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Vaima Polynesian Bar and Restaurant

Vaimaanga, Titikaveka CK9999, Cook Islands
+682 26 123
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pork belly” (140 reviews)
“seafood curry” (59 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Vaimaanga, Titikaveka CK9999, Cook Islands
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Reviewed November 24, 2016

This restaurant remains our favourite on the island for a number of reasons. Its position on the sand overlooking the lagoon is wonderful. Its mainly local staff are amazingly friendly and helpful and it’s great to see familiar faces from year to year. And the...More

1  Thank nzlilibet
Reviewed November 23, 2016

Great restaurant where you can sit outside with the sand between your toes and watch the sun go down. The staff are very welcoming and make you feel like regulars on your first visit. While we didn't take advantage of this, they also offer a...More

Thank RamblingAmbler
Reviewed November 21, 2016

Good restaurant-ate here twice. Nice laid back ambience, good service, good food. The curry dish was our favorite

Thank aljo20ct
Reviewed November 17, 2016

Amazing service, fantastic restaurant with delicious food and even better cocktails! All with a beachfront location where you can dig your toes into the sand.

Thank DJ807
Reviewed November 15, 2016

Situated right on the beachfront. Fabulous food and very friendly staff. Like many restaurants on Raro, you will probably need your own transport to get there. Well worth a visit

Thank DelS22
Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant first night in raro! We were blown away with the quality of the food! Best dinner ever!!! We have been to Gordon Ramsey and Jamie Oliver in London and this place is definitely up there if not better! Staff are so nice...More

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed November 6, 2016

Ate at this restaurant twice while we were on the island. Fantastic food and even better location.Right on the beach, the outdoor tables are on the sand. Just beautiful

Thank tinaaylward
Reviewed November 6, 2016

the food was good, but the place's best value is the sunset view from the balcony. NOT WORTH IT WHEN THERES NO SEATS LEFT ON THE BALCONY. It will be just depressing to seat inside and miss the view.. Oh and the house wine (the...More

Thank Anna S
Reviewed November 4, 2016

We ate here a number of times during our trip. Food was fresh and well prepared. Cocktails were lovely. Staff were attentive. Best food we had during our trip and the location is pretty special too.

Thank klh75
Reviewed November 1, 2016

The most amazing food we ate while in Rarotonga. Perfectly presented delicious meal, lovely staff and transfers to and from your accomadation. Idilic setting on the beach or you can sit inside. We ate here twice and it will be one of our first stops...More

1  Thank LauraMegsMummy
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September 14, 2017|
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Response from Sakura1990_101 | Reviewed this property |
Yes but make sure to book a table..
December 19, 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
August 9, 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, View, Kids, 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
  • E-mail
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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