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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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Free parking
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Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Foot massage
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Canoeing
Diving
Snorkelling
Fishing
Car hire
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
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Air conditioning
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Ocean view
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Bay View
Charming
Languages Spoken
English
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Architecture and food wrote a review Jan 2024
Wellington, New Zealand823 contributions222 helpful votes
Quite close to where we stayed so an easy option for a meal, really enjoyed the lunches and in particular we shared a club sandwich which was great, nicely marinated chicken. Well priced, a view of the beach with a light breeze under the roof to watch the world go by.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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jldev wrote a review Dec 2023
Wellington, New Zealand741 contributions52 helpful votes
My husband and I recently had a 3-night stay at Tamanu Beach Resort and we had a wonderful stay. We stayed in the adults-only side of the resort in a well-appointed, comfortable and spacious bungalow. We were very pleased that the complimentary breakfast also included a hot breakfast choice of the menu as well as the continental buffet, which is what most Rarotongan hotels provide. The staff were really friendly and helpful. And the complimentary foot massage from the spa is a lovely touch. I would definitely recommend Tamanu Beach Resort to anyone coming to beautiful Aitutaki.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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kdm1967 wrote a review Nov 2023
Cowbridge, United Kingdom312 contributions227 helpful votes
What a fabulous 3 days we had at this hotel in Aitutaki. We were in the adult only area our room was spacious with a huge bed. We loved the thatched roof. The balcony was great for sitting in the evenings. The bathroom was spacious and modern, and the toiletries smelt gorgeous. We absolutely loved the outdoor shower….what a treat. All staff were friendly and helpful. We found the food to be pretty good…please remember they are reliant on supplies from outside the island. The beach is stunning. A fantastic stay with no complaints
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Donna H wrote a review Nov 2023
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We attended the Island Night Cultural buffet. I’m not a big fan of buffets however the quality and choice of Polynesian food was excellent. Kilan the MC, singer, dancer, barman and a super nice guy made our night. The dancing and fire show was great and just amount of time!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Make sure you book it was a full house.
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AUNZTraveller wrote a review Nov 2023
Sydney, Australia75 contributions59 helpful votes
While on Aitutaki, we stayed at 3 place and Tamanu Beach was the best and it wasn’t even the most expensive. We paid $650 NZD per night. I think we were in #110 and were 3 or 4 units back from the beach. The units are arranged so you still see the water. The rooms are in island decor and a good size. The resort is nicely designed. The restaurant is very good and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. I always found the bar to be selling. At dinner, I had one of the best deserts: ice cream, sorbet, fresh fruit and spun sugar. Breakfast is included and you order from the breakfast menu but they’ll mostly make what you want. We attended “Island Night” and “Sunset BBQ” enjoying the dancing and music performances as well as the food. I liked trying the local vegetables. The bikes are best we rode and well maintained. These bikes are easiest transportation and the island is flat so biking was NOT to taxing. Nice staff. Summer at the front desk was very helpful. Visit Aitutaki Marine Research Center. Walk up Mount Maunga Pu. Eat dinner at Avatea cafe.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Visit Aitutaki Marine Research Center. Walk up Mount Maunga Pu. Eat dinner at Avatea cafe.
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Venture63899374287 wrote a review Oct 2023
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Tamanu welcomed us warmly to Aitutaki straight from the airport! Aunty Nane greeted us and saw our safe transport to the resort. Tamanu is locally owned and operated, and really goes the extra mile to make your holiday restful and relaxing. Our bungalow had an amazing view, the beaches were full of incredible marine life (on and off shore), and their Island Night provided us with the opportunity to learn more about the islanders’ culture, history, and try ALL THE FOOD. We enjoyed every part of our stay here and will absolutely return.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: Not on the lagoon side but still just stunning — easy to get to the lagoon anyway!
