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Muri Lagoon

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Address: Cook Islands
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+682 27 349
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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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Half-Day Muri Lagoon BBQ Lunch Cruise including Snorkeling
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Rarotonga Glass Bottom Lagoon Cruise

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Beverly Hills of Rarotonga

We stayed in Muri and spent untold hours in this lagoon. It wasn't quite as impressive after Aitutaki, but still incredibly beautiful. It's a fancy neighborhood--the 'Beverly... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 16, 2015
Zachary W
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Claremont, California
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Claremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2015

We stayed in Muri and spent untold hours in this lagoon. It wasn't quite as impressive after Aitutaki, but still incredibly beautiful. It's a fancy neighborhood--the 'Beverly Hills of Rarotonga and the Cook Islands,' according to Koka's. Muri is a must-see on Raro!

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Whangarei Heads, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2015

Just beautiful, this is absolute paradise, coral sand, clear Aqua water palm fringed , uninhabited islands waiting to be explored and within swimming or kayaking distance, snorkeling is fantastic , it just does not get better than this!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2015

Just a beautiful place to sit and watch the waves crashing on the reef and the beautiful blue waters of the lagoon...Go snorkelling and watch the abundance of marine life or sit in the glass bottom boat and watch them swim by...Magical place..

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2015

Can go to Muri Beach and wonder from bar to restaurant and take in the views or swim. Really good place to visit.

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Adelaide
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2015

This is the busiest part of the island, lots of restaurants and atmosphere. The beach is not the best to swim at as its rocky and windy. Its the colder part of the island and we experienced more rain. If your in Raratonga you have to visit Muri lagoon, its beautiful, although I much prefer Aitutaki Lagoon, you just cant... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

We had a large group with and spent a large part of the day there after hiring paddle boards and kayaks from Captain Tamas.

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Waiuku, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2015

Good swimming and snorkelling area but too many sea cucumbers for my liking!!! Beware of the trigger fish especially when they are protecting their babies....

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Papamoa, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2015

One of the most beautiful beaches on Rarotonga. Plenty of restaurants, a few cafes and spots to hire snorkelling gear, stand-up paddle boards or kayaks.

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Powell River, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2015

A dog adopted me on Rarotonga and we walked together along the ring road to Muri Lagoon. This dog promised me it was heaven on earth and dogs speak only the truth. You can wade, swim, splosh, walk or paddle-board in the water or snooze, sun, or read in sun or shade on the beach. (Be careful with the strong... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2015

overrun by resorts and tacky tour operators - great if you are into kite surfing - no good for snorkeling

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