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Raro in July

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Raro in July

Just about tp plan a 10 day holiday to Rarotonga in July this year.

Are July water temps suitable for swimming?

Thinking of booking into Dorothys at Muri,can anyone comment on this establishment?


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The water temp won't be overly warm but it's certainly better than swimming down at brighton in July. Hope you enjoy your holiday we've never been dissapointed with Raro such a relaxing place to go and forget all your worries. Have fun planning.

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Kia Orana Tom, welcome to our forum.

It's been a while since I last had a swim during a Raro winter - from memory maybe 10 years or so. Once you take the plunge like all things you become accustomed to the conditions. I do see plenty of people swimming around Muri over July so it cant be that cold surely!

Dorothy's is located in a most convenient spot. Between the Pacific Resort and the sailing club where Sails is located, I would say you wont have far to wander to experience activity. Also Te Vara Nui village is close by should you wish to experience something of Cook islands culture and floor show. While the property is not absolute beach-front it's within very close proximity to a primary Muri position. Escaping the nip of a Christchurch winter maybe far more important for your needs!

Enjoy your stay.

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Hi there,

Thank you very much for this reply--coz' I am also thinking a family trip to Raro from Sydney (and my families are coming all the way up from China!).

Yet I am thinking of some budget accommodation around Muri beach, preferably some apartment fitting 9 people.

What do you think of Muri Grandview Lodge Rarotonga?


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Tom, we have been in Rarotonga 3 times in July, swam every day and didn't find the water temperatures cold at all - 24 -26 degrees.

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Thankyou we are looking forward to lots of swims on our July holiday.

Kindest Regards


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