After 10 days in Sydney, 3 days on other side of Raro and 3 days on Aitutaki and having to fly back home via LAX leaving at midnight, we just wanted 4 days relaxation by and on the beach. This place was almost perfect. We had a Lotus Bungalow, back from the beach. The room was large, as was its bathroom, kitchen and covered deck. The deck by the pool and at the beach was a great place to sit and look out over the lagoon, watching the sailing, kite surfing and fishing / paddle-board riding dogs. We used the kayaks which required some effort to get them back up the stairs (note: remove plug and empty any water before lifting).
Breakfast wasn't included but they supplied a litre of milk and juice, bottled water, instant coffee and sugar and we went foraging for ground coffee for the French Press, cereal from Mr Woo's(?) and daily muffins from the Deli Bakery across the road. It was within easy walking distance to a number of good restaurants (Sails especially for happy hour and Rickshaw), a takeaway fish and chips shop opposite Mr Woo's and once we took the bus downtown to Trader Jacks for a pizza at their bar.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Simple yet luxurious accommodation in the Cook Islands, our traditional Polynesian Style Bungalows are set on one of Rarotonga's most beautiful beaches Muri Beach. With soft white sand and magnificent views of Muri Lagoon we offer everything that traveller’s hope for in a tropical escape to the Cook Islands: views of the morning sun above, and the finest restaurants and experiences in Rarotonga right at your doorstep. This little retreat known as the Hideaway, is truly hidden away and a place to kick back and relax while you indulge yourself in Cook Islands culture. Spoil yourself with a swim in the outdoor swimming pool, take a stroll along Muri beach, stretch out on your patio and inhale the scents of your garden’s tropical flowers. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Muri Beach Hideaway Hotel Muri
- Muri Beach Hideaway Rarotonga, Cook Islands