Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas | Aitutaki | Cook Islands

we make your stay sustainable

Living Polynesian Happiness at Etu Moana

It is our local staff’s authentic dedication and pride that form the heart and soul of Etu Moana.

You can notice this throughout the resort. Sense their Polynesian happiness and the genuine hospitality. Listen to their singing while they clean the villas in the morning.

And take the opportunity to experience a mutually beneficial interaction between them and yourself.

The Etu Moana Hosts

Kia Orana

Hospitality and tourism management run deep in our veins with Jeff having spent 30 years in the safari industry in Africa, and nearly 7 years managing island properties in Fiji. We met many years ago on safari in Africa and were married on an island in Tanzania, when I joined Jeff as a luxury lodge manager in Malawi. Together we share a passion for culture, community, conservation and providing truly memorable experiences for our guests. We look forward to welcoming you to Etu Moana, and being your hosts during your stay on Aitutaki! Carrying on the Etu Moana promise of “No detail is too small”, our primary commitment is to ensure that all facets of your stay at Etu Moana are perfect, relaxing, informative and fun!

Jeff and Tiffany Gush

General Managers

The Etu Moana Difference

We like to Call it The Big Five:

The privilege of exclusivity where "no detail is too small"

The aura of a natural palm-thatched roof which hardly exists any more on Aitutaki

The priceless beauty of nature

The philosophy for a sustainable tomorrow

A Barefoot luxury for adults only.

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The Etu Moana Photos

Outstanding photos make the intangible tangible. You will immediately feel that they communicate with you, touch your heart and some might even leave you a changed person for having seen it. 

Those photos capture the view of someone, who deeply knows and loves Etu Moana. Someone who is attached to the island of Aitutaki and its people. His name is Paul Knight, and most of the photos you see on this website are from him.

Instagram account: cameraptravelk