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Helen B
Tauranga, New Zealand

Paradise!!!!!!!!

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 Mar 2022
Jane and Steve were the most amazing hosts. They went out of their way to make your stay perfect. This small resort is beautiful and the rooms are stunning. We highly recommend this resort and we would definitely stay here again.
Date of stay: March 2022
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Etu Moana Beach Villas, General Manager at Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas, responded to this review
Responded 2 Apr 2022
Kia orana,

Thank you so much for a lovely review, as I said, to Steve and I this is simply an extension of our life experience on Aitutaki. Meeting and hosting such great guests and adding our little touch of 'Magic' makes our time here so enjoyable.
We hope to welcome you back 'home' in the future,

Meitaki
Jane
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    Reviewed 5 March 2022

    We had the most amazing stay at Etu Moana! From the moment we arrived we were looked after so well. We started our holiday on Aitutaki with sunset dining on the beach which was so awesome that we did it again on the last night - highly recommend!
    All of the staff were friendly, helpful and happy - which is a great testament to Jane and Steve!
    It's hard to put into words how much we loved it there !!
    Thank you again to the whole team at Etu Moana for having us and making it such a memorable holiday
    Virgile & Aimee

    Room tip: Beachfront villas for the views in bed
    Date of stay: February 2022
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    Etu Moana Beach Villas, General Manager at Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2022

    Thank you Virgile & Aimee,
    The team absolutely loved coming up with a plan for your second experience of our 'Barefoot Dining.' Personally I thought the 'Fire-Pit' took the overall experience up a notch, just for you two...
    I will for sure pass on your 'Thanks' to our team, which simply makes their efforts and authenticity all that more rewarding.
    When you do get some time together over the next few years, please come back to our little paradise.
    All the very best,
    Jane & Steve

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    Reviewed 26 February 2022 via mobile

    Our stay at Etu Moana exceeded our expectations and was absolutely perfect for our honeymoon/getaway.
    The atmosphere was welcoming and friendly. Jane and Steve are lovely accommodating hosts (they even made sure to meet my dietary requirements on fish n chips night). Our beachfront villa was perfect - comfortable, stylish, stunning view and the lagoon was just a few steps away. Massive bed, indoor and outdoor showers, deck and even a fantastic masseuse available. We particularly enjoyed the honesty bar for a drink by the pool. There are plenty of activities and restaurants nearby, but if you want to explore further you can grab an electric scooter or other transport from reception.
    We honestly can't say enough about this place! Loved every second and would go back in a heartbeat.

    Date of stay: February 2022
    Trip type: Travelled as a couple
    Thank bobbilino
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    Etu Moana Beach Villas, General Manager at Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2022

    Meitaki,
    It was such a pleasure to welcome you both to Etu Moana, 'no detail is too small' when our food offering is Local and Seasonal, for sure Terangi would come to our rescue every time, and as if like 'magic' together a plan is at hand.
    You both bought life on to our unique resort in Paradise, we would love to spend time with you again...
    Thank you for offering to help me with my Social Media, all advice 'greatly received'
    Here's to a happy and healthy future,
    Jane & Steve

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    Reviewed 2 February 2022

    From the moment you arrive Jane and Steve make you feel so welcome, nothing is too much trouble for them. Jane is so helpful arranging tours, dinners, massages and will even cook you dinner on the nights you don't want to go out. The fish and chip night and bbq night are good value. We had a great pizza and salad delivered to our deck one night, totally amazing!

    The electric scooters are so much fun and the best way to see the island not to mention great value at $10 a day.

    We just loved sitting on the deck looking at the view, surrounded by the lovely gardens. If it is peace and quiet you are after this is the place!

    Date of stay: January 2022
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    Etu Moana Beach Villas, General Manager at Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2022

    Kia Orana,
    Thank you for your 'Lovely' review, at last you both made it to Aitutaki, I'm so happy that the trip was a memorable experience for all the right reasons.
    The new E-Scooters simply add fun to our guests stay, you both made it all look so natural.
    I'm imagining you both back home gardening, enjoy your time, until your next trip.
    I do hope we get an opportunity to meet again
    Meitaki
    Jane

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    Reviewed 30 January 2022 via mobile

    Had the most unbelievable time here in paradise
    Stunning place to stay we stayed in beachfront accommodation which was amazing, gardens are well maintained, awesome views from our balcony.
    A very peaceful place to chill and take it easy
    Great snorkelling and we used the kayaks that were available
    Honest bar next to the pool all the drink you could won’t ,
    Jane and Steve great hosts and nothing is to much trouble,
    We hired the electric scouters which was great fun getting around the island
    All the staff where very helpful and good fun
    Nice breakfast in morning lots of fresh fruit.
    Had yummy pizza and grazing platter in evening if you don’t won’t to go out, nice cafes and restaurants near by.
    Highly recommend staying here beautiful place, we had an amazing time great memories. Thank you

    Date of stay: January 2022
    Trip type: Travelled as a couple
    Thank Riggerreid
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    Etu Moana Beach Villas, General Manager at Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2022

    Kia Orana Pamela and Ian
    It was so good to have enjoyed the absolute pleasure of welcoming you to 'Our little paradise'
    One of our first couples to arrive after the borders being closed for so long.
    Etu Moana really comes alive when we have guests, especially the 'Honesty Bar' Sorry Ian, a little more practice required before you get the 'Mixologist' certificate.
    Stay in touch and we really hope to welcome you back sometime soon.
    All the very best,
    Jane

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    Reviewed 21 January 2022 via mobile

    What a wonderful place and experience. Everything has been thought about (even a colander, the lack of which in most accommodation is a standing joke in our house). Nothing was too much trouble, Jane tried to teach me to ride a scooter and offered to come paddle boarding with me. The food was delicious, the view spectacular and I would recommend a stay here to everyone. Thank you for such a wonderful time.

    Date of stay: January 2022
    Trip type: Travelled solo
    Thank Hen03
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    Etu Moana Beach Villas, General Manager at Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2022

    Kia Orana,
    It was our pleasure to welcome you to Etu Moana, I do think after a couple more tries, you would have riding a Scooter sorted!
    You were so well organised, leaving nothing to chance, well done! I'm so happy you got to enjoy the Island and the Lagoon.
    I hope to welcome you back to Aitutaki on your next visit, hopefully next time your partner will be able to join you.
    Have a wonderful year ahead,
    Jane

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