We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Vaima Polynesian Bar and Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Vaimaanga, Titikaveka CK9999, Cook Islands
+682 26 123
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

1,069 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 1,042: English reviews
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I spent two weeks on Rarotonga from late January to early February 2017. We had a lot of good food during that time, and the two dinners at Viama stood out as the best. On our first visit there was perfect weather for dining on the beach and viewing a beautiful sunset. The salt and pepper squid,... More 

Thank mcwb
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Many people have recommended this restaurant with great feedback, so we booked our table for our 10th wedding anniversary dinner and we were so pleased with the place. Our table was right on the beach so could see the sunset while we were eating. It was perfect romantic dinner for special occasions. If you want to get a good table,... More 

Thank Young Sil B
anchorage, ak
Level Contributor
24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went with our two year old and they were considerate enough to place us away from the couples and offer us a high chair. Service was prompt. The seafood curry and poached parrot fish in coconut and lime was delicious and very fresh. Our only complaint are the Small portions and they were a bit slack in bringing the... More 

Thank katjeAnchorage_Ak
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably the best meal we had in Rarotonga! Beer, wine, food and location are all fantastic. There was so much choice on the menu I changed our minds about a dozen times. We were recommended the belly pork and weren't disappointed, what a great meal! You can grab a table on the beach if you're lucky enough and you won't... More 

Thank Daniel H
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Viama was highly recommended to us by our hotel and it did not disappoint. We were able to have a great sun-set dinner on the beach just before it started to rain. Restaurant was clean and service was quicker than many of the other restaurants we ate at. The garlic prawns and the pork belly was the best we have... More 

Thank Kyle U
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at Moana beach sands villas just 300 m down the road and spyed the restaurant from the bus.( another story ). We visited on two occasions and bother were excellent first time we arrived without a booking and the staff were very accommodating and kindly gave us a table on the sand in front of the lagoon.... More 

Thank Rich5011
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This evening starts with a complementary pick up and drop off service extra tick for that. The atmosphere and location is perfect. One small thing make sure you bring some insect repellent for the little mosquitoes. Other than that service was great food was awesome o would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Tina F
Level Contributor
39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location with great staff, very helpful and friendly. Our meals were superb. The Slow Roasted Pork Belly was just amazing as was the Vaima Seafood Yellow Curry. I asked for their coldest Heineken and they brought it to me in an ice bucket. No trouble. The food, drink and service was great. A winner.

Thank Stuart C
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a couple of yummy dinners here with our 2 little ones. The staff was very nice and friendly. Great location as our kids were able to play on the beach while we were finishing our dinner.

Thank YMNRike
St Peter Port, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Casual and informal with good choice of food Yet another Rarotonga beachside restaurant with great position Staff were helpful but not very professional or knowledgeable Steak was good. My partners fish was ok but hardly warm Selection of wine could be better

Thank Paul H

Travellers who viewed Vaima Polynesian Bar and Restaurant also viewed

Rarotonga, Southern Cook Islands
Arorangi, Rarotonga

Been to Vaima Polynesian Bar and Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Vaima Polynesian Bar and Restaurant and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Woburn Sands, United Kingdom
Kansas City

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Vaima Polynesian Bar and Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?