Te Vara Nui Cultural Village

In recent years, Te Vara Nui has established itself as Rarotonga’s leading cultural attraction and is the perfect fit for guests of the island’s premiere boutique accommodation, Pacific Resort Rarotonga. Te Vara Nui offers an authentic Cook Islands cultural experience that both entertains and educates audiences on Cook Islands history and traditions. They are dedicated to providing first class service and boast the largest cultural dance group on the island. Located a short walk or drive from Pacific Resort Rarotonga, Te Vara Nui offers a convenient, authentic and memorable Cook Islands experience for all Pacific Resort Rarotonga guests.

Te Vara Nui offers 3 options:

Cultural Village Tour – Follow our Chiefs around the village huts and learn through demonstration about our history, navigation, local medicines, old fishing techniques, costume and tapa making, carving, legends and more.   Fun for all ages this tour is educational, informative and interactive.  From 5pm till 7.15pm Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.  Children 5yrs and under FREE.

Spectacular Over Water Night Show & Buffet Dinner – Biggest island night set over water on floating and fixed stages surrounded by botanical rock gardens.   Show includes fire dancers and Rarotonga’s top entertainers, plus an Island Western Fusion Buffet Dinner.  Dinner at 7.30pm and show at 8.30pm every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.  Children 5yrs and under FREE.  Fully licensed bars onsite.

Combo Extravaganza – Combine the Cultural Village Tour and Spectacular Over Water Night Show & Buffet Dinner and SAVE!    Approximately 5 hours, immerse yourself in the ultimate cultural experience with a pre-dinner Village Tour from 5pm – 7.15pm, then to be escorted straight after to an overwater restaurant.  Enjoy a sumptuous Island Western Fusion Buffet dinner at 7.30pm with show starting at 8.30pm.   This stunning Over Water Night Show reflects the experience of our Village delivering an electric and authentic cultural performance like no other on the island. Te Vara Nui Village has something for everyone; inspiring fun, authentic entertainment, activity and wonder. It is the Cook Islands Number One experience and not to be missed.


To find out more visit the Te Vara Nui website here



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