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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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Hamilton, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Probably the safest beach for children as the lagoon is very calm and not deep at all. For those looking for snorkelling, etc. There are better spots on the Island. It's really just a beach for sun bathing, taking mind blowing scenic photos, etc.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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84 reviews 84 reviews
32 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Beautiful and tranquil, very safe place for the kids to swim, but then so is most of the lagoon. NOT one of the best snorkel spots though but great for relaxing.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

we stayed here and found when doing the beaches around the island on our travels, that this was the place to stay.

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kaikoura
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
36 helpful votes 36 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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