My partner and I recently stayed in the beautiful kukupa apartment at Muri Retreat - absolutely stunning views able to be 100% enjoyed not only from the charming private balcony but from anywhere in the apartment itself. It was a really lovely room in keeping with the island's natural culture and character, and with excellent facilities, private, light and airy, and in immaculate condition.
We absolutely LOVED the location - stunning tropical gardens with beautiful flowers and native wildlife. The 5 minute walk down to the waterfront is a genuine pleasure along a sealed driveway through coconut palms and banana plantations - there is a lagoon/beach access point nearly opposite the end of the driveway so no long haul on the main road! There are many waterfront/package options in Rarotonga but for privacy and a truly beautiful and personalised experience, it was wonderful to stay in this lush, tropical garden setting - the mountains of Rarotonga have to be seen to be appreciated, and limiting yourself to the beach front would be a real shame. Staying in a slightly more secluded, but still very convenient location was the best decision we made.
Our hosts at Muri Retreat, Phoebe and Steve, were absolutely fabulous not only throughout our stay, but also with regards to organisational details - booking, transfers, getting around, local advice, check in and check out ... They went out of their way to make our holiday absolutely perfect and to fit around our preferences, and were the kindest, friendliest, most charming hosts imaginable.
We left Muri Retreat with great reluctance, and hope to return again - I would very highly recommend booking your holiday here, you certainly won't regret it!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Muri Retreat is situated on a private tropical hillside surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens, overlooking the warm turquoise waters of Rarotonga's finest beach...Muri Beach. A peaceful place to relax and unwind. We are a small and friendly adults only self-catering holiday accommodation proudly offering 4 quality apartments that are stylish, comfortable and fully self-contained. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, stunning sunrises, volcanic mountains, tropical rainforest and plantations.... all from your bed or private patio. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Muri Retreat Rarotonga, Cook Islands