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Muri Shores
Ranked #3 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Muri
Certificate of Excellence
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2 reviews
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“Perfect!”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

We recently visited Rarotonga (myself and my fiancé) and stayed at Muri Shores. This was my fourth time here and my fiancés first, I have to say that Muri Shores is awesome! Great location right on the white sandy beach and lagoon, and in the heart of the beautiful Muri Beach area. There are restaruants, cafes, hotel bars/restaurants, scooter/car hire, and a whole heap of water sports from Kite surfing and Diving to Paddleboarding right on your door step.

It was brand new and spotlessly really clean with all you could need from a studio unit. Your hosts Kristina and her partner are so lovely and nothing is too much trouble. They made us feel so at home and we just didnt want to leave! I almost dont want to say how good it was as Im worried next time we come it will be fully booked!! But wouldnt want others to miss out on it, truly the pick of the bunch!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

We have recently spent 8 nights here and I can't recommend it highly enough. Krystina and her Mum Mii made us feel so welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The accommodation is very new, and they welcomed any feedback - in fact in the end we were scared to mention anything as the next day it would turn up! The bures are practical, stylish and tasteful but not so much that we didn't feel totally relaxed and comfortable. We were able to make our own breakfast and lunch in the well furbished kitchen, and even managed a meal one evening when we were sick of going out. Also look out for the Thursday night market right next door as they have some delicious food as another option to eating out. We spent a lot of time on the deck as it was a great size and we were provided with lovely comfortable recliners (which sometimes ended up with us lying on them on the beach!) and a good sized outdoor table and chairs. And of course the view of the lagoon is amazing! Being able to step off the deck and onto the beach is just luxury. Lots of people asked us about our bures and we showed several through, so hope it doesn't get so popular that we won't be able to get in next time we come - we will definitely be back!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

Muri Shores is absolute beachfront overlooking the beautiful crystal clear pool of water that is Muri lagoon. The photos tell it all....

We stayed for 9 nights in August and were based here for our first trip to Rarotonga.
Very clean, good amenities and helpful welcoming friendly hosts (couldn't have been better).
Waking up to that view was quite a start to the morning and the outdoor balcony is great for the entire day. Be it breakfast under cover, sunbathing or cocktails per-dinner!
So much nicer to have this intimate experience rather than staying at a hotel / resort complex.
And with a view like this at far less the cost! Why would you?!

Also located well for lagoon tours (located a stroll away), scooter higher, cash machine, two good cafes (2 mins walk) and the well known Pacific Resort. It was good not to be stuck in the middle of nowhere...

Would recommend wading across to the larger motu (lagoon island) at low tide and enjoy the scenic view back to the mainland with its towering peaks. Also a good place to escape prevailing winds. You may even be offered a fruit platter from the locals as we were on our last day. Take some $ for a cheap beach massage.

Restaurants try: Rickshaw (cute, authentic and the best nearby) and 'The Sands' at Tikitaveka Beach - best on the Island with its European influence (Swiss chef) and lagoon front location.
Sails Restaurant is right next door.... a popular spot for weddings.

At the end of the day it's the Islands natural beauty that is the real attraction. That lagoon is idyllic!

Enjoy your stay. We most certainly did!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Muri Shores
Address: Muri, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Muri
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Muri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Muri Shores is absolute beachfront situated in the heart of Muri on one of the most prime beachfront locations that Rarotonga has to offer. The brand new accommodation consists of two fully self-contained studio 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...the only lagoon on Rarotonga surrounded by mini islets. Our greatest feature is indeed 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 studio. Muri Shore studio villas 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 cruise and water equipment hire, cafes, beauty salons, pharmacy. We look forward to welcoming you to our shores ... more   less 
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