Arutunga, Cook Islands
Accommodations ( Hotel ) | Adventure
Nestled Deep In The Magical Cook Islands
Welcome To Etu Moana
A little piece of paradise in the South Pacific where you will truly relax and find your balance with yourselves, the ocean and everything that surrounds it.
Here's Our Philosophy
For us the only reasonable approach to enter a new sustainable tomorrow is to be as fossil free as possible. Solar energy currently heats up all of our water and we are planning to develop the use of solar panels to supply power for the resort. All of our light bulbs have been replaced by warm light LED’s reducing the energy consumption.
The pristine, healthy Aitutaki rain water is collected and purified at the resort. You will taste the high quality drinking water that is provided in each villa. The Aitutaki rain water is nature’s present to all of us! The efficient use of this precious water is self-evident. By using as little packing material as possible we contribute to reduce our waste production. For your breakfast the yoghurt is freshly made at the resort and jams are served using individual, reusable ramekins. Glass bottles are used whenever possible.
We are Kirsti and Paul and are originally from England. We have been lucky enough to travel and work together for the last 10 years in some amazing places from the west coast of America all the way round to the Cook Islands. We are both dive instructors and share a great passion for the underwater world. We have spent the last 5 years managing small resorts in Fiji and have shared our lives with the people of the south pacific which truly are the most welcoming and friendly people you could imagine.
When we decided to move on, we arrived here in the Cook Islands and we knew this was the place. We are looking forward to welcoming you here, we have fallen in love with Etu Moana and all that it stands for… we know that you will too.
At Etu Moana, our staff are our biggest asset. It is their dedication and pride that form the heart and soul of Etu Moana. Sense their attention to detail and their welcoming hospitality. Twelve employees from Aitutaki. Their Island has personal secrets and stories waiting to be told.
Etu Moana is one of the leading Cook Islands Resorts on Aitutaki. Nestled gently into the surrounding landscape, it is situated directly on a white sandy beach. Here, nature is still allowed to be itself. Far away from all that is usual. Surrounded by the turquoise lagoon that stills the noise of your mind and inspires your imagination.
Ten luxury Polynesian style villas are carefully placed on a beautiful 8'900 sq m (2.2-acre) tropical garden property to ensure clear views of the the mesmerizing lagoon and privacy is maximized. Our wish here at Etu Moana is to satisfy those needs. Each villa delights you with a view over the turquoise lagoon and the ocean beyond from the spacious veranda and each villa has its own ambiance.
All Villas have the same layout and interior. 60 sq m (646 sq ft) with a large covered veranda (to protect you against the tropical sun), outdoor lounging and a lagoon view. All windows and doors are screened. All lights can be dimmed to guarantee a romantic atmosphere. You will sleep in a super king size bed. A high ceiling ensures comfortable temperatures in the tropical climate. Hardwood floors, ceiling fan, air conditioning, room safe, telephone, wifi internet access, audio-visual entertainment system with selection of movies and bluetooth for your private music collection.
Say “I do”. On the beach that was created by warm winds and gentle waves over thousands of years. On an island in the South Pacific Ocean, so far away from everyday life, allow moments of absolute intimacy. Immerse yourself in paradise where there is space for deep feelings and love, the purest joy of life. Start your future together being totally in tune with each other. Make your day unforgettable.
Our wedding planner Parana, who is a native Cook Islander, will arrange everything to make your Cook Islands wedding dream come true. Just the two of you in paradise, or accompanied by your closest friends and family. Whatever you desire, you can be assured that on your Wedding day, as Bride and Groom, you will have our undivided attention. As a small resort, we can offer you the personal touch.