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Kura's Kabanas

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Located on the northern end of the magnificent Muri Lagoon, Rarotonga, Kura’s Kabanas enjoy a secluded beachfront location.Here you will find time to unwind...to experience the true meaning of “island time” in one of our 4 Kabanas, or in one of our 3 Family Units (where children under 12 years stay free)Enjoy breakfast on your deck gazing out to the beautiful lagoon, and then in the evening dine by moonlight on our bbq deck on the shores of Muri Lagoon.Take a paddle on Muri lagoon in our complimentary kayaks, or simply lie back in a sun lounger on the deck.Rarotonga accommodation doesn’t get any better…….. experience for yourself true Cook Islands hospitality - from the first time we greet you at the airport, the friendliness and kindness of the people here at Kura’s will ensure your stay with us is a memorable one.
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Mrs Smith wrote a review 4 Apr
Sydney, Australia34 contributions17 helpful votes
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Kura’s Kabanas are situated in an excellent location in Rarotonga. A Waterfront lagoon property, short level walk to Muri Night Market, Te Vara Nui Show, small but adequate supermarkets, vehicle and scooter hire, dive shop, bakery and more. There are 4 cabins, staggered and surrounded by vegetation, plus 2 family apartments ( on the first floor above the office, so there are steps to negotiate). It was lovely and quiet, the small number of rooms/cabins offered are in stark contrast to the many noisy busy resorts. Sitting on the BBQ deck any time of the day or evening it was peaceful and restful. You can easily walk to Muri Beach at low tide or use one of the property’s kayaks. There also also plenty of snorkels, masks and reef shoes if you forget your own. We stayed in cabin 1 closest to the water. We had a twin bed configuration and the beds and pillows were very comfortable, not too soft, not rock hard. The kitchen had a stove, full size fridge, toaster, kettle, cutlery, crockery, pans etc. We did have to buy a sharp knife to cut fruits and tomatoes. The bathroom was a good size, clean, with a great pressure shower. Bath towels and beach towels were replenished daily if required. The lounge was quite uncomfortable and a rather strange shape but it worked as extra storage! The best thing was the location, and the view from inside and also out on the generous sized deck. We spent hours there each day. We just walked one minute across the grass to the BBQ cabana and down a couple of steps into the water. There was plenty of seating in the roofed BBQ area and a good size BBQ itself. Yes there are tiny, quick ants in the kitchen but as long as you seal everything, wash up straight away and wipe the benches they are not a nuisance at all. We were entertained by a number of hen, rooster and chicks scurrying around. Being there in mid March it was HOT and HUMID. Having no air conditioning and having to keep the doors closed at night (no screens on the doors) to keep mosquitos at bay made the cabin really hot but we requested an additional fan which was promptly delivered and that made the nights bearable. We would definitely return to Kura’s but in a cooler season. There are dogs all over Rarotonga, pets. They are called Wandering Dogs, not Stray dogs: just ignore them and do not feed them. Watch out for them if you are driving or on a scooter or bike, they meander across the roads!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Stay502985 wrote a review Oct 2023
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The location is great, close to Mûri beach and night market. The family room is spacious and clean with a well equiped kitchen. The staff is really helpful. Family friendly place. We loved staying there.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: Wait for the low tide and walk to mûri beach along the beach.
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Adventure23225545011 wrote a review Jun 2022
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We had a lovely and very pleasant stay at Kura’s, very friendly and well maintained place. We loved that warm family business, we felt part of Ata’s family and the staff were so lovely too. It was very nice to have the kayaks available for a nice ride around the beautiful lagoon, very convenient location as you got the diving shop, bakery, convenience store next door. The Muri night market is at 5min walk from the accommodation. Can’t wait to see you guys again, you made our holiday very special ! Mira and Sylvie
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Date of stay: June 2022
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SianGillanders wrote a review Jun 2022
Paihia, New Zealand44 contributions31 helpful votes
Just had six nights, 3 friends, staying in an upstairs family unit at Kuras Kabanas!! What a fabulous stay - cannot recommend enough…. Very clean, beautifully central to all Muri offers and really lovely staff looking after you. Will definitely be back - thank you to the team for making our visit very special X
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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dkwishy wrote a review Apr 2022
Palmerston North, New Zealand11 contributions2 helpful votes
Finding Kura's Kabanas when searching for accommodation in the Muri area was my lucky day. The first bonus was the manager Fay who not only helped before arrival but continued to care for us throughout our stay. The location is great, was quiet, clean and we were lucky enough to be only 15metres from the lagoon. There are kayaks, snorkelling gear and beach feet available and the snorkelling immediately in front was really good. Value for money this couldn't be beaten and I would not hesitate to return to this provider.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Jeannine wrote a review Mar 2021
