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Etu Moana

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   PO Box 123, Cook Islands
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Private, silent, awesome lagoon, bungalow without fuss or quibble, free kayak and bikes, excellent snorkeling, awesome sunset, deep lagoon up to 500m from beach, perfect stuff, pool bar for self service with completely fitted out

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We holidayed in Aitutaki last year and while there saw Etu Moana and thought that if we came back to Aitutaki we would try and stay there. We went back in late July this year and made a late booking to stay there. Although the weather was average, staying at Etu Moana made it a wonderful holiday. We aren't into... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fabulous stay at Etu Moana for 7 nights from 13-20 July. We chose to stay here due to wonderful reviews on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. Lovely managers and staff. Superb accommodation-top quality.Quiet, romantic and unspoilt location. We stayed in Villa 10 on the beach and loved it. All villas looked lovely but I would... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent 8 nights at Etu Moana and would definately put it on the list of best places to stay. Tim and Lucille were great hosts and the staff were helpful and friendly. The villas were perfect and the view just like the brochure. we will be returning.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We had the most wonderful time at Etu Moana. We spent 6 days there and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The staff were delightful and accommodating to our every whim. The accommodation was spotless and had everything we could possibly need. The view from our balcony was off a postcard or a movie, possibly the prettiest place we've ever seen. After staying... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Etu Moana for 3 nights of our honeymoon. Tim and Lucille were so lovely and accommodating. We loved everything they suggested. The lagoon cruise they recommend with Panu was our favorite day of the trip. The Villas were private, spacious, clean and beautifully decorated. The beach was stunning with great snorkeling and gorgeous sunsets.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights in June. Lucile and Tim the managers are lovely and the resort is excellant. It is very small and private and the villas are well spread out through out the property. The villas are spacious and well equipped. We took our breakfast on a tray to our deck every morning for a lovely private... More

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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*
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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 
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