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Tamanu Beach Resort

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

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Most relaxing place on earth

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Deanne W
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  • Scenic view
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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Bailey, Colorado
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Tambamboo1
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

Thank Deanne W
Papamoa, New Zealand
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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.

Thank Papamoabill
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

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

Thank Dave S
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
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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 

2 Thank Mark F
Rockport, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We had lunch and dinner at this great restaurant ! The food was really yummy and the service was very good ! We enjoyed the food and would eat there again! They had homemade flat bread that they served also! Great place

1 Thank paso56
Christchurch, New Zealand
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We dined at this restaurant during torrential rain so it was quite busy with the hotel guests. The food was nice but pina colada below standard. My serving of delicious butter chicken would have easily fed 2 people. Overall, this restaurant was nice but not top notch.

1 Thank AngieM301
Claremont, California
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We were very happy when we first got here--at sunset, it's beautiful, and the drinks are marvelous. However, the food is generally too expensive and of decidedly low quality. Tamanu makes everything unhealthy, with disgusting amounts of sugar, fat, and salt.

2 Thank Zachary W
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We visited Tamanu for dinner in May 2014. The service is great, the staff are prompt and friendly. We were really happy with our meals, they looked great, tasted good and were good sized servings. The cocktails were really good too.

1 Thank NikkiGAdelaide

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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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