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Vaima Polynesian Bar and Restaurant

Vaimaanga, Titikaveka CK9999, Cook Islands
+682 26 123
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pork belly” (138 reviews)
“seafood curry” (56 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Vaimaanga, Titikaveka CK9999, Cook Islands
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511 - 520 of 1,258 reviews

Reviewed November 30, 2015

best food Fantastic menu, highly recommend the pork belly, great service very friendly staff, not that this is a problem anywhere on this beautiful Island of Rarotonga. Relax sit back and enjoy the ambience , sand , water coconut trees the sound of the ocean...More

Thank Nanafiftynine
Reviewed November 29, 2015

We were very upset by the fire and were sorry the rebuilding hadn’t finished when we last visited in 2014. So dinner at Vaima was first on our list this year. So much was familiar – the menu, the lovely friendly staff and the outlook....More

2  Thank nzlilibet
Reviewed November 24, 2015

This is our second time to this restaurant and we loved the food. If you are close to the restaurant on the south-west side that can come and pick you up from your accommodate and drop you off. The service is friendly and the place...More

Thank Southfoodie2015
Reviewed November 21, 2015

Great service,location and meals were great.Would advise diners to book ahead .Was lovely to see the new building after their fire,is a credit to the owners is a lovely place to dine.

Thank Lonetravel_13
Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Had a amazing meal at this place. Kids meals were really good esp the chicken and chips meal. I had the pork belly and the crackling was perfect. The meals were good value for money. Dessert meals are quite large. You are also treated to...More

Thank Rachel J
Reviewed November 19, 2015

I have had several meals at Vaima over the years but think the food and service is tops at the moment. Staff are friendly and interact well with dinners without be intrusive. Can't recommend high enough.

Thank David T
Reviewed November 17, 2015

Although we didn't stay for food, the waitress was helpful with a great smile and tasty cocktails right on the beach with sands under your feet!

Thank PennyEdmiston
Reviewed November 16, 2015

Entrée of Curried prawns was (omg) soooo good!!! Beyond our expectations!! Bit disappointed with the mains but it was still good! The view of the sunset on the waterfront... amazing!

Thank Rachel M
Reviewed November 16, 2015

great place with tables on the beach, great to sit with you feet in the sand, food was really good, staff very friendly, great cocktails, and desert was amazing we had a key lime pie best one i have ever had.

1  Thank jess11388
Reviewed November 16, 2015

Located straight on the beach. You can watch sunset while dining. Good food, good choice. A place to visit!

Thank gpt1plon
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September 14, 2017|
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Response from Newtown_PaShopper | Reviewed this property |
Good question, considering lots of things are. I am sorry I do not know 😔
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, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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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