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Muri Lagoon

Cook Islands
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Ranked #4 of 27 Attractions in Rarotonga
Type: Beaches
Activities: Snorkeling, Swimming
Description: One of the island's most beautiful locations, this lagoon and beach is a popular destination for swimming and snorkeling.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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97 reviews 97 reviews
21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Visited here on our frequent drives around the Island. Snorkelling is best at the Fruits of Rarotonga. Take some bread to feed the fish. The mooring has the largest sandwiches on the Island. There is Glass Bottomed boat trips and plenty to do there.

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Montville, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The crystal-clear water is not very deep making it perfect for water sports especially windsurfing and stand-up paddle boarding as well as for young children. Kayaking over to the islets easy, just watch out for the coral at low tide. One of the interesting facets of Muri Lagoon are the dogs which roam not only along the shore but also... More

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Montecito, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Unless you love to look at sea cucumbers, this is not your best snorkeling spot. However, it is the best place on this island for paddle boarding. Borrow/rent a kayak and paddle around the islands as well. Try La Casita for Mexican food-surprisingly wonderful.

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Auckland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Muri Beach Rarotonga is a beautiful place, its peaceful and good for the soul.. great place for a holiday with plenty of resorts to choose from

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Muri beach is very beautiful. If you sit infront of the Silver sands restaurant it is much quiter and nicer. The right of the beach is much busier with tourists and where the lagoon cruises start and finish. When the water is shallow you can actually walk over to the Motu right infront of you which gives you a great... More

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Warkworth
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The night markets at Muri Beach are fabulous, Sunday,Tuesday,Wednesday and Thursday from 5.30 pm for delicious local food at great prices. Live entertainmant on Thursday night, great atmosphere. We've just had 2 weeks in Rarotonga and ate at the night market 8 times.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Muri lagoon is a slightly deceiving location. Standing on the beach it looks just beutiful with the clean sand, little island and blue water it makes a perfect location to stay. My only dissapointment was the lagoon life, I dont know wether it pollution or just too many people interacting with the environment, but there is not much to see... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Very safe for water sports, stunning when the sun is shining. Nice to walk along. Beautiful outlook to the islands.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is one of the few areas for excellent swimming and snorkelling. Nice and safe for all the family and really enjoyable. Have a cup of coffee at Sails.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Lots of fish in this reserve, as soon as you enter the water. Easy snorkeling around the protected reefs.

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