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Muri Lagoon

Cook Islands
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Ranked #3 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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kaikoura
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

view, snorkling, wine on beach, sun - perfect - seeing locals use the ocean, sounds of drums and singing over the water

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Sydney
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is the place you go to for that picture perfect island shot, swaying palms, white beach, clear water.

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Salamander Bay
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Muri Lagoon is the place to spend time swimming and snorkelling - just gorgeous. Think of doing one of Koka's lagoon cruises - that was just great.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Beautiful place to swim and snorkel, the glass bottom lagoon cruises go from here and they take you to where all the coloured fish are then for a bbq at the island across from the shores of lagoon. Very safe swimming, kayaking and snorkelling here.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Was told by a local that the water quality was poor here and that was the was it appeared. Fun walking over to the island at low tide, which is also where the lagoon cruise has lunch. Went to the muri club hotel to get a cocktail and nice place to people watch but not the best for snorkling by... More

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NZ
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

beautiful place - still dreaming of it beautiful easy access islands - always warm few dangers or hazards a few fish safe as

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Hawksbay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

During my stay on Rarotonga I visited the Muri market and I met a few people from around the globe and just enjoyed it. I really enjoyed the Sweet and Sour Chicken and Teriyaki Chicken at the market and loved it. Everybody should try these meals. I would recommend this as the "BEST"

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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51 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We spent the day here snorkeling but hardly saw any fish at all. That was a bit disappointing. It's a beautiful setup and lots of activity which explains the lack of fish. Great to suntan here and hire canoes or those paddle boards.

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Kihei, Hawaii
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Absolutely stunning waters with great coral life. Cruise it with your love or by yourself, or just lay about. I needed water shoes for the sea slugs everywhere (gross) but paddling out to the tiny lagoon islands was unforgettable

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Busselton, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Kited here with good wind but a bit gusty with the islands disturbing the consistency of wind. Beautiful clear water but probably better consistent wind sth of this spot

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