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#1 of 21 Specialty lodging in Muri
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4.9
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4.8
Muri Shores is an absolute beachfront property situated in the heart of Muri on one of the most prime beachfront locations that Rarotonga has to offer. The accommodation consists of 4 beach front villas and 2 lagoon view villas. They are all fully self-contained villas at a total size of 55 sq meters offering a kitchen fit with modern amenities, a bathroom and bedroom that allows you to awake to the mesmerizing sunrise and magnificent views of Muri lagoon. Our greatest feature are our large semi exposed veranda offering you the flexibility to sit back and relax in the shade or move out into the sun to capture the warmth of paradise on your skin, all in the comfort of your own private villa. Muri Shores is located on the eastern side of Rarotonga and is a few steps away from the pristine waters of Muri. Facilities within a 2 minute walk are: restaurants, convenient stores, vehicle hire, lagoon cruises, cafes, beauty salons, pharmacy. We look forward to welcoming you to our shores.
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Free parking
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Canoeing
Airport transportation
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Private check-in / check-out
Paid wifi
Diving
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Ocean view
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Yong Bo Fu wrote a review Sep 2022
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We had an amazing time staying at Muri Shores, the place is tidy and well decorated with everything that is required right in front of you. Krystina is probably the best host I have ever had and I would highly recommend this place to anyone staying in Rarotonga.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Julie Morvern wrote a review Sep 2022
Sydney, Australia19 contributions5 helpful votes
Firstly the accommodation is spotless. I have very high standards. Well equipped kitchen with all matching utensils, pots and pans were plentiful. Plates mugs glasses all matching. Everything provided from clothes drying racks, plenty of coat hangers, iron, many tee towels, sprays, cleaning products etc. MURI SHORES is 5 star, self contained, and generous in heart. Good water pressure. Fun chickens clucking about. Air conditioning worked well (at the moment I think it's only avaiable in the 2 higher back villas behing the front beach villas). Lovely outside patio seating with great views of all the excitement on the Muri Lagoon, little glass bottom boats going out daily with singing, kayaks, snorkellers etc. Muri night market is directly behind the Muri Shores property - so much fun buying the food (and extra for midnight snacks). Easy walking distance to convenience shops, atm, and plush restaurants as well as takeaways. MURI IS THE PLACE to stay!!!! Now, about the room, great Polynesian flavour with palm frond roofs, new bathroom well kitted and fitted. Luxe 60mm tiles on floors. Big king bed, beautiful matching linen and towels - including beach towels. For cooking there is a fridge freezer, 4 element gas stove top. Good size new benchtop work spaces. Kitchen and whole villa has a well maintained new feeling about it. Flat screen TV. All has been well thought out and a quality fit out. Beach loungers and kayaks free for guests to use. Service : Krystina was a gem from before the holiday and throughout, organising a rental car to be delivered to our first nights accommodation venue for our 4 night stay. There is a shortage of cars to rent so this was an over and beyond help to us. Further to this after 7 days in Aitutaki we had no accommodation for one last night ( and a whole day flying out at 8pm) we told Krystina and she organized a stay for us at Ocean Breeze it too was great accommodation. Krystina even organised her Uncle to transfer us in his taxi, he was waiting when we arrived - yet another example of seamless perfect service. Thank you for your 'over and above' attitude, your excellent accommodation we would recommend you to all, you truly made our holiday work for us. This was my best overseas holiday ever in 33 years of many OS holidays.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: Think about the 2 back higher villas, very private, still great views through to Muri lagoon and...
