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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Our stay at Etu Moana in December 2017 was the highlight of our 7 weeks holiday. We stayed for 6 nights in Villa #2, overlooking the beach and the lagoon. From the booking to the check out the team delivered an outstanding service and made for a fantastic experience. Paul and Kirsti and team were great hosts, giving useful information about the island and helping us in booking excursions, restaurants and transfers.
The breakfast has all one needs for a good start of the day with a wonderful setting in the garden around the pool. The honesty bar is a great concept and makes it very convenient to have a nice drink at any time of the day/night.
The villas are well equipped, nicely decorated and very clean. The setting right at the beach and surrounded by tropical flowers and trees makes for a very romantic ambience.
The absolute highlight of our stay was our wedding on the beach of Etu Moana. From the beautiful ceremony to the candle light dinner, we had a perfect day.
Anyone considering to have their wedding over there we can highly recommend to say "I do" at this special place.
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Dineke & Chris

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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blueseastar, General Manager at Etu Moana, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Kia Orana Dineke & Chris,

Love, love, love that you enjoyed your stay and wedding with us. We are delighted that it is all worked out so wonderfully for you both for your special day.

Thank you for choosing Etu Moana to host your wedding, All of us here enjoyed it as much as you did and what a fantastic afternoon it turned out to be.

Etu Moana does have its own ambiance and definitely creates an atmosphere of romance and allows everyone to truly unwind and relax and spend that true, quality time together. We are glad that you felt this as this is one of the elements we strive to achieve.

The honesty bar always gets good reviews - it allows some fun with a 'home away from home' feel. Some people leave with new ideas for their own cocktails at home.

We are looking forward to your return to celebrate an anniversary :) Whichever one that might be, hopefully an early one!

Meitaki Atupaka
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

I went with my father and daughter and we loved he seclusion and privacy of Etu Moana, an ideal place for couples. They offer a wonderfully fresh breakfast and the service is fantastic. They do not have a restaurant which we did not realise when booking. This turned out to be a bonus as we ventured out to experience the Island's amazing restaurants. We were right on the beach in villa 1, an amazing place to stay. Wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled with family
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blueseastar, General Manager at Etu Moana, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Kia Orana Eva, Laura and Graham,

Thank you kindly for your review of Etu Moana. We all really appreciate your time and are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us.

Great that you enjoyed our fresh breakfast, most of our guests find it completely in-keeping with the surrounds and climate as well as being a lovely start to the day.

Apologies that you did not realise we didn't have a restaurant, some people do assume that we do but Etu Moana never has done, keeping the resort private for our in-house guests and allowing you to experiment with the lovely restauarants available on the island.

Maybe when you return you can add an extra couple of nights to your stay. We look forward to hosting you again.

Meitaki Atupaka
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

our stay 3 night at Etu Moana was a lovely experience. The villas are clean and comfortable. we stayed at absolute beachfront villa, and this is the way to go.
Breakfast was nice and healthy.
The stay was made even better by both Paul and Kristie who made sure all our needs were satisfied. Ruanoo at front desk was also very helpfull and friendly. She was able to change our flight to a later time - 5 more hours in paradise.
The setting of the resort is absolutely heavenly for quiet relaxing stay. The beach is immaculaly cleaned every morning. I suggest you take a kayak or paddle board and try some snorkeling right in front of the resort.
There is not restaurant at the resort. We found this to be a positive, since we got to explore other places to eat on the island. One can walk on the beach to nearby resorts for dinner or local fire shows.

Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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blueseastar, General Manager at Etu Moana, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Kia Orana Vassil & Svetlana,

A million thanks for your lovely review, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and Etu Moana and Aitutaki met your expectations :). Thank you for mentioning Ruanoo (and spelling her name correctly!), she'll be super happy when she hears your feedback.

Most of our guests enjoy the fact that we do not have a restaurant, it keeps the resort private for our guests not having other people in and out of the resort. It also ensures that you dine out and experience the real Aitutaki and enjoy everything that the other restaurants and resorts have to offer.

We hope that you can manage time out of your busy schedule again to come and visit us here in paradise sometime soon.

Meitaki Atupaka
Kirsti, Paul and All of the Staff here at Etu Moana

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Just back from spending 7 nights in Etu Moana over Christmas.
Fantastic stay from the first moment to the last.
Were in Villa 3 on the beachfront, could not have asked for better.
Great location, great facilities and great staff.
And a big shout out to Kirstie Paul and Paul, could not ask for better hosts.
Paul & Sandra Casey (Melbourne)

Room Tip: Villa 3 on the Beach
  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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blueseastar, General Manager at Etu Moana, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Kia Orana Paul and Sandra,

Thank you kindly for taking the time to write your review, all of the staff here really appreciate it.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, we definitely enjoyed hosting you both over the Christmas period - what a great time we all had celebrating together and the weather was superb too! Hopefully we can put together something similar for next year. Be great if you could make it again.

We look forward to meeting you both again.
Meitaki Atupaka
Kirsti, Paul and All of the staff here at Etu Moana

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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We spent about five nights at this resort and were “wowed” the whole time. Not only is the beach gorgeous (and never crowded), but the rooms are spacious and private and the grounds of the resort are flourishing with amazing plants and flowers. The staff at the hotel are very helpful in organizing any day trips and meal reservations. Kirstie the manager helped us immensely when she booked us a last minute taxi boat to One Foot Island. The only minor negative during our stay is there is no dinner on the property so you had to go out nightly - we recommend renting a motor bike to get around the island more easily as there are no taxis. We would definitely return to this resort!

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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blueseastar, General Manager at Etu Moana, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Kia Orana Katelyn,

Firstly, thank you most kindly for taking the time to write your review, we all really appreciate it here at Etu Moana.

It's awesome that you were 'wowed' the whole time and enjoyed the beach, villas and grounds. Paul and Vili take great care of the gardens and keep them looking pretty amazing all year around. I'll pass on your comments, they will be delighted.

I'm glad that the water taxi worked out in the end and that you enjoyed your day on One Foot and it's our pleasure along with our job to help you out and make bookings for you :).

We hope that you had a fantastic Christmas and a Very Happy New Year.
Meitaki Atupaka
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