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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%
Travellers talk about
“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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361 - 370 of 1,258 reviews

Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

- but only nearly. Food was excellent and service started well. Real nice location. Waiting 30 minutes to check out, despite asking was a spoiler to the experience though.

Thank David S
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Lovely food when it eventually came but they appeared to have too many patrons in the restaurant. Forgot my wives dinner and seemed unable to apologise.

4  Thank jmarkieb
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Friendly wait staff, outdoor tables spilling on to the sand for a pre dinner drink while you watch the sunset. Varied menu and fresh flavours. We dined out 7 nights and Vaima was our favourite restaurant.

Thank P1549RUkarenm
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We were a group of 16 people and the meals were all great, great menu to select from with plenty of options and the staff were very courteous and friendly.

Thank maj252016
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

The restaurant's food was awesome. We had a lovely beachside view. Had the makings of a perfect dinner. Unfortunately the service was abysmal. We waited almost 40 minutes for our drinks to arrive which we've had to request a few times. We received our dinner...More

4  Thank Phil M
Reviewed 31 July 2016

The staff at the desk were very welcoming and loved the smiles! Serving staff were very helpful with the menu and really knew their job about how to make our dining experience memorable...went back twice!Food was beautiful.

Thank 86Campbell
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Nice local live music most evenings, reasonably priced drinks, great bar menu, seafood platter and burgers can be recommended. Relax with your toes in the sand, beer in hand and watch the sunset.

Thank Karoobaby
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Great location right on the beach, we had an outside table on the sand. Food was good, the fish curry was v tasty and voted best meal on the table. Also great for kids who loved the pizza. While we waited for our food the...More

Thank Pete Y
Reviewed 31 July 2016

This place may have a good overall rating but our experience was hideous! We booked a table on the Sunday for Wednesday night at 7:30pm. We even rang on Wednesday at 6pm to book a pickup as it was raining. They confirmed that would be...More

2  Thank Rick M
Vaima, Owner at Vaima Polynesian Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2016

It is our policy not to respond to the various comments on this forum, good or bad, as this review targeted the staff and owner, we decided to comment. We are surprised that you did not make your concerns known to the Maitre De who...More

Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

To be quick - just look at the heading. It's true. I won't waste your time. I am the first Australian Ambassador to Cook Island Tourism, blessed to be so. Simply. This a wonderful experience. From the beach setting, to the sunset, to the company,...More

Thank Tim B
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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 😔
20 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids, 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
  • 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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