Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas | Aitutaki | Cook Islands

Etu Moana - An Award Winning Boutique Resort in the South Pacific

Since the Author’s Choice in the Lonely Planet in 2006, Etu Moana has received numerous reputations and high ranking awards.

For the eighth consecutive year, Trip Advisor has awarded Etu Moana with the Travelers’ Choice Award Top 25 Hotels for Romance in the South Pacific in 2020.

For the fourth consecutive year, Etu Moana has received the Travelers’ Choice Award Top 25 Small Hotels in the South Pacific in 2020.

The Travelers’ Choice Award is the highest honor Trip Advisor bestows, and "to achieve this honor many years in a row is truly extraordinary".

As the first tourism operator in Aitutaki, Etu Moana received the new Cook Islands Mana Tiaki Eco Certification given by the Cook Island Te Ipukarea Society in 2019, and re-awarded Etu Moana with this certification in 2020.

2020
TRIP ADVISOR TRAVELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS
Ranked #4 amongst the TOP 25 HOTELS FOR ROMANCE, South Pacific
Ranked #22 amongst the TOP 25 SMALL HOTELS, South Pacific

MANA TIAKI ECO CERTIFICATION BY THE COOK ISLAND TE IPUKAREA SOCIETY FOR THE SECOND YEAR
„The resort is leading the way in Aitutaki. Plus they are one of the few resorts that continue to use natural coconut palms (nikau/kikau) for roofing. Way to go Etu Moana!“

2019
TRIP ADVISOR TRAVELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS: 
#4 amongst the TOP 25 HOTELS FOR ROMANCE, South Pacific
#22 amongst the TOP 25 SMALL HOTELS, South Pacific

MANA TIAKI ECO CERTIFICATION BY TE IPUKAREA SOCIETY, NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICE & COOK ISLANDS TOURISM

“Proud GUARDIANS of our island. Etu Moana is the first tourism operator in Aitutaki to receive the new Cook Islands' 'Mana Tiaki Eco Certification' 2019.   Etu Moana is also the only operator who is member of the Travelife Cooperation.”

This new initiative - a join project between the Te Ipukarea Society, the National Environment Service through the Ridge to Reef Project Cook Islands and Cook Islands Tourism Industry Council and Cooperation - sets a standard for sustainable and biodiversity considered practices.

MEITAKI AWARD FOR EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE BY COOK ISLANDS TOURISM  

 

2018
TRIP ADVISOR TRAVELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS:  
#2 amongst the TOP 25 HOTELS FOR ROMANCE, South Pacific
#22 amongst the TOP 25 HOTELS WITH BEST SERVICE, South Pacific
#24 amongst the TOP 25 SMALL HOTELS, South Pacific

MEITAKI AWARD FOR EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE BY COOK ISLANDS TOURISM  

 

2017
TRIP ADVISOR TRAVELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS:  
#8 amongst the TOP 25 HOTELS FOR ROMANCE, South Pacific
#20 amongst the TOP 25 SMALL HOTELS, South Pacific

MEITAKI AWARD FOR EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE BY COOK ISLANDS TOURISM    

 

2016
TRIP ADVISOR TRAVELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS:  
#10 amongst the TOP 25 HOTELS FOR ROMANCE, South Pacific  

 

2015
TRIP ADVISOR TRAVELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS:  
#6 amongst the TOP 25 HOTELS FOR ROMANCE, South Pacific
#17 amongst the TOP 25 SMALL HOTELS, South Pacific
#3 BEST HONEYMOON HOTEL IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC BY BRIDES MAGAZINE, NEW YORK

 

2014
TRIP ADVISOR TRAVELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS:  
#1 amongst the TOP 25 HOTELS FOR ROMANCE, South Pacific
#4 amongst the TOP 25 SMALL HOTELS, South Pacific
#13 amongst the TOP 25 HOTELS WITH EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE, South Pacific
#14 amongst the TOP 25 HOTELS FOR ROMANCE, WORLD (!)

 

2013
BEST SERVICE IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC
BEST BARGIN IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC
10 TOP BEST ISLANDS RESORTS IN THE WORLD (!)


 
2012
BEST for romance in the south pacific
WORLD BEST HIDDEN GEM (!)



Guest Reviews

"We visited for 3 days but wished we'd stayed for much longer. Aitutaki is paradise."

"The Villas are very nice, well appointed, maintained, and clean. The bed is comfortable and ..."

"I wish there was a rating beyond "Excellent." Etu Moana is EXTRAORDINARY."

Trip Advisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2020

TOP 25 HOTELS for ROMANCE in the South Pacific, RANKED #4 AMONGST 25

TOP 25 SMALL HOTELS in the South Pacific, RANKED #22 AMONGST 25

Mana Tiaki Eco Certification 2020

„The resort is leading the way in Aitutaki. Plus they are one of the few resorts that continue to use natural coconut palms (nikau/kikau) for roofing. Way to go Etu Moana!“

Aitutaki - An Award Winning Holiday Destination


2019

#2 IN GEOWORLD MAGAZINE’S TOP 10 HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC

2018

#4 TRIPADVISOR'S TOP 25 BEST TRAVEL DESTINATIONS IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC

2017

LISTED IN TRIPADVISOR'S 10 AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL PLACES YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW