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Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas

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#1 of 3 resorts in Aitutaki
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Experience an unparalleled escape at Etu Moana, our adults-only, award-winning boutique resort situated on a white sandy beach kissed by crystal-clear waters of a mesmerizing turquoise lagoon. It’s a perfect place for being, not only for doing. From the moment you arrive, you'll sense our dedication to personalized hospitality and our commitment to sustainable tourism. We are now exclusively using e-vehicles, and when you glide away on our e-scooters to explore Aitutaki, you directly contribute to our ongoing mission of a sustainable, eco-friendly destination. Stay in one of our eight spacious Polynesian villas, each adorned with a natural thatched palm roof, king-sized bed, self-contained kitchen, sun-protected veranda and private outdoor shower. Taste the taste of fresh seasonal tropical fruits grown on Aitutaki at our complimentary healthy breakfast. Grab a complimentary kayak, stand-up paddle board, flippers and reef shoes, a bike or a Yoga mat to explore nature and reconne
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Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycles available
Free airport transportation
Facial treatments
Street parking
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Canoeing
Diving
Hiking
Snorkelling
Windsurfing
Fishing
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Adults only
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
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Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
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Private balcony
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Sofa
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Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
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Ocean view
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Andrew wrote a review Feb 2024
Oroville, California12 contributions5 helpful votes
We celebrated our 22nd anniversary here at Etu Moana and stayed for 6 nights and so glad we did, what a delightful stay! We were in a garden view room and when we arrived it was beautifully decorated with flowers everywhere. The porch is huge & the surrounding gardens nice. The room has lots of natural wood, bed was comfy, super nice to have filtered water in the kitchen sink and having a refrigerator to stash our drinks and fruit was good too. The bathrooms are very stylishly remodeled, tho a bit dark. Pool was quite warm while we were there, because of the hot weather, but still enjoyed it a few times. We took the stand up paddle boards out lots, even once at night to enjoy the sky full of stars. Definitely recommend using the reef shoes on offer. Managers Tiffany and Jeff are hospitable, helpful and knowledgable and totally on it! Loved all the staff too- very friendly and kind. The honor bar is very thoughtful and nice to have access to, tho we didn't indulge. And breakfast was better than average with good coffee, nice omelets and plenty of other choices too. But I would have to say our favorite perk of staying here was easy use of the E-scooters. These little electric scooters have plenty of pep and are so quiet too! we took them around the island and saw all the sights. SO fun! easy to learn and easy to drive. Thanks Jeff for the lessons.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Indy K wrote a review Jun 2023
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We stayed at Etu Moana for 10 nights. Our stay was truly magical and by far best time of our lives. Hosts Tiffany and Jeff are exceptional and ensured our stay was perfect. All staff were amazing and so kind. Rooms are 100%. We stayed in villa 1 which had best views I'd ever had. Room was perfectly cleaned daily and was equiped with everything you need. We got married at one foot whilst staying at Etu Moana, the wedding planning, support and relaxed atmosphere was exceptional. A meal was also arranged which was fantastic touch for our wedding celebrations to continue. I would recommend everyone should visit Etu Moana in there lifetime, its an extremely exceptional experience, from location, hospitality. Everyone we met at this boutique wished they had booked more days. Electic buggys and scooters are provided FOC, which was fantastic, everday we would nip.out on buggy, for lunch or popping to shops. Brilliant idea. Aitutaki is the most beautiful island on this planet, crystal clear sea, lagoons. A must return to Etu Moana. Thankyou for our amazing stay.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 Jun 2023
Kia Orana, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Etu Moana with us. We are delighted to hear that your stay was truly magical. We take great pride in providing warm, friendly service to all of our guests and we are thrilled to hear that our friendly team was a special part of your stay with us. It is wonderful to know that you were able to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of our resort and make memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you for choosing Etu Moana for such a special occasion, it was a joy for us to share in it, and for sharing your feedback with us. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the future!
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peggypiwills wrote a review Feb 2024
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii7 contributions1 helpful vote
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This was a lovely 2 night splurge in an otherwise budget minded trip to the Cook Islands. We can’t say enough about the peaceful serenity that this boutique hotel exudes. Fresh coconut juice and cool scented wash cloths upon arrival. Truly appreciated given the sticky hot heat of the day. Quiet and comfortable villas w/ocean view. We used the pool, the kayak, the bicycles and scooters—all were delightful. If you can afford a splurge, Etu Moana will not disappoint! Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Room Tip: Sunset and sunrise are both beautiful from this location.
