Find your perfect accommodation at Muri Beach Rarotonga

kayaks at muri beach rarotonga

Overview

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.

sunset over muri lagoon rarotonga

Overview

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$$$$$

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Exclusive and private villas in a secluded cove beyond the southern point of Muri Beach.

Muri Beach Club$$$$

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Contemporary styled hotel on northern end of Muri for adults only

Sokala Villas$$$$

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Collection of self contained villas some with small private swimming pools

Muri Beachcomber$$$

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Good value units with small kitchens suited for couples in the heart of Muri Beach.

Tiana's Beach Villas$$

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Excellent budget option with bungalows and self contained units right on the beach.

Aroko Bungalows$$

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Budget option on the grassy oceanfront just north of Muri with wonderful views of the motu