Muri Lagoon, Rarotonga

4.4
#1 of 10 in Parks in Rarotonga
Muri Lagoon allows visitors to swim, snorkel, and relax on the sand in a breathtaking natural location. The teal-blue water of of the lagoon remain extremely clear, making it easy to spot numerous marine species like sea cucumbers, bright fish, and coral formations on the sandy bottom. Get a little closer and go diving instead, where you can really explore the Cook Islands' amazing seascape. Even in strong winds, the water remains calm and suitable for kayaking or paddleboarding. Arrange to visit Muri Lagoon and other attractions in Rarotonga using our Rarotonga road trip website .
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  • Beautiful spot to relax on a gorgeous white beach. Easy walk across to the island with views of fish and coral along the way. The only shame is the numbers of sea cucumbers that you need to avoid. And...  more »
  • We swwam in the lagoon which was shallow and warm. We also did snorkeling on our own which was great we saw a big purple star fish. You can kayak, paddleboard or swim in the lagoon all day long.  more »
  • This is a beautiful lagoon with many restaurants and hotels on it. The water on a fine day is magnificent but can get "soupy" if the weather has been hot and still in recent days. While it is a lovely...  more »
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  • Gorgeous even on a grey winters day. Weddings on the beach. Boats, paddle boarding and swimming. Hope to get back on a sunnier day.

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Where to stay in Rarotonga

Since pristine white beaches and turquoise lagoons are never far away in Rarotonga, where you stay depends entirely on how much you want to spend. The hotels and resorts tend to cluster around the most scenic beaches and lagoons. At the higher end, luxury resorts offer pampering comfort, but often share their beaches with much more affordable accommodations. If you want to explore a certain part of the island, look for lodgings nearby: although the buses are extremely convenient, they tend to meander at a very slow pace.
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