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Peaceful adventure!

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 Feb 2024
This was a lovely 2 night splurge in an otherwise budget minded trip to the Cook Islands.
We can’t say enough about the peaceful serenity that this boutique hotel exudes. Fresh coconut juice and cool scented wash cloths upon arrival. Truly appreciated given the sticky hot heat of the day. Quiet and comfortable villas w/ocean view. We used the pool, the kayak, the bicycles and scooters—all were delightful.
If you can afford a splurge, Etu Moana will not disappoint! Highly recommend.
Date of stay: January 2024
Room Tip: Sunset and sunrise are both beautiful from this location.
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 Feb 2024
Kia Orana,
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Etu Moana with us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the peace and comfort of the resort. It is wonderful to know that you were able to relax and enjoy many of our various amenities to explore the island. Thank you for choosing Etu Moana for your holiday. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the future!
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Reviewed 8 January 2024

There's a reason these villas receive 5 stars across the board. It starts with their onsite managers, Tiffany& Jeff, and extends to all the staff that work so hard to make this a memorable stay. The villas are beautiful and not one has a bad view or position. It's just perfect. You're situated in a beautifully landscaped and private adult-only setting. Very laid back and just enough interaction. Any desire is sought to be achieved and the staff goes above and beyond to make your stay comfortable. From recommendations to arranging a beautiful beachfront dinner, to resolving immediately any concerns, our stay at Etu Moana will always be one of most prized trips and experiences.

Room tip: All villas are excellent and have either Lagoon, beach or garden views. All excellent.
Date of stay: December 2023
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Etu Moana Beach Villas, General Manager at Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2024

Kia Orana,
Thank you for your review and recommendation. All of us at Etu Moana take great joy in knowing that our love of sharing all that Aitutaki has to offer and creating memorable experiences shone through during your time with us. While you keep these prized memories, there is always an open door for warm welcome back should you return!

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Reviewed 28 December 2023 via mobile

Etu Moana Beach Villas offer picturesque beachfront setting, comfortable accommodations, and warm hospitality. The resort provides a range of activities and amenities, catering to both relaxation and adventure. We appreciate the lush surroundings, friendly staff, and the overall tranquility of the Aitutaki experience.

Date of stay: December 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 30 December 2023

Kia Orana, thank you for your review. We are happy to know you enjoyed the serenity of Etu Moana. Our piece of paradise is the perfect place to do as much, or as little as one desires. We hope your time here left you with great memories to take with you. We hope to welcome you back again one day.

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Reviewed 10 December 2023

This is a great place to be. It's very pretty and well taken care of. Tiffany and Jeff do everything for their guests and they do it right. There is also a great spa, which we can recommend. Breakfast is taken right besides the pool with lagoon views where you can chat with other guests who were all friendly and pleasant. It's nice to walk along the beach where you can see blue starfish, which we initially thought to only exist in the name of the hotel.

Date of stay: September 2023
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Etu Moana Beach Villas, General Manager at Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2023

Kia Orana, thank you for your review. We are happy to know you enjoyed your time here! 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 20 November 2023 via mobile

Wonderful place to stay at! So friendly staff and very calm.
We stayed 5 nights and had a wonderful time. Tiffany and Jeff and all the other staff was amazing! So friendly and helpful!
Good breakfast. Beautiful villas and garden.
If you travel to Aitutaki, which you should, stay at Etu Moana! We can recommend it
Many thanks
Björn and Susanne

Date of stay: November 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 30 December 2023

Kia Orana,

Thank you for your lovely review of magical Etu Moana. We are thrilled that you had a wonderful time with our friendly team and enjoyed our breakfast and beautiful surrounds. 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 20 November 2023

We spent romantic, sun-filled days going from beach to outdoor shower to pool back to beach -- not worrying about life. We cannot recommend Etu Moana, Aitutaki, and its wonderful people nearly enough!

Room tip: Bring bug spray for dawn and dusk at the beach, as well as ear-plugs. Like many islands, delightful roosters sometimes fuss a bit early!
Date of stay: November 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 30 December 2023

Kia Orana,

Thank you for your review and recommendation of Etu Moana. We are so happy you enjoyed the care-free romance of our magical spot on Aitutaki! We hope to welcome you again in the future.

Meitaki,
Tiffany and Jeff

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