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Auckland, New Zealand
Second time to stay at this beautiful resort. AND already booked for our 3rd visit.
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 Jul 2022
Great villas all distanced from each other with fab views. Well appointed and maintained. Aircon of course.

All made so perfect by the wonderful management team of Jane & Steve and their very friendly and attentive staff.

Very near good restaurants nearby and dining on site Mondays & Wednesday.

There is an honesty bar poolside with a good range of beers, liquor & wines.

WiFi and electric scooters available.
Date of stay: July 2022
Room Tip: You can be literally on the beach or poolside but all have great views.
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    Reviewed 9 June 2022 via mobile

    This was our second stay at Etu Moana. We have stayed at several other nice accommodations in Aitutaki, but Etu Moana reigns supreme!
    We were greeted warmly and treated with genuine kindness and hospitality during both visits. The management and staff are fantastic.
    The grounds of the property are gorgeous, and the spacious villas are casually elegant, truly comfortable, and immaculate. So many thoughtful extras too…
    Their exquisite location on the lagoon is perfect for a snorkel, or take advantage of their kayaks and stand up paddle-boards. We also loved the poolside honor bar and delicious island breakfast.
    Simply put, Etu Moana is that dreamy paradise you’ve been looking for. Can’t wait for our next visit!

    Date of stay: June 2022
    Trip type: Travelled with family
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    Etu Moana Beach Villas, General Manager at Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2022

    Thank you so much for your support, Etu Moana is in my heart the very best, but we are slightly bias...

    When our wonderful guests take their time to write such glowing reviews, it certainly is beneficial, especially as getting to Aitutaki is another flight to everyone's vacation budget. Ensuring that the experience is totally memorable from all deliverables is most important to our team.

    Have you booked for next year?
    Meitaki
    Jane

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    Reviewed 21 May 2022 via mobile

    Top Place. Really great villas, especially number 1 on the beach. Staff send owners were fantastic. Honesty bar is a great way to operate a bar. Pool is small but you don't need as the sea is perfect.One thing, I would recommend scooter hire, the resort does provide perfectly fine bikes but on hot days they are not suitable - the resort will organise a scooter but probably best to prebook. Will be back.

    Room tip: Pre- book a scooter
    Date of stay: December 2021
    Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    Etu Moana Beach Villas, General Manager at Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2022

    Kia orana,
    Thank you so much for your review, the lagoon is so perfect and most enjoyable.
    Thank you also for your recommendation on hiring a scooter, which is such a benefit for taking a tour around beautiful Aitutaki.
    Etu Moana does have it's own E-Scooters for our guests to utilize during their stay, at a minimal charge, these have been enjoyed by many of our guests, did you not get a chance to experience them during your stay.
    On your next visit, we will definitely make this happen!
    Meitaki
    Jane

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    Reviewed 8 May 2022

    We loved our stay at Etu Moana , the place had a great vibe and beautiful beach and the accomodation was superb!! Jane and Steve gave us a lot of recommendations that were fantastic. I will def go back!!

    Date of stay: May 2022
    Trip type: Travelled with family
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    Etu Moana Beach Villas, General Manager at Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2022

    Kia orana,
    Thank you, the vibe at Etu Moana is rather special, where you all become part of the 'family'
    Truly looking forward to your return...
    Meitaki
    Jane

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    Reviewed 25 April 2022

    We arrived at Etu Moana very soon after the bubble opened and it was wonderful. The villas are lovely, each with a very funky bathroom, plus an outside shower, well equipped kitchen and have a traditionally thatched roof. We were in a garden villa for a few nights and then one right on the beachfront. It was so relaxing reading on the outside deck and watching the waves breaking on the reef. A lot of work had gone in to making the gardens extremely pretty. The staff were lovely and welcoming and looked gorgeous in their blue resort dresses. Jane went out of her way to enable you to do whatever you wanted to - even coming to pick us up when we were climbing Maungapu so we wouldn't be late going out of the resort for dinner! The best part of the breakfasts were the beautiful fruits, freshly baked breads and homemade preserves. We enjoyed fish and chips and bbq nights at the resort and had pizza and salad delivered to our room one night. I rode one of the E-scooters - after never having ridden one before - and they were super fun and easy to master. We had some wild weather while we were there but enjoyed swimming in the pool in the rain and resting up while watching the elements. So a fantastic trip and I would definitely recommend Etu Moana and visit again.

    Room tip: Beachfront if possible but all villas have the same layout and the garden ones are probably more private
    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 26 April 2022

    Kia orana
    Thank you so much:)
    Boutique resorts are always 'about you' our wonderful guests' I feel we are here simply to create memorable experiences for you to enjoy and share.
    It did make me chuckle when you eventually rode our E-Scooters, mastering the art of having maximum fun is such a challenge worth conquering...
    Thank you for the detail, I'm sure your review will be so helpful to our guests, especially now that the Cook Islands are opening up to the 'Rest of The World'
    Have a wonderful year ahead, we do hope to see you both back in 'our little paradise' one day soon
    Meitaki
    Jane

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    Reviewed 10 April 2022

    IT is a beautiful location, relaxing, fantastic hosts (Jane & Steve) - nothing is too hard for them. Love the eco friendly nature of the resort. Buzzing around the Island on electric scooters (the top speed limit is 35kms) was a definite highlight. We would definitely come back!

    Date of stay: March 2022
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    Etu Moana Beach Villas, General Manager at Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2022

    Kia orana,
    Thank you for your review, the resort is a little quieter since you departed, I hope the children loved all your photos of the 'Crabs'
    Steve and I enjoyed your energy, and laughter.
    We will look forward to your return, if only to show you where you can take the Scooters up to 50kms!
    Have a wonderful year ahead.
    Meitaki
    Jane

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