"We don't remember days, we remember moments."
(Cesare Pavese)

Kia Orana,

All of the staff here hope that your year has got off to a great start and good memories and moments are in the process of being made.



We were nominated for the 2017 Luxury Travel Guide awards and we won! Yes, we are officially the “Luxury Boutique Resort of the Year” in the Pacific Islands for 2017. Obviously, we are all extremely proud and delighted that all of the hard work of the staff and the great guest reviews from you has made Etu Moana a winner and what it is today.

Commitment to the Community
This year so far, our contribution to the community has focused on culture and sports events. Our donation to the junior and intermediate Aitutaki Dancers competing in Te Mire Ura (Dancer of the year) was well received and the dancers from Aitutaki did us proud!

In the Junior female section, Nekola Christian defended her Junior title and won again and peoples favourite - Alessi Ranga - came 3rd.

In the male section Shaquile Munukoa came 2nd.

In the Intermediate female section, Pativai Ngatuakana came in 2nd and in the male section Tairi Paulo Junior won 1st place.

Great show from our little island in one of the biggest national events of the year – well done to all that competed.

We also made a donation to the Aitutaki Sharks Rugby team who are the only team in the Cook Islands that are in the Pa Enua (outer lying islands). They had a better season this year, but fingers crossed for next year!

Our final donation was to a young and talented oe vaka paddler, Matangaro Natua. Mata has been selected to represent the Cook Islands at the Inaugural Oe Vaka Marathon Event in Tahiti in June of this Year.

There are 32 counties participating at this event that will see U19 Men and Women, Open and Master Divisions competing against the absolute best V1 and V6 paddlers on the planet. We are extremely proud of Mata and see this opportunity for her to become a Cook Islands Champion of the future.

New Bikes
We have added 4 cruisers to our fleet of bikes so now there is a choice of bicycle. Mountain bike or Cruiser. The Cruisers are easy step-through bikes with no gears and road tyres for a bit of a less complicated and comfortable ride. Now you can take your pick!

Our Gardens
Our Gardens have fully matured now and are looking lovely. Paul and the grounds team have worked hard over the last year to bring back the ‘Oasis feel’ to the property and the plants are fully tended and the grass is green.

Sleep Quality
We’ve added a little extra to our villas by including memory foam pillows for your comfort during your stay with us.  Two in each villa, the contour shaped pillows are designed to offer a maximum level of support to the neck and head. This promotes the perfect sleeping position which helps keep the spine correctly aligned while you sleep. Indulge yourself in comfort and sleep well with us during your stay.

Continuous ambition: Sustainable Tourism

Go Green with our Blue Bags...
Guests are loving our “Keep Aitutaki Plastic Free” bags. They are perfect for shopping, going to the beach or on a cruise, heading out on the bikes, Sups and Kayaks. The best thing is, together we are reducing the amount of plastic bags in our environment, simply re-use your blue bag, take it home and re-use it again there.

Be Good to yourself and the Reef Too...
With all of the research available now on chemicals which are harmful to the reef and to ourselves, we have made the conscious decision to only stock natural products and products that are oxybenzone free to help protect the future of Aitutaki’s Lagoon. Before coming on holiday to visit us, it might be worth checking your sunscreen to make sure it is reef (and human!) safe.

Tripadvisor - Still at the top:
YES! We are still holding the No.1 spot for Aitutaki on Tripadvisor and we couldn’t be happier that we are. We also know that this is down to all of YOU and your lovely reviews of Etu Moana for which we are all truly grateful. So thank you once again with a big Meitaki Atupaka – keep up the good work!

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We look forward to helping you create your special moments here with us at Etu Moana...

Kia Manuia from All of the Staff here at Etu Moana.

Paul Knight & Kirsti Deacon-Smith
General Managers