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Muri Lagoon, Rarotonga

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#2 of 11 in Parks in Rarotonga
Beach Nature / Park
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. Take a look at our Rarotonga trip builder to schedule your visit to Muri Lagoon and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This beach is just gorgeous. Surrounded by great bars, cafes and restaurants. Can do a lagoon cruise, night snorkelling and lots of swimming. A must if in Rarotonga  more »
  • Stayed here for 7 nights. Controlled in the lagoon every day. Best experience ever. Large range of fish to be seen and super easy and safe access.  more »
  • Waters are calm and clear, perfect for swimming, snorkelling, stand-up paddle board, kayaking. Great place to laze round and people watch.  more »

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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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