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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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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

Great food, great atmosphere and they even organised a car to pick us up and drop us back to our resort. They charged $10.00 for this service for four people. Had live music. Wonderful atmosphere. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Beverley M
Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

The food in amazing. One of the nicest meals we have had for quite a while and reasonably priced. We indulged in some cocktails, entree and main. We chose seafood for all meals. Although a little blowy we sat outside. Pick up and drop off from our accomodation is a definite plus.

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Thank Brad S
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

This is a quality restaurant with good food and great cocktails. They have some good live music too. And they have take away pizza.

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Thank Saskia F
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

Good food, good atmosphere, good music. We enjoyed a family dinner with plenty of selection for the children. And for us walking distance from Cooks Bay Villas.

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Thank davidhN2360AX
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

Great job Cameron. We had two meals here, both where amazing. Cooked to perfection, fresh and delicious. Service was great and the location lovely. Highly recommend a meal at Vaima .Will be back next time we are in Rarotonga.

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Thank Molly5558
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

People we met recommended this restaurant. It is a lovely clean and modern restaurant - great service and awesome food. Large plates of food easy on the palette. The only thing that let this place down is the annoying old guy on the piano!

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Claremont, California
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231 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

We came here last week...I was a bit worried because Vaima was not featured in the Rarotonga Sun this year and my only recommendation was from a Lonely Planet Guidebook--I thought Vaima might not be so good anymore. Our experience, however, could not have been better: the setting was brilliant, the food perfect, and the wait staff helpful. Vaima isn't... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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33 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

The service was a little slow, in fact we think they may have forgotten our order! ( It was busy ) But on arrival it was fresh & delicious. Very good food.

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Thank Sharon F
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

The restaurant runs a free pick up service from your accommodation. Food great and portions fab. Try and get a view by the window seats

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

Very attentive service but food passable. Beach side location Guy playing old 50s, 60s songs on an electronic piano summed up the experience.

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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Groups, View, Bar Scene
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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