Product Managers Experience The Very Best Of Aitutaki

The group enjoying Honeymoon Island Sand Bar in Aitutaki Lagoon. L to R: Sibyl Hauraki (Helloworld NZ); Murray Decker ( Flight Centre Aus); Natalie von Dincklage ( House of Travel NZ); Krystle Tickner ( Island Escapes Aus); Rachel Mackey( Cook Islands Tourism NZ); Crystal Kranz ( Cook Islands Tourism Aus); Graeme West ( Cook Islands Tourism GM Aus/NZ); Sarah Beeken (Island Escapes Aus); Andrew Eckersley (Flight Centre Aus); Carolin Lopez Fernandes (Omniche Holidays Aus); Richard Hankin (Tamanu Beach Resort Aus/NZ rep); Nick Henry with son Harry (Tamanu Beach Resort GM)

Aitutaki’s Tamanu Beach Resort in association with Cook Islands Tourism and Aitutaki Tourism operators recently hosted Australian and New Zealand product managers on a famil to experience the very best of Aitutaki, Cook Islands.

During their stay the 7 product managers [after the site inspections] spent an afternoon on Aitutaki’s world-famous lagoon, complete with a casual beach BBQ on the Honeymoon Island Sand Bar. They also indulged in SPA treatments at the all-new Tamanu Day Spa and enjoyed a fun night with the Aitutaki industry including poolside cocktails at the Pacific Resort, dinner sliders at the Boat Shed Restaurant & Bar and an island night show at Aitutaki Village before finishing off with a beach bonfire at Base One, complete with entertainment throughout the evening by the Vaka Cruise crew and their ukuleles.

Tamanu Beach Resort General Manager, Nick Henry, said “We really want to get the message out through our key Aussie and Kiwi travel trade partners,  that Aitutaki has so much more to offer than just being a day trip from Rarotonga. With kite surfing, SUPs, giant clams, diving, fishing and a range of intimate island cafes, restaurants and bars, Aitutaki has an increasing number of facilities available for visitors, whilst still retaining its uncrowded, sleepy outer Cook Islands feel.

Tamanu Beach Resort completed a refurbishment of more than half their rooms last year including the opening of the all-new Tamanu Beach Villa and our Day Spa & tranquillity garden. The Product Managers visit provided a great opportunity to showcase these new facilities.


About Tamanu Beach Resort

Located on the Sunset coast of Aitutaki, Tamanu Beach Resort has redefined casual luxury encompassing a relaxed 23 bungalow Cook Islands getaway. 

Offering a range of 1 bedroom garden and beachfront bungalows,   intimate beachfront and garden bungalows that feature outdoor coral showers plus the all new Tamanu Beachfront Villa. The resort  features 200metres of white sandy beach, beachfront “Tamanu” restaurant and bar, two fresh water swimming pools, complimentary snorkelling gear, kayaks & SUPS to explore the lagoon and visit coral gardens and our very own giant clam.  In 2018 we have introduced an on-site SPA offering a range of treatments to soothe the body and soul.

Being family owned and operated there is a focus on providing a truly Polynesian holiday experience, guests are invited to the Island Buffet and Fire Dance show on a Thursday night and a ‘Sunset BBQ’ on a Sunday night where new friends are made and stories of  Aitutaki adventures swapped.

 “Lagoon Bar” Aitutaki style

“Lagoon Bar” Aitutaki style












For more information on Tamanu Beach Resort, please contact

Richard Hankin
Australia and New Zealand marketing representative
Tropics Tourism & Marketing Services
Tel:  + 61 409 512 944


(Source: Tamanu Beach Resort Press Release 28 May 2018)


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