YAY ~ my Cousin Jim Bruce is NUMBER 3 on World’s Best Beach Bars… Rarotonga here we come!!~sb
PS: I am blessed to have lived at his home & worked for him at Holo Holo Tours, Lahaina Maui, when i was 20!
#3. Shipwreck Hut, Cook Islands
Getting ready for church never felt so good.
Hammocks, sunsets, barbecues, tropical fruit breakfasts, gospel sing-a-longs and a special “magic” cocktail that’s served in a recycled jam jar –- Shipwreck Hut is the bar you dream of owning when you retire.
Situated on Arorangi beach on the west coast of Rarotonga, the barbecues are a favorite with travelers, not least because of the corny jokes and barely believable tales of affable owner Jim.
On Sundays after an omelet breakfast customers can join a trip to the local church to listen to the locals singing gospel in traditional colorful muumuus and woven hats. Or you can stay at the bar, swing in the hammocks and keep an eye out for whales (depending on the season).
Aroa Beachside Inn, Arorangi, Rarotonga, Cook Islands; www.aroabeach.com
SEE MORE: World’s 50 best beach bars #5 | CNNGo.com.