Island Night Shows

A visit to our shores would not be complete without experiencing a vibrant evening of cultural entertainment.

Island Night shows offer the opportunity for cultural enlightenment through song, dance and drumming. Feasting on island style cuisine, such as rukau, taro, poke, spit roasted pork, ika mata, fresh sea-food etc. is usually presented buffet style, while some venues offer their food cooked in an umu (underground oven). Prices vary from venue to venue, but range from $49 per person (adult).

Te Vara Nui Cultural Village (pictured above) and Highland Paradise are both award winning (stand-alone) shows, each with its own unique venue and both offer return transfers. All other shows listed below are associated with a hotel or resort.

A guide to Island Night Shows

Crown Beach Resort Arorangi (+682)23953 Thu from 7pm. Polynesian buffet plus Akirata Cultural Dance Troupe. Reservations recommended.
Edgewater Resort Edgewater Resort (+682)25435 Tue and Sat from 7pm. Buffet of delectable Cook Islands cuisine plus Polynesian Dance Show
Muri Beach Club Hotel Muri Beach (+682)23000 Wed from 7pm. Island Night Extravaganza with Polynesian buffet and show by Akirata Dance Troupe
Highland Paradise Maungaroa (+682)21924 Mon, Wed & Fri at 5.30pm. Authentic award winning show and umu feast. Reservations essential
The Islander Hotel Panama (+682)21003 Tue from 7pm. Buffet island feast followed by a cultural performance by Akirata Dance Troup
Te Vara Nui Cultural Village Muri (+682)24006 Tue, Thu and Sat from 7pm. Award winning over-water show plus great buffet dinner. Reservations essential
Aitutaki Village O’otu (+682)31526 Tue from 7pm. Island buffet and cultural dance show on the sandy beach overlooking the lagoon
Pacific Resort Amuri (+682)31720 Wed from 7pm. Island cuisine and performance by local song & dance troupe. Reservations essential
Tamanu Beach Amuri (+682)31810 Thu from 7pm. Great island buffet plus Takurua Island Night fire-dance show. Reservations essential
Last updated 16 June 2017

Highland Paradise
Pacific Resort Aitutaki
Takarua Island Night show at Tamanu Beach
Edgewater Resort Island Night show
Te Vara Nui over water show