My wife and I went for our honeymoon this first week of July. We stayed in Villa #7 and loved it! We did a lot of research before our trip and were prepared for a slower pace of life and to just appreciate the beauty of the island.
Some of the negative reviews I read about:
Roosters.... yes, they can be annoying at first...our rooster sounded like he was being choked to death...but this is an island that wakes up with the sun and goes to bed with it. You'll get the most out of your day adjusting to that schedule.
Mosquitos.... You're in a tropical location, what do you expect? We were prepared with bug spray and were careful when opening doors to not let any in.
Breakfast.... They must have updated the breakfast because we really enjoyed the various breads and jams along with cereal, fruit, hardboiled eggs, coffee and juice.
Beach... no this is not a swimming beach, but we knew that going in. The coral housed some beautiful, colorful fish that we only see in aquariums in the states, so it was great just walking around in the crystal clear water looking at all of them. We saw an eel and blue starfish as well. The sea cucumbers are not ideal, but they help make all that beautiful white sand, so appreciate instead of complain.
The managers, Steve and Amanda were lovely. They left a bottle of champagne for us with a note congratulating us on our marriage. It was a very nice surprise!
Our trip was planned for 5 days in Aitutaki, 7 days in Rarotonga...I wish we had done it the other way around. Aitutaki was so peaceful and relaxing. We can't wait to go back!
- 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