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Muri Lagoon

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Address: Cook Islands
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+682 27 349
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One of the island's most beautiful locations, this lagoon and beach is a...

One of the island's most beautiful locations, this lagoon and beach is a popular destination for swimming and snorkeling.

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Rarotonga Glass Bottom Lagoon Cruise

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An amazing spot

Awesome place to swim. Snorkeling average, not a lot of fish to look at but it is such a beautiful place to relax in, that it just doesn't seem to matter. Not much current and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not sure what has happened to the lagoon but it is no longer a good place to do water sports as a result of the high level of algae. Hopefully they will find a solution soon.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome place to swim. Snorkeling average, not a lot of fish to look at but it is such a beautiful place to relax in, that it just doesn't seem to matter. Not much current and very sheltered so was just like sitting in a very jynormous bath! One of our favorite spots to cool off on a hot day.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great beach, island, glass bottom boat tours, accommodation, some retail, groceries, fuel, cafes & restaurants - plus night food markets. Muri area has everything you need, can get yourself there by taxi, local bus or on rental scooters/cars. I think its the ultimate location to meet needs, quieter than Avarua of course but still with the island road being so... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having visited Muri Lagoon numerous times before, I was amazed to see the total change this last visit. The area around Muri and the Moto's (Islands) is infested with weed and there are very few clear areas to swim. I would not swim there as the water and beaches stink of effluent. There is a weed that has infested the... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You see all sorts! All ages can snorkel in here as its nice and shallow. Amazing clear water. Great for beginners too!

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United States
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So sad with all of the pollution. I wouldn't let my kids get anywhere near the water here -- hope that Muri can clean things up!

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1 Thank trientalis
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lagoon is tidal and the snorkelling for the most part is best at high tide. Not a huge amount of fish or coral to see - plenty of sea cucumbers/slugs. Best use is for craft esp. kites as the winds can be quite strong. Also good for paddle boards and kayaks.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying at the Pacific resort, so had access right onto the lagoon. It is a safe and sheltered area with some nice snorkelling areas and aquatic life to view. The best fish life to see is, unsurprisingly I guess, out closer to the reef where there were some nice blue gin trevelly and other tropical fish. It's location... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Sadly Muri Beach has become very smelly & contaminated over the last 10 years. However, we understand there are ongoing endeavours to solve this problem and get rid of the pollution now soiling this once lovely lagoon. The water actually stinks. There are many lovely bathing spots around the island.........take your reef shoes and go.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Anyone who can rate this area as the best beach in Rarotonga has their head buried in the sand. Over the years we have noticed a deterioration in this particular area to the extent now that no way would we swim or do any activities there. The authorities have conveniently kept hush over this but it is now at the... More 

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