We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 10 Aitutaki hotels

Etu Moana

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   PO Box 123, Cook Islands
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
Save Saved
You added Etu Moana to your Saves list
Etu Moana
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Aitutaki
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Gidi_85 Kulm, Switzerland
Write a Review

645 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (122)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Kulm, Switzerland
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There was a very warm welcome from all of the staff at Etu Moana. The Villas are perfectly situated either in the garde area or directly in front of the lagoon. The pool area where we also had a wonderful Tropical breakfast with lovely bread specialities is beautiful. You can also use the mountainbikes from Etu Moana to explore the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We only 2 nights on Aitutaki however our stay was amazing. Tim & Lucille were great hosts and gave us helpful advice on maximising our short stay with them. The villas are fantastic, very private and have everything you need. Will be coming back to Aitutaki in the future for a longer stay. Highly recommend this as a destination for... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we've just spent 6 nights at Etu Moana, and i can recommend it to anyone who wants a relaxed stay with non-intrusive staff and a great atmosphere. it is very laid back and a perfect place for chilling out. stay someplace else if you want the full-on resort treatment - that is not etu moana and it is the richer... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Sydney, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As the title suggests this place really delivered for us. A very quiet beachside location with a beautifully finished villa. As we're so used to in the Cook Islands we were met with a very warm welcome and a nice tour and explanation of the resort. Despite the rain on arrival we were so impressed with everything we really didn't... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent 4 days and 5 nights at Etu Moana in late August 2014. Like some of the other less enthusiastic reviewers, we thought that this resort fell short of the expectations built by its TripAdvisor hype and prices. To start with the positives, Etu Moana’s location is beautiful. Yes, the reef in front of the beach... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a spectacular island, and even more spectacular retreat - Aitutaki and Etu Moana, in particular, have etched wonderful memories into our minds forever! Apologies for taking so long to write this review. We visited a couple of years ago, and although we are still dreaming of Etu Moana and our return to Aitutaki, I had forgotten about reviewing it... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Auckland Region, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Etu Moana is the most perfect place to celebrate, or just to relax and enjoy this island paradise. You will receive the warmest of welcomes on arrival; so friendly and by the time you depart you will feel part of their small family. This place will captivate you with its magic spell and make you feel so special you will... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked and cycled (supplied by Etu Moana) all around the island and we think this is the absolute best place to stay. Tranquil, private, amazing sunsets, superb breakfasts by the pool served by friendly staff and exceptional hosts - thank you Lucile and Tim. The villas have self-catering if you wish to enjoy your dinner (locally caught fresh fish)... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New Zealand
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Etu Moana is a tranquil, unpretentious hotel is a beautiful location.... a perfect place to get away from all the trappings of modern business life. Tim and Lucile were wonderful hosts and all the staff very friendly. The villas are well appointed and even the ones situated in the garden have a view across to the lagoon The free kayaks... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Swaying palm trees, warm winds, friendly people.We love Etu Moana , Lucile&Tim exceptional managers.Staff deliver high quality service and spoil you. This is our maybe 9th visit to Etu and stayed there 26/6-12/7.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Etu Moana, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Etu Moana? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Etu Moana

Address: PO Box 123, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Aitutaki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Etu Moana 3.5*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with T4B so you can book your Etu Moana reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Etu Moana Aitutaki
Etu Moana Hotel Aitutaki

876 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (862)
Hotel & grounds (63)
View from room (107)
Pool/beach area (169)
Room/suite (190)
Dining (18)
Videos (2)
Bathroom (18)
Other (295)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (15)
Room/suite (3)
Pool/beach area (1)
Hotel & grounds (1)
Other (10)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in Aitutaki with
any amenities


Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Class
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Etu Moana Beach Villas offers ten Polynesian style villas with thatched roofing. The Villas are situated on a beautiful white sandy beach and you have a mesmerizing view of the turquoise lagoon from each Villa. The Villas are all self contained and have a kingsize bed, large covered verandas, and Tasmanian oak floors. The style is crisp and modern. We offer complimentary Tropical breakfast, kayaks, snorkel equipment, and bicycles. In addition we also offer a gift music CD, coconut drink, ei's and airport transfers. The lovely Cook Island staff at Etu Moana are waiting for you! ... more   less 
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Here’s what questions travelers have asked, with answers from representatives of Etu Moana and other travelers.
2 questions
Ask a question
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1 month ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Etu Moana staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer