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#1 of 19 Specialty lodging in Muri
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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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Mii M wrote a review May 2020
Avarua, Cook Islands47 contributions9 helpful votes
This gem is in the best location on the entire island imho. Perfect for couples looking for a romantic, peaceful getaway with no fuss. We never closed our doors while home (no mosquitoes); we fell asleep to the sound of the waves pounding the reef, and awoke to the fresh ocean breeze and sun rising over the lagoon. A sight we enjoyed from our bed and balcony. A hotel-grade bed that made sleep so easy. We made use of the Free kayaks, snorkels and bicycles throughout our stay. Walking the beach everyday, swimming every morning, walking to the three motus (smaller islands), there are just so many things to do for free nearby. And lots of friendly dogs willing to keep you company on your walk :) Our villa had everything we needed, incredibly clean and well stocked. We used the kitchen everyday for cooking either breakfast or dinner, so we didn't have to eat takeout all the time. There is a 24/7 shop only 2 mins walk away, and Rima's Bakery for takeaways only 3 min cycle away. There is internet access onsite, and you can easily buy WiFi vouchers at the shop to use in the villa. Our hosts were friendly, ensured we had privacy, kept our room super clean, and well stocked. I wish it didn't have to end and won't hesitate to recommend this villa to any couple looking for a great holiday.
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Kathy V wrote a review Feb 2020
Escalon, California32 contributions5 helpful votes
We had a wonderful stay at Muri Shores! Gorgeous view! Exceptionally clean! Krystina, her husband and staff are fabulous. The muri night markets are right behind for great local food that is cheap. Bus stop just down to main road. Several restaurants within walking distance. The available bikes and kayaks are a nice addition. I would return here without question.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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js c wrote a review Jan 2020
San Diego, California6 contributions2 helpful votes
On the beach, feet to the water. Fully equipped studio bungalow behind Market, minutes to bus, restauants, small stores, water actitivities, and island dance shows. if U want to relax, quiet clean location and U don't need a resort, this is it. On my third trip, I'll stay here again. Krystana and Edna take care of any questions
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Sheens wrote a review Jan 2020
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I write this while looking out at the lagoon from my bed at Muri Shores. We could not have made a better choice in accommodation, it's perfect. Clean, tidy, comfortable, peaceful and relaxing and to top it off Krystina and the staff are lovely. The coffee just along the road is yum, Sails restaurant next door is too and we are looking forward to the night food market tonight, which is literally right behind Muri Shores...so convenient. On that note, it's an island, so everything is convenient and easy to get to. You will love it :-)
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Gary wrote a review Dec 2019
Napier, New Zealand14 contributions1 helpful vote
We had no idea what we were doing when we booked our accommodations at Muri Shores, never having been to Rarotonga before, but we feel like we got super lucky and scored one of the best locations the island has to offer. The room is spacious, the bed comfy, the bathroom shower is amazing, the spacious front deck, and the location can't be beat. The Kayaks were a huge bonus for us, and we really enjoyed just paddling away from our room and not having to deal with renting. Really the best location on the island because it's beach front, beach side of the Muri night market, and walking distance to everything you need. You will not need a car at this location.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Room Tip: There are four villas, they're all great, no real standout among them.
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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 Lagoon (0.1 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 Vili's Burger Joint, Deli-Licious Cafe Limited, and Sandals Restaurant & Barefoot Bar.
Does Muri Shores have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Muri Shores offers an airport shuttle 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.