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Muri Lagoon

Address: Cook Islands
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Ranked #5 of 54 things to do in Rarotonga
Activities: Snorkeling, Swimming
Owner description: One of the island's most beautiful locations, this lagoon and beach is a popular destination for...
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Activities: Snorkeling, Swimming
Owner 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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Sydney, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 attraction reviews
249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful lagoon to SUP or kayak around, with the best snorkeling behind Motu Taakoka. Great beach to hang around or grab a bite at one of the restaurants or the Sailing club. RIP Roger the Eel.

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Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The Muri Lagoon is one of my favorite places anywhere in the world! The warms were usually glassy-calm and warm; the sand pleasantly soft; and the scenery first class! If you're in the mood for some snorkeling, there are plenty of critters, from the commonly-seen sea cucumbers to pretty blue/violet sea stars, to fish of various sizes. If you feel... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We have been to Muri a Lagoon 4x in the last 10 years and were surprised to see how much sea grass had taken over the lagoon since our last visit in 2012. Beyond the grass, the water is still clear, warm, and great depth for families. Snorkelling from the main beach isn't fabulous, I would recommend taking a paddleboard... More 

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New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I loved it here. I wish I'd spent more time relaxing on this beach. There was so much to do around here. We hired Kayaks and paddled over to the three small Islands and did a little snorkling on the way. you could hire stand up paddle boards and there was Sails Bar right on the beach if you felt... More 

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Great for kids, safe swimming, awsum sealife, water was warm in january, snorkeling was fun and great kayaking

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We last visited Muri Beach 14 years ago. We were saddened to see with more development that the once pristine lagoon now appears to be polluted. There is algae growth and we were advised not to eat any seafood harvested from the lagoon. At times the shore has a sulfur odor and unfortunately moss/algae washes up on shore. That all... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

If you're looking for heaven on earth, then this lagoon is it! The whitest sand and the most clear blue water! You can snorkel right off the beach here and hire a kayak, it is so peaceful and relaxing just kayaking right out on the lagoon. Gorgeous. There is restaurants along the beach open for lunch/dinner and drinks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Loved Muri Lagoon i will definitely look to stay here next time im in Raro as its a perfect place for the family. Enjoyed the Muri night Markets. Snorkelling, and relaxing on the beach. A must visit in Rarotonga

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

If you're going to Rarotonga the best locations to swim are based on this side in my opinion. It's where the water is at its most amazing and a great wedding location anywhere on this stretch of lagoon

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Bowral
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We were told how great this side of the island was but on each of our visits was very disappointing but this was due to weather conditions on each of these visits. Looks beautiful to see but we found the other side of the island better for us to swim, but we were told August/September is windy whether you are... More 

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