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Vaima Polynesian Bar and Restaurant

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Vaimaanga, Titikaveka CK9999, Cook Islands
68226123
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Description: We are situated right on the beach. Imagine sitting on the beach with the...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner on the beach with the sunset

We arrived and were led to a table on the sand just meters from the water. The food and cocktails were great and the sunset was magic.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived and were led to a table on the sand just meters from the water. The food and cocktails were great and the sunset was magic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic food, great pianist and delightful staff. A must to visit. The pork belly has to be the best in the world.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this restaurant 3 times. The food was delicious. There were tables on the beach or you could sit inside. The owners were actively involved and ran a great establishment. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and efficient.

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Thank Anita P
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Vaima after overhearing a conversation and we were not disappointed!! Romantic atmosphere with amazing view of the lagoon accompanied by overhanging palm trees. Delicious food and very nice service. Would thoroughly recommend!

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Thank Ann S
Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On the beach under the shade of a big umbrella, sitting on a surf board table, it just doesn't get better than this. We all went back for more and were pleasantly and happily surprised to find we could ditch the fries and still get our meals for just $5 BUCK. The buffalo wings were fantastic but the Calamari rings... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here on our trip to Rarotonga and all I can say is wow!!!! We had a table right in front on the beach and it had the most amazing atmosphere. The food was exceptional and the Labrador walking around was so sweet and cuddly while you were relaxing watching the sunset

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Thank beccadicko
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sensational food and beautiful atmosphere. We were lucky enough to have one of the front tables on the beach. Romantic evening topped off with delicious food and wonderful friendly staff. Top place on the island !! Recommend the orange glazed lamb. Life changing.

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Thank E-Cranmer
Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here every time we have visited Rarotonga. New building looks fantastic. Still serves fantastic food, great service & you can eat right on the beach. What more could you ask for !!!!

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Thank Vicki B
Surfers Paradise
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's rare that we see a menu and would order everything on it but we could have and almost did over the 4 nights we ate here. Fantastic and a must.

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Thank jimandros
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here three times over a week. All our meals were nice, and the setting was great. Also enjoyed the live music on Friday, and the friendly Labrador dog.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vaimaanga, Titikaveka CK9999, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Titikaveka
  • Phone Number: 68226123

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 32
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups

Description

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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