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Pacific Resort Aitutaki vs Etu Moana: Honeymoon Destination

Sydney, Australia
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Pacific Resort Aitutaki vs Etu Moana: Honeymoon Destination

I am trying to decide where to stay for our honeymoon in April next year and have narrowed it down to 2 places on Aitutaki (still searching through endless options for Rarotonga)

Either the Pacific Resort Aitutaki or Etu Moana, any suggestions?

I know there is a large difference in the cost, is the extra cost at Pacific Resort really worth it or is Etu Moana just as nice? The reviews on both places sound pretty good.

Also are the beaches nearby soft and sandy or reef like? Are restaurants & bars close to both resorts? Also which rooms are the best, I have heard that beachfront rooms are not necessarily the best as you have people walking past all the time to go to the beach.

Appreciate your thoughts on these 2 options?


Rarotonga, Cook...
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21. Re: Pacific Resort Aitutaki vs Etu Moana: Honeymoon Destination

End of June works for me! I will be here. Looking forward to it! I'm putting together a Canada Day celebration for the other Canadians down here on July 1st, so my "planning cap" will be on!!

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10 reviews
22. Re: Pacific Resort Aitutaki vs Etu Moana: Honeymoon Destination

Looks like the thread veered in a new direction, but to get back to the OPs question, I would add one comment that I did not see addressed:

The beach at the PR is definitely nicer than at EM. Yes, these two locations are along the same side of the island, but the water is more shallow at EM making it more difficult to swim/snorkel, at least during low tide. We swam and enjoyed the water at both locations last May, and I must say that I was a little disappointed with the water at EM for this reason. In fact, during low tide, it was really a bit unattractive. I do not think EM is a bad choice by any means, but it is better to have accurate expectations than to be unpleasantly surprised. I should also note that for me, beach and scenery are a top priority, so I am sure that everyone will not agree with my view. I can however, email pics of both beaches if anyone likes and then you can decide on this issue for yourselves.

Cheers and have a great stay on an amazing island!

Calgary, Canada
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59 reviews
23. Re: Pacific Resort Aitutaki vs Etu Moana: Honeymoon Destination

I would agree with your post chargedmr2. Although we stayed at PR and also found it very difficult to swim/snorkel there as it was very shallow and there's so much coral. Thank goodness for the outstanding pool at PR. The pool was so beautiful we didn't seem to mind not being able to swim freely in the ocean...and we are ocean people! Either choice will be great!

24. Re: Pacific Resort Aitutaki vs Etu Moana: Honeymoon Destination

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