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“Muri - Best part of Rarotonga”
Review of Muri Lagoon

Muri Lagoon
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US$56.10*
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Rarotonga Glass Bottom Lagoon Cruise
Ranked #15 of 70 things to do in Rarotonga
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Owner description: One of the island's most beautiful locations, this lagoon and beach is a popular destination for swimming and snorkeling.
Reviewed 10 November 2013

As I decided to extend my trip, we booked accommodation at a place in Muri. Kura’s Kabanas, which was just adorable! A peaceful, relaxing spot right on the water. It didn’t look great for swimming as the water didn’t even come up to my knees, but it still resembled the beautiful ocean. The owners were adorable, even letting us have some limes from their tree and teaching me how to make lemon grass tea (Which was AMAZING!!!!) We stayed in the family villa room which was simple, large and tidy.

We spent our days up the road at The Pacific Resort which has a public beach (also shallow but great for swimming). Even better they still served you cocktails on the beach even if you weren’t staying in-house. PERFECT my island holiday has started resembling one dreams are made of.

Highly recommend staying around Muri, it is a great little town with plenty of choice for places to dine. The food IS expensive, but if you head up to the markets, you can buy beautiful and well priced feeds from the stalls (Raw Fish Salad= IKA MATA) yum! I do recommend having some transport as well, we dropped a small fortune with Taxi’s, this also gives you the freedom to explore on your own time. Cars can be cheaper if split between a few friends, but scooters are more fun. Definitely more $$ efficient as they use next to no gas.

If you find that you have spent a bit too much time in the sun (let’s be honest it happens to the best of us!) go and get a Sun Soother rap from The Muri Beach Front Hotel. For $40, money well spent! It is easy to lose track of how long you have been in the sun, or when the last time you put sunscreen, especially in 30+ degree heat. I got burnt pretty badly one day, but went and did this, they smother you in ice cold aloe and rap you up in a cold wet cloth. You lie there while they give you a head massage. And it totally works to take the heat and the redness out of sunburn.

All in all, stay cheap and close to a resort that has a public beach with a bar on it. Same resort experience, without having to pay the redic sums of money to sleep there. WE found that if you spend enough at their restaurant and bar, they can be a little more flexible with you using their facilities.

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Reviewed 8 November 2013

Spent an afternoon at Muri lagoon and it was great. Very peaceful and relaxing. The water was warm and clear. The beach was clean and nice with white sand. Definitely a nice place to spend an afternoon.

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Reviewed 7 November 2013

Muri Beach is a place that stays in your memory forever because you become memorized by the beautiful tranquillity and a sense of heavenly calm.

Thank Bill S
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

The water here is wonderfully clear for swimming, although if the SE Trade Winds are blowing it can be a bit choppy. The temperature of the water is welcoming and if the tide is coming in over the reef at midday it can be a bit too warm, but kids love it. At low tide you can wade over to the islands so don't pay for a boat trip unless you want to go further for snorkeling. Behind the islands is good snorkeling you can walk to. A very relaxing place to spend several days, swimming, walking, relaxing.

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Reviewed 4 November 2013

Hard to find any depth to actually swim; close to the glass bottom boats launching is about as deep as it gets. Even at high tide more a 'sit in the water' than a swim area. Last two days we were there the water was warm, previously it had been very cold. Hard to find a good swimming beach in the lagoon.

Thank pormick
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