Rarotonga’s newest cultural attraction, Te Vara Nui Village, is a stunning, vibrant, entertainment venue, revealing the Cook Islands Maori culture. This outstanding facility is located right on Muri Beach, just 30 minutes from the international and domestic airport. Te Vara Nui Village is an experience not to be missed, with Rarotonga’s finest dancers and musicians and the delicious Umu buffet, visitors share an authentic cultural experience with the locals. Te Vara Nui Village has something for everyone and can be enjoyed by all ages.
The entertainment services at Te Vara Nui Village consist of a Village Tour, “Ura Po’ Dinner and Night Show and the Combo Extravaganza. The Village Tour consists of 8 huts with the local Maori people sharing their historical stories, knowledge and heritage with guests. Light refreshments can be enjoyed by the guests during the Tour.
The ‘Ura Po’ Dinner and Show is set amongst luscious gardens and peaceful water features whilst Raratonga’s finest dancers and musicians perform on floating and fixed stages. The ‘Ura Po’ dances of legends cultural performance will blow guests away! Whilst watching this spectacular show, enjoy the delicious traditional island night buffet, revealing Local Island tastes from our world class Umukai (traditional feast) and experience the culinary skills of the local and international chefs. This spectacular setting and performance is guaranteed to lift the hairs on the back of your neck!
The Combo Extravaganza is a combination of both the Village Tour and the ‘Ura Po’ Dinner and Show. For those who thrive off culture and entertainment, this Combo Extravaganza is not to be missed. Te Vara Nui Village offer complimentary hotel transfers, allowing guests to relax, enjoy and feast!
Corporate or private functions can be beautiful or professional at Te Vara Nui Village. Our restaurants (3) cater from 20-250 seated guests and up to 300 guests for a cocktail function. Te Vara Nui Village can deliver an excellent backdrop for you to achieve desirable goals – whether networking, laughing a new product, cocktail party, client entertainment, Christmas parties, or just a special day with family and friends. We have a series of tantalising menus including canapés, set menus and buffets created by our local and international chefs. Alternatively, you can create your own personal menu to match your requirements. Several dining entertainment options are available and can be set up for speeches, DJ’s, live entertainment and more. Furthermore, if you want to achieve a ‘wow’ factor, VIP guests can arrive in traditional style by Vaka – (a canoe) with warriors and maidens sending a ‘Turou’ welcome as they arrive.
Weddings are simply stunning at Te Vara Nui Village and will be a memorable occasion of a life time. The prestige Polynesian wedding venue and its beauty is unsurpassed in Rarotonga. Located in the stunning Mur Beach district, our beautiful setting offers picturesque waterfalls and cascades set amongst landscaped tropical volcanic rock gardens. In the heart of the village, lies our breathtaking fresh water lake framed by tropical flora. This stunning centrepiece creates a truly unique backdrop for our performance stage. The restaurant venue overlooks the lake and provides a tropical paradise setting like no other. Te Vara Nui Village can create an unforgettable wedding tailored to your personal taste and style. Te Vara Nui Village’s attention to detail will ensure a carefree and relaxed atmosphere, where the bridal party can concentrate on enjoying their special day.
Whether you have a ceremony on one of Muri’s beautiful white sand beaches, on a secluded Motu (small island) in Muri Lagoon or set amongst our exotic gardens, your wedding will be remembered for years to come. The bride and groom have the option of arriving in true Cook Islands style by traditional vaka (canoe) with a warrior and maiden welcome. A beautiful and unique Wedding is promised at Te Vara Nui Village.
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