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Address: Cook Islands
Phone Number: 27-349
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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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A Great Day Out

Koka Lagoon Cruises provided and interesting and informative day out. The crew were very helpful and the barbeque lunch was excellent. Highly recommnded!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2012
phyllismdrj
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Koka Lagoon Cruises provided and interesting and informative day out. The crew were very helpful and the barbeque lunch was excellent. Highly recommnded!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

The views here are amazing! If you can find a quiet spot on the beach in the shade this is a great place to spend an afternoon. There are copious amounts of bars and restaurants in the area as well.

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Stunning place to swim and kayak. The snorkelling is OK, however there aren't huge amounds of fish and the water is quite dirty (green slimy stuff everywhere, compared to the other parts of the island). If you go to the reef on a Lagoon cruise you won't be disappointed, however there are much less fish here than at Titikaveka, Arorangi... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

This would have to be one of the best places on the Island. The snorkeling and activities in this area are great as well as the various restaurants in the area. Must see place to go in Rarotonga.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

As the title says - Muri Lagoon is a great beach if you're after water activities such as kayaking, paddle boarding, kite surfing and the lagoon cruise businesses are also based there. It's also a good beach for going for a wander along, or sitting in the shade watching the world go by. If you want to get some Raro... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

This is a lovely, idyllic place to swim, snorkel, or kayak around, at any tide, particularly near the outer reef where one can observe lovely-coloured fish in crystal-clear waters.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

We're a bit more of "get away from it all" travellers so our recent week in Muri was a change of pace for us. It was lots of fun and when the weather turned bad it was handy having those resort bars on our doorstep.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

We explored a few areas in the Muri lagoon, but kept coming back to the spots opposite the Fruits of Raratonga. The number and range of tropical fish was just amazing, as good as anywhere else in the world that I have ever snorkeled. The coral was not spectacular as some other places, but the fish made up for it.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Lovely safe shallow water- fab for littlies. Lagoon is great for kayaking. Snorkelling is not particularly good at all close in. Need to go behind the motus or down to Fruits of Raro- which is one of the best spots (along with Avaroa) on the island. I hated the stray dogs which raced up and down the beach all day... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Wow an I glad I settled for Muri Lagoon, for my place to stay. Its amazing. A short kayak and you are snorkelling with the lovely reef fish amoung huge forests of coral. Magic. Its shallow so safe for all water sports.

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