We stayed in the small studio (Omu) on the ground floor in Muri Retreat and enjoyed our stay immensely. Right from the beginning, phoebe and steve were there to welcome us and give us tips on where to go , where to eat and generally the're a fountain of information. They had snorkel gear there too which we were able to us, which was dead handy, and the pool was great for our first few attempts at snorkelling :) And also in the evenings for nice cooling swims, mucho thanks to steve for maintaining pool so well!
Muri lagoon is only a 5-10 mins walk away, scooters are fairly cheap to rent, there are loads of car rental places also, or if your like us you can rent bicycles . There is a great chipper down by sailing club, and the shop next door does great lunch sandwiches, thanks to phoebe for the heads up on that on the first day!
We found our stay in the cooks very enjoyable, make sure and go to one of the islands nights, we went to the one in the rarotongan and it was 65 dollars, very good buffet and show was entertaining. Everyone pretty much takes it easy there and its a great to just kick back and relax, muri retreat has this vibe also largely in part to the owners steve and phoebe who help make your holiday a relaxing one.
Hope to get back there someday, it's a long way from ireland though but we'll be back :)
padraic and susan
- 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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