Muri Lagoon, Rarotonga

4.4
#1 of 11 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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  • My best friend and I took a walk along the lagoon at Muri Beach. It looked nice enough, and we thought we saw coral heads under the water, so we grabbed our snorkeling gear and went in for a swim. Wha...  more »
  • Looking a little sad from 6 years ago. Maybe tourism is taking its toll? You need to go out deep to see any sea life.Warm water, fun times but less fish  more »
  • Loved the lagoon... the weather was perfect and the beach was really great for swimming... no rocks or too much seaweed.  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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