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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, Breakfast, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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  • 46
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  • 21
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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
Delightful Dinner

Great food, great atmosphere and they even organised a car to pick us up and drop us back to our resort. They charged $10.00 for this service for four people. Had live music. Wonderful atmosphere. Highly recommend this restaurant.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Beverley M
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great food, great atmosphere and they even organised a car to pick us up and drop us back to our resort. They charged $10.00 for this service for four people. Had live music. Wonderful atmosphere. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The food in amazing. One of the nicest meals we have had for quite a while and reasonably priced. We indulged in some cocktails, entree and main. We chose seafood for all meals. Although a little blowy we sat outside. Pick up and drop off from our accomodation is a definite plus.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is a quality restaurant with good food and great cocktails. They have some good live music too. And they have take away pizza.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Good food, good atmosphere, good music. We enjoyed a family dinner with plenty of selection for the children. And for us walking distance from Cooks Bay Villas.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great job Cameron. We had two meals here, both where amazing. Cooked to perfection, fresh and delicious. Service was great and the location lovely. Highly recommend a meal at Vaima .Will be back next time we are in Rarotonga.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

People we met recommended this restaurant. It is a lovely clean and modern restaurant - great service and awesome food. Large plates of food easy on the palette. The only thing that let this place down is the annoying old guy on the piano!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We came here last week...I was a bit worried because Vaima was not featured in the Rarotonga Sun this year and my only recommendation was from a Lonely Planet Guidebook--I thought Vaima might not be so good anymore. Our experience, however, could not have been better: the setting was brilliant, the food perfect, and the wait staff helpful. Vaima isn't... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The service was a little slow, in fact we think they may have forgotten our order! ( It was busy ) But on arrival it was fresh & delicious. Very good food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The restaurant runs a free pick up service from your accommodation. Food great and portions fab. Try and get a view by the window seats

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Very attentive service but food passable. Beach side location Guy playing old 50s, 60s songs on an electronic piano summed up the experience.

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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: Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Dining on a budget, Romantic

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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