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Tamanu Beach

Main Road Cook Islands
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 03/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 03/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 10 hotels in Aitutaki
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Foot massage
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Car hire
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Shankar N wrote a review 19 Nov
Rarotonga, Cook Islands2 contributions2 helpful votes
Management reckon you owe them for your business..you as a customer is an incumbberance.to their time there..despite spending top dollars..look for other resorts in Aitutaki. Customer service is terrible be warned. Dont stay here from my experience...
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Shano wrote a review Sep 2021
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We stayed at Tamanu Beach resort for 5 says in a beach front bungalow. We were checked in super early, given a complementary breakfast on arrival, the room was so nice, clean, modern with a hint of island, the views are simply stunning from the room, the pool was beautiful, the staff were fantastic, the food was delicious and we were so lucky to have the place nearly to our selves. Nick the owner is an absolute delight as well as very knowledgeable and a great host. There is nowhere else we would stay when we go back. Whilst a perfect getaway is a long shot, this was a close as it gets. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Nick Henry, General Manager at Tamanu Beach
Responded 29 Sep 2021
Kia Orana Meitaki atupaka for the fabulous review. We look forward to welcoming you back. I will pass on your wonderful comments to our team. Nick
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HelenPlace wrote a review Aug 2021
Auckland, New Zealand52 contributions19 helpful votes
Tamanu Resort was the perfect place to stay for a week on stunning Aitutaki. The rooms are beautifully designed and the 1 bedroom lagoon view is perfect for a family. Our teenagers stayed on single beds in the main room and we were able to have our own space behind pocket sliding doors. The bathroom is lovely but I chose to use the outdoor shower daily. The boys left their phones in Auckland so we played many a game of cards on the generous covered balcony. There is a TV (now with a few local channels, thanks Nick) and also a selection of movies on a usb drive. We used their free bikes to ride around the island, hired scooters from the resort and did a lagoon tour which was a must. The location of the bures, is perfect, we stayed in 209 close to the pool which was nice to cool off in while reading my book. Its worth doing the Island night and or the fire dancing evening. The food was mostly pretty good, and the manager Nick was great, we loved hearing about his family connection. The beach and snorkeling are immense, we saw giant puffer fish, colorful fish, moray eels and giant clams right off from the beach. We loved our time so much we are booking a week again next year
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Date of stay: July 2021
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CassHopkins wrote a review Jul 2021
Hamilton, New Zealand25 contributions11 helpful votes
Lovely resort, great location, clean and tidy facilities and friendly staff. Rooms are spacious with large balconies. 2 small pools but plenty of sun loungers on the lovely beach. We had a garden view bungalow but still had a lovely view of beach. Resturant is nice and reasonably priced and staff very helpful with arranging activities as needed.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Dream785527 wrote a review Jul 2021
23 contributions3 helpful votes
We spent a Wonderful 5 nights here it was so peaceful snorkled every day. Hunted for crabs most nights. Stayed in the 1 bedroom Lagoon View they were super comfortable and clean the staff were always very helpful and friendly. We went on the Kia Orana 5 island tour it was Fantastic and took a taxi tour around the island again very enjoyable with a lovely lady that enjoyed showing us her paradise island.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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US$266 - US$375 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 Koru Cafe, Rapae Bay, and Tamanu Beach Resort.
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.