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"Casual Luxury"
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OUR Thoughts on Tamanu Beach, Aitutaki.
Having completed a major renovation program during the first half of 2017 involving the original Garden Units and a further renovation and upgrade of all the 1 Bedroom Bungalows in early 2019, Tamanu Beach is looking great and guests are loving it!  However, they haven't stopped there and are constantly adding improvements, the most recent of which are new artwork and soft furnishings throughout, upgraded breakfast which now includes barista coffee.

Tamanu Beach welcome guests aged 12 years and over.

Until you’ve actually visited Tamanu it can take quite an effort to fully understand the main attributes of this beaut little property on Aitutaki.  Tamanu Beach is located on the western side of Aitutaki’s main island, approximately half way between the airport and the island's administration centre.  On this side of the island, the beaches are the legendary tropical white sand beaches that seem to go on for kilometres in both directions and the sunsets are gorgeous.  The beach runs down to a clear, shallow lagoon which is great for snorkelling and the lagoon ends at Aitutaki’s fringing reef with the open ocean beyond.

Tamanu Beach is a little unusual in that it offers two distinct accommodation zones.  The original area, which was opened in 2001 and totally up-graded in 2017 is now known as the Purotu Wing. The bungalows in this “original Purotu Wing area” are all studio units (one open-plan living space) which are set in a herring-bone pattern, 6 on one side and five on the other side of the central pathway running down to the beach.  There is also one studio Beachfront Bungalow located right on the beach frontage handy to a very pleasant beachside horizon swimming pool. More recently, another small beach resort (originally known as Manea Beach and now known as The Manea Wing) which was separated from the original Tamanu by only 200 metres of beachfront land, has been amalgamated with Tamanu Beach adding 10 One-Bedroom units, each with a separate bedroom and lounge  A new central facility including a restaurant, reception, bar and lounge complex, plus an additional small swimming pool has been built on the land between the 2 accommodation zones and this completes the new Tamanu Beach we see today. The Tamanu Beach Restaurant faces the lagoon and the sunsets and is a stunning spot for evening cocktails as well as being a marvellous venue for an Aitutaki Wedding and the now-famous Thursday Night Island Night. The Island Night is so popular it is wise to pre-book - we can do this for you and include the cost in your package arrangements.

No matter which accommodation type you choose, every guest enjoys the complimentary tropical breakfasts and use of hammocks, sun-loungers, stand-up paddle boards, kayaks and snorkel gear provided.  The swimming pools are great for relaxation and their “no kids under 12 years” policy helps to deliver their aim to provide “casual luxury”. We like the relaxed beach-holiday atmosphere throughout Tamanu Beach, the good mid-standard accommodation and the great little restaurant.  Don’t miss the excellent local cultural night each Thursday and the Sunset BBQ on Sundays.

NEW at Tamanu Beach
Bullet Spa and Therapy Centre
A beautiful, new Therapy Centre and Spa is now open at Tamanu Beach.  The signature treatment by the in-house Masseuse is a 90min massage which starts with a drink of a freshly made hibiscus herbal tea to help you relax and at the end of the session a cold fruit skewer and juice.

What Tamanu Beach Resort Say About Themselves
“A warm island welcome to Tamanu Beach Hotel - your luxury Pacific Island getaway destination, on the pristine atoll of Aitutaki. 

Our private white sand beach borders Aitutaki Island's crystal clear lagoon -providing endless opportunities for island activities such as swimming, snorkelling and kayaking in the azure waters. 

Tamanu Beach is family operated and we offer guests a truly unique Polynesian experience. Every Thursday enjoy “Island Fire”- a performance of Cook Islands song, dance, fire dancing and more from our talented and dynamic cultural group.

Tamanu Beach resort is located on the western coast of Aitutaki, with stunning sunset views from our new beachfront Restaurant and Bar. Tamanu Beach resort offers five bungalow accommodation options, including recently upgraded studio rooms and one bedroom lagoon view rooms. All our Cook Islands bungalows are nestled amongst lush tropical gardens. Our beachfront rooms are on the water's edge - a stone’s throw from our gorgeous blue lagoon.  

Our stunning Aitutaki beachfront resort features 22 bungalows, conference facilities, two fresh water swimming pools, a beachfront bar and restaurant and a gift shop. 

Tamanu Beach is a popular haven for magical Cook Islands weddings and honeymoons and we are within easy reach of local cafés, bars and restaurants giving you the opportunity to dine out at your leisure.”

Our Specials
Bullet Honeymoon Bonus
Honeymooners receive a bottle of sparkling wine in their bungalow with compliments of Tamanu Beach.
 - Subject to 2 nights minimum stay at Tamanu Beach
 - Honeymoon status to be established at time of
   booking accommodation

Bullet Year-Round Stay/Pay Special
Stay a minimum 6 nights in any room category and receive, with the compliments of Tamanu Beach:
● Your sixth night FREE
● Complimentary return airport transfers on Aitutaki
● Flower Eis on arrival and departure
● A-la-carte American Breakfast daily for 2 adults
● FREE 1GB wifi card per stay
● NZ$100 Food & Beverage Credit per room per stay
● 1 x FREE Giant Clam snorkelling tour off
      Honeymoon Island for 2 adults
● 1 x FREE 30-minute massage per person
      (maximum 2 adults per stay)
 - Subject to 6 nights minimum stay at Tamanu Beach
 - Stays of 12 nights qualify for 2 free nights
 - Offer cannot be combined with any other special
   offer at Tamanu Beach
 - Valid for stays in all accommodation categories
   until 31 March 2021

Bullet Low Season Special Offer
Stay a minimum 3 nights (and a maximum 5 nights) at Tamanu Beach in any room category during dates indicated below and receive, with the compliments of Tamanu Beach:
● Complimentary return airport transfers on Aitutaki
● Flower Eis on arrival and departure ans a welcome
      drink on arraval at the resort
● Tropical Buffet Breakfast daily for 2 adults
● NZ$100 Resort Credit per room per day - that is:
      ● 3 night stays NZ$300 resort credit    
      ● 4 nights stays NZ$400 resort credit
      ● 5 nights stays NZ$500 resort credit
 - Valid for stays:
      01 to 19 December 2019
      06 January to 31 March 2020
      01 to 19 December 2020
      06 January to 31 March 2021
 - Valid for a minimum3 and a maximum 5 night stays
 - Offer cannot be combined with any other special
   offer at Tamanu Beach.

