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Tamanu Beach Resort

Tamanu Beach | Amuri Village, Cook Islands
+682 31 810
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Seafood, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Tamanu Beach | Amuri Village, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Sunday night BBQ as most places on the island close on Sunday. Glad we did as the food location and experience was good. Not cheap at $45 pp but worthwhileMore

Thank Bryce G
i2taki, General Manager at Tamanu Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Orana, Thank you for your review of our Sunday BBQ. One of the rules at our buffets is you must go up at least 3 times...try a little of everything. We are fortunate that in Aitutaki we can get quality Kiwi lamb and beef...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great lamb and seafood. Breakfast Buffet is good with fresh fruit croissants, and good coffee . Weekly Island night is a must.

Thank bacalarstan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst not guests of the resort, our group of four attended the Thursday Island night show and buffet and were made to feel very welcome. Food was plentiful and fresh and tasty. Drinks service was a little slow, but the restaurant was very full and...More

Thank allie136
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't stay here as we were staying in a house close by but spent alot of our time here. Great beach to snorkel from, shallow and safe for the kids. We were grateful to use the kayaks belonging to the resort too. We loved...More

Thank noushymoo
i2taki, General Manager at Tamanu Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia orana, Thank you for the review. We are very fortunate to be on the sheltered side of the Island and have a good snorkelling lagoon - with good coral growth and fishlife. I will let the kitchen know you enjoyed their burgers - we...More

Reviewed 16 April 2018

We loved Tamanu for its delicious food . You cant go past the Island seafood curry. Great value for money being a large serve, , fresh and delicious ! Also The Thursday BUFFET Island Night is great too. YUMMO !!

Thank sally c
i2taki, General Manager at Tamanu Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia Orana Sally, Meitaki atupaka, I will pass on your wonderful comments to the Restaurant & Kitchen team! Our head chef Masi makes a great curry! Hope to see you in Aitutaki in the near future - Thanks again, Nick

Reviewed 16 April 2018

Here we got a chance to try some of the traditional Cook Island dishes. The Island night and fire show buffet is a must see.More

Thank HarborTownFlyFishing
i2taki, General Manager at Tamanu Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Kia Orana, Thank you for your review. At Tamanu Beach our kitchen enjoys to share their local dishes using fresh Island fruits and seafood. When in season the "rimu" sea grapes are delicious! For the past few years our plantations and fishermen are now providing...More

Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Fabulous location. You can snorkel straight off the shore into the lagoon. We stayed in the bungalows on the separate part of the resort. It was great and not an inconvenience being away from the reception area. The owner, Nick and staff are locals so...More

Thank Elaine196719
i2taki, General Manager at Tamanu Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Kia Orana, Thank you for remembering us! As Mum says make good memories, ever day, make good memories. We would love to welcome you back to Aitutaki. Come and see the improvements we are making...every day.The Bungalows you were in "Purotu (Aitutaki for beautiful) wing"...More

Reviewed 8 April 2018

This was a great restaurant a short walk along the beach from our Garden Bungalow. Great fresh breakfast with staff ready to help with any request. Even cooking my catch from the day before.More

Thank Letty L
i2taki, General Manager at Tamanu Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Kia Orana Thank you for the review of our beachfront restaurant. We are constantly chasing fresh fruit suppliers on Aitutaki to maintain our buffet variety. Our kitchen is happy to prepare "your catch" I recommend "Tuna three ways". This is where our chef prepares your...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I ended up here a few times on my stay. In the first instance just to sit during the heat of the day, have a drink and watch the world slowly pass me by, the second to have a tasty meal and the third to...More

Thank Brooke-KiwiTraveller
i2taki, General Manager at Tamanu Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Kia orana, Thank you for the review. Our restaurant is open to the Public and we have locals visiting us every day - for a special celebration, a meal or just a coffee break. It is a wonderful place like many of the restaurants &...More

Reviewed 28 March 2018

Its a must to BOOK in advance for the island night shows. Thou we couldn't get a table - the staff said we could eat else where and come back to watch the show. The show was full of island music, dancers, drums and fire...More

Thank Tangavere M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 10 - USD 45
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tamanu Beach | Amuri Village, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Aitutaki
  • Phone Number: +682 31 810
  • E-mail
Tamanu beach has a beachside 60 seat Bar & Restaurant. We are open for breakfast lunch and dinner with a simple Island style menu. Our feature Island Nights every Thursday are a highlight of Aitutaki dining. Sunday is a relaxed family bbq buffet. The specials menu changes regularly with the freshest catch and seasonal fruits. We do pretty good coffee (getting better every day!) and our sunset cocktails are very tempting.
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