Chris and Rob – Victoria Australia
After 18 months of researching and planning we finally arrived at Etu Moana on 10th September. We stayed in Villa 3 for 6 nights and loved every minute.
The villa is just as the photos on the website show – you won’t be disappointed!
This place is truly wonderful! We felt as if we were the only people there, and most of the time we were the only ones on the beach.
Jo-Anne and Jim were superb hosts, and the staff are wonderful and go out of their way to help you and ensure you enjoy your stay.
All the little extras such as the torches, DVD’s, and bikes were great, and we loved the ‘honesty bar’.
Villa 3 was spectacular, great bed, beautifully furnished, everything you could need. We loved sitting on the deck eating breakfast looking at the lagoon. We also saw whales just out beyond the reef.
We have booked Villa 3 again and will be staying longer next time!
We snorkelled in the lagoon right in front of the villa - saw a moray eel, the blue starfish and many, many beautiful fish – there are lots of sea-cucumbers here though.
We rode a scooter around the island, ate at the restaurant at Tamanu Resort just up the beach and at Toru Café over past the airport.
The Yellow Boat cruise with Puna and Tutu was great – fantastic scenery, great snorkelling, and wonderful food - I’m vegetarian and there were plenty of salads etc. The colour of the water in the main part of the lagoon is simply unbelievable!
The roosters did crow at all hours, but it didn’t worry us, and we didn’t have any problems with mosquitoes.
The Cook Islanders are lovely and so easy-going – it’s worth going there just to experience the amazing friendliness and warmth of the people.
- 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