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Response from Nick Henry, General Manager at Tamanu Beach
Responded 8 Oct 2023
Kia Orana, Thank you for this wonderful review. We will pass your positive comments on to our team here. Meitaki atupaka, warm and sunny regards, Nick
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twins1_11 wrote a review Jul 2023
San Francisco, California267 contributions71 helpful votes
We had the privilege of staying beach villas 202 and 203, side by side and right on the beach. The picture included is the view from our patio from the room. The staff at the front desk was efficient and helpful. We have nothing but compliments. The staff at the restaurant equally as efficient even when we forgot to make a reservation and that was for the Sunday BBQ night (we had just arrived from San Francisco). We enjoyed the BBQ night, lots of food, salads galore and meats galors...way too much food and then, hold up, there's dessert that shows up too! Mr Nick Henry is one of the stars on the Team. He sings, he dances, he makes you feel like family and that you're at home. This is a wonderful hotel and restaurant.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Come early for the sunset pictures, everyone heads to the beach in front of our villas.
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Response from Nick Henry, General Manager at Tamanu Beach
Responded 12 Jul 2023
Meitaki atupaka, Thank you for the review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the Sunday BBQ and our Island of Aitutaki! Hope to see you here soon,
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Marilyn d wrote a review Jul 2023
Pacifica, California4 contributions1 helpful vote
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This was our first stay at Tamanu Reef, and we loved every minute of it. We occupied 2 of the 3 beachfront room (202 + 203), and they were very comfortable, spacious and beautifully appointed. We had a small fridge, coffee maker and tea kettle. Our bathrooms were roomy and included an outdoor shower. We have seen some of the best sunsets from our walkways at Tamanu Reef. This is a family owned hotel, and Mr. Henry (Nick) welcomes you like family. We had to hug him every time we saw him -- it's like having your younger brother take care of you! The Thursday night barbecue is full of delicious salads, meats and the freshest fish you can eat. I had the best Eggs Benedict at breakfast with an amazing hollandaise sauce (even asked for extra on the second day!). We loved the beach and reef in front of our rooms and tried everything from kayaking to stand-up-paddleboarding. My kids went biking and made the best of everything at Tamanu Reef. The resident orange cat was a fan of my kids and made their balcony his home for out stay -- we love cats and loved having him! Take advantage of the 10-minute complimentary foot massage. The two Fijian ladies make you laugh while you enjoy the magic their hands do to relieve any tension in your feet. You will totally love it! We highly recommend Tamanu Reef and know when we return, this will be the place we come home to. Meitaki to Nick and family!
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Kasia wrote a review Jun 2023
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This hotel is the family business, Nick, his brothers, wife and whole staff are nice, helpful and that is why we felt like at home. Accommodation, food, beach is great as well. I have been to many places in the world and in many great hotels but this is one of the kind because of the atmosphere and I am absolutely happy being there. Thank you so much Nick for your amazing hospitality, will never forget it. Kasia & Pawel from Poland ❤️
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 25 Jun 2023
Thank you Kasia and Pawel - we hope to welcome you both to Aitutaki again!
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Donna wrote a review Apr 2023
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After a wonderful welcome at the airport and then again at the Resort, we are shown to our beachfront villa-was perfect! from the amazing food, the bar staff and the lovely lady at the Spa for our foot massage, we cannot fault the Resort. Everything was awesome and we would definitely recommend this Resort. Thank you!!
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: For a peaceful and quiet holiday, the adults only area of the resort is amazing.
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$504 - $732 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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tamanu beach aitutaki, tamanu beach hotel aitutaki
LOCATION
Cook IslandsSouthern Cook IslandsAitutaki
NUMBER OF ROOMS
23
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tamanu Beach
Which popular attractions are close to Tamanu Beach?
Nearby attractions include Aitutaki Lagoon (3.1 km), O'otu Beach (3.1 km), and Mount Maungapu (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tamanu Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Tamanu Beach?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Tamanu Beach?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tamanu Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include Avatea Cafe, Koru Cafe, and Rapae Bay Restaurant and Blackrock Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tamanu Beach?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Tamanu Beach have airport transportation?
Yes, Tamanu Beach offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Tamanu Beach have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.