This place is amazing! The service is top notch. The resort is very nice.
We were greeted by Cecilia at the airport as soon as we landed. With flower leis on hand, she was very cheerful and friendly. As soon as we got to the resort, 2 young coconuts were waiting for us. Jim and Jo-Anne were there to welcome us. They wanted to make sure we were going to have a great time on the resort and on the island.
There are 8 private villas on the resort. Villas 1 and 3 are absolute beach front villas. You literally see the lagoon from your deck. We stayed for 11 nights in Villa 1. The first thing you should do when you get to your villa is read the guest books! They are filled with great tips from previous guests who have stayed there. The things that are written there will help you plan out your stay on the island. Things ranging from which restaurants to check out or what activities are available on the island. Seriously you DO NOT want to miss reading the guest books!
The Polynesian Style Villa was filled with teak furniture and local arts. Exposed timbers and hardwood floors are some of the details you'll be able to enjoy during your stay. You can also enjoy relaxing on your deck while sipping on your coconut. Watching the sunset from your deck is a must! We love the rain shower head in the bathroom. There's also an outside bath to clean yourself after a swim or a snorkel in the lagoon. You can also cook your meals from the fully stocked kitchenette.
Grab snorkel gears from the pool side and put yourself in that beautiful turquoise water! The lagoon is filled with corals and sea cucumbers! So make sure you don't step on any of them if you decide to walk into the lagoon. Literally you can walk into the lagoon and enjoy the tiny fishes and corals all around. The water is about waist deep. It gets deeper as you approach closer to the reef. I think at the deepest level it's about 2 meters. Kayaks are also available for your enjoyment.
They provide complimentary bikes for the guests to explore the island with. Scooters are available for NZ$25 a day. You can also borrow DVDs from the front desk to watch at night. Your day starts early and ends early here. Also don't forget to borrow a flashlight from the front desk if you decide to go for a night walk on the beach or night biking. It gets really dark on the island without the city lights.
If you haven't booked anything yet on Rarotonga or Aitutaki as you're reading this. You do not want to spend more time in Rarotonga. We've seen couples come and go for only 1 or 2 nights at the resort. You need to stay for at least 5 to 7 nights here. We stayed for 11 nights and we thought it was perfect! We only spent 1 night in Rarotonga. We would definitely be coming back to this place in the near future!
Unique Quality: The service is first and foremost! Jim, Jo-Anne, Parana, Lovey, and Cecilia are just some of the nicest people you could ever met. They truly want you to have an amazing time there. They will do anything that they can to accommodate you. Anything from booking a restaurant to paying for your excursions or taxis. You can charge those to the room.
The view is out of this world! We woke up enjoying the view of the lagoon from our bed! Aitutaki is one of the nicest places on earth! A little slice of heaven if you must!
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We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:
- Etu Moana Aitutaki
- Etu Moana Hotel Aitutaki
Address: PO Box 123, Cook Islands
Amenities at Etu Moana
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming Pool
- Bar / Lounge
- Free Parking
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