Sitting there one night with some new-found friends from Calgary, we couldn’t bring ourselves to leave even when the 9:00pm closing hour hit. The staff ensured we were fortified with drink for another hour or so on the beach, making our last night in paradise one we would talk about for years to come.

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