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Vaima Polynesian Bar and Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
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.
$9 - $32
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Seafood, European, New Zealand
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
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Reviewed 4 days ago

During a wonderful Saturday night dinner at Vaima (ika mata, seafood curry, several cocktails, sticky date pudding, live music with requests) one of our group commented that you don't often see waiting staff laughing along with the diners, but here they were. It made for...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Julie C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Plenty of places to sit- gorgeous on the beach but just as nice under the gazebo. Great range of food, expect to pay $30 for a main. Staff are very friendly and welcoming. This was a great place if you’re missing food from home but...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Airplaneaddict
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had the seafood platter and it was very good, served in a very attractive way. The servers were not very knowledgable, but they were nice. They also pick you up at your hotel so it's great if you don't have a vehicle.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mcvainv
Reviewed 6 days ago

Within walking distance of our accommodation, right on the beach - this restaurant had a great choice of food at reasonable prices. We booked for Christmas day and new years eve 2018 and loved the food. The restaurant has live music which is also really...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KeeperSydneyNSW
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great food and very friendly service. A lovely setting where you are able to watch the sun set while sipping on cocktails.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank charmaigneb2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

we ate here three times on our recent visit to Rarotonga, the food here is amazing, you cannot go wrong with anything on the menu.The beach side setting is very romantic, a little breezy, but very nice.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank p_vasey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food well presented and delicious everyone enjoyed their meals great entertaining musician there too

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank varxs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was so good here we went back more than once. It was fresh and full of flavor. If you go here definitely recommend the seafood platter it was great! Tasty and good value. The service was very good as well.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank EmJ255068
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here on New Year's Eve. The food was not great but ok. The prices weren't cheap but ok. There was a guy playing great music which was entertaining. We also had lunch here during our stay in Rarotonga. We ordered a pizza...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ozi1_10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had lunch here, striated with an app of perfectly seared scallops followed by a really nice dish of white fish and a glass of wine while I sank my feet in the cool sand - lunch right on the beach can't be beat. The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RobbyMar111
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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 818petey | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We paid via visa
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