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Tamanu Beach

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A warm island welcome to Tamanu Beach Hotel- your casual luxury Pacific Island getaway destination, on the pristine atoll of Aitutaki. Tamanu Beach resort is located on the western coast of Aitutaki, with stunning sunset views from our beachfront Restaurant and Bar. Tamanu Beach resort offers four bungalow accommodation options, including garden bungalows and one bedroom lagoon view bungalows. All of our Cook Islands bungalows are nestled amongst lush tropical gardens. Our beachfront bungalows are on the water's edge- a stone's throw from our gorgeous blue lagoon. Our stunning Aitutaki beachfront resort features 23 bungalows, conference facilities, two fresh water swimming pools, a beachfront bar and restaurant and a gift shop. Casual Luxury at Tamanu Beach Our private, white sand beach borders Aitutaki Island's crystal clear lagoon providing endless opportunities for island activities such as swimming, snorkelling, kayaking and SUPS in the azure waters. Tamanu Beach is family operated and we offer guests a truly unique Polynesian experience. Every Thursday enjoy our "Takurua" Island Feast and show - a performance of Cook Islands song, dance, fire dancing and more from our talented and dynamic cultural group. Tamanu Beach is a popular haven for magical Cook Islands weddings and honeymoons, and is within easy reach of local cafes, bars and restaurants giving you the opportunity to dine out at your leisure. Your stay with us includes the following complimentary services: •Return airport transfers •Daily tropical breakfast •All SUPS, Kayaks and Masks and Snorkels
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Non-smoking hotel
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We spent 5 days here. The Resort is perfect. Mr. Henry ( he is also a good singer) and the staff are just great! The location could not be any better. I suggest renting a Scoter and see the island. The staff can arrange about any activity that you could want. "T" can take you
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This hotel has the most beautiful location I have ever seen, and I have seen a few places. Grounds was quit nice, and the view from our room was breathtaking. Bathroom was really nice, with an extra shower outside. Aitutaki is simply a Dream come true. But quit a lot of the
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This resort is remote, beautiful and quiet. The amazing snorkeling, swimming and other activities right off the beach were just brilliant. We were surprised by the high food quality in the resort restaurant - in particular the Thursday night BBQ/Show. Top marks to
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Response from i2taki, General Manager at Tamanu Beach
Responded 2 weeks ago
Kia Orana, Thank you for the wonderful review. We are very blessed to have our Resort on the sunset side of Aitutaki, in the lee of the wind and there are several kilometres of white sandy beach to explore - that you dont have to share with too many others. We are working daily with farmers and fisherman to keep our restaurant specials menu fresh and enticing. The WIFI is a work in progress, we invested in the latest wireless Ubiquiti technology, but this is still not providing the signal strength we would like. In October of 2019 we expect the undersea cable to link us to the rest of the world. This will be a game changer for our connectivity and speed issues. Thanks again for your review and we hope to see back in Aitutaki soon. Meitaki atupaka, Nick
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The staff at Tamanu Beach made our stay so much fun. The resort and the staff were wonderful. They made us feel so comfortable and welcomed from the time we entered the shuttle at the airport. We enjoyed their helpful staff from the front desk as well as everyone in the
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Response from i2taki, General Manager at Tamanu Beach
Responded 3 weeks ago
Kia Orana, Thank you for the glowing review - yes I will definitely pass on your "shout out" to my nephew Capt T. We have continued to invest in the comfort of our guests our renovations are not 100% complete as planned but all bathrooms are now brand new. We are still completing the outdoor shower features... We look forward to welcoming you back to Aitutaki! Meitaki atupaka, Nick
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We had a garden view large room with a separate closet and mini kitchen and coffee prep area on one side and the bathroom on the other. From our deck we could see the beach and it was just a very short walk to the beach. Although it was the rainy season in January when we were
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Kia Orana The Island feast starts at 7pm and the fire dancing starts after dessert, normally 8.30 - 8.45pm. The show runs for approx 40-45mins. For bookings please call our team on ph +682 31810. Meitaki atupaka, Nick
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Kia orana -the "Takurua" is a special feast and fire-dance show - the cost for the evening is $75pp. All of our in-house guests are automatically added to the reservations sheet. Visitors staying at other Resorts are welcome to book for dinner and show at the same cost. We do advise you to book early to avoid disappointment as the show is almost always booked out every Thursday. Meitaki atupaka, Nick
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is there scooter hire
Yes we have scooter hire available at reception it is $25 a day and you will require a Cook Islands drivers licence. This can be done in Rarotonga or Aitutaki. look forward to seeing you in our small island paradise
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Kia Orana, Being a "high end" coffee drinker I am sure you will enjoy the flavours of our Vittoria rainforest organic beans at our Beachside restaurant. Using with our Faema E61 espresso machine - a retro Italian coffee machine that produces a great crema. We have vittoria coffee capsule machines in our beachfront rooms and nescafe sachets in the other room categories. You wilol have to try some of the other cafes on the Island of Aitutaki and Rarotonga that make great coffee. . Meitaki atupaka, Nick
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Kia Orana, We have been conducting in-house surveys in our restaurant and I am pleased to say that we have received good reviews over the past month and are becoming more consistent with the quality of food and service. Our new Restaurant Manager Sharna has introduced a new Menu and with our head chef they have also installed better quality control and monitoring systems of our service delivery. Two of our kitchen staff have just completed a 16 week training course. In Aitutaki - in fact throughout Polynesia we have a philosophy of working with our team - I think you can appreciate that on a small island with limited human resources firing is not an option we would pursue. Rest assured we are constantly striving to improve our services throughout our small resort and we look forward to welcoming you to Aitutaki, Meitaki atupaka, Nick
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"They are all good."
"Beachfront bungalows are the best!"
"all villas have great beach access"
"All rooms are self contained bungalows, they would all be on the same level of luxury."
"Sea view rooms are more expensive, but with a view of the sea and sunset."
USD 278 - USD 442 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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