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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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Gore, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

Thank 64Sally
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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.

Thank Marion W
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2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 

Thank Toni S
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118 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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.

Thank Kim F
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank Graham M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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206 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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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!

Thank chchgecko
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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.

Thank OregonTootsie
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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

Thank lisa g
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used to come here a lot before it burned down and got rebuilt. In its new form it seems to have lost its spirit. The service is very slow and the food uninspiring. Over the few times we've been here lately there have been very few people eating (especially at lunchtime).

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Auckland, New Zealand
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49 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here while staying at a nearby resort. The restaurant provided transport both ways which was great. The menu had good variety with vege options for our herbivore and the service was really friendly. The outdoor dining area looked great, but the weather was a little poor so we had to eat in. It was a bit noisy, but... More 

Thank PenLea

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?