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Tamanu Beach

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   PO Box 59, Cook Islands
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Ranked #4 of 10 hotels in Aitutaki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
ObscureSerenity Auckland Region, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Upon arrival was blown away by the location and presentation of the villas. Excelent and friendly service. Luxurious, without being pretentious. Would defenitely reccomend for the usual middle of the road traveler wanting to splurge! Watch out for early rising rooster... :)

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Marlborough, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved our stay at Tamanu Beach. The room was well serviced, cosy, comfortable with a great deck and hammock seat. The only thing we thought to mention is that there could be some lighting where you have to walk along the beach to get back to your room after eating at the restaurant, as it was pitch black for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The resort absoulutely blew me away! It gave off a real authentic cook island vibe. Service from the staff was excellent from the day of arrival to the very end. An amazing stay, I highly recommend Tamanu beach to anyone travelling to the cook islands.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently returned from a total recharge of my batteries after a 6 nights relaxation at Tamanu Beach Resort in a one bedroom beachfront bungalow (Bungalow number 112). This resort is not large, and is ideal and was precisely what I was after. The bungalow was beautiful, basically a short 30 seconds stroll from the crystal water with lounge chairs out... More

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Wandiligong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd feel sorry for anyone visiting the Cook Islands without spending time at Aitutaki. This gem of an island is a postcard picture everywhere you look. Tamanu Beach was a great place to stay with an idyllic outlook from our seaside villa towards the lagoon and the terrific sunsets. Ootu beach (some 7 Klms) from Tamanu beach is the expensive... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The island is fab, Tamanu Beach is awesome, staff great, food excellent, service great. We had a blast, don't really want to recommend as don't want the rest of the world to discover this little piece of paradise.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having visited the Cook Islands previously, this visit, although more expensive was to experience Aitutaki. After comments from others, we chose Tamanu Beach resort. The experience exceeded expectations. The airport greeting was warm and genuine, checking in was low key but efficient, and the bungalow just as we expected. What was different was the location, the view of the sea... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My hubby and I spent 5 days in Aitutaki at the Tamanu Beach Resort as part of a 3 week vacation in the Cook Islands for part 2 of our honeymoon. WOW. The minute we landed on the coral runway, I knew this was heaven on earth. We had never experienced a more beautiful place. We were picked up at... More

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Pukekohe, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great start to our holiday at the airport where we were met by a lovely lady and driven to Tamanu with two other couples. Check in was a bit impersonal as we were all checked in at the same time. Then followed the staff member to our bungalow. Here comes the first problem, we booked and paid for a lagoon... More

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i2taki, General Manager at Tamanu Beach, responded to this review

Kia Orana Michelle, Thank you for your feedback which I can use to improve our property. The good news is that most of what you bring up are things that I can work with our staff on. There are some points which you raise which I understand you bringing up, however there are reasons which help to explain them. Firstly,... More

Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time in Cook Islands, and 5 days in Aitutaki was my dream tropical island holiday! The setting of Tamanu is ideal and close to the most beautiful lagoon. The accommodation is very clean and comfortable and the staff are very friendly and helpful. Thorougly enjoyed the rest. Went on Aitutaki Adventures day lagoon cruise, and Capt Puna was amazing... More

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Address: PO Box 59, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Aitutaki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tamanu Beach 3.5*
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A warm island welcome to Tamanu Beach Hotel- your luxury Pacific Island getaway destination, on the pristine atoll of Aitutaki. Tamanu Beach resort is located on the western coast of Aitutaki, with stunning sunset views from our beachfront Restaurant and Bar. Tamanu Beach resort offers four bungalow accommodation options, including self contained studio rooms and one bedroom lagoon view rooms. All our Cook Islands bungalows are nestled amongst lush tropical gardens. Our beachfront rooms are on the water's edge- a stone's throw from our gorgeous blue lagoon. Our stunning Aitutaki beachfront resort features 22 bungalows, conference facilities, two fresh water swimming pools, a beachfront bar and restaurant and a gift shop. Casual Luxury at Tamanu Beach Our private, white sand beach borders Aitutaki Island's crystal clear lagoon providing endless opportunities for island activities such as swimming, snorkelling and kayaking in the azure waters. Tamanu Beach is family operated and we offer guests a truly unique Polynesian experience. Every Thursday enjoy Island Fire- a performance of Cook Islands song, dance, fire dancing and more from our talented and dynamic cultural group. Tamanu Beach is a popular haven for magical Cook Islands weddings and honeymoons, and is within easy reach of local cafes, bars and restaurants giving you the opportunity to dine out at your leisure. Your stay with us includes the following complimentary services: •Return airport transfers •Daily tropical breakfast •All Kayaks and Masks and Snorkels ... more   less 
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