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It has already been a year since we found this beautiful piece of land, Rarotonga and Kura's Kabanas. Rarotonga really feels and looks like paradise and the owners of Kura's Kabanas make your stay just even more wonderful. They are really nice and we would like to thank Fay again that she refunded 100 % of our not consumed night because we decided to leave earlier due to the starting Covid-19 crisis in March 20. We have never met so lovely and generous people. Fay and her team are great and if you live in one of this Kabanas you never want to leave again - all you need to explore this island is a kayak which is included in your price and is just in front of the doorstep of your kabana. Thank you again and wish you all the best from the other side of the world :) Jeannine + Benjamin
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Date of stay: April 2020
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Captchris8 wrote a review Mar 2020
San Diego, California27 contributions17 helpful votes
Kia Orana, Great location for touring the island from. Kabana #1 is just a few meters from the water, best one out of the four. Faye – the manager was extremely helpful. She gave us her personal phone number to call if, after hours, we needed something. Which it turned out to be the case when we needed help lighting the oven one evening to prepare our dinner. There was a gas BBQ within steps of Kabana #1, which we used a couple of times. The kitchen was equipped with the minimum of cooking and eating items. Could have used lids for pots and pans.. We made due with the aluminum foil that was there. It had a microwave but no dishes or microwavable ware to cook with. With the plastic wrap we brought along with the dishes that were there, we were OK.. There were chickens and dogs everywhere. The dogs were real friendly. True beggar dogs. There were many different breads,Labs, herding dogs (NZ input obviously), etc. Most all we saw were healthy, some even had collars with tags on. There were coconut crab holes all over the place. Watch where you walk. Some of the crabs were very big and therefore their holes we also big. The hot water was solar heated, the problem was when you have cloudy rainy weather for a couple days straight you have no hot water for showers. Brrrrr. We are scuba divers, the dive shop was just about 75 meters down the road, an easy walk. Small convenience stores were near by. Lot of eating places also were near. You need to rent a car to get around.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Kerryn747 wrote a review Oct 2019
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I live in London, my parents live in New Zealand, and for their 50th wedding anniversary they visited Kura’s Kabanas in Muri, Rarotonga. My brother and I couldn’t be home to celebrate this amazing time with our folks, but when we sent a note to Kura’s in the hopes of being able to arrange something special for them during their stay, we struck absolute gold when Fay answered our call! Fay moved mountains to help us spoil our gorgeous parentals, not even kidding. She sourced and purchased champagne, printed out tickets to the show we bought for our folks, arranged a special bouquet of flowers for a special ‘mate’s rates’ price through a friend, placed a congratulations card from she and Kura’s in their room, moved them to an upgraded bure and spoilt them silly during their stay. The card I sent from the UK didn’t arrive in time, so she’s also repackaged and re-posted that on to their home in NZ for me. She is EXTRAORDINARY. International payment from my UK account for the champagne and flowers simply would not cooperate, so Fay found a work-around (through her brother in NZ!) to help fix that issue, too. She offered suggestions, better ideas than we’d had and so much support to my brother and I to enable us to help celebrate our parent’s marriage milestone from afar. Ma and Pa felt like royalty, absolutely raved about the location and things to do and scenery and service during their stay at Kura’s in Muri, as well as obviously absolutely adoring Fay and the team! I’ll forever be grateful to Fay for her unbelievable level of genuinely friendly, thoughtful, selfless and generous help. So yeah ... highly recommended by someone who hasn’t even stayed there (yet!), and her parents, who have. Thank you x1,000,000 Fay and Kura’s Kabanas, you’re awesome!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Phyllis S wrote a review Oct 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia56 contributions28 helpful votes
This little place on the lagoon around the corner from the expensive Muri Beach hotels is an insider’s cache. Basic, but very clean accommodations in a central location off the main drag where the resort is somewhat protected from the off shore winds, it is definitely well worth the money. Breakfast spots, Supermarkets, Muri evening Market and water activities are all within easy walking distance. With the island bus stop at the top of the drive, getting into town and around the Island is a breeze. The resort places loads of island information in your room, take special note of the bus time table, or you could be standing around for an hour between busses. The resort has a convenient deck, BBQ and plenty of wonderful visiting island dogs to make you feel ‘at home’. Fully equipped with the added bonus of free canoes, kayaks, beach shoes, beach towels and snorkels.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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jade a wrote a review Aug 2019
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Really enjoyed our stay here, the Cabins are a bit shabby but clean and tidy.. a great deck to have drinks and food with lounger and table and chairs.. The place is very peaceful with nice birds singing away.. location is great, just a walk down the beach or road to restaurants and bars.. Night market is about a 3 minute walk.. Faye the manager is super helpful and very approachable.. Definitely would stay again
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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LOCATION
Cook IslandsSouthern Cook IslandsRarotongaMuri
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kura's Kabanas
Which popular attractions are close to Kura's Kabanas?
Nearby attractions include Te Vara Nui