"Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take you breath away."

Kia Orana,
Remember your breath-taking moments with us at Etu Moana...?

The mesmerizing Lagoon views from the deck of your Villa, the pristine beach to create your vision of relaxation and the warm Pacific Ocean lapping at your toes… Always a source for inspiration.

We decided to dedicate the 1st Etu Moana Newsletter to the very special, breath-taking experiences which turn into lasting memories. Because of Aitutaki and the people who call this incredible island their home.

We love to share our news with you from time to time, to stay in contact and share what has happened since you left. We also want to let you know what awaits you when you return.


New managers
We would like to introduce ourselves as new Managers - Paul Knight & Kirsti Deacon-Smith. We are both originally from England. We joined Etu Moana on January 1st this year after spending 5 years in Fiji managing boutique resorts. We are both Dive Instructors and share a passion for the underwater world and bring a wealth of experience from our 10 years of working and living together in the Tropics. We are delighted to be here at Etu Moana on Aitutaki and we look forward to meeting you all and ensuring your stay with us is extraordinary.

Old tradition
Etu Moana is one of the few resorts that makes use of the natural coconut palms for roofing on Aitutaki. Our Nikau project this year has been completed and all of our Villa roofs are looking glorious with their new, natural thatch. Just one of the ways in which Etu Moana is putting something back into the community of which it is a part of. We buy the Nikau by piece from the local schools which provides them with income and ensures that some traditions are kept alive. We then employ local tradesmen to re-roof the Villas with the Nikau. Each Villa takes approximately 3 days but you will agree that the finished product looks amazing...

Continuous ambition: Nomination for World Tourism Awards (WTA’s)
The World Tourism Awards serve to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry. We are extremely proud to announce that Etu Moana, your little piece of paradise in the South Pacific, has been nominated in three categories:

Cook Islands Leading Boutique Hotel
Cook Islands Leading Resort?
Cook Islands Leading Villa Resort

Voting is now open and we would kindly ask that if you have the time, please take a moment and cast a vote for us. Having been nominated for these prestigious awards has everyone very excited here at Etu Moana on Aitutaki, but we need your support to contend.

Stay friends
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Now we are making it even easier for you to return to Paradise and share more breath-taking moments with us.

Book now for the month of April and receive a 20% discount on our most popular room rate.

Book now until 30th June 2016 for a minimum stay of 4 nights and receive a complimentary In-Villa couple’s massage.

Enquire now... We will try to make it possible for you to join us here.

Kia Manuia & Warm, Tropical Regards & Memories

Paul Knight & Kirsti Deacon-Smith
General Managers