Kia Orana & Greetings from Etu Moana on Aitutaki, Cook Islands

Due to Covid-19 and the closure of the borders for the Cook Islands, Etu Moana has suspended its operations since March 23rd, 2020. During this time, a complete renovation of the villas, the pool bar, and the breakfast area has been performed.
For official information regarding re-opeing of the borders, please check COOK ISLANDS GOVERNMENT.

For inquires or reservations, please CONTACT us any time! We are happy to assist you with your questions and to support your travel plans to Aitutaki. We are fortunate to be currently still free of the virus on our shores!

Whenever it will be that you will grace our little island paradise, Etu Moana will be ready with the Aitutaki spirit that will ensure the warmest welcome.

Kia manuia!


Travel Safety at Etu Moana Beach Villas

We understand your health and safety is in our hands when you visit us, and this remains our main concern. We have carefully integrated the new regulations into our processes. True to our longstanding tradition, Etu Moana has not changed its core values based on warmth and Polynesian hospitality.

With our new offer of a private Villa-Veranda-Breakfast we may even exceed our philosophy to spoil you.

As an intimate property with just 10 villas and an average distance between the villas of 6m (minimal 3m), we already have a "natural social distancing" by our design.

We have always paid great attention to maintain highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene within the resort.
Now, we have implemented further proactive measures related to COVID-19 to promote a secure environment and ensure on going safety and wellbeing for our guests and staff.

Those include:

  • We have intensified our cleaning programs and introduced more rigorous use of disinfectant and sanitizing products. Our small team are involved in these updated protocols and procedures. All measures also include our vehicles, grounds, gardens, beach fronts and all physical profiles.
  • Opportunely, as an intimate property, we can personalise your stay with specific concerns. We can vary the desired level of housekeeping, offer you breakfast either on-villa-veranda or pool-side, and so on.
  • We will have hand sanitizer in our two ‘public areas’ and recommend their use. We will place sanitising wipes in each villa for guests who wish to disinfect anything themselves additionally.
  • We strongly recommend to bring your own mask and snorkel. If this is not possible for you, we will have a new set of mask and snorkel for you to purchase. Fins and other equipment such as paddles and paddleboards will be sanitized.
  • In-villa resort information will be available via QR codes and as a laminated hard copy on request.
  • The traditional welcoming ‘ei’ (flower garland) will continue to be presented to each guest, however our friendly island hug or kiss must be replaced with a ‘meaningful nod and smile’.
  • Our personal airport transfers will be organized that no more than one couple is in the car at one time.

Travel Planning with Etu Moana Beach Villas

With current travel restrictions, we have made positive adjustments to our reservation & cancellation policies so you can book with confidence.

  • For existing reservations, changing of dates, amendments or cancellation made at least 7 days prior to arrival will be free of charge for dates July 01 to December 31, 2020.
    (note that this excludes non-refundable tariffs, which will be retained for credit to be used with 24 months of original booking).
  • For new reservations made until December 31, 2020 we offer you a FLEXIBLE TRAVEL for stays until December 31, 2021.
    FLEXIBLE TRAVEL means you have flexibility for traveling tomorrow!
    How does it work?
    For new reservations made now through to December 31, 2020, we offer a one-time ate change up to 7 days prior to your arrival.
    If you know your holiday plans have changed, please CONTACT us to cancel. We will cancel your confirmed booking and will hold your deposit.
    When you have decided on a new travel date, please CONTACT us to amend your reservation. Your 30% booking deposit will apply to your amended reservation.
    Please note the amended reservation is subject to new availability.
    The new travel dates must be completed by December 31, 2021.
    For further details, see TERMS & CONDITIONS.

  • For reservations outside these days, our existing policies remain in place.

Our Personal Recommendation for Your Planned Travel

If your travel is planned for some time in the future, we would recommend waiting until closer to the departure date to make any decisions, rather than changing plans now.