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Muri Lagoon, Muri Cook Islands
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#4 of 21 Specialty lodging in Muri
Location
5.0
Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.9
Value
4.7
We are a beautiful 7 villa adults only property located right on muri beach. Our villas are just a stones throw from the waters edge, you have a beautiful lagoon to the front and stunning view of Muri lagoon. Whatever the occasion is, whether you just want to escape from it all and have a quiet getaway, family getaway or just want a quiet couples getaway we have something here for you and would love to have you stay! We take care of you from your first email, If you need us we are a email, phone call or up in the office and always happy to help make your stay a memorable one. So what you waiting for? Spoil yourself, send us a email and come home to Sokala. We look forward to having you stay!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Paid internet
Pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Beach
Canoeing
Airport transportation
Adults only
Pool / beach towels
Private pool
Complimentary tea
Wine / champagne
Diving
Snorkeling
Car hire
Taxi service
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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sgmnz wrote a review Aug 9
Auckland Central, New Zealand13 contributions9 helpful votes
We stayed in a beachfront villa with a pool for a week - honestly could have stayed much longer. The villas are all spacious, spotlessly clean, and perfect for a relaxing time on the beach away from distractions like TV and internet. Full kitchens made it easy to cook when we wanted to. We were recommended Sokala by a travel agent and likely wouldn't have looked here without her recommendation, but it is the perfect adults only place to relax, unwind and enjoy Rarotonga without any pressure. The villas aren't brand spanking new or five star flash, but that's part of their very real charm (think falling asleep to the sound of the ocean and a breeze coming through the windows). Having the private pool was great and very refreshing. Easy walking distance to everything in Muri, and with the beach right there, swimming, kayaking and snorkelling are easy. If you're travelling with friends, this is a great option to be able to book multiple villas and be nearby, but still have independence and your own space. Lawrance was an incredibly friendly host, happy to chat, and happy to leave you Ito relax - he managed to always strike the right balance.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Chris Martin wrote a review Jan 2022
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We thoroughly enjoyed out 6 nights at Sokala Villas. Having a private swimming pool & deck connected to our Villa was very welcoming and the beautiful Muri Beach was only a short walk away down the path. Lawrence our host was extremely helpful and is a font of knowledge on all aspects of the Island - recommend having a good chat with him upon your arrival as he can provide lots of good advice for day trips, restaurants, etc. We cannot speak highly enough of Lawrence and his family who go out of their way to ensure your experience is an enjoyable one. These are very good people and gracious hosts
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Room Tip: Beachfront rooms with private swimming pools are the best
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Laura P wrote a review Jul 2019
San Diego, California3 contributions
We felt so lucky to find this gem. The location is at the end of the beach walk from the rest of Muri, which means you can take the beach to the market, etc, but don't have lots of people walking by. The villas are well maintained, clean, and have everything you need for a basic kitchen. They are facing away from each other that they feel private from each other and the water. If you plan to use kayaks, you can't stay any farther north than Sokala: after that, the current will make paddling difficult. The location is great and there are plenty of kayaks to take out to the motus and have a walk or nap. Lawrence and his team are helpful and delightful. There's laundry and a small market nearby.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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01Tamandua wrote a review Jul 2019
Farnham10 contributions5 helpful votes
Tucked down a quiet, waterfront sideroad, yet close to all the Muri Beach activity, Sokala Villas are run by ever friendly and cheerful Lawrance and Sarina. Take a dip in the lagoon right in front of the villas or sunlaze on the deck, the place feels like a real home from home. We got our datelines muddled - no drama for Sarina to book us in a day early and get a taxi organised with two hours' notice. Highly recommend this place for a laidback vibe and management.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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veeann wrote a review May 2019
Hastings, NZ23 contributions10 helpful votes
We first visited Sokala in August 2010 (and reviewed it then) and promised ourselves we would be back. Well, in April we finally made it 9 years later and our only regret is that we left it so long. Sokola Villas are just as peaceful and the views just as stunning as we remembered. Lawrence and Suz are still the most helpful and pleasant people and even remembered us when we contacted them hoping for a booking at short notice. This is the place to go for total relaxation, just the sound of the waves on the reef and the breeze in the palm trees. It is walking distance from restaurants (we had a lovely meal at Rickshaw) and also from the Muri Night Market. This is like an open air food court where you can buy all sorts of meals from stalls for about $15 each. We went 4 times and enjoyed all the food we had. All round it was a marvellous break after a hectic few months and we will indeed be back to see you Lawrence and Suz!! Vivienne and Philip