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Kia Orana, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Etu Moana with us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the peace and comfort of the resort. It is wonderful to know that you were able to relax and enjoy many of our various amenities to explore the island. Thank you for choosing Etu Moana for your holiday. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the future!
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Traveler wrote a review Jan 2024
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There's a reason these villas receive 5 stars across the board. It starts with their onsite managers, Tiffany& Jeff, and extends to all the staff that work so hard to make this a memorable stay. The villas are beautiful and not one has a bad view or position. It's just perfect. You're situated in a beautifully landscaped and private adult-only setting. Very laid back and just enough interaction. Any desire is sought to be achieved and the staff goes above and beyond to make your stay comfortable. From recommendations to arranging a beautiful beachfront dinner, to resolving immediately any concerns, our stay at Etu Moana will always be one of most prized trips and experiences.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: All villas are excellent and have either Lagoon, beach or garden views. All excellent.
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Kia Orana, Thank you for your review and recommendation. All of us at Etu Moana take great joy in knowing that our love of sharing all that Aitutaki has to offer and creating memorable experiences shone through during your time with us. While you keep these prized memories, there is always an open door for warm welcome back should you return!
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Beata S wrote a review Dec 2023
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution
Etu Moana Beach Villas offer picturesque beachfront setting, comfortable accommodations, and warm hospitality. The resort provides a range of activities and amenities, catering to both relaxation and adventure. We appreciate the lush surroundings, friendly staff, and the overall tranquility of the Aitutaki experience.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 29 Dec 2023
Kia Orana, thank you for your review. We are happy to know you enjoyed the serenity of Etu Moana. Our piece of paradise is the perfect place to do as much, or as little as one desires. We hope your time here left you with great memories to take with you. We hope to welcome you back again one day.
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Michael wrote a review Dec 2023
Germany197 contributions92 helpful votes
This is a great place to be. It's very pretty and well taken care of. Tiffany and Jeff do everything for their guests and they do it right. There is also a great spa, which we can recommend. Breakfast is taken right besides the pool with lagoon views where you can chat with other guests who were all friendly and pleasant. It's nice to walk along the beach where you can see blue starfish, which we initially thought to only exist in the name of the hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 29 Dec 2023
Kia Orana, thank you for your review. We are happy to know you enjoyed your time here! It was our pleasure to assist you in exploring this amazing and spectacular destination! We hope you took many fond memories home and look forward to welcoming you back again one day.
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Bjorn_Magnusson2013 wrote a review Nov 2023
Åtvidaberg, Sweden18 contributions4 helpful votes
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Wonderful place to stay at! So friendly staff and very calm. We stayed 5 nights and had a wonderful time. Tiffany and Jeff and all the other staff was amazing! So friendly and helpful! Good breakfast. Beautiful villas and garden. If you travel to Aitutaki, which you should, stay at Etu Moana! We can recommend it Many thanks Björn and Susanne
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 29 Dec 2023
Kia Orana, Thank you for your lovely review of magical Etu Moana. We are thrilled that you had a wonderful time with our friendly team and enjoyed our breakfast and beautiful surrounds. Thank you for making Etu Moana part of your holiday memories. We hope to welcome you back again. Meitaki, Tiffany and Jeff
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Pamela M wrote a review Nov 2023
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We spent romantic, sun-filled days going from beach to outdoor shower to pool back to beach -- not worrying about life. We cannot recommend Etu Moana, Aitutaki, and its wonderful people nearly enough!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Room Tip: Bring bug spray for dawn and dusk at the beach, as well as ear-plugs. Like many islands,...
