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Muri Lagoon

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Address: Cook Islands
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One of the island's most beautiful locations, this lagoon and beach is a...

One of the island's most beautiful locations, this lagoon and beach is a popular destination for swimming and snorkeling.

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Gorgeous beach with plenty to do

This is one of the few beaches in Rarotonga that does not have pieces of reef littering the sand. (Parts of the reef have broken and pieces of reef have moved onto what used to be... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Muri is nice. The views are lovely but water not very clean and it doesn't attract swimmers. Great for kitesurfing though. Not a bad place to look at ;)

Thank Delicjaaa
Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the few beaches in Rarotonga that does not have pieces of reef littering the sand. (Parts of the reef have broken and pieces of reef have moved onto what used to be sandy beaches you could paddle and walk in.) kids can safely play on the edge of the lagoon, and you can swim, kayak, paddle... More 

Thank djmum
Lafayette, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lagoon is large, created by the natural reef that protects it from the ocean. Relatively shallow, but you can kayak. SUP, kite surf, ferry on it. Very warm water (can be too warm at times) during Nov - March). Magnificent water, colors

2 Thank Janet R
Vancouver Island, Canada
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Once pristine Muri is now in trouble ( Heartbreaking to see / smell.) - fish have largely moved away and you van smell the septic when it rains. Great place to stay and visit but snorkel up by Fruits where there are still lots of fish in close and the reef is still in decent shape.

2 Thank DonandDodie
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We have been to Raro three times, and visited Muri each time - that's how stunning it is there - with the lagoon and three beautiful islands. Previously the water has been pristine and crystal clear, but not this time. The water was cloudy and dirty each day we visited. One day the waters edge was covered in a grotty... More 

1 Thank agape2000
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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Went here as part of the captain Tamas cruise, it's a really nice spot and the wee islands around the area are nice, went snorkeling here too which was good, however I found the snorkeling at the marine Reserve alot better, still worth a look

1 Thank Mark R
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Nice for kayaking/ sup boarding. Beautiful views, calm water. Pacific resort/ muri beach club resort in ideal spots

1 Thank Stefaniegraham
Paso Robles, California
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

I think it Muri was pristine at one point. However, when we were there, we noticed so much algae in the water. The lagoon itself has a nice stretch of beach with lots of hotels and activities. It's a good thing we didn't stay here because we would have been bummed.

2 Thank Katie K
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

We stayed at the Muri Beach Club Hotel, which was really nice. Our room overlooked the Muri Lagoon, which was beautiful from our room. We ventured out into the lagoon in a kayak. The lagoon is very shallow & in some areas, we had to dig our way through instead of paddling. There were lots of sea slugs in the... More 

Thank 1Kare1
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

This lagoon is beautiful We renewed our 40th last year. Y coming in on th vakka with warrior n conch shell Blower was beautiful highly suggest it

1 Thank Jen G

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