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Vaima Polynesian Bar and Restaurant

Vaimaanga, Titikaveka CK9999, Cook Islands
+682 26 123
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pork belly” (135 reviews)
“seafood curry” (54 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Vaimaanga, Titikaveka CK9999, Cook Islands
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11 - 20 of 1,225 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a table for the family and sat outside on the beach Lovely spot. Very good service and food was excellant. Felt the Pina Colada could have been better.

Thank CherryB138
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch and was a bit disappointed. Partner had ‘herb crusted chicken’ which turned out to be deep fried chicken schnitzel with warm coleslaw and chips. Was quite expensive for the quality.

Thank Nick S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner at Vaima on our first night in rarotonga. The transfer was great as it was raining. I had the fish curry it was yummy and filling my husband had the calamari as a main size it was fresh and yummy too....More

Thank donnagS4702EY
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tables on the beach, some stones throw from waters edge. Meals were well presented and created by a competent chef. This translates to well balanced flavours and a pleasure on the tongue. The service was first rate and all in all a delightfully pleasing evening....More

Thank omoja
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a very pleasant evening meal here in September. Great setting looking over the lagoon and able to see the sunset. As it was a bit breezy we sat inside, but would be lovely eating out on the beach. Had Maui-maui and was very good....More

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointed and disgusted would be an understatement.. The margarita was as salty as the sea and the surf n turf was just as bad! Fatty horrible cut of steak definitely not the cut described on the menu and the fries where cold. Two prawns was...More

Thank Chelsea M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined twice at Vaima because the food and experience was really great. The first night it started raining and the staff were quick to re-seat the outside diners inside. The staff are friendly and helpful, the menu is mouth watering and the food lives...More

Thank Rosieaus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Vaima for dinner and it was ok - nothing to get excited about this time around. It was really frustrating when ordering as our waitress didn't appear to understand so lots of repeating required. Had to order the drinks by "number" which I...More

Reviewed 18 October 2017

Situated right on the beach, both indoor and outdoor dining. Staff were efficient and friendly. We were only there for a drink but enjoyed the atmosphere, well worth a visit.

Thank Ross B
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Visited for lunch on a Sunday...so no beersies...but the location is awesome. Toes in the sand on the edge of the lagoon ...wow...I had the best fish and chips, the batter crisp and tasty with dill in it. The fish was fresh and moist, the...More

Thank Leighton S
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14 September 2017|
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Response from Newtown_PaShopper | Reviewed this property |
Good question, considering lots of things are. I am sorry I do not know 😔
19 December 2016|
Response from Vaima | Property representative |
Hi, the only day we are closed is Christmas Day. We are open for lunch and dinner right through the Festive Season. Only day not serving lunch is New Years Day, 1st Jan 2017. Hope to see you at the Vaima - bookings... More
9 August 2016|
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Response from Pete Y | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We paid via visa
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vaimaanga, Titikaveka CK9999, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Titikaveka
  • Phone Number: +682 26 123
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We are situated right on the beach. Imagine sitting on the beach with the sun setting, sipping your favourite cocktail and enjoying some of the best cuisine on the island - how romantic! We also offer a pizza take away service - forget the cooking - enjoy our pizza in your room/hotel or just sit on the beach with your feet in the water enjoying the food. We can cater for small private functions and weddings. Look forward to seeing you at the Vaima. We recommend that families book between 5.30 and 6.30 pm.
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