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Responded 29 Dec 2023
Kia Orana, Thank you for your review and recommendation of Etu Moana. We are so happy you enjoyed the care-free romance of our magical spot on Aitutaki! We hope to welcome you again in the future. Meitaki, Tiffany and Jeff
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Debbie - NZ wrote a review Oct 2023
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For the Resort alone we would give 5 stars. It is beautiful, nice tendered gardens, ideal location and only 8 villas, so an exclusive, luxury feel to it. The staff are friendly and so attentive. We chose Aitutaki for a calm, relaxing and peaceful holiday, and the Etu Moana resort for that extra bit of pampering, which was so needed after illness, Unfortunately rest, peace and quiet was the last thing we got, with peace shattered from 5am to 7pm with the constant crowing/screaming of roosters. Not just the usual dawn alert, but a constant scream as they all competed for the girls and territory. There were dozens of them either in the resort (under the villa at 5am!) or in the grounds around it. It is a problem throughout the island unfortunately, but some other luxury resorts we visited told us they had a management programme in place, knowing it was affecting their guests stay. It was certainly quieter at these resorts, and we only heard one or two crows in the hours we were there. It is a shame that the management at the Etu Moana resort isn't following similar management programmes as the others, to ensure their guests stay is relaxed and peaceful, rather than telling us 'oh well you just get used to it'. Having visited the other resorts on the island, the Etu Moana is one of the nicest luxury resorts, but if you want peace and quiet it is probably the worst ... unless you love roosters, early starts and crowing all day.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: Not a quiet, peaceful resort. Sadly rooster numbers are not managed as with other resorts, so...
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Responded 1 Nov 2023
Kia Orana, thank you for acknowledging Etu Moana as one of the nicest luxury resorts. We do pride ourselves on the beauty, location and high level of service by our friendly, attentive team. Your positive remarks are much appreciated. Regarding the roosters. Please may we take the opportunity to explain a few points. As with tropical islands worldwide, the Cook Islands as a whole has indigenous bird species with loud calls, especially in the early mornings. Aitutaki is the same and we, as with other properties, mitigate this by discouraging feeding by guests, etc. to the level where any disruption is considered minimal. The birds you name as roosters are not domestic chickens. We do not feed them or encourage them. These birds arrived in the Cook Islands around 1500BC with the first Maori settlers. These birds originated in India and spread to Polynesia over time and became naturalized in the South Pacific a very long time ago. As an interesting note, these birds are actually named as red jungle fowl, and are on the indigenous Bird List of Aitutaki. The “management programs” you mentioned at another resort are not what you may think they are. These programs involve measures that can include air rifles, and or, poison and sometimes less savoury options. The level of bird calls does not warrant nor will we employ rifles or less savoury methods in our small resort. Neither will we poison them as these toxins bio-accumulate and seep into our fragile ecosystem and our beautiful lagoon. Our lush tendered gardens , while they do permit birds to walk across the property at times, as opposed to a property that is walled and fully paved, are a stunning feature in our ideal location as you mentioned. The trade-off for this beautiful landscape that meets the lagoon may be to share it with a few birds, but we are sorry you found your rest to be disturbed during your stay.
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Jo Bell wrote a review Oct 2023
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We recently had the most glorious 5 nights at Etu Moana in a Beach View villa - it was beyond our expectations in every way. The location, the view and proximity to the lagoon and beach, our beautiful bure with a lovely spacious deck to sit out on. Hosts Tiffany and Jeff were so welcoming and helpful and have excellent suggestions on places to eat and things to do. Having access to the electric golf buggy or scooters an added bonus. A delicious breakfast pool side every morning, lovely friendly staff. It's a private, tranquil piece of paradise. I also had an amazing spa treatment based on site, lots of choice re massages and treatments.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: We had a beach view rather than beach front and felt it was just as good as beach front
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Responded 1 Nov 2023
Kia Orana, We are so happy you enjoyed a little of everything that Etu Moana and Aitutaki has to offer! The quiet beauty of our surroundings from the gardens, to the lagoon and sunset is the ideal setting for relaxation. It was absolutely our pleasure to host you and we hope to welcome you back some day. A big meitaki from the entire team for your kind review!
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$465 - $747 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Cook IslandsSouthern Cook IslandsAitutaki
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas
Which popular attractions are close to Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas?
Nearby attractions include Aitutaki Lagoon (3.0 km), O'otu Beach (2.8 km), and Mount Maungapu (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Avatea Cafe, Koru Cafe, and Rapae Bay Restaurant and Blackrock Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas have airport transportation?
Yes, Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.