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Vaima Polynesian Bar and Restaurant

Vaimaanga, Titikaveka CK9999, Cook Islands
+682 26 123
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pork belly” (138 reviews)
“seafood curry” (58 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Vaimaanga, Titikaveka CK9999, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were 3 couples and was very wet night. We had a great meal here lots of choice. Staff were friendly and presentation of food was lovely. One person had pork belly and was very impressed. My husband had the fish curry and I had...More

Thank pauldeb_13
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Food was nothing special but very pricey. Not to be repeated, most dishes in this island is deep fried, there are better options available

Thank Kamran A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited on recommendation from the hosts at our Villa. Transfers to and from our accommodation and great meal! Staff are very friendly and offer tables on the beach or in the restaurant.

1  Thank Bjn0705
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here in 2008 & returned again because its memorable environment in a great spot with excellent food. The breeze from the beach unfortunately chilled things a little so eventually they had to drop curtains down after it got dark. Had a great meal...More

2  Thank Asinvari
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our meals were delicious, the staff were very friendly and helpful and what made it even more special was dining on the beach. We had just arrived at our accommodation in Titikaveka, it was raining and we were unable to arrange any transportation until the...More

3  Thank Ros F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We made our initial drink order ... and waited ... and waited. Despite various waitresses walking past our table countless times not one of them thought to notice that our table had been suspiciously empty of food and drinks for a very long time. We...More

1  Thank bluebird522
Reviewed 1 week ago

We attempted to have a drink here twice. The first time we were told we had to eat something too - despite signs clearly saying this was a bar. So we left. Upon coming back for a 2nd visit the same lady (who has to...More

Thank jtimmsOz
Vaima, Owner at Vaima Polynesian Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

After checking with my staff, it was a Sunday that you asked for a drink. Cook Islands laws state that with our licence, you have to order food with a drink until after 6pm - you must have arrived during the afternoon and did not...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

we went to Vaima to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary as we celebrated our wedding dinner there 10 years ago. with a change in owners and a whole new building since then (due to fire) everything was quite different. but everything was great. the staff...More

1  Thank MistyJewels
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for dinner. Service was on "island time." Food was ok, but nothing spectacular. The creme brulee trio was very good though.

Thank 337alliep
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff were friendly and the food was good. We enjoyed the location on the beachfront. Would definitely return next time we go to Rarotonga.

1  Thank tuiblackpool
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Questions & Answers
15 September 2017|
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Response from Sakura1990_101 | Reviewed this property |
Yes but make sure to book a table..
20 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
USD 9 - USD 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, 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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