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Tamanu Beach Resort

$$ - $$$
Polynesian, Seafood, New Zealand
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Tamanu Beach | Amuri Village, Cook Islands
+682 31 810
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, the rooms are huge with a separate living room. The deck and those stunning views are breathtaking. The food served in the restaurant was tasty and reasonably priced for the remoteness of the island. I would definitely go back as it great value.

Thank LoveToTravel-AU
Sydney, Australia
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79 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service, accessed via the beach or by the main road. Really great food, super clean, good service, you can't go wrong.

Thank RacingRobyn
Simi Valley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were torn between the Pacific Resort and the Tamanu Beach resort, but went with Tamanu Beach as it was bundled with the vacation package we chose. On Rarotonga one of the locals cringed when I told him we planned to stay there. He said it was owned by the Henry family which was active in local politics, but there... More 

Thank Chris M
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

The restaurant is not very big and has a familiar taste. Staff is very friendly and efficient. Me and my wife have been there on the "Island night", which is a special evening on Thursdays only. The owner hosts a "talk/speech" that entertains guests until the dinner buffet is ready. The quality of the food is high and the dishes... More 

Thank R3nthal
Rongotea, New Zealand
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Aitutaki is like going to heaven, with its beautiful teal blue lagoon and wonderful laid back lifestyle. Our stay at Tamanu was just so special with the suites all laid out so every one has a sea view. The suites are well appointed with cooking facilities, and are comfortable and clean. We stayed on the 100 numbered side with a... More 

Thank barnyard2016
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

The food at the Tamanu gives the taste buds an enjoyable time. We stayed five nights and enjoyed the quality of the food each time. The highlight for us was the traditional feast and cultural show which showcased the local cuisine and culture spectacularly. The only negative with the restaurant was price however it was comparable to the rest of... More 

Thank Luke B
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I tried this place for dinner one evening and were very disappointed. The staff were very friendly when we arrived and were very attentive until I asked if I could have my meat cooked a bit more, I don't like it blue. Anyway I not sure if it was my meat that came back or not because... More 

Thank wayne l
Carpinteria, California
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55 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

We recently were at Tamanu's resteraunt for breakfast. The service, while very friendly, was terribly slow! The food was average. They need to find a chef that can actually cook eggs. The omelettes were runny and we had to ask for our toast. The waitress had no idea the out selection came with toast. We had to tell her to... More 

Thank JoniA1
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Lovely, welcoming staff. No pressure to buy up big, although the daily telephone call to accommodation guests see if you are attending dinner, whilst necessary from their end, became somewhat tedious and a little imposing for us, who chose just to do lunch or dinner, not both. Breakfasts are basic - cereal, toast, papaya/paw paw (to die for!), coconut strips,... More 

Thank Jenniemaxwell
Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

we dinned here three times over our 6 night stay. Food was fresh and tasty, we also went on the Sunday BBQ evening, great value lovely food and entertainment. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $46
Polynesian, Seafood, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tamanu Beach | Amuri Village, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Aitutaki
  • Phone Number: +682 31 810
Tamanu beach has a beachside 60 seat Bar & Restaurant. We are open for breakfast lunch and dinner with a simple Island style menu. Our feature Island Nights every Thursday are a highlight of Aitutaki dining. Sunday is a relaxed family bbq buffet. The specials menu changes regularly with the freshest catch and seasonal fruits. We do pretty good coffee (getting better every day!) and our sunset cocktails are very tempting.

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