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Vaima Polynesian Bar and Restaurant

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Vaimaanga, Titikaveka CK9999, Cook Islands
+682 26 123
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had great take-out pizzas here one early evening, with very pleasant service. A day or 2 later we made a phone booking for 3 people for dinner, spelling our surname,and telling them where we were staying, both at the request of the person on the phone, When we arrived, our booking was not found The restaurant was filling up... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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293 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent service and reliably fresh and delicious food. Booking recommended especially if you want to sit on tables which are literally on the beach. We snorkelled whilst waiting for our food and saw heaps of fish. Good spot to enjoy the sunset.

Thank familyfuninsun
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our group of three were collected from our hotel by a lovely lady, transported to restaurant. Seated one table back, on the beach. Cocktails were awesome, we shared the seafood board between 3 for entree, i had pork, hubby had fish curry, sis had fish of day. All meals amazing! The lovely lady kindly stopped at the store for us... More 

Thank JenJ2210
Brisbane Region, Australia
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Busy night over the New Years holidays, so you can forgive a few glitches and slowish services but the wait was worth it for the Organge Glazed Lamp! Just perfectly cooked. Vaima offer motel transfers which is very convenient for those on the west or south.

Thank Aussie2Lee
Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely dinner here, great restaurant for couples of families, pizzas were really good and the service was great. beautiful beach dinning

Thank cfoley27
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The only place that picks you up from your hotel, its a great restaurant and it has delicious food. The seafood is great here, and the prices were very reasonable.

Thank david a
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Vaima is in a wonderful location with the added bonus of being able to dine on the sand and watch the sunset. We enjoyed the restaurant and returned four times on a recent trip to Rarotonga.

Thank fiona323
Christchurch, New Zealand
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121 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely reunion dinner at the rebuilt premises of where I was married some 15 years ago. Nice range of options, we tried 4 of the entrees between us & enjoyed them all, the scallops stood out on amazing risotto, squid a close second. All enjoyed our mains, with the curry dish beautifully presented & so tangy. Deserts delighted us all,... More 

Thank PauleLec
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121 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was lovely and the Beef Wellington was to die for. The shuttle they have could not pick us up from Little Poly or take us town which is a shame as we would have gone back at least a few more times. Little Poly wasn't so far we worked out but we waited over 20 mins for the local... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I honestly can't understand some of the criticisms in recent reviews of this place. This restaurant was sooo good! If you make a reservation ahead of time you can get a table right on the beach where you can dine and watch amazing sunsets! The service was great and the food was amazing! They even picked us up where we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $32
Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?