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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 Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Enjoyed a lovely meal on our first night in Raro.Particularly enjoyed our first taste of Ika Mata and local fish dishes. Friendly service and we were picked up from our resort and dropped off afterwards.

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant was recommended by a friend before I travelled. The restaurant provides transfers at no cost from your hotel. The lady driver was so friendly and helpful on the way to dinner. The staff are so helpful. We had a table on the beach 5m from the water. The menu has a good selection. I ordered the fish after... More 

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Gore, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food was delicious so we're the cocktails. Courtesy coach available, very friendly. You can dive on the beach as well.

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Thank 64Sally
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great Restaurant with an authentic polynrsian feel to it. Food was amazing and so was the service. Had a lovely view out to the sea which was an added bonus. Lovely location. It is a little bit away from the Edgewater Resort but we did manage to get some transport out there as the locals are so accomodating.

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Thank Marion W
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this restaurant twice because the food was quite good. We found the staff to be friendly. On the downside there is no shuttle there if you are staying more than 6 km away. We were quite happy until we were leaving the second time, when the rude owner spoke very quickly with an arrogant attitude, and avoided eye... More 

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Thank Toni S
Tasmania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Vaima has inside and outside dining, would recommend a table outside - sitting at a table on the beach with feet playing with the sand watching the sunset was magical. Food was lovely if a little expensive. Staff welcoming and friendly. Walking along the beach back to our accommodation afterwards made for a perfect night.

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Stellenbosch
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Vaima Restaurant is located right on the beach in Vaimaanga, Rarotonga. It has hedges along the two sides leading down to the beach, the restaurant along the back, isolating diners from the main road, and is open on the fourth side to provide views of, and free access to, the sea. While there are tables inside the restaurant for... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of this restaurant right on the beach is absolutely amazing. The food was delicious and the service was subdued, professional and excellent. You simply will not be disappointed. This is one of the reasons you come to Rarotonga!

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Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They will provide transportation for you and the food is great. The location on the beach is good, but if the weather is not cooperating, there is room inside.

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Thank OregonTootsie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food great people great location. Busy music vibe relaxed. Went back. Would recommend to all groups of people

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
Cuisine
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View
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
Description
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?