Previously we have opted to stay in hotels and resorts however, on this occasion we travelled to Rarotonga for a wedding and decided that independent accommodation would be more suitable ....We were certainly not disappointed! ..At the time of booking 'Muri Shores' the Villas were still in the completion stages...Not only did we manage to secure our dates but, we did so with ease....
To date, we haven't contributed to 'Trip Advisor' but after staying at 'Muri Shores it seemed the least we could do.
You will read about the :fantastic, location and extremely well priced brand new villas from the previous reviewers and they are all absolutely correct!....
We particularly enjoyed the deck area - very generous in size and great protection from both the sun and rain.
Apologies Krystina, (as we mentioned at the time) your kitchen and bathroom photos do not actually give a true representation of size - which is in our opinion was definitely larger than they appear!...Despite, a technical issue which resulted in a lack of photos (apart from the wedding we attended) - but, there is already a good representation.
We would also highly recommend the 'Food market' (behind the Villas) ... What an asset - beautifully cooked local dishes and so well priced - a lovely atmosphere as well.
AND, No... you don't have to go without your 'fat whites' either...L.B.V. on the verandah is fabulous - go early if you want a sweet treat!
Snorkeling in close proximity was best around the Islet to the right (looking from the deck) 'Ta'akoka', I think?!
As I mentioned earlier we were in Rarotonga to attend a wedding - which was a wonderful day.....We even managed to travel the short distance by scooter ( in our 'wedding clothing!') a unique experience and so much cooler than a car!
Unfortunately, a holiday for us always involves some work and we found the internet a pleasure to use ....A quick 3 minute stroll to the 'Teleshop' and then a pleasant surprise to discover the quickness of operation.
However,the input of our hosts to our holiday was extremely special ... Holidays for us are about the people and the culture of the place we are visiting .Despite visitng Aitutaki and Rarotonga a couple of times previously, this trip was by far the best! Like everything in life, balance is important and our 'time' spent with: Kristyna, Mii and Willy was something we will never forget -
Above all, they were incredibly respectful of our privacy, but there for us....
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Muri Shores Rarotonga, Cook Islands