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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Tamanu Beach is good without being exceptional and overall my wife and I were a little disappointed with our stay. There are two distinct parts to the resort - the main resort where reception and the restaurant are and another section about 100m away. We were in the area away from the main resort and whilst our villa was comfortable,... More 

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Queenstown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about our visit was perfectly magical. The staff went above and beyond to make sure our wedding and holiday was stress free and a day to remember. They had everything for the wedding organised, so all we had to do was turn up! The huts are a little dated but nothing to worry about (I believe they have started... More 

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Auckland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We Recently stayed at Tamanu for 5 nights on a mini honeymoon. We had had friends/family stay before and the price was good compared to the rest of Aitutaki. We had a garden bungalow which was nice and simple although a little dated and the bathrooms definitely needed some love. The beach was nice when the tide was in but... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As other reviewers have said, casual luxury describes Tamanu beach well. The rooms are clean and simple with a good deck and day bed. The grounds are well maintained and you have a choice of a pool or the sea. Restaurant food was acceptable if not adventurous. The staff made the dining experience great with their friendliness and humour. Our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

We spent 7 nights at Tamanu and could not speak highly enough. Casual luxury is an apt description of a brilliant venue. Our garden villa (soon to be renovated/ updated) was neat island style and comfortable. Staff were attentive, wonderfully friendly, accommodating and warmly professional with 'island' authenticity. The restaurant is open to the lagoon, food was brilliant and service... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

This is an amazingly fabulous resort to stay in..... from the wonderful lady who was our driver who welcomed us like we were long lost family to the manageress who greeted us with cold drinks and gave us a great orientation of the resort. couldn't have asked for nicer. The rooms were wonderful and clean (and cleaned well each and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

Conveniently located in between and only minutes away from the airport and town. The resort has an amazing sunset, whether you are sitting on the beach or taking one of their kayaks out on the water to take in the moment. You can hire a bicycle, or reception can arrange for a local car/scooter hire company to collect you from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

We spent 7 nights here and just loved it. We had a garden unit (number 1 right next to the pool with views of the beach). Our unit was clean, comfortable and spacious and had everything we needed. It was a little 'tired' but this didn't detract from a great facility. The breakfasts were great - a wide variety of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Great place to fully enjoy the relaxed Aitutaki vibe. Nick and his staff always ready to help. We stayed for 20 days, staff great. On 4 nights the kitchen prepared fish we had caught. Tuna sashimi, grilled wahu, curried fish and Ike Mata. Just sensational. Garden rooms view just as good as beachfront in our opinion. Will go again.

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Stanthorpe, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

If you are looking for a casual relaxing holiday then put the Tamanu Beach Resort on your list. The accommodation is good, food in the restaurant very good, staff friendly and right on the beach for a snorkel or a bit of kayaking.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A warm island welcome to Tamanu Beach Hotel- your luxury Pacific Island getaway destination, on the pristine atoll of Aitutaki. Tamanu Beach resort is located on the western coast of Aitutaki, with stunning sunset views from our beachfront Restaurant and Bar. Tamanu Beach resort offers four bungalow accommodation options, including self contained studio rooms and one bedroom lagoon view rooms. All our Cook Islands bungalows are nestled amongst lush tropical gardens. Our beachfront rooms are on the water's edge- a stone's throw from our gorgeous blue lagoon. Our stunning Aitutaki beachfront resort features 22 bungalows, conference facilities, two fresh water swimming pools, a beachfront bar and restaurant and a gift shop. Casual Luxury at Tamanu Beach Our private, white sand beach borders Aitutaki Island's crystal clear lagoon providing endless opportunities for island activities such as swimming, snorkelling and kayaking in the azure waters. Tamanu Beach is family operated and we offer guests a truly unique Polynesian experience. Every Thursday enjoy Island Fire- a performance of Cook Islands song, dance, fire dancing and more from our talented and dynamic cultural group. Tamanu Beach is a popular haven for magical Cook Islands weddings and honeymoons, and is within easy reach of local cafes, bars and restaurants giving you the opportunity to dine out at your leisure. Your stay with us includes the following complimentary services: •Return airport transfers •Daily tropical breakfast •All Kayaks and Masks and Snorkels ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tamanu Beach

Address: PO Box 59, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Aitutaki
Price Range: $278 - $359 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tamanu Beach 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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Also Known As:
Tamanu Beach Aitutaki
Tamanu Beach Hotel Aitutaki
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in Aitutaki
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