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COVID 19 UPDATE:
Very regrettably, Covid 19 has had a major impact on Cook Islands businesses - especially also with staff shortages.

Due to operational issues and low tourist numbers (this is traditionally one of our quietest times of the year), unfortunately reopening Te Vara Nui in the immediate future is sadly not a viable option.
This decision has not been made lightly, but it is only a temporary closure, until the Cook Islands staffing situation can be resolved and until tourist numbers increase.

We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused and ask for your patience and understanding as we transition through this difficult time.

Te Vara Nui will reopen as soon as possible and we look forward to bringing you our Spectacular Over Water Night show in the not too distant future!

Meitaki from the Management/team at Te Vara Nui




Te Vara Nui Village is Rarotonga’s leading cultural attraction and stunning entertainment located in Muri Beach of Rarotonga.

The Cook Islands greeting Kia Orana, “may you live on” reflects the beauty not only of our islands but also of our Cook Islands people.

At Te Vara Nui Village you will meet local Maori people who will share their stories, knowledge and heritage with you during the Cultural Village Tour.

Finish with Rarotonga’s finest dancers and musicians as they perform by flaming torchlight on the floating and fixed stages of our waterfall garden while enjoying our delicious buffet.

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 your Cook Islands Number One experience and not to be missed!

Quite simply, "This special place of tribute to our distinctive culture and its breathtaking setting will remain in your memory long after you return home"