This is a long overdo review. My wife and I spent our honeymoon in the Cook Islands last October. We had no idea what to expect as this was a change inplans. We had thought of going to New Zealand and discovered that Air New Zealnd had layovers in the Cook Islands at no additional cost. We had no idea of the relaxed "island time' tranquility that exists there. We were supposed to spend our two weeks on Rarotonga but schedules had to be realigned and we spent the second week on Atutaki.
We thought we had found paradise on Raro but let me just say that Aitutaki and the Etu Moana redefined the term. From the greeting at the airport to the shore side cottage to the aroma of the flowers lining the path to the pool a feeling of total relaxation prevails. The lagoon is lovely and Puna's lagoon tour was spectacular. We even got to tolerate the morning rooster calls. Our last night on the island included dinner at Taunon's Garden Cafe. Words fail to describe the quality and deliciousness of the food there. The last meal before leaving paradise was beyond compare.
The entire staff are very gracious and warm. You feel immediately at home when you arrive. Amanda and Steve many thanks. This is a place deserving of many return visits. We are saving to come back to Paradise in Paradise.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Etu Moana Aitutaki, South Pacific - Cook Islands
- Etu Moana Hotel Aitutaki