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Reviewed 15 September 2022

Great, small resort. Rooms are beautiful, and the bathrooms have a very relaxing and luxurious feel to them. Each villa is standalone, and has a sizeable deck, and an outdoor shower. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. Whilst small, there is absolutely everything you need, including SUPs, kayaks and masseurs. A special treat was the complimentary use of electric scooters and the availability of additional SUPs and kayaks at the popular swimming spot.

Room tip: All rooms are lovely. And all rooms have a view of the lagoon.
Date of stay: August 2022
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Etu Moana Beach Villas, General Manager at Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2022

Kia Orana,
Thank you, what a concise to the point review, exactly what new guests need to help them make the extra flight and visit Aitutaki.
I'm so pleased you enjoyed and made the most of all that Etu Moana has to offer.
Meitaki
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Reviewed 14 September 2022

This small resort has well appointed villas with recently renovated bathrooms and fully appointed kitchenettes. The managers Jane and Steve are hugely experienced and it shows. They and the staff work all day and into the evenings to ensure everything is ‘just so’ and all their guests have everything they need. Nothing is too much .The villas are well priced as are the ‘add ons’. It is designed for couples, with a lower age limit of 18.
Aitutaki is of course wonderful! Etu Moana is the first place we have stayed at where we started planning our next visit before we left. Outstanding.

Room tip: All the villas have a view of the lagoon, although only a few on the beachfront. They are identical, private and really well set out.
Date of stay: September 2022
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Thank Ashley B
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Etu Moana Beach Villas, General Manager at Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2022

Kia Orana
PHEW! Steve and I must have put on a good show whilst you were visiting... I have a feeling we simply 'Wing-it' whilst loving every moment at Etu Moana.
Thank you for already planning your return, Aitutaki does have a certain 'magnetical' affect on our guests, as the saying goes 'Skip Raro' and head straight to Aitutaki.
It was an real pleasure to meet you, we'll be waiting to welcome you home.
Meitaki
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Reviewed 10 September 2022 via mobile

We spent 5 lovely nights at this beautiful intimate and relaxing paradise. It has fabulous staff who provide personal service, treating you to a welcoming and friendly first name basis atmosphere. Managers Jane and Steve with Mark and Kerry quickly made us feel relaxed, like nothing was too much trouble, we felt special and enjoyed their sense of humour and fun.

The villas have modern and spacious facilities. Have fabulous views, set in beautiful gardens, steps from the beach.

Breakfast is served poolside. In house dining can be ordered on certain nights. There are restaurants nearby. Highly recommend Barefoot dining on the beach experience, extremely romantic watching the sunset.

Etu Moana has free to use snorkeling gear, stand up paddle boards, kayaks and bicycles.

For $10NZ per day you can hire modern electric scooter on site. A fun and easy way to explore Aitutaki. Recommend visiting Avatua and Kora Cafes. Very quiet sealed roads around the island.

We were very impressed upon our late arrival when Kerry arranged dinner for us at a resort walking distance from Etu Moana. Very thoughtful and appreciated.

Etu Moana provided fantastic service, looking after guests is a specialty. We enjoyed a couples massage on site, pizza dinner on our deck and a Teking Lagoon Tour recommended by Jane. Thanks Jane for adding us to the tour pick up.

A Teking Lagoon Tour is a must do.

There is fast and reliable Wi-Fi, better than on Rarotonga.

Etu Moana is right on the beach. It has coral which is exposed at low tide. There is a deep blue pool along the beach for swimming. Snorkeling is better on the other side of Aitutaki. In saying that, the beach in front of Etu Moana is fabulous for viewing fish, blue starfish and other sea creatures in the water.

Thank you Etu Moana for the relaxing holiday.

Date of stay: August 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank kiwitravelnz
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Etu Moana Beach Villas, General Manager at Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2022

Kia Orana
Thank you so much for such a great review and adding such detail, this is exactly how a review should read, helping and assisting our future guests to feel confident in taking the extra flight and discovering Aitutaki.
You both made the most of your stay, I remember the absolute calm you enjoyed under the blanket of stars and milky way during the barefoot dining on the beach.
Now you're back to fulfilling your new life experience post Graham's retirement...
Graham, please do post some of the photos you took as our guests will really love them!
Meitaki,
Jane

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Reviewed 10 September 2022

Etu Moana is a fabulous relaxed boutique resort offering the personal touch. Jane and the team are wonderful hosts, and made our trip truly memorable. Nothing was too much trouble, from restaurant reservations, organising day trips and scooters to serving a delicious paella feast on our deck with a jug of sangria. We love the honesty bar & sundowner nights where you relaxed with cocktails & nibbles. The staff are all very friendly and do a great job of looking after the guests, and keeping the villas and gardens spotless. We will be back!!

Room tip: Viila one & two are worth every cent!
Date of stay: August 2022
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Thank Haddie66
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Etu Moana Beach Villas, General Manager at Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2022

Kia Orana,
I'm so happy that you experienced a fabulous time @etumoana.
Tonight I'm cooking Paella again to celebrate the Full Moon, word is getting out there, 22 booked, well over my limit, 'Help!'
Etu Moana is certainly a little unique, and the plan is to enhance our uniqueness with passion and a smile.
No detail too small
Thank you so much for taking the time to add some loveliness to our team and resort, we'll be here to welcome you home.
Meitaki
Jane

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Reviewed 30 August 2022

I fully reccomend Etu Moana for a wonderful pacific island escape from the tedium of a rainy NZ winter. The bright blue ocean and white sand look just like the postcards The location is stunning, the resort well maintained and Jane and Stephen are wonderful hosts. Special thanks to Jane for organising tours, booking meals and making great suggestions for exploring the island. Nothing is too much trouble. She also makes a mean aperol spritz and is a good cook if you feel like eating in to watch the sun stting over the lagoon. The staff are all very friendly and do a great job of looking after the guests, and keeping the villas and gardens spotless. We loved the friendly cats, but the roosters crowing early in the morning took a bit of getting used to. but hey, they are all over the island. We will certainly be back.

Room tip: All villas are great
Date of stay: August 2022
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Etu Moana Beach Villas, General Manager at Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2022

Kia orana,
Thank you for reviewing Etu Moana so favourably, I'm sure that you quietly you enjoyed the early morning wake up call from our resident Roosters :)
It was so good to meet you, making a Aperol Spritz at 5pm quickly became part of my routine, a very pleasant one at that.
As you know hosting our lovely guests at Etu Moana is simply an extension of Steve and my life in 'Paradise'
Thank you for making it that much more enjoyable.
Looking forward to your return
Meitaki
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