ANCHORAGE restaurant and bar  




Rarotonga’s settlements are nestled on the coastal flatlands, with the island rising spectacularly through lush fields and rural farmland to the mountainous and thickly forested interior. These silent, brooding peaks dominate the landscape from every angle.

Rarotonga has plenty of history, too, with ancient marae (traditional meeting places) and monuments to explore, and some of the best-preserved coral churches in the South Pacific.

CREDITS TO,   rarotonga-and-the-cook-islands
NB: A Tapere or Sub-District is a low level of traditional land subdivision on five of the Lower Cook Islands (Rarotonga, Mangaia, Aitutaki, Atiu, and Mauke), comparable to the ahupua'a of the main Hawaiian Islands. Among the populated raised islands, only Mitiaro is not subdivided into tapere. The remaining southern Cook Islands, Manuae, Palmerston and Takutea are atolls and/or uninhabited, and therefore not subject to this type of traditional subdivision. The atolls of the northern Cook Islands are subdivided into motu (populated atoll islets), instead.
A tapere is a subdivision of a district (the major island subdivision) or puna, which is headed by a district chiefs or Pava (in the case of the Island of Mangaia). A tapere is normally headed by a mataiapo (a chief of a major lineage) or ariki (a High Chief, the titular head of a tribe). It is occupied by the matakeinanga, the local group composed of the residential core of a major lineage, plus affines and other permissive members
Most of the tapere lands are subdivided among the minor lineages, each of which was headed by a rangatira or kōmono, or by the mataiapo himself.
Below that level, there is the uanga, the extended family, the residential core of which occupied a household
Historically, taperes were almost always wedge-shaped - the boundaries beginning at defined points on the outer reef and running inland to enclose an ever narrowing strip of land until converging at a point in or near the center of the island. By this type of delineation, any one tapere included every category of soil type and land surface of the island, from the typically mountainous interior, where forest products were collected, through fertile valleys where the major food crops were grown, across the rocky coastal strip of elevated fossil coral (makatea), out to the lagoon and fringing reef.



The ANCHORAGE RESTAURANT : A spacious, open-air, undercover licensed dining establishment, with comprehensive commercial kitchen, in a tropical garden setting. The ANCHORAGE is located within the Sunset Resort, in the village of Arorangi ( aka the sunset coast )  and enjoys a captive audience of 35 rooms.  This restaurant offers a relaxed undercover dining atmosphere and is now OFFERED FOR SALE to new 'foodies' who would like to put their own stamp on this magnificent property. 

 The ANCHORAGE currently offers an a-la-carte menu + theme nights
 Situated in popular village of Arorangi (aka the sunset coast and known locally as 'the golden mile')
Open 7 days: providing,  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinners for the Sunset Resort clientele plus the many other accommodation complexes around the island. A popular meeting place for locals and visitors alike

Strong profits for 2022

If owning and running a business on the tropical shores of the Cook Islands has been a dream of yours; well, that opportunity is here for you, now, to grab with both hands.



Asking price                        NZD $480,000.00   (+ refundable VAT ) + stock of approx $10K

Seating capacity                     60+ pax           

Beachfront Access                Yes

Covered dining                      Yes

Licensed Premises               Yes

Tourism Accreditation            Yes

Excellence Awards                Yes

New owners of this business will enjoy residency and working rights in the Cook Islands.