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Date of stay: April 2019
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rebeccawD7393QW wrote a review Feb 2019
Christchurch, New Zealand25 contributions2 helpful votes
We came to Sokala on our honeymoon in 1999... and just returned for our 20th wedding anniversary. Booking was so friendly and the team even made sure we had the same villa! We enjoyed complete peace and tranquility despite quite a lot of rain.... 4 days felt like 4 weeks! The kayaks and snorkelling gear was much enjoyed, villa had everything we needed (and nothing we didn't - no TV) and staff very helpful. Everything was spotless and a very comfy bed. I would love to come back in another 20 years and see the lovely villas having had a bit of a facelift.... but i wouldn't change a thing!!! Thanks again Lawrence and team :)
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Jeff R wrote a review Dec 2018
Santa Cruz, California361 contributions37 helpful votes
We loved Sokala. Lawrence and Susan are truly excellent hosts; warm, genuine, and helpful. The villa (we splurged and got a beachfront with pool) had an incredible view. Also a huge deck and a refreshing (albeit small) pool, which we used multiple times daily to cool off in after walking to market or snorkeling in the nearby coral gardens. The interiors are rustic, yet very clean and perfectly functional on all counts. Good mattress, nice shower, kitchen well appointed for cooking, which we did on multiple occasions. Lawrence even kindly provided us with a bbq, which seared a lot of tuna and swordfish during our visit! In terms of interior appointment? Think of a beloved cabin you used to spend happy summers in, and you'll have a sense of the place. It's not a fancy modern hotel, yet for us, it was perfect for the time and place. Sokala also has a great lending library of paperbacks, and free snorkeling gear, reef shoes, and kayaks that you're welcome to use. (So if you like to snorkel? Maybe bring your own mask if you'd like, but save the packing weight and use their fins and snorkels.).
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: The ones right on the lagoon have the nicer views
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Shee's right wrote a review Oct 2018
Ngatimoti, New Zealand16 contributions4 helpful votes
Lawrence and staff we very attentive when needed, otherwise left us to our own devices. The villa was much more than expected, we felt very at home here and didn't want for anything, the flower arrangements were amazing and the food & wine was a very nice touch. We had little moko visit us in the dining room most nights. We loved all the outdoor furniture to relax in morning, noon and night, a quick dip in the pool, then dry off in the sun while reading a book(thanks for letting us take our books home to finish). The view was amazing, as was hearing the waves crashing from the reef. We used the kayaks and flippers a couple of times, though for most of our stay it was quite windy(not just in Muri either but the entire island). I loved that we could walk to the Muri night market, Te Vara Nui Village, the church and all the many cafes and restaurant in the area.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Room Tip: We were in Villa 2, you can see and hear people from other villa's, though we are all in our...
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Kate C wrote a review Jul 2018
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Fantastic villas, right on the water front of Muri lagoon. My mother and I stayed for a week. Brilliant location, great little villas with everything you need. Lawrence is a fantastic host. Would recommend to anyone without hesitation.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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Abe F wrote a review Apr 2018
Queenstown, New Zealand52 contributions25 helpful votes
We spent a week at Sokala Villas and loved it!! It was the perfect place to unwind and relax. We had a villa with pool right on the lagoon and we couldn't have asked for anything more. Great location with many great restaurants and cafes within walking distance. Lawrence and his staff are so kind and friendly and made our stay so easy. We are already planning our next stay!
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Date of stay: March 2018
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PRICE RANGE
$144 - $190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
sokala villas hotel muri
LOCATION
Cook IslandsSouthern Cook IslandsRarotongaMuri
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sokala Villas - Muri Beach
Which popular attractions are close to Sokala Villas - Muri Beach?
Nearby attractions include Tik-e Tours (2.7 miles), Cook Island Christian Church (CICC) (2.5 miles), and Aroa Marine Reserve (2.7 miles).
Which room amenities are available at Sokala Villas - Muri Beach?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Sokala Villas - Muri Beach?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sokala Villas - Muri Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Mooring Fish Cafe Rarotonga, Beluga, and Tuoro Tapas Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sokala Villas - Muri Beach?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Sokala Villas - Muri Beach located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Rarotonga.
Are there any historical sites close to Sokala Villas - Muri Beach?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Wreck of the Matai (1.8 miles).
Does Sokala Villas - Muri Beach have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.