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“Second time was just as good.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Etu Moana
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Aitutaki
Certificate of Excellence
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76 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Second time was just as good.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2011

Our second stay at Etu Moana was simply wonderful. I won't go on and on repeating all the great things already mentioned by previous reviewers. We have booked to return in September this year and can't wait to go back - so that say's it all really!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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21 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2011

Clean, well built bungalows and outstanding service. Delicious in room coffee. Breakfast was simple, on the sweet side, with decent bread. Great hosts. We visited a few other hotels on the island before staying because we arrived without a booking. At this price range you can't do better than Etu Moana.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Waghausel, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2010

Like many others we have been on Aitutaki for our Honeymoon. Etu Moana was the perfect place. We have stayed in Villa 6 and we loved it. The bathroom, the outdoor shower, the large veranda, the view!!!! The breakfast is just perfect and I couldn't stop feeding Henrietta every morning :-) Cecilia and Rosie were sometimes singing when we had breakfast and that made the perfect start of a beautiful day in paradise. Jo and Jim are very helpful and know all the good things to do on and around the island. You must do the Lagoon Cruise. You must!!
Etu Moana is in each and every way such a beautiful place to stay - I'm sure the best place on Aitutaki!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2010

From the moment we were collected from the airport by Cecilia we knew that we had selected the perfect place to stay. Cecilia was all smiles giving us information along the way about the island and the people. On arrival at Etu Moana we were given our coconut cocktail and shown to our villa we stayed in villa 3 which is located on the beach. The view was stunning with our first sunset over the water and our villa was perfect.

Joanne Jim and staff will go out of their way for you nothing is too much trouble for them. Definitely use there knowledge of Aitutaki, on where to go for meals, lagoon cruises, any other sightseeing that you may want to do.

We always started our day with breakfast by the pool with Cecilia and Terri, then off kayaking and snorkeling out the front in what felt like our own private beach. Relaxing on the beach after and maybe a moped or pushbike ride to one of our favourite eating spots or a bit of sightseeing. Then back home as we called it and maybe out to dinner or grabbing a takeaway to have on our deck just enjoying the sunsets. We could ramble on forever..... but what we would really like to say is just go.....it is simply perfect.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2010

A truly magnificent spot to unwind and relax. The hospitality, comfort and generosity is a real credit to the staff, Jo and Jim. We have a lot of sweet memories from our stay including:
*starting married life in paradise
*snorkelling in the life size acquarium and spotting blue starfish (Etu Moana) in the lagoon on sunset
*great homegrown cocktails and gnts from the honesty bar
*One Foot Island and Maina
*circumnavigating the island by complimentary push bike
*Cecilia's coconut show
*BBQing the local fare and fish

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2010

My husband and I had a fantastic honeymoon in one of Etu Moana's beachfront villas. The hotel managers and staff were so friendly and willing to go out of their way to help you with anything you needed. The perfect place for a couple's getaway, sit and relax on your balcony and watch the sunset. Absolutely superb!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2010

7 Days of absolute paradise with superb hosts and the best staff imaginable.
We stayed in Villa #1 and it exceeded our expectations.
Be sure to go on one or two lagoon cruises and if you are a sportsman go bonefishing with Butch Leone.
Thanks to Jim, Joanne and all the staff of Etu Moana.

  • Stayed November 2010
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Etu Moana
Address: PO Box 123, Cook Islands
Phone Number:
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Aitutaki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Aitutaki
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Aitutaki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Etu Moana 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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, SUP, snorkel equipment, and bicycles. In the rooms are smart TVs with 40+ movies on a hard drive. You are also able to listen to your own music by connecting your phone via bluetooth with a sound bar. In addition we also offer a gift USB card, 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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