We stayed in villa 4 with beachview, but not direct beachfront. We liked this villa: the location was close enough to the beach to have a nice view and a nice breeze. Some of the other villas more in the garden could get quite warm in nice weather. And yes, all the beach chairs are for everybody and everybody was very disciplined about never blocking them when they were not needed.
There were some minor things which did not work like hot water for two days, but being on a very remote island this could happen and the hotel Management apologized with a chilled bottle of wine which was really a nice touch.
All the staff are absolutely lovely, starting with the greeting upon arrival, breakfast service every day, restaurant or trip bookings through reception ... We really loved staying there for 8 nights and felt that it was absolutely worth the money.
A good tip for lunch is to take the bicycles to Aitutaki Lagoon Resort and have lunch and a dip afterwards in the lagoon. You have terrific views of the lagoon during lunch time.
Yes and the lagoon cruise is an absolute must (book the yellow boat which runs on a Sunday - all the other cruises don't, so you get the lagoon nearly to yourself without all the day trippers and they serve tremendous food).
And climb the highest mountain of the island which is a 5 min bike ride from the resort.
So special thanks to Teau and all the others at Etu Moana for being wonderful hosts.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Etu Moana Aitutaki
- Etu Moana Hotel Aitutaki