Muri Lagoon
Muri Lagoon
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One of the island's most beautiful locations, this lagoon and beach is a popular destination for swimming and snorkeling.
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  • Jeremytung
    Coventry, United Kingdom4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best lagoon in Rarotonga
    Muri Lagoon, located on the eastern side of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands with its crystal-clear waters and stunning scenery. Muri Lagoon offers something truly unique, with its picture-perfect beaches and beautiful lagoon and reefs. Most importantly, Muri Lagoon is the best place to swim and snorkel in its warm waters, which are teeming with a variety of marine life. Visitors can explore the colorful coral reefs and encounter an array of tropical fish and sea creatures even turtles, making for an unforgettable underwater experience. Aside from its incredible natural beauty, Muri Lagoon also boasts a range of activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy. From kayaking and paddleboarding to sailing and kiteboarding, there is something for everyone here. And for those who prefer a more relaxed pace, there are plenty of beachside cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy a refreshing drink or a delicious meal while taking in the stunning views. Overall, Muri Lagoon is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to the Cook Islands.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 13 April 2023
  • dundada
    United Kingdom188 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I saw the Muri Lagoon when I went on the Captain Tama’s Lagoon Cruizes
    I went to the Muri Lagoon when I went on the Captain Tama’s Lagoon Cruizes on October 2, 2022. The Muri Lagoon is clear, beautiful and full of very pretty fish. I snorkelled in it with the rest of the passengers. There’s a nice view of the beachfront area of the Muri Beach Club Hotel. I highly recommend the Muri Lagoon to everyone because it’s gorgeous and you’ve got to go swimming, snorkelling, kayaking and paddle boarding in it.
    Visited October 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written 13 July 2023
  • jarrodharding
    Christchurch, New Zealand2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect swim/snorkel area that is safe and endlessly clear blue
    We first came here on the Captain Tamas Cruise. We came back the following day to swim ourselves because we couldnt get enough of this beautiful lagoon. The clear blue warm water, reef/rock points full of fish, ideal snorkel area and yellow/white sands. We'll be back!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 January 2024
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Voyage36065594158
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Beautiful, turquoise waters greet you. No waves in the lagoon so safe for kids to swim in. The water is warm. Plenty of shading from trees around the lagoon.
Written 27 January 2024
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jarrodharding
Christchurch, New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We first came here on the Captain Tamas Cruise. We came back the following day to swim ourselves because we couldnt get enough of this beautiful lagoon. The clear blue warm water, reef/rock points full of fish, ideal snorkel area and yellow/white sands. We'll be back!
Written 20 January 2024
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holidayreviews10
Auckland Central, New Zealand56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Spent so much time swimming and snorkelling on the beach, plus lounging in the sun. It was one of my favourite places on the island and always found myself coming back here. The fish were so chill and the water is really shallow so you can get so close! Sand was super soft too, not too shelly or rocky
Written 24 October 2023
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Sandra B
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Muri Lagoon was right outside my accommodation - truly beautiful spot. Lovely to walk along the beach at any time of day.
Written 26 August 2023
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dundada
United Kingdom188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
I went to the Muri Lagoon when I went on the Captain Tama’s Lagoon Cruizes on October 2, 2022. The Muri Lagoon is clear, beautiful and full of very pretty fish. I snorkelled in it with the rest of the passengers. There’s a nice view of the beachfront area of the Muri Beach Club Hotel.

I highly recommend the Muri Lagoon to everyone because it’s gorgeous and you’ve got to go swimming, snorkelling, kayaking and paddle boarding in it.
Written 13 July 2023
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Wikidkiwi
Bay of Islands, New Zealand156 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
There are better places to swim/snorkel, but we spent a lovely day kayaking out to the motu, having a picnic on the beach then snorkeling. You could probably walk out to the island as it wasn't deep at all - if you could avoid standing on all the sea cucumbers - also a good place for a stand up paddleboard as very calm
Written 12 July 2023
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Jeremytung
Coventry, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Muri Lagoon, located on the eastern side of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands with its crystal-clear waters and stunning scenery. Muri Lagoon offers something truly unique, with its picture-perfect beaches and beautiful lagoon and reefs.

Most importantly, Muri Lagoon is the best place to swim and snorkel in its warm waters, which are teeming with a variety of marine life. Visitors can explore the colorful coral reefs and encounter an array of tropical fish and sea creatures even turtles, making for an unforgettable underwater experience.

Aside from its incredible natural beauty, Muri Lagoon also boasts a range of activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy. From kayaking and paddleboarding to sailing and kiteboarding, there is something for everyone here. And for those who prefer a more relaxed pace, there are plenty of beachside cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy a refreshing drink or a delicious meal while taking in the stunning views.

Overall, Muri Lagoon is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to the Cook Islands.
Written 13 April 2023
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Leigh D
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Evening stand up paddle board classes always attract local dogs to ride along on your board. Great fun, warm water. Safe for kids as the depth is never over 4-5 feet depending on tide
Written 24 March 2023
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Jacqui S
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
We snorkeled here on our first day in Rarotonga and were pretty disappointed. Most of the coral is gone and there weren't that many fish. We later found out sewerage leakage from the hotel septic tanks was a big problem, especially in peak holiday season when there's more tourists. This has had a severe impact on Muri lagoon as this is where most of the hotels are and it looks like it hasn't recovered even after the island closed to tourists. Of course the tourist information won't tell you any of this. If snorkeling is what you've come for, my recommendation is to rent a car and give Muri lagoon a miss. There's much nicer beaches on the southern parts of the island where the coral reefs seem to be healthy and there are abundant fish.
Written 25 December 2022
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Vanessa Were
Palmerston North, New Zealand16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
Just beautiful..primo place for all water activities. Lots of shops and activities to do.
We stayed at Muri Beachcomber and were very pleased with venue, service and location.
Written 10 December 2022
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