Amazing wonderful picture perfect , location, relaxing hotel, Romantic, unspoiled, right on the lagoon.
It is impossible to capture the beauty of this island with a camera, quite simply breathtaking ! -
The Garden view rooms are lovely, functional, clean, fresh and enjoyable, -
We have zero complaints or negative words to say about this resort or the Island. -
The staff are LOVELY - friendly, fun and extremely polite and helpful - we miss them all! -
The restaurant with its stunning views and relaxed atmosphere is a delight to eat in, and the food delicious fresh and perfectly presented ,
Island night fire show is a must see, what a fabulous high energy performance!- and BBQ night at the resort was surprisingly good as well!
A lagoon cruise is compulsory, the snorkeling and tour of the numerous islands dotted throughout the lagoon is a visual treat and stunning day out. We recommend TE KING'S - a smaller cruise company with the great TE KING himself, wonderful man, wonderful BBQ lunch and an exceptionally knowledgeable and humorous man. we thank him and we miss his cheeky smile and banter. !
The ocean is teeming with exotic marine life,and the water warm and inviting at all times of the day or night. -
We loved PUFFYS bar, a must visit rustic and basic cafe bar, perfect fresh fish or chicken n chips!
Church is also a must do, and food for the soul, incredible singing and a joyful experience for all. a great chance to meet the locals and enjoy the culture. - you will be stunned with the harmonizing and energy of the beautiful locals.
We felt safe and secure at all times, the locals could not have been more friendly towards us.
We made full use of both pools fondly named the morning and the afternoon pool - cocktails in hand, light lunches delivered, heavenly bliss! We met great new friends and enjoyed balmy evenings being barmy.
At the end of the day it is what you make it, and Tamanu provides all the ingredients to have the best holiday ever and more .,
To criticize the odd paint chip or bemoan the menu selection or heavens above that you might need to seek a sun pad for the deck chairs is shallow and totally out of touch with the essence of this cook island experience. From the moment you step foot on the Island you will be warmly welcomed, experience tradition, culture and the peaceful calm energy of these wonderful people. - truly a slice of pure paradise
Paddle in the warm crystal clear water, on the white sandy beach , take in the incredible views and immerse in the wonder of nature and the beauty of this planet. - leave the Macdonald at home and breath in big gulps of gratitude .- be happy to be alive and experiencing paradise!
We shall remember deck 109 with great fondness and we wish all our new friends a happy peaceful life, a special thanks to Mama Rangi for her hospitality, to the rugby boys and girls for the amazing singing and laughter, The fire show performers for beguiling us with their moves and voices, to our joyful song bird and taxi driver ! and to the legendary Te king for his wit and wisdom, to Greg and ALL the staff for the warm welcome, total hospitality and for making our holiday a trip to remember. WE THANK YOU - Duty Free : Buy at Rarotonga airport. - still very very cheap! - . Lastly - TIP - Yes TIP THE STAFF- small or large, show your appreciation for the hard work and effort afforded to you, it will be gratefully received and totally deserved. ENJOY!!!
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