Tamanu Beach Resort | Cook Islands | If Only

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Lying a million miles away from everyday life the beautiful island of Aitutaki plays host to the Tamanu Beach Resort, where you can live and breathe this tropical island nirvana. There’s an intimate and boutique feel to this family-owned resort which boasts just 23 bungalows lying along the lagoon. The charming, rustic, and authentic style of the resort is carried throughout with timber framed bungalows, whitewashed walls, and a thatch-roofed, beachfront restaurant. The bungalows are beachfront, lagoon or set within tropical gardens, offering pleasingly simple places to retreat to after a day under the Polynesian sun, with all the creature comforts expected such as air-conditioning, private verandas, and delightful open-air showers. The beautiful beach and pristine lagoon beckon for underwater adventures, whilst there are hiking trails, lagoon cruises, kite surfing and island experiences to discover. This is a place where the warmth of the welcome from the locals will stay with you, creating indelible memories of a stunning island lying peacefully in the warm waters of the South Pacific.


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At a glance

  • Luxury Hotel With Villas
  • 3 Star
  • 23 bungalows



23 charming bungalows are a beautifully simple reflection of the island and whilst featuring modern bathrooms, air conditioning, Wi-Fi and super-comfy beds, stay true to their roots with timber surfaces in the bathroom honed from Tamanu wood, the local mahogany and Toa wood towel rails. Embrace the tropics with a refreshing outdoor shower and relax on the daybed on your private veranda during the heat of the afternoon. The Purotu Wing is for adults only, whilst the Manea Wing bungalows are family friendly, choose from garden views, beach front with direct access to the beach, or lagoon view with magical views over the Aitutaki lagoon.



Lying on the white sand, the charmingly rustic restaurant at the Tamanu Beach Resort is the south seas personified. The thatched roof, with fronds waving gently in the breeze shelters a restaurant that offers breakfast, lunch and dinner with local dishes and a couple of western options in case you somehow tire of the tropical fruits and the freshest of seafood. On a Sunday evening, head to the sunset barbecue hosted by the owners of the resort whilst Thursday night is the Takurua island feast where traditional dancers take you on a journey through the South Pacific whilst dining on island-inspired cuisine.


Complimentary masks, snorkels and kayaks are waiting to help you explore the incredible marine life of the gin-clear lagoon, maybe even set up camp on your own stretch of beach paradise. If you want to stretch your legs the resort has bicycles available for guests to head out and explore. There’s hiking, scuba diving, kite surfing, fishing tours and there’s even a 9-hole golf course. A visit to One Foot Island is also a must! This tiny motu has been rated as one of the top 10 beaches in the world for the last 20 years, making it truly unmissable. You can even have your passport stamped.


The small but perfectly formed Tamanu Beach Day Spa is a blissful garden spa, complete with a tranquillity garden and just the place to relax and unwind after a long flight. Begin with a soothing foot massage before allowing the talented therapists to work their magic with an aromatherapy massage using healing oils, a deep tissue massage or a stress release massage to soothe the body and the mind. There are also three wonderful facials including the island-inspired coconut sugar glow. The resort boasts two swimming pools and whilst there is no fitness centre there are complimentary bicycles and hiking trails to discover.

Getting There

Arrival Airport

Aitutaki Airport


Approximately a 5 minute drive from the airport


Although the warm, tropical weather makes The Cook Islands a great all year round destination, May, September and October usually feature comfortable temperatures and low rainfall.