Kia Orana – May you live on!
Who we are
Lucile was born in Gabon, Africa, and grew up in Grasse, the world’s capital of Perfume, in Southern France. Tim was born and raised in Nordenham, on the German coast of the North Sea. We met in New Zealand, as we were studying to become respectively a food scientist and a language scientist. We discovered the Cook Islands and Aitutaki on our way back to Europe, where we fell straight in love with the generous Cook Islanders and their smiling faces. We would now like to share our experience with you at Etu Moana.
Be assured that we will take care of you. And do our best to create unforgettable moments during your holidays with us.
You won’t forget the unique view of the turquoise lagoon from your villa. The sound of the waves crashing on the reef. The feeling of white sand between your toes. The sight of the blue starfish* in the crystal clear waters (* Etu Moana in Maori language). The spectacular sunsets. The night sky getting closer. The milky way in the middle of millions of stars. The experience to escape from the rest of the world while staying at Etu Moana. A new deep happiness.
Lucile & Tim Meyer
General Managers Etu Moana
We deliberately chose natural materials and a respectful relationship with the people and nature.
With our traditional Nikau roofs, we give families from Aitutaki an additional income and contribute to maintaining this tradition. We support the development of local fossil free business. This way we follow the pioneers of Okeanos.
For us the only reasonable approach to enter a new sustainable tomorrow is to be as fossil fuel free as possible. Solar energy currently heats up most of our water and we are planning to develop the use of solar panels to supply power for the Resort. One of the simple luxuries we are offering at Etu Moana is the pristine, high quality drinking water that is filtered by the clean pacific air. Clean, fresh and healthy! Aitutaki drinking water is nature’s present to all of us and it is with great pride that we provide it in every villa!
Finally, we believe that our most valuable asset as a business is the local staff that work and breathe Etu Moana. We would not exist without them. It is their dedication and pride that form the heart and soul of Etu Moana. A responsible management of the natural resources and a respectful relationship with our staff are principal to our business strategy.