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“buffet dinner”(134 reviews)
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Te Vara Nui Village is the Cultural Centre of the Cook Islands offering 3 amazing products: a 2.5 hour VILLAGE TOUR offering a full authentic journey into our past, a Stunning Over-Water Night Show and first class Island/Western fusion buffet...more
Rarotonga, Muri, Cook Islands
+682 24 006
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited with a group in our paddling team and had a fantastic time, the show was brilliant, food excellent and overall experience wonderful.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SAtoNZ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You had to do this as a package.. dinner and show. You couldn't just do the show which was annoying.. The food wasn't anything too special, pretty basic and a buffet style. The show wasn't that long. I've seen a better and bigger show in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DaisyN91
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the night show and tour here, it was very informative, and the night show was fantastically, buffet good and service great. Transfers to and from hotel too which was great

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CJO193
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is amazing staff are very friendly food is delicious and of course show is AAAAAAAMAZING well worth the $$ and travel will definitely recommend.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nzgirlxx
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was quite an experience. Amazing performance and entertainment. Excellent hospitality and kind staffs. Definitely worth it... Must do at Raro..

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rkannan2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic value - this package was filled with a very informative tour of the village with extremely knowledgable and entertaining guides. The meal was delicious and the show on water exceptional. Loved every minute

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here on a Saturday evening and went the full Monty with the Cultural Village tour, show and dinner – in the village (I got to carry the key to open the doors!) two well informed guides take you through a series of huts...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GDay1044
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fantastic night at Te Vara Nui Village. We took the "pick up" option and travelled in the back of an open aired truck at sunset, it was stunning. If you're looking for the tastiest Ika Mata (raw fish) in Raro then make sure...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did the combo deal, cultural village tour and show... From start to finish it was amazing! I was greeted and had my photo taken by the water fall then handed a free glass of bubbles. The cultural village tour began and was so informative...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HappyGoLucky6000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great night! Everything was extremely well organized and every detail has been covered. I would recommend to eat a little snack if you are doing the full package village tour. Drinks were good, show was amazing, dinner was yummy. I highly recommend.

Date of experience: November 2018
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10 February 2018|
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Response from artbytes2017 |
I've been reading more. Evidentally, there are coupons in brochures around the island for a discount on the dinner, etc. I guess you just have to look for them when you arrive.
2 August 2017|
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Response from 248petera | Reviewed this property |
Hi just looked it up as couldn't remember. Family 4 = 2 adults + 2 children (6-11 yrs) $290.00 Family 5 = 2 adults + 3 children $316.00 Children 6-11 years $49 5 and under = free of charge Adults $109.00 per person Hope... More
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5 April 2017|
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Response from Nicole S | Reviewed this property |
Apparently it's busy each night it's on. We went on a Saturday night only because it was the only night we could go.