Kia Orana tatou!
Greetings all. Just a mention that Maori words dont have a 'S' in them when referring to singular or plural forms of the same word. Motu is still motu, whether there are 6, 3 or only 1 of them. "Motus" as such don't exist in Cook Islands Maori. Islets do though, the English interpretation.
Samade is just Samade - Sam and Adrienne, the congenial owners, are unique individuals. Gorgeous beachside bar-cafe outlook to the distant motu, situated on Ootu beach.
And Tupuna Cafe is Tupuna, the Maori word for grandparents, and ancestors. The cafe is named after Tupuna the person, who operates a romantic little eatery in her pretty garden.
These iconic features ( and people) on Aitutaki deserve high praise, and attention. Kia manuia.