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Address: Cook Islands
Activities: Snorkeling, Swimming
Description: One of the island's most beautiful locations, this lagoon and beach is a...
One of the island's most beautiful locations, this lagoon and beach is a popular destination for swimming and snorkeling.
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Sacramento, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The snorkeling is not great here but for a relaxing day at the beach its great. Rented a stand up board and you can go to the outer islands. if you don't want to rent you can walk there at low tide! Best Sunrise Spot

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My wife & I have been coming to Raro for the last 14 years, Muri Lagoon is our most favourite location, close to activities ( like Koka Lagoon Cruises) restaurants, night markets, hire car & bike places, shops, hairdressers, doctor. The best spot on the Island!!!

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Broomfield, Colorado
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Not nearly as full of colorful fish as in the Caribbean, but a nice lagoon for snorkeling. Can have a bit of current, but the coral is pretty dispersed so you don't risk getting run into it too much. Water temp and visibility is great.

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This is a pretty place but full of tourists. Walk or drive a few minutes along the coast road and you'll find gorgeous deserted beaches that are much nicer and all yours!

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Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The beauty of The Cook Islands and Muri Lagoon is something to experience. The snorkelling, stand up paddleboarding and swimming here was excellent with a great array of restaurants right on the beach to choose from.

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