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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” (139 reviews)
“seafood curry” (57 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Vaimaanga, Titikaveka CK9999, Cook Islands
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Reviewed June 20, 2016

Vaima Restaurant is definitely one of my favourite restaurants in Rarotonga! The atmosphere is nice and romantic, especially when you sit outside, service helpful and food - simply amazing. Ika Mata would be my choice. I dined here three times and I will keep coming...More

Thank sarenkaa
Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We went to Vaima to try their Ika Mata which had come highly recommended, it was amazing and the seafood curry we had was one of the best we have ever had.

Thank Nicole M
Reviewed June 17, 2016

We always eat here at least once when we stay. Always happy with the food, the Beef Wellington is particularly good. Great location on the beach for the sunsets.

Thank B43
Reviewed June 16, 2016

Had a lovely meal here with friends with a great atmosphere and good service, that decided to bring our partners here when they arrived on the island. Were lucky enough on the 2nd visit to have some live entertainment. This was subtle in the background...More

Thank AddCoffee
Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Our steaks were cooked perfectly and there's a nice ambiance. It was our best dinner during our time in the Cook Islands with a good size meal too - they did take a while to come out but waiting for food on the Cook Islands...More

Thank Anthony C
Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

We had the most fantastic time here for my 60th birthday dinner with table setting with flowers and glitter and all the trimmings. those fabulous ladies could not have done more for us. Our meals were first class and the creme brulee to die for....More

Thank dingdongNewZealand
Reviewed June 14, 2016

Been here several times. Make sure you book ahead and if the weathers nice book a table on the beach. It can get cool so take a light jacket. The food has always been great. Its not cheap though but well worth a visit. We...More

Thank Rustyjamtin
Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Very tasty food. The atmosphere was lovely with Garth on the piano. At about 9pm they started clearing up around us, switching off lights etc which was a bit off-putting. Parking is terrible so get them to pick you up. Enjoyable overall.

Thank EmmaTauranga
Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

The best food and amazing service in Raro! They offer free pick up and drop off from your hotel. The dining area outside with the tables on the sand and near the beach under the stars is beautiful! The food is delicious with fresh fish,...More

Thank Islands007
Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely dinner at Vaima during our holidays on Rarotonga. Staff were welcoming and very friendly. Plenty of choices on the menu...we choose steak and pork belly. Both meals were cooked exactly how we asked, and were delicious!!!.Took advantage of happy hour for cheaper...More

Thank LynandDarryl
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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
Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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