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Muri Beach
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Muri Beach featuring tropical scenes

Stretch out comfortably on the bone-white beach while watching the sunrise over Rarotonga’s popular lagoon.

On southeast Rarotonga, find some of the island’s best snorkeling at the idyllic Muri Beach. Lounge on powdery sand, explore exquisite marine life, discover Polynesian culture and heritage and see the sights of Rarotonga Island.

Stay in a beachfront villa and wake up to the sound of gently lapping waves and tropical birds. Enjoy a breakfast of fresh fruit before slipping into the warm waters of the lagoon for a morning swim. Walk barefoot along the beach and look toward the four motu (islets) on the water. Relax under a coconut tree with a favorite book or wade in Muri’s blue-green lagoon.

Scuba dive or snorkel over the magnificent coral reef and see the renowned marine life, living coral and tropical fish. At the north end of the beach is Avana Point, one of the few deep-water passages into Rarotonga. This is where the Maori set sail for New Zealand in their ocean-going wakas during the Great Migration in the 1400s.

Put on walking shoes and hike across the island through lush jungle. Spot native birds and tropical butterflies. Fishing is a popular activity with deep sea and fly fishing tours as well as fishing using traditional Cook Islands techniques. Catch wahoo, yellowfin tuna, mahi mahi, barracuda, snapper and many other varieties.

Shopping opportunities are always easy to reach on Rarotonga. Browse arts and crafts, tropical fruits and vegetables as well as favorite culinary cuisines at Avarua Wharf's daily Punanga Nui Market. Nearby is a collection of contemporary and traditional arts and crafts at the Beachcomber Pearl Market and Gallery where you can also find the famed black island pearls.

Stop at the historic Ngatangiia Cook Islands Christian Church. Enjoy an evening meal on a beach or have a cocktail while watching Polynesian dance and musical performances.

Get from Muri Beach to other parts of Rarotonga easily with a car, scooter or bicycle rental. A local bus regularly makes the 45-minute trip around the island.

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Pacific Resort Rarotonga
Pacific Resort Rarotonga
4 out of 5
Muri Beach, Rarotonga
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The price is NZ$700 per night from 17 May to 17 May
Nestled on the beach, this Takitumu District hotel is just steps away from Muri Lagoon and Muri Beach. Te Vara Nui Village and Muri Night Markets are also within ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (211 reviews)
"We loved this resort! The staff and amenities were amazing! We were able to SUP every morning in the gorgeous lagoon, then eat a fabulous continental style breakfast, kayak out to the island and snorkel until the afternoon! So much fun! The food at the resort restaurant is really good! Breakfast ..."

Reviewed on 16 Mar. 2020

Pacific Resort Rarotonga
Muri Beachcomber
Muri Beachcomber
3.5 out of 5
Muri Beach, Rarotonga
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Nestled on the beach, this Takitumu District resort is just steps away from Muri Lagoon and Muri Beach. Te Vara Nui Village and Tikioki Marine Sanctuary are ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (282 reviews)
Beautiful Views!
"Fun and clean beach cottages! Beautiful views! Comfortable:) Nice little kitchenette:) Used the complimentary kayaks, SUP's and snorkel equipment:). Great value for cost. We would return!"

Reviewed on 21 Mar. 2020

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Te Vakaroa Villas
Te Vakaroa Villas
5 out of 5
Ara Tapu (Main Road), Muri Beach, Rarotonga
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Nestled on the beach, this Takitumu District villa is just steps away from Muri Night Markets and Muri Beach. Muri Lagoon and Te Vara Nui Village are also within ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (44 reviews)
"This was an incredible property, by our estimation one of the best on the island. The people were super friendly, the location is perfect, and the overall experience is outstanding"

Reviewed on 20 Jul. 2019

Te Vakaroa Villas
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Pacific Resort Rarotonga
Pacific Resort Rarotonga
4 out of 5
Muri Beach, Rarotonga
The price is NZ$700 per night from 17 May to 17 May
Pacific Resort Rarotonga
Muri Beachcomber
Muri Beachcomber
3.5 out of 5
Muri Beach, Rarotonga
Muri Beachcomber
Te Vakaroa Villas
Te Vakaroa Villas
5 out of 5
Ara Tapu (Main Road), Muri Beach, Rarotonga
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Manea on Muri
Manea on Muri
2.5 out of 5
Muri Beach, Rarotonga, Cook Island
The price is NZ$265 per night from 12 Jun. to 12 Jun.
Manea on Muri
Crystal Blue Lagoon Villas
Crystal Blue Lagoon Villas
5 out of 5
Muri, Rarotonga
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Dorothy's Muri Beach Bungalows
Dorothy's Muri Beach Bungalows
3 out of 5
Muri Ngatangiia, Rarotonga
Dorothy's Muri Beach Bungalows
Muri Beach Club
Muri Beach Club
4 out of 5
Muri Beach Point, Rarotonga
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Muri Shores
Muri Shores
3.5 out of 5
Ara Tapu, Muri Beach, Rarotonga
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Koka Villa on Muri Beach - Pool, Kayaks, Just Steps to the Golden Sand & Lagoon!
Koka Villa on Muri Beach - Pool, Kayaks, Just Steps to the Golden Sand & Lagoon!
Are Tapu, Rarotonga, Rarotonga
Koka Villa on Muri Beach - Pool, Kayaks, Just Steps to the Golden Sand & Lagoon!
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