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A special place

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 Aug 2023via mobile
From the moment we were greeted by managers Tiffany and Jeff at the airport, we felt relaxed and welcomed at Etu Moana. The location is stunning and the facilities are excellent. We enjoyed SUPing and canoeing in the lagoon, as well as chatting to other guests on the beach while having drinks and watching the magical sunsets. All of the staff were friendly and helpful. Speaking to other regular Aitutaki visitors who knew the other accommodation options, I was told this was one of the best places to stay on the island. Breakfasts are provided every day and were of good quality. We chose not to use the self catering option but the kitchen had enough equipment to allow that if needed. We also chose to rent our own scooters but there are electric scooters available at Etu Moana for guest use. A car or scooter is necessary in Aitutaki if you want to get out and about on the island. We would happily recommend Etu Moana for anyone looking for a boutique and personal place to stay on Aitutaki.
Date of stay: August 2023
Room Tip: Best to ask about lunch and dinner options ahead of time. The island has limited options on...
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 28 Aug 2023
Kia Orana Peter, thank you for your kind review and capturing the essence of magical Etu Moana. We are so pleased to know you enjoyed the hospitality of our team and the relaxed warmth of all that is Etu Moana and Aitutaki. We agree, it is a special place! We hope to welcome you again in the future.
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Reviewed 25 August 2023

What a 'wonderful' place to stay.
The electric cart pick and drop off had an awesome character to the whole experience.
Hospitality could not be faulted and the room was perfect.
Not having full restaurant facilities was not an issue as plenty of options close by to experience which most visitors would do anyway.
Definitely we will be going back there for our next visit to Aitutaki.

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

Kia Orana,
Many thanks for your kind review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay from the from moment of arrival to the warmth of our beautiful team and everything in between. We do hope to welcome you back for an even longer stay in our little paradise soon!

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Reviewed 16 August 2023

This is a wonderful place to stay, it quiet & it really is a boutique hotel. There are only 8 rooms that are well appointed & very comfortable. Tiffany was very helpful with getting us a rental car for a day. She was also helpful with places to eat & things to do. Highly recommend a stay here as it has an amazing beach & great snorkeling.

Date of stay: August 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 29 August 2023

Kia Orana, thank you for your review. We are happy to know you enjoyed the serenity of our boutique hotel. 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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Reviewed 5 August 2023 via mobile

Etu Moana is a wonderful place to stay in the beautiful island of Aitutaki. From the first greetings of Jeff and Tiffany, everything is done perfectly to ensure a relaxing stay and nothing is too much trouble. The villas are all perfectly situated so even the non sea front units get views of the lagoon. The rooms are a great size and have everything you need. The staff are so friendly from the lovely breakfasts poolside to the gardeners. Great beach toys and loungers and we loved the e-scooters. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

Date of stay: August 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 8 August 2023

Kia Orana,

Thank you for your review of the many facets that make Etu Moana magical! It was our pleasure to ensure you had the best experience in every area of your stay and take with you wonderful memories. We hope to welcome you back to our paradise again!
Meitaki,
The Etu Moana Team

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Reviewed 4 August 2023

Best place we have ever stayed
Warm Welcome on arrival
True paradise on earth
Beautiful Villas, focused on stunning lagoon, hard to describe how tranquil and relaxed you feel.
Drawn to the view instantly
Magical❤️

Room tip: Hire a scooter to get around, complimentary vehicles are great but not always available. Local restaurants/cafes are deliciousness
Date of stay: June 2023
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Etu Moana Beach Villas, General Manager at Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2023

Kia Orana Craig,

It was our pleasure to welcome you to our little piece of paradise! We are so happy to know you enjoyed the tranquility of Etu Moana. We hope to welcome you back again some day soon.

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Reviewed 19 July 2023

Words can't always explain Paradise. Etu Moana is just that. My wife and I arrived to the most spectacular vision and most comfortable villa. The atmosphere is tranquil. We met like minded guests at the self service luxury pool and bar. Once you have arrived you will never want to leave. Sadly we are back into the throws of work back in Australia. We will be back to Etu Moana and Aitutaki. Thanks Tiffany and Jeff and all your remarkable team.

Date of stay: June 2023
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Etu Moana Beach Villas, General Manager at Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2023

Kia Orana, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Etu Moana. We greatly appreciate your kind words and feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you found our resort to be a spectacular and tranquil place to stay. Our team takes great pride in ensuring that our guests have a comfortable and enjoyable experience throughout their stay. While it is difficult to leave our little piece of paradise, we do look forward to welcoming you back in the future!

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