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Tamanu Beach Resort

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Tamanu Beach, Cook Islands
(682) 31810
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely Setting, Reasonable Priced Food

Went here twice for dinner Great menu selection of international and local cuisine. Had a wonderful chicken curry one night Very friendly staff nice relaxed atmosphere Very Reasonable priced meals Will definitely return :) thanks

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Aishal24
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NZ
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here twice for dinner Great menu selection of international and local cuisine. Had a wonderful chicken curry one night Very friendly staff nice relaxed atmosphere Very Reasonable priced meals Will definitely return :) thanks

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Thank Aishal24
i2taki, General Manager at Tamanu Beach Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana\, Thanks for the great comments. I will pass these on to our Kitchen and restaurant staff. Hope you will find time to holiday in Aitutaki again, Meitaki atupaka, Nick More 

Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came by twice for dinner and enjoyed both meals. On the first night, we came in on new year's day and was fortunate enough to get a table and a wonderful steak meal. We thought the quality of food and cooking was even better than some five star restaurants we have been to in Australia and New Zealand. There... More 

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Thank Kakanova
Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Enjoyed our stay but bungalow bathrooms definitely need a bit of maintenance. Restaurant staff didn't appear that well trained as every time we ordered the same drink it came out different??! The worst night was waiting over 2 hours for our meal only to have people arriving after us eating and leaving before our food had arrived. Also didn't help... More 

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Thank Felicity M
i2taki, General Manager at Tamanu Beach Resort, responded to this review

This was a most unfortunate experience for our guests. Many of our young staff are fresh out of school and still in training so some errors will be made, but to wait 2 hours is inexcusable. It is important to note that the reason others were served first was an error with dockets NOT being presented to the kitchen and... More 

Brookwood, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The good things about Tamanu beach are its fantastic location built right onto a divine white sand beach overlooking turquoise sea, its palm roofed huts which are charming and the fact that contrary to one review I had read, it is in a very quiet location and the rooms are nowhere near the road. The "could do better" things are... More 

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Thank BeautifulLizzy
i2taki, General Manager at Tamanu Beach Resort, responded to this review

Tamanu Beach Resort provides goggles and snorkel complimentary to our guests. We renew these every 9 months or so depending on their condition. Fins have never been included, in this instance we had a very upset client who my niece dealt with calmly and professionally. She provided fins from her Fathers home (at no cost) so this family could snorkel... More 

Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

I stayed for one week in October at the Tamanu Beach hotel on the island of Aitutaki. The bungalows were large and luxurious with a large deck with a beach view. The resort was all inclusive so there was no kitchen in the room. Breakfast was included and lunch and dinner were available in the beachfront restaurant. Highlights were a... More 

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Thank Meridel P
i2taki, General Manager at Tamanu Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We are always looking to improve our guests experience. Most important for us is to be "who we are" and not try to "sell" something we are not. Thank you for your kind words, this always helps with morale and a good positive energy! Meitaki atupaka Nick. Our family goes back generations in Aitutaki...the resort is... More 

Bailey, Colorado
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

YOU HAVE FOUND IT! We did our Renewal of Marriage Vows right on the beach at sunset here. They took care of EVERYTHING! It included the best dancers and musicians and even fire dancers. EXCELLENT food, drinks and service. Stayed with them in Beach FRONT Bungalow that was amazing! GREAT snorkeling right outside your door. Gorgeous sunsets on a beach... More 

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Thank Tambamboo1
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

First Raro helps you slow down, then Aituitaki makes you stop, breathe, relax, repeat. You will enjoy some of the most beautiful lagoon swimming in the world, amazing underwater vistas and lovely people sharing their treasures with you. Tamanu Beach resort is perfectly located, with inexpensive scooter hire making it easy to get around the whole island. Resort restaurant is... More 

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Thank Deanne W
Papamoa, New Zealand
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75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Three of us visited for a business dinner in what was really a honeymoon setting. Excellent setting, delightful staff with big friendly smiles, tasty food and reasonable wine list. We all had seafood, two of us had the Wahoo and the other the seafood pasta. Very good. I hope to get back someday.

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Thank Papamoabill
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

Staff, accommodation, and situation absolutely top notch. Would not hesitate to recommend and looking forward to our next visit.

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Thank Dave S
Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Wonderful relaxing and idyllic location but a few disappointments with management - felt like we were paying for the manager to eat and stay free at the guests expense when eating at the Restaurant with his wife, lacked etiquette. It was casual but not luxury, staff were not always around when you needed them, food, as nice as it was,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Tamanu Beach, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Aitutaki
  • Phone Number: (682) 31810

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

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