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Sydney, Australia
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49 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in Villa 3 for 21 nights in Oct - Nov 2016. Our aim was to relax and to say we achieved relaxation is an understatement. From the moment we landed to the sad day when we had to leave - we had the most wonderful time at Etu Moana. This was our third visit to Etu - the... More 

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California
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22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at Etu Moana for four nights and had a very nice stay. The bungalows are a decent size with a small kitchen and large bathroom. The complex was very quiet with no children, but we did find the roosters to be a little bothersome. Especially if you want to take a nap during the day. We enjoyed hanging... More 

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Aarhus, Denmark
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41 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic beach view bungalows. This is everything you dream of regarding a holiday in the Pacific. The bungalows are very comfortable and the big terrace and has an amazing view over the lagoon and the sea. The bungalows are very well equipped and set in a beautiful garden. They serve a delicious breakfast in the pool area. The beach was... More 

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blueseastar, General Manager at Etu Moana, responded to this review

Kia Orana Lisbeth, Thank you so much for taking the time and writing your review of Etu Moana. We are all extremely happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are so glad that your stay was 'everything you dream of regarding a holiday in the South Pacific' and thrilled that you spent your time with us here on... More 

Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Villa 8, furthest from the water but with a view and still only 150 feet or so from the lagoon. The folks taking care of the place, especially the breakfast people were wonderful. The service was great and the rooms were large, very comfortable and kept very clean. It should be said that snorkeling along this side... More 

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blueseastar, General Manager at Etu Moana, responded to this review

Kia Orana Jim & Lisa, Thank you kindly for taking the time to write your review. We all really appreciate it here at Etu Moana. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the Villas large, comfortable and clean. Both yourself and Lisa got out and about and dived into the culture of Aitutaki and... More 

eurekacalifornia
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40 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful weather for our September/October stay at Etu Moana. We missed a heavy rain event in Northern California and we're thinking that the Lagoon is the best place to get wet anytime. The lovely grounds at Etu Moana are kept tiptop and the flowers are showing off. The breakfast at the pool bar is excellent with many choices. The staff... More 

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blueseastar, General Manager at Etu Moana, responded to this review

Kia Orana Candi & Phil, Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review. We all really appreciate it here at Etu Moana and it will help future guests in their decision making process so - thank you :) Congratulations to you both on your birthdays and your anniversary which you celebrated during your stay with us.... More 

Christchurch
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66 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 5 nights here on our honeymoon and highly recommend Etu Moana. Immaculately clean, well appointed units. Good comfortable big bed. Loved the island theme decor. Very private too. We enjoyed our pool villa which had a lovely outlook through the garden to sea beyond. Thanks to Kirsti and Paul for all their help with my questions. Great breakfasts.... More 

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blueseastar, General Manager at Etu Moana, responded to this review

Kia Orana, Thank you kindly for taking the time to write your review. All of the staff here at Etu Moana really appreciate it. We are extremely happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed the Villa space. They have been placed extremely carefully to maximize privacy but still ensure the view to the lagoon which everybody truly... More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful place. From our arrival at the resort and for the duration of our stay Kirsty, Paul and staff were wonderful. Everything from advice regarding meals, best places for shopping and organising bookings for day trips was sorted without a problem. The villa itself was very comfortable and so beautifully decorated upon arrival... More 

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blueseastar, General Manager at Etu Moana, responded to this review

Kia Orana Cameron & Carol, Firstly, congratulations again on reaching your 20th Wedding anniversary. All of the staff here send kind regards to the both of you. Thank you for choosing Etu Moana for your celebration, we are thrilled that your expectations were met and you thoroughly enjoyed your stay. The housekeepers do a lovely job of decorating the rooms... More 

Murrays Beach
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

What can I say. We stayed in Villa 1 and it was perfect. Kirsty and the staff were fabulous and very helpful. All facilities were great. We were given a bottle of bubbles to celebrate our occasion and for that we say thanks. The bed was comfy, the outside shower was used all the time and the villa just so... More 

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blueseastar, General Manager at Etu Moana, responded to this review

Kia Orana Lucille & Todd, We are delighted that you enjoyed your 'perfect' stay in Villa 1. Thank you kindly for taking the time to write your review, we all really appreciate it here. Congratulations again on reaching your 20th wedding anniversary - you are most welcome with regards to the bottle of bubbly - we are glad you enjoyed... More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

I arrived on a rainy Saturday evening and was greeted at the airport by Paul. Kirsti took me for a tour of the place upon my arrival at Etu moana, and I was so pleased with my villa (I stayed in Villa 2 for 3 nights, then Villa 8 for my final evening). I had fish and chips from Puffy's... More 

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blueseastar, General Manager at Etu Moana, responded to this review

Kia Orana Ria, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your lovely review of Etu Moana. We all really appreciate it here. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that Aitutaki exceeded your expectations. It was a pleasure to host you here and the only downside was that you couldn't stay longer :)... More 

Tasmania, Australia
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We have recently returned from two weeks in the Cook Islands, including 3 nights at Etu Moana, Aitutaki. We arrived late morning from Rarotonga and after a welcome drink around the pool, our villa was ready for check-in ... complete with bubbles on the balcony . We were in VIlla 1 - right on the beach! A perfect start to... More 

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blueseastar, General Manager at Etu Moana, responded to this review

Kia Orana Tracy, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. All of us here at Etu Moana really appreciate it. For only a three day stay, you both certainly managed to pack pretty much everything in that Aitutaki has to offer! Very organised on your part :). We were all suitably impressed. We are extremely... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Multilingual Staff
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 

Additional Information about Etu Moana

Address: PO Box 123, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Aitutaki
Price Range: $427 - $708 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Etu Moana 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Etu Moana Aitutaki
Etu Moana Hotel Aitutaki
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Aitutaki
#1 Luxury Hotel in Aitutaki
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“Any of the absolute beach front villa's.”
 of 5 bubbles AtripleC, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The absolute beach front bungalows”
 of 5 bubbles LisbethV_11, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“some rooms were directly out on the sand in front of the lagoon, pricier though. Not worth it for us as we were typically on the go”
 of 5 bubbles jamesmullins, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Absolute Beachfront ,Beachfront and Garden are all lovely. Each grouping is unique.”
 of 5 bubbles philandcandi, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Villa 2 is awesome! You still get optimal views of the ocean and its a little bit cheaper than the absolute beach front villas.”
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  • Deck of Villa 2
  • Entry to bathroom - indoor shower is just to the left
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  • Entry to Villa 2
  • Outdoor shower
  • Heading towards outdoor shower
 of 5 bubbles riahallnz, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
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