"What’s the difference between Ordinary and Extraordinary?
A Little “Extra” of course…"

Kia Orana,

Season’s greetings from all of us here at Etu Moana. May your holiday be filled with good cheer, joy, family, friends and plans for your next vacation!


Commitment to the Community
We at Etu Moana understand that our place in the community is a privilege. This last year we have made great strides in supporting the community and helping out where there are needs. We have made donations towards a new incubator for the local hospital of which they are in desperate need. We have also sponsored some local events – 2 of our local area fishing competitions and a Sailing Regatta for the young sailors of Aitutaki. Assisting where we can is of great importance to all of us here.

Motu2Motu is Aitutaki’s premier event and is a 36K, seven leg Outrigger Canoe race around the beautiful lagoon of Aitutaki. This year, 3 members of staff – Paul, Kirsti and Parana competed in the race and 6 of our guests joined the event to cheer us on. The weather and conditions were perfect and all canoes arrived home safely. The photos and videos of the event are available on the Motu 2 Motu Facebook page. Be sure to book early for the next M2M.

For all of you southern hemisphere dwellers, we know that Christmas is traditionally a good time to turn on the BBQ. We have constructed a new BBQ area. It is now covered and faces directly out to sea. So, whilst you are enjoying cooking your freshly caught fish you can also enjoy the sunset with a front row seat!

New Laundry
We are very proud to share news with you about our new, commercial laundry. The decision was made to replace the old, wasteful equipment and invest in a large commercial, environmentally friendly washer and dryer. Our philosophy is always to find ways to reduce our footprint on this beautiful island and step by step we are making progress towards a sustainable tomorrow. The new machines have reduced the amount of water we use by half to complete the laundry for the resort. They have also significantly reduced the amount of power we use to wash and dry all of the sheets and towels required to keep Etu Moana clean and fresh.

Continuous ambition: Sustainable Tourism
We are proud to announce that we are now members of Travelife. An internationally recognized sustainability certification organization that works with travel businesses around the world to help them improve their social, economic and environmental impacts. The Travelife Program recognizes hotels and B&Bs that engage in environmentally friendly practices, making it easier for travelers to find and book a greener stay. We have also approached Tripadvisor to become a member of their Greenleaders program. Unfortunately, their program is not yet active in the Cook Islands, but watch this space!

Still at the top:
YES! We are still Number 1 on Tripadvisor and that is Thanks to all of YOU. Without your amazing reviews of Etu Moana we would not be where we are today. We appreciate all feedback as it helps us to improve our product continuously. Change is the only constant in life and we are open to new ideas for tomorrow to keep us where we are today.

New Website
We have been working hard to improve our website and keep it current. We have added stunning new images and created a whole new specials page. Click on the link www.etumoana.com and let us know what you think!

Stay friends
Would you like more current details about what we are doing right now? What our guests think? Be part of our Etu Moana Facebook-Community and be sure to follow us on Instagram.

A Little extra…
From April 1st 2017 we will be increasing our free wifi amount from 100MB to 500MB per stay. Now you can upload even more ‘wish you were here’ photos.


Wedded Bliss
Book you wedding with us for anytime in 2017 and receive a FREE in-villa, couples massage at any time during your stay.Book before March 31st 2017 – Wedding date must be prior to December 31st 2017.

Special Celebration
Have something to Celebrate? Book a minimum 4 night stay with us and we’ll include a private half day lagoon charter for you.Book before March 31st 2017 – Stay up until December 31st 2017

Last Minute Deal!
Beat the Christmas BluesLast chance to book an amazing deal at the resort for a stay during January 2017. We are offering 15% off resort wide.

Kia Manuia, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from All of the Staff here at Etu Moana.

Paul Knight & Kirsti Deacon-Smith
General Managers