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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%
Travelers talk about
“pork belly” (140 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 yesterday

We dined at Vaima for the first time last week and loved it! Their ika mata was the best I've had on Raro, and the seafood curry was deliciously spicy after a few days of mostly mild, island-style meals. The staff member who took our...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had dinner here. Great location with a table in the sand. Customer service was outstanding and food was great. The calamari was the best I ever eaten and the poached fish was to die for. My partner enjoyred the curry.

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once again great food great service and on Bartercard Thankyou we will be back as we have already been four times before. Sue XXX

1  Thank Sue A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff here weren’t as personable as other places we have been to although we were seen to and seated quickly, and they even offered us bug repellent. The location was great - absolute beach front. The food was good as well although a little...More

1  Thank keeweetravlr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Group dinner out. Great service. We hadn’t booked and had a large group of 10 Staff had us seated with a few minutes and were more than happy to rearrange furniture to accommodate. Good drink options and absolutely amazing food. Highly recommended

3  Thank Phil W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here the first night we arrived on the island. Short stroll from our accomodation but does have plenty of space to park. Wonderful friendly greeting by the staff as soon as we walked in. We were then taken to our table (no...More

2  Thank LSWear
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was my first visit and I loved it - what's not to like when you are sitting on the beach enjoying fine wine and excellent food? The service was friendly and made us feel very welcome with my little grandson - 11 months -...More

2  Thank NZUKVAL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were quite underwhelmed with our visit to Vaima. The service wasn’t very personable, the waitresses didn’t seem to overly care that much they just asked the questions they needed to. Not a good start if they wanted us to spend our money with them....More

1  Thank caralucite
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed two meals here both lovely, make sure you book as places are limited . Remember it’s island Time when it comes to service .

Thank Catherine G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recommended by Tim from the Royale Takitumu where we were staying,again he didn't disappoint. The food was great and service also.They also provide a pick up and drop off too your door after your meal.Lovely location ,on the beach dining.

Thank jcchaney
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September 14, 2017|
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Response from Sakura1990_101 | Reviewed this property |
Yes but make sure to book a table..
December 19, 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
August 9, 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
$9 - $32
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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
Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Kids
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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