Your Accommodation Options
Bullet Garden Bungalows:
Bullet Lagoonview Bungalows:
These newly renovated bungalows are 50m2 in total including a spacious veranda with day bed. Air-conditioned with ceiling fan, walk-in wardrobe with safe, iron and ironing board, each room also features a TV, a fridge, and tea and coffee facilities. Ensuite has showers for two, double vanity and spacious outdoor shower area. Each Bungalow is stepped back from its neighbour providing privacy to guests enjoying their individual bungalow’s veranda.  
Guests in the Garden Bungalows get a filtered view of the lagoon immediately they step off their spacious veranda patio and start heading the short distance towards the beach. Guests in Lagoonview Bungalows enjoy a view of the lagoon from their veranda patio.
Maximum Occupancy: 3 Adults
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed which can be split into 2 Single Beds
Additional Bedding: 1 King Single Bed can be added for a 3rd person.

Bullet The Beachfront Bungalow:
A beautiful bungalow right on the beach frontage.
Maximum Occupancy: 2 Adults
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed which can be split into 2 Single Beds
Additional Bedding:  No additional bedding accommodated.

Bullet One Bedroom Lagoonview Bungalows:
Double cavity doors separate the bedroom from the living area. Air-conditioned with ceiling fans, full wardrobe with safe, iron and ironing board, TV, fridge and tea and coffee facilities, plus ensuite. Popular day bed on the large covered veranda with dining table and chairs is ideal for your romantic dining experience. Very spacious (65m2) with high, open cathedral ceilings and a nice big veranda/patio.  The renovation/refurb in early 2019 included an interior bathroom upgrade and the addition of an outdoor courtyard shower to each Bungalow.
30 metres back from the beach with filtered lagoon views from the veranda.
Maximum Occupancy: 4 Adults
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
Additional Bedding: 2 King Single Beds can be added to the lounge area

Bullet One Bedroom Beachfront Bungalows:
With the same layout and facilities as the One Bedroom Lagoonview Bungalows, the 3 Beachfront Bungalows are located on the beach front with wide ocean and lagoon views from the bed, lounge and veranda.
Maximum Occupancy: 4 Adults
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
Additional Bedding: 2 King Single Beds can be added to the lounge area

Bullet The Tamanu Beachfront Villa

A beautiful big beachside Villa in an elevated position, designed specifically for couples to enjoy the good things of life while on holiday. Excellent views.
Maximum Occupancy: 2 Adults
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed which can be split into 2 Single Beds
Additional Bedding:  No additional bedding accommodated.

Getting to and from Tamanu Beach
Return domestic scheduled flights from Rarotonga to Aitutaki are required and we will include these in package arrangements as required/agreed. The new on-demand Cessna Citation Business Jet charter flights are another option and good value for small groups of up to 7 passengers.  

Tamanu Beach include return Aitutaki Airport transfers for all their guests as well as a flower eis (garlands) on arrival and departure at the resort.

Kids Policy
Tamanu Beach is an Adults-Only property.  Young people aged 12 years and over are welcome.  

Check-in/Check Out
The hotel will make every effort to ensure your rooms are available at your time of check-in; however immediate occupation of your accommodation depends on your flight arrival time at Aitutaki.
Hotel standard check-in and check-out times:
Check In Time: 2:00pm
Check Out Time: 10:00am
To guarantee early check-in or late check-out, the hotel charges a full extra night accommodation in both cases.

Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be made in writing.
Bullet Cancellations made between 15 and 30 days of scheduled
     arrival incur a cancellation fee equal to one night
     accommodation charge.
Bullet Cancellations made between 7 and 14 days of scheduled
     arrival incur a cancellation fee equal to two nights
     accommodation charges.
Bullet Cancellations made within 7 days of scheduled arrival
     including no shows incur a cancellation fee equal to 
     100% of total stay booked.

Travel Insurance is recommended
OUR Specialists can advise on all aspects of travel insurance

The information on this page is correct as at 04 May 2021 and is based on our supplier contracts which are valid for stays to 31 March 2022.  All information shown is subject to change without notice.

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Resort Facilities (charges may apply)
Bullet Conference Facilities
Bullet Internet Connection
Bullet Kayaks/Canoes
Bullet Laundry Service
Bullet Safety Deposit Box
Bullet Shop
Bullet Two Swimming Pools
Bullet Tour Desk
Bullet Vehicle Rental
Bullet Wedding Coordinator

Room Facilities
Bullet Air-conditioning
Bullet Ceiling Fans
Bullet Hairdryer
Bullet Kitchen (Studio Rooms only)
Bullet Mini Bar (on request)
Bullet Radio
Bullet Refrigerator
Bullet Room Service
Bullet In-room Safe
Bullet Shower
Bullet Tea/Coffee making facilities
Bullet Telephone