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Vaima Polynesian Bar and Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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.
US$9 - US$32
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand
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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was just perfect! We were eating catch of the day while watching the beautiful sunset on the beach. Very nice staff! Don't forget to use the complimentary transfer if that's available to your accommodation.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank OlliandJulia
Reviewed 1 week ago

They have a minibus and will collect and drop off from your hotel. Excellent singer playing while we had dinner. Great food.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank ChrisW311
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our first visit to the Cook Islands and this restaurant was recommended by our resort manager, to go for my husband's 32nd birthday dinner. My husband had the roast pork belly which was beautifully cooked (i had a couple of bites!) and my...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank SophiaT1076
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for lunch two times on recent vacation. Service and food were amazing! Pretty beach to put your feet in sand while you eat.

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank donnag5652
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a very enjoyable evening with close friends Service was excellent Food was Superb from entrees, mains, desserts - alcohol too

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank Fenni M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During a wonderful Saturday night dinner at Vaima (ika mata, seafood curry, several cocktails, sticky date pudding, live music with requests) one of our group commented that you don't often see waiting staff laughing along with the diners, but here they were. It made for...More

Date of visit: January 2019
3  Thank Julie C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty of places to sit- gorgeous on the beach but just as nice under the gazebo. Great range of food, expect to pay $30 for a main. Staff are very friendly and welcoming. This was a great place if you’re missing food from home but...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Airplaneaddict
Reviewed 17 January 2019 via mobile

Had the seafood platter and it was very good, served in a very attractive way. The servers were not very knowledgable, but they were nice. They also pick you up at your hotel so it's great if you don't have a vehicle.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank mcvainv
Reviewed 17 January 2019

Within walking distance of our accommodation, right on the beach - this restaurant had a great choice of food at reasonable prices. We booked for Christmas day and new years eve 2018 and loved the food. The restaurant has live music which is also really...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank KeeperSydneyNSW
Reviewed 17 January 2019 via mobile

Great food and very friendly service. A lovely setting where you are able to watch the sun set while sipping on cocktails.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank charmaigneb2017
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15 September 2017|
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Response from Sakura1990_101 | Reviewed this property |
Yes but make sure to book a table..
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 818petey | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We paid via visa
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