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Gore, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We stayed at Etu Moana for our 10th wedding anniversary and we couldn't have found a more wonderful resort. Upon arrival you are greeted by Kirsti and Paul and given a tour of this wonderful resort. The whole experience was amasing from the friendly staff to the beautiful breakfast each morning. The pool is divine and as for the Honesty...

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Kia Orana, We are so happy that you enjoyed spending your 10th anniversary with us and found Etu Moana wonderful. Thank you for your kind words and your time, all of the staff here really appreciate it and congratulations again from all of us here. Having been married in Rarotonga 10 years ago, what better place to choose than the...

Vancouver Island, Canada
Reviewed 14 March 2017

How does one describe paradise and the perfect place to stay - simple, Aitutaki and the Etu Moana. We booked for a few days as an after thought addition to Rarotonga and truly wished we had done things the other way around. Aitukai is the place to visit ( snorkel.) in the Cook Islands and the Etu Moana is "THE"...

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Kia Orana Don & Dodie, We are thrilled that you loved Etu Moana (almost as much as we do!) and found it the perfect place to stay on Aitutaki. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences on Tripadvisor, we all really appreciate it here. We too are only sad that you both didn't stay longer with us, we enjoyed...

eurekacalifornia
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Etu Moana is as wonderful as ever. The grounds are lovely and it is quite evident that they are a priority. February is part of Cyclone Season in the Cook Islands and we did have a slight brush by from Cyclone Bart. All good though. Sunny and humid just like we knew it would be. Great to see Ruanoo and...

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... and WE LOVE YOU BOTH! Thank you kindly Candi and Phil for taking the time again to write your review. We really appreciate it and are delighted, blessed and lucky to have return guests as great as the two of you. We did have a windy couple of days whilst you were here. But it was all over in...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Etu Moana is a great place for couples to get away to and enjoy some fun and relaxation. This was our 5th visit (for an anniversary) and hopefully not our last. We love that there are few people around so you can enjoy private moments. We love the pool (though it was just a bit too warm this time) and...

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Kia Orana Annie and Nick, Firstly congratulations on your 9th wedding anniversary, thank you for choosing Etu Moana and Aitutaki for the 5th time to celebrate your special occasion. Thank you for your in depth and timely review of Etu Moana. I guess, after visiting 5 times you really get to know Etu Moana, the island and its inhabitants. Villas...

Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Everything about Etu Moana - from a special greetings on arrival and welcome tour around the resort to managers, staff, rooms, location, beach, swimming pool, outside showers, breakfast, services, cleaning, complimentary additions like barbeque, honesty bar, etc - is extremely satisfactory, simply excellent. Special thanks to Kirsty and Paul, and all the staff for keeping this place in such a...

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Kia Orana Bela & Zlatco, Meitaki Atupaka for your lovely review of Etu Moana Beach Villas. We value your opinion very much as 8 time visitors to the Cook Islands. We are delighted that you chose Etu Moana for your last trip here and even more delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us :). Thank you for mentioning our...

Reviewed 28 February 2017

We arrived and was greeted by Kirsti, and showed around the beautiful place felt like a real personal touch to our stay. We stayed in Villa 1, Beach front. AMAZING. paddle boards and kayaks right outside our villa to use. Snorkelling gear, Reef shoes, Bikes A lovely buffet breakfast was service by the pool in the morning. Then turned into...

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Kia Orana Rebecca & Jeremy, Thank you most kindly for taking the time to write your review of Etu Moana. We all really appreciate it here. We are delighted that you both enjoyed your stay with us, albeit it short, and found the place 'amazing' and 'beautiful'. Happy that you felt that way. We hope that you enjoyed a couple...

TN
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We spent a week at Etu Moana. Staff is friendly and will help you to organize your perfect holiday, whether you intend to spend it sleeping in your veranda or exploring the beautiful lagoon. Villas are spacious and well organized. There is a (honesty) pool bar where you can make your own cocktails. Remember to sign the cocktails before drinking...

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blueseastar, General Manager at Etu Moana, responded to this review

Kia Orana Alex, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of your experience at Etu Moana. We are delighted that you found the staff friendly and willing to help you organise your perfect holiday :). The veranda's are probably the most favourite place for our guests to relax or doze during their stay. The view of the...

Hertford
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The hype was mega, and we were prepared for at least a small disappointment. But we were not in any way disappointed - quite the opposite. Etu Moana was everything it was advertised as being, and more. We were in Villa 9 - on the beach, which had an idyllic view of the lagoon, and was beautifully placed within the...

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blueseastar, General Manager at Etu Moana, responded to this review

Kia Orana Derek & Jan, Thank you so much for reviewing your incredible stay with us here at Etu Moana. We are overwhelmed that everything worked out perfectly for you and delighted that you enjoyed every bit of your stay with us here on Aitutaki. Our goal is to make our guests feel special, so we are thrilled that you...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you are looking for idyllic paradise then this is the place for you. Stayed in a beachfront villa. Thankyou for the upgrade Kirsty. Really appreciated and kind of you. The rooms had everything you could have wanted and great air conditioning for those hot days. Villa's right on the beach are beautiful and if you can afford them I...

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Kia Orana Catherine and Callum, WOW! Congratulations - how lovely that Callum proposed to you here at Etu Moana. Here's to a wonderful new life together for the both of you :). We love that you enjoyed your stay with us. Meitaki Atupaka for your lovely review. It is greatly appreciated by everyone here at Etu Moana. It was our...

Russell, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Everything is excellent about Etu Moana from the welcome with a garland and cooled coconut , to a guided tour explaining all the facilities, to the lovely room with outside shower (inside one as well) and balcony and to the staff who are friendly and helpful to deal with all queries and reservations. Beds are comfortable. Breakfast (included) by the...

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Kia Orana Vincent & Hilary, How lovely that you enjoyed your stay with us here at Etu Moana :). We all appreciate your feedback and also appreciate you taking the time to write a review - Meitaki Atupaka. We are glad that you enjoyed our tropical breakfast, it is a winner with most of our guests and just right to...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Etu Moana Beach Villas offers ten Polynesian style villas with thatched roofing. The Villas are situated on a beautiful white sandy beach and you have a mesmerizing view of the turquoise lagoon from each Villa. The Villas are all self contained and have a kingsize bed, large covered verandas, and Tasmanian oak floors. The style is crisp and modern. We offer complimentary Tropical breakfast, kayaks, SUP, snorkel equipment, and bicycles. In the rooms are smart TVs with 40+ movies on a hard drive. You are also able to listen to your own music by connecting your phone via bluetooth with a sound bar. In addition we also offer a gift USB card, coconut drink, ei's and airport transfers. The lovely Cook Island staff at Etu Moana are waiting for you! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Etu Moana

Address: PO Box 123, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Aitutaki
Price Range: $463 - $764 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Etu Moana 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Etu Moana Aitutaki
Etu Moana Hotel Aitutaki
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Aitutaki
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Aitutaki
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“All the rooms are excellent but a sea view is well worth the extra money.”
shazlomas77, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The absolute beachfront villas are definitely worth the premium”
KaneS603, 8 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ocean front bungalows are the best, great tropical breeze and view of the bright blue waters.”
mossandfog, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“#5 - great private location with both lagoon and pool views, loved it.”
DonandDodie, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We love the beach.”
philandcandi, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
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