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Vaima Polynesian Bar and Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner
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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.
PRICE RANGE
USD 9-USD 32
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Seafood, European, New Zealand
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
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went here twice while on vacation in raro. The staff are very nice, the food is great, and the view is amazing. Highly recommend for a sunset view dinner.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank W2386URbrandonb
Reviewed 5 days ago

Absolutely delicious food at this restaurant. Huge scallops in the entree were divine and the seafood curry was the best I've ever tasted. Added to the wonderful pawpaw daiquiri (or two) we had a wonderful time, would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank frangipani107
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful experience here. We stayed down the road at the Takitumu resort and Vaima picked us up and took us back afterwards. The food was superb, service great and the location and outlook perfect. Would definitely recommend this establishment to dine out....More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank David-JoanJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoy eating at Vaima and always book the same table ‘on the deck’ so we are outside but sheltered from the elements and don’t have our feet in the sand. A new addition to the restaurant since our last visit is a large...More

Date of visit: November 2018
4  Thank nzlilibet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We saw this was rated/ advertised as one of Rarotonga's best restaurants, but couldn't understand what the raving was about. Just an average meal the Sunday we were here...

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank AuzziOne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently returned from the Cook Islands for our honeymoon & were staying at a villa nearby to this restaurant that was recommended to us. We visited twice :) once with our toddler & the second time just my husband and I. Both times the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank brookey87
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice restaurant and was really nice sitting on the beach, however I dont think the staff were nearly as friendly as at other places we had been during our stay in Rarotonga. The food was lovely and the sticky date pudding a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank karensR9363VM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The scallops with pumpkin risotto appitizer and pork belly with potato main course tasted fantastic.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Gremik
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My favourite place to dine in Raro - best food, amazing view and location. I have been three times now and each time has not disappointed! Can't wait to go back!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AucklandCH12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a good spot just a 10 minute scooter ride down the road from the Little Polynesian. Great setting right on the beach with the “toes in the sand” thing happening. Bit of an Indian/Asian influence here and the seafood curry was delicious. Bit...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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yj62
15 September 2017|
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Response from Sakura1990_101 | Reviewed this property |
Yes but make sure to book a table..
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TokenLP
20 December 2016|
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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
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NDST_2013
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Response from 818petey | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We paid via visa
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