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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” (139 reviews)
“seafood curry” (56 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Vaimaanga, Titikaveka CK9999, Cook Islands
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11 - 20 of 1,265 reviews

Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Since our first meal here we have returned twice, we have sampled the poached fish in coconut and lime, beef Wellington, curry, fish and chips, pork belly and roasted crackling and the lamb. You will not be disappointed, a beautiful restaurant, beautiful location and fantastic...More

1  Thank Sandraleelovering
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Great place for dinner. Tables are on the sand so shoes are optional. Great place to watch the sunset. Good food, good service and moderate prices

Thank lindacF1788RU
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Don't let the outside of this restaurant fool you. Once through the doors, you have an amazing beach setting. Food and cocktails were great and the staff were so so friendly. Would definitely return.

2  Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 27 January 2018

The Ika Mata is fantastic - was our first time eating it and can see why it is such a popular dish. Eating on the beach was great! They picked us up and took us back to our hotel for no extra charge & we...More

1  Thank B-JG112017
Reviewed 26 January 2018

There’s something magical about sitting at a table under a coconut tree, feet in the sand, a glass of wine in your hand, a delicious meal in front of you and the sun slowly setting over the water. This is what you can expect at...More

1  Thank Ellenboggen
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

I spent a week on Rarotonga and ate here three time. The food is excellent. Try the fish curry and fish of the day. Drinks from the bar are delicious! The service at Vaima is impeccable. The servers are gracious and friendly. Highly recommend.

Thank Seatim
Reviewed 19 January 2018

Service was lovely, the food was amazing, garlic prawns were divine,salt and pepper squid was delicious,it was an amazing place to celebrate my birthday

Thank Angela B
Reviewed 18 January 2018

My favourite place on the rock to eat and have an intimate or group dining experience is Vaima. From the moment you arrive you relax and enjoy whilst watching the sun set with the sand between your toes. Hint: must have garlic prawns 🦐 .

Thank Chev B
Reviewed 18 January 2018

We had Christmas day here, as well as another lunch and another dinner. Christmas day was perfect food, the next time we went back we ordered 2 baked potato's and a wrap, 1 potato and wrap came out about 60mins later and then the next...More

Thank Ivy P
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Staying very close by we went for a quick bite. We thought a shared plate of calamari and a couple of beers would be good. I held back on possible fries. Indeed the 5 pieces of calamari for $14 were very good, but in Vancouver...More

Thank Coylum
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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