Muri Lagoon, Rarotonga

3.9
#2 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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  • October 8, 2017
    Its so beautiful to walk on the beach, but if you go out into the water to snorkel you see a lot of sea cucumbers. Unless you go right out...  more »
  • October 7, 2017
    We didn't take an organised tour, but just wandered around and enjoyed this beautiful spot and went to the night market  more »
  • October 5, 2017
    A great spot for snorkelling and kayaking. Even though coral a little bland in colour, plenty of fish to see and sparkling water to enjoy. Grab your gear and snorkel at high tide. Can snorkel here wit...  more »
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  • July 6, 2017
    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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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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