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Best place by far in Aitutaki!

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 Mar 2024
When we came to Aitutaki, we tried many different places, including the ones that got the highest reviews on TripAdvisor. Etu Moana was far, far better than anywhere else on the island! And it had the best prices, too - much more affordable than "resorts" that weren't nearly as good!

Tiffany and Jeff were the best hosts possible, attending to all our needs. They were so generous in letting guests use the e-bikes for free. (By contrast, Pacific Resort charged a fortune for guests just to take a bike for an hour!) They also let us use the golf carts to go around the island. Most of all, they are delightful people, friendly and kind and warm and welcoming.

The villas are gorgeous. The beach is just as spectacular as anywhere else on the island. And it's very close to a place where you can hike to the best view on Aitutaki.
Date of stay: July 2023
Room Tip: There are lots of roosters, so be sure to bring ear plugs to get some good sleep! (To be fair,...
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Kia Orana,

We are so happy you enjoyed a little of everything that Etu Moana and Aitutaki has to offer! The warm genuine smiles of our team, the quiet beauty of our surroundings from the gardens, to the lagoon and sunset is the ideal setting for relaxation. It was absolutely our pleasure to host you and we hope to welcome you back some day. A big meitaki from the entire team for your kind review!
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Reviewed 12 March 2024

We stayed at Etu Moana for 3 days and for most of that stay were under a cyclone warning. Not too worry. The resort managers were very helpful in providing information on the situation and advice on how to stay safe. The villa was comfortable and a perfect place to wait out the storm. The resort kindly provided us with a chacuterie board to see us through and a bottle of champagne to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It was not the experience we expected in Aitutaki, but thanks to Etu Moana we made the best out of the experience. Lovely resort and would not hesitate to stay there again. Thank you!

Room tip: The resort has bikes, scooters and electric golf carts that you can use to get around the island.
Date of stay: February 2024
  • 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 23 April 2024

Kia Orana and thank you for your review. Mother Nature was being pesky during your 3 days here! While not the experience you expected, we appreciate that you made the best of the weather with smiles on your faces. We hope to welcome you back and give you an opportunity to see Aitutaki in all its sunny glory!

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Reviewed 10 March 2024

We just returned from five nights at this wonderful resort. Beautiful, relaxing......good for the soul. Our accommodations were clean, modern, and well maintained. The bed was very comfortable and every morning we woke up to a spectacular view of the white beach and vibrant turquoise waters of the lagoon. We were in unit 3, right on the beach and spent much of our time just sitting on the front porch, sometimes reading, sometimes playing a card game, but all the while taking in the splendors of our environment.
We enjoyed our breakfast, thanks in no small part to the two lovely young ladies, Sky and Sandy, who greeted us with smiles and hospitality each morning. Breakfast included eggs of your choice, beautiful fresh local fruit, breads, cheeses, juices, coffee and tea. Was wonderful.
Our hostess, Tiffany, was always ready to answer any of our questions about the island. She clued us in on the best places to eat as well as things to see and do. She also arranged a fantastic all-day lagoon tour that was more than amazing.
If you are looking for beauty, and relaxation the Etu Moana Resort is the place to stay. We loved our stay and the island of Aitutaki. Friendly people, who enjoy sharing their beautiful island.

Date of stay: February 2024
  • 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 23 April 2024

Kia Orana,

We are so happy you enjoyed a little of everything that Etu Moana and Aitutaki has to offer! The warm genuine smiles of our team, the quiet beauty of our surroundings from the gardens, to the lagoon and sunset is the ideal setting for relaxation. It was absolutely our pleasure to host you and we hope to welcome you back some day. A big meitaki from the entire team for your kind review!

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Reviewed 14 February 2024

We celebrated our 22nd anniversary here at Etu Moana and stayed for 6 nights and so glad we did, what a delightful stay! We were in a garden view room and when we arrived it was beautifully decorated with flowers everywhere. The porch is huge & the surrounding gardens nice. The room has lots of natural wood, bed was comfy, super nice to have filtered water in the kitchen sink and having a refrigerator to stash our drinks and fruit was good too. The bathrooms are very stylishly remodeled, tho a bit dark. Pool was quite warm while we were there, because of the hot weather, but still enjoyed it a few times. We took the stand up paddle boards out lots, even once at night to enjoy the sky full of stars. Definitely recommend using the reef shoes on offer. Managers Tiffany and Jeff are hospitable, helpful and knowledgable and totally on it! Loved all the staff too- very friendly and kind. The honor bar is very thoughtful and nice to have access to, tho we didn't indulge. And breakfast was better than average with good coffee, nice omelets and plenty of other choices too. But I would have to say our favorite perk of staying here was easy use of the E-scooters. These little electric scooters have plenty of pep and are so quiet too! we took them around the island and saw all the sights. SO fun! easy to learn and easy to drive. Thanks Jeff for the lessons.

Date of stay: January 2024
  • 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 23 April 2024

Kia Orana,

We are so happy you enjoyed a little of everything that Etu Moana and Aitutaki has to offer! The quiet beauty of our surroundings from the gardens, to the lagoon and sunset is the ideal setting for relaxation. It was absolutely our pleasure to host you and we hope to welcome you back some day. A big meitaki from the entire team for your kind review!

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Reviewed 3 February 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.

Room tip: Sunset and sunrise are both beautiful from this location.
Date of stay: January 2024
  • 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 February 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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