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Reviewed 2 May 2023 via mobile

Tiffany and Jeff were fantastic hosts who went above and beyond to personalize our experience. Etu Moana is beautifully situated and well resourced to support a couple exploring the island or just enjoying the beach and lagoon out front. Paddle boards were great, the pool is immaculate, staff incredibly friendly and helpful. Stunning location for a peaceful and low-key couple of days away. Thank you T&J, it has been wonderful to meet you and visit Etu Moana. Ka kite!

Date of stay: April 2023
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 4 May 2023

Kia Orana,
Thank you for your outstanding review and summary of a few of the things that make Etu Moana so special. All of us enjoyed meeting you as well! We are happy you made the most of your short time here and look forward to welcoming you back for an extended visit.

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Reviewed 26 April 2023

Love Etu Moana it's our 2nd visit. The beds comfortable clean well appointed rooms. The staff very friendly always smiling and willing to help. The breakfast by the pool wonderful. Highly recommended it. Very relaxing holiday. The electric scooters and golf carts a fun bonus a great way to see the island.peac

Date of stay: April 2023
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Etu Moana Beach Villas, General Manager at Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2023

Kia Orana,

It was our pleasure to give you a warm welcome back to Etu Moana! A new addition since your first visit, the electric golf carts and scooters offer a fun way to explore all of Aitutaki. We are glad you enjoyed them! We hope to welcome you back again and surprise you with even more magical Etu Moana bonuses.
Meitaki,
Tiffany and Jeff

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Reviewed 23 April 2023

This is truly a magical place. The setting is stunning, right on the water at a beautiful beach. The grounds are lovely, full of lush plantings (and the occasional chicken). Our cabana was private, thoughtfully designed, and very comfortable. We loved being able to shower outside in private!

The hosts, Tiffany and Jeff, are incredibly warm and welcoming. They helped us book dinners and an amazing boat tour of the lagoon. The rest of the staff are also lovely, as is the food. Breakfast, which is included, offered a variety of cold and cooked options. For one dinner we enjoyed a charcuterie board by the pool. It was not only delicious but also so plentiful that we had enough for lunch the next day.

Finally, we thoroughly enjoyed all of the transportation and equipment that were available for use, including bikes, electric scooters, a golf cart, and kayaks. All of these options let us explore the whole island from land and sea. We really could not have asked for more.

Date of stay: April 2023
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Etu Moana Beach Villas, General Manager at Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2023

Kia Orana,

Thank you for your lovely review of magical Etu Moana. We are thrilled that you enjoyed not only all that our property has to offer from a stunning setting to warm, welcoming staff but also fully explored our incredible island paradise. Our eco-friendly transportation options are a sustainable and FUN way to discover all that is Aitutaki on both land and lagoon. 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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Reviewed 14 April 2023

We had the beach front villa and it was amazing. The bed was very comfortable and the shower was great. The kitchen area was very good for what is really a bedroom, (although separated by being around the cornere of the room) given it had a fridge, hob, and enough crockery and cutlery for the two of us. We didn't cook a meal there, but you could if you wanted to quite easily.
The snorkelling was great. We used the kayak to paddle out to the buoy and snorkelled from there. The SUP was an experience that we won't forget either. For a first go, it wasn't bad, although it was helpful that it is a lagoon to SUP on so there aren't really any waves.
However what really makes this place stand out from all the others is the couple who run it. Jeff and Tiffany are just so welcoming and friendly. I don't think I've been anywhere before where the hosts were so amazing. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Tiffany was very organised and booked various things for us and we had great conversations with Jeff over a beer or two.

Room tip: Beachfront villa was a luxury but well worth it.
Date of stay: April 2023
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Thank Carol C
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Etu Moana Beach Villas, General Manager at Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2023

Kia Orana Carol,

Thank you for your review of our piece of heaven. It is magical place! It brings us such joy to watch guests experience a little bit of everything that Etu Moana and the stunning lagoon of Aitutaki has to offer. Our thanks as well for choosing Etu Moana to celebrate your anniversary. We are happy to know that we contributed to a fond memory of such a special occasion. You were an absolute delight to host!
Meitaki,
Tiffany, Jeff and the Etu Moana Team

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Reviewed 5 April 2023

The warm and beautiful greeting we received from Tiffany and Jeff the moment we stepped from our transfer from the airport into the reception lounge is something we will never forget. We were made to feel as though we were truly VIP's and had arrived in a very special place. Sipping on fresh coconuts as Tiffany welcomed us, Jeff whisked our bags from our transport to our beachfront villa. It all seemed so surreal.
After our relaxing welcome, Tiffany led us through the beautiful landscaped gardens, past the pool to our villa and what can only be described as breathtaking views of the lagoon.
Our hosts explained that they had only taken over management 8 weeks prior and their warmth and enthusiasm will ensure that Etu Moana is a bucket list destination.
Breakfast served by the pool daily by the friendly staff was a hit, as were the themed dinner nights.
I had also informed Tiffany prior to arriving that I'd planned a secret wedding proposal during our stay and she was super excited to help in any way. Tiffany offered suggestions and with her local knowledge booked us private lagoon cruise (which is a must for any visit to Aitutaki) and had Prosecco on ice when we returned from our perfect morning.
Etu Moana has truly embraced an Eco ethos and has invested in electric golf carts and scooters for guest use around the island while reducing the carbon footprint on the beautiful environment and surroundings.
Unfortunately, our timing in Aitutaki weather wise meant that we didn't get to fully experience the island at it's best but that didn't deter us from having the time of our lives. It just made us keen to come back again !
That you again for your super hospitality and keep doing what you do so well.

Room tip: Bring your own snorkel gear and Lagoon cruises are a must.
Date of stay: February 2023
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Etu Moana Beach Villas, General Manager at Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2023

Kia Orana,

Your words are much appreciated and your review certainly encapsulates some of the best of Etu Moana. Barefoot luxury, breathtaking beauty, effortless service, a genuine warmth from our team and devotion to being eco friendly! How wonderful that you experienced and enjoyed it all. Thank you making us part your story together! It was incredibly for us to assist in any way we could with your magical engagement. We do hope to once again welcome you back. In the meantime, best wishes as you begin your new journey together.

Meitaki,
Tiffany and Jeff

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