Muri Beach Accommodation
It's easy to wade (or kayak) across to the uninhabited islets at both low and high tide and spend a day relaxing on the quiet beach and looking back towards the mountains of Rarotonga. Snorkelling in the lagoon is good only for marine life - there's no coral here and the lagoon is only waist deep in most places which makes it easy for beginners. Muri Beach has the highest concentration of accommodation on Rarotonga from a small 65-room resort to lots of self-catering bungalows. There's several independent restaurants and takeaways in the Muri Area. Climb the hill opposite Pacific Resort for excellent views of the lagoon and islets.
On the north end of Muri opposite Motutapu islet is Avana Passage where the Cook Island Maoris departed in double hull catamarans to colonise New Zealand. The passage here is the best and most reliable surfing spot in the Cook Islands and allows entry for protected anchorage for yachts and motor boats. Inland from Avana is the extremely attractive and peaceful Turangi Valley. A dirt track leads almost 3 miles inland into the heart of Rarotonga and makes for excellent walking past small plantations and lush tropical forest. There's a lovely church a mile or so north of Muri which is built from limestone blocks and makes a good choice for a Sunday Church service.
Rumours Luxury Villas, Rarotonga
NZ$ 850 - 1,800 per couple
Rumours Luxury Villas features five luxuriously appointed villas on the beachfront adjoining popular Muri Beach in Rarotonga, and three similarly stylish villas on Amuri Beach in Aitutaki. These villas are exceptionally well furnished with fine attention to detail and suit honeymooners and executive travellers on holiday.
Pacific Resort, Rarotonga
NZ$ 420 - 740 per couple
Pacific Resort is set in landscaped tropical gardens and boasts a prime location on Muri Beach. This medium size hotel is undoubtedly the most relaxed and down-to-earth fully serviced accommodation in the Cook Islands. Facilities include restaurant and bar, swimming pool and water activities.
Sokala Villas, Rarotonga
NZ$ 300 - 450 per couple
Sokala Villas is a collection of single storey and split level villas, some with private pools, at the northern end of Muri Beach. With simple pine furnishings and four poster beds, large decks with lagoon views and a dazzling lagoon directly in front, Sokala is a popular spot for Honeymooners looking for intimate living.
Muri Beachcomber, Rarotonga
NZ$ 285 - 395 per couple
Muri Beachcomber is in a prime location on the beachfront in the heart of Muri Beach yet offers a serene atmosphere in beautifully landscaped gardens. This beachfront property offers excellent value for money with friendly staff and is close to restaurants and activities.
Muri Beach Resort, Rarotonga
NZ$ 285 - 525 per couple
Set at the southern end of Muri Beach with nine contemporary units. and three self contained apartments, Muri Beach Resort boats a pleasant swimming pool setting opening out to Muri Beach. Good value and on site managers make this a good place for families to enjoy a quiet holiday.
Muri Beach Hideaway, Rarotonga
NZ$ 230 - 300 per couple
Muri Beach Hideaway is a delightful small property owned by a local Cook Islander who lives on property. There are nine individually styled deluxe bungalows located in the heart of Muri Beach overlooking the beachfront with bungalows set in beautifully landscaped gardens and beside the swimming pool.
Manea Beach Villas, Rarotonga
NZ$ 200 - 440 per couple
Manea Beach is a collection of eight self contained bungalows and fully appointed villas situated on the north end of popular Muri Beach. Manea Beach is walking distance to several excellent restaurants and small shops and 150 metres from the road ensuring a noise-free stay. Complimentary kayaks and snorkelling gear.
Kuras Kabanas, Rarotonga
NZ$ 200 per couple
Kura's Kabanas is a small family run property on the edge of Muri Beach and offers affordable self contained bungalows. This is a good base for those looking for a quiet holiday but with easy access to the water activities and restaurants of Muri.
Kings Beach Villas, Rarotonga
NZ$ 160 per couple
King's Beach Villas is located at the Southern end of Muri Beach along a quiet yet picturesque stretch of white sand, facing the island of Taokaa. With just two duplex cottages and self-catering facilities, this is a good choice for budget travellers looking for comfortable yet simple living.
Tiana's Beach Villas, Rarotonga
NZ$ 135 - 165 per couple
Tiana's is a small family run property situated in the quiet south side of Muri Beach. The five self-catering units are found down a small track 100 yards off the main road and offer excellent privacy. This is a great spot for those looking for a beach holiday on a budget with a gorgeous beach location
Vara's Backpackers, Rarotonga
NZ$ 55 - 120 per couple
Varas Backpackers Rarotonga is the liveliest Cook Islands backpacker hostel with a great location between in popular Muri. With budget style accommodation mostly set in the hills overlooking Muri Lagoon, this is a great place to meet fellow travellers, relax on the beachfront, snorkel in the lagoon and explore the island.