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Zsófia H wrote a review Sep 2022
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We had such a wonderful time and will certainly be back! I made a bit of a mistake on arrival as I checked in 1 day too early, but Krystina and her lovely husband were awesome and accommodating despite this! They helped us check into somewhere else for 1 night in the meantime as Muri Shores was booked out (for a cheaper rate than on the other places website, too!). The bed is comfy, you fall asleep to the sound of the waves, and wake up to the sound of cheeky roosters. We had a lovely welcome platter in the fridge of cereal, milk, and fruits. You are right next to Muri Markets and close to Mooring Fish Cafe, which both kept our bellies full. There is no other view like the one you wake up to of the sun shining above clear blue water between a set of palm trees...... Dreamy! And the free kayaks and bikes to use are a cherry on top. Overall a perfect holiday ❤️ thank you!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Aidan_Hohneck1 wrote a review Aug 2022
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Had an absolutely amazing time here! Modern beachfront villlas that a literally a few steps from your door to the lagoon 🐠 Muri night markets are located just behind the villas for amazing local food, everything is super close and the people are amazing! Would 100% stay here again as it was everything we could ask for and not looking forward to going back home. Thanks Krystina Aidan & Madison
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Donna J wrote a review Aug 2022
Whanganui, New Zealand5 contributions
We had the absolute pleasure of staying at Muri shores for 1 week in June 2022. We had booked 2 years prior but had to cancel due to Covid, so glad we finally made it. It is a lovely spot, right on the beach, with everything you need inside and out. The kitchen is well equipped. Krystina and Edna were fabulous to deal with. The welcome platter (fruit, yoghurt/juice) on arrival was nice. We were in Villa A which is the one on the far right looking at the beach. We had originally booked Villa B, but missed out on that one this time. We were glad though, as the weather was rather windy, and we were the most sheltered. We got dinner a couple of times from the Muri Market which is right behind Muri Shores, so couldn't be handier. We just brought our meal back to our Villa and ate it on the deck. Captain Tamas tours give a bit of entertainment mid mornings with the drums. Overall, Muri Shores is a fabulous place to stay and we can't thank Krystina and Edna enough for their service. We have booked to come back next year!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: All rooms fabulous but Villa A most sheltered from the wind. Villa B has best view
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Anne J wrote a review Aug 2022
Auckland, New Zealand28 contributions1 helpful vote
This ticked all our boxes. Clean, quiet and a lovely location. Krystal organised our airport pick up and as it was my husbands 60th birthday, she got a cake delivered to the villa on the day. That cake was amazing! Great location here right on the lagoon at Muri, dry sand beach out front. Other resorts are walking distance away and the Muri Night markets are directly behind the villas.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Christine B wrote a review Jul 2022
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We loved and enjoyed everything about Muri Shores. Its location (on the beach, behind the Muri Night Market, excellent Resorts about for eating choices and cocktails. The Raro bus at the gate for trips around the Island. And then the Lagoon. Wonderful for all the water sports, lazing in the warm waters and great snorkeling off the Islands in the Lagoon. The accommodation of Muri Shores - perfect. They have everything you need for a wonderful relaxing holiday. We were in back unit with a lovely big deck and sea views to eat our breakfast/ meals. The until is a perfect size, spacious, with full kitchen and bathroom, plus bikes, kayaks. Wonderfully clean, lovely staff and also have recycling options which we really appreciated. We especially enjoyed this property being discreet and all units separate from each other. Krystina is a delightful person, helpful and just wants you to have a great holiday... which we did. Can not recommend Muri Shores highly enough
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: You will not be disappointed if you choose beach front unit or behind, both awesome.
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pat c wrote a review Jul 2022
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We loved our stay at Muri Shores. A very clean comfortable and well equipped villa right on the beach . The hosts and managers are really helpful and friendly and went the extra mile to be helpful. The location is very close to shops and restaurants and cafes and the night market but it was quiet and peaceful in our villa and on the deck. Can’t recommend it highly enough!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Teresak187 wrote a review Jul 2022
Tauranga, New Zealand32 contributions6 helpful votes
Loved the place, had everything we needed, easy check-in & out. The deck was amazing place to sit & people watch. The shower was lovely with the stone bottom. We found the Sails Restaurant right next door & used the kayaks to go to the little island opposite (which if windy on Muri was calm over there). We split our 10 days & did 5 days here & the rest at a resort. So on our check out day organised a trip with Tuma's snorkeling which was right next door. Also got scooters which was across the road, which made getting around the island easier
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: All villas great
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Tina Burrows wrote a review Jul 2022
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Had the most beautiful time at Muri Shores, the staff Albert and Edna were amazing, so very helpful and a pleasure to deal with. The accommodation was perfect in every way, with beautiful views of the lagoon and everything we could possibly need. I would highly recommend Muri shores to anyone traveling to Rarotonga. We would also like to thank the owner Eugene for taking the time to visit and make sure we were happy with everything. A perfect place to relax close to all amenities. Tina and Brendan
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$147 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Cook IslandsSouthern Cook IslandsRarotongaMuri
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Muri Shores
Which popular attractions are close to Muri Shores?
Nearby attractions include Te Vara Nui Village (0.2 miles), Over-Water Night Show & Dinner (0.2 miles), and Muri Night Market (0.06 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Muri Shores?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, airport transportation, and internet access.
Which room amenities are available at Muri Shores?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Muri Shores?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Muri Shores?
Conveniently located restaurants include Deli-Licious Cafe Limited, Sandals Restaurant & Barefoot Bar, and Nautilus Resort Restaurant.
Does Muri Shores have airport transportation?
Yes, Muri Shores offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Muri Shores?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Wreck of the Matai (4.5 miles).
Does Muri Shores have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.