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Vaima Polynesian Bar and Restaurant

€€ - €€€Seafood, European,
Vaimaanga, Titikaveka CK9999, Cook Islands
+682 26 123
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pork belly” (135 reviews)
“seafood curry” (54 reviews)
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Vaimaanga, Titikaveka CK9999, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

Best to make a reservation and ask for an outside table near the beach to best enjoy this excellent restaurant. If you like Mai Tais and other tropical concoctions this is the place to order them. Fresh seafood, mahi mahi and wahoo, is sensational, and...More

Thank svletas
Reviewed 25 June 2016

We visited this place on our last night in Rarotonga after a recommendation from a family member who came last year. We sat in the outdoor area which was nice, however the sun had already gone down for the night so make sure you come...More

Thank HighestLoz
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Worst service we experienced on our holiday - had to ask 3 times if we could place an order and then twice to see if it was ready - we're not fussy and loved everywhere else but this service was seriously slack. To be fair...More

Thank Bridie B
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Lovely place to have dinner, either indoor or outdoor on the lovely beach edge. Meals were great and good value for money.

Thank Vinnie30
Reviewed 23 June 2016

This was our first visit since the restaurant's rebuild a few years ago. Their new look is very upmarket and outside seating area in the sand quite romantic even though it was extremely busy. If you're an impatient diner then Vaima isn't for you but...More

1  Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We were celebrating our anniversary and this place was recommended. It was superb. We sat at table 31 out the front of the seating area, metres from the sea, our table in the sand. A full moon was rising over the lagoon. Staff were friendly...More

Thank Stephen J
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We had a great dinner here at sunset. Even though the restaurant was almost empty, we were seated at a table far back from the ocean, which seemed strange. The food was good, but don't come here if you are in a hurry, as it...More

1  Thank Arlo89
Reviewed 20 June 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 20 June 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 18 June 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
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15 September 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 😔
19 December 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
9 August 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
US$9 - US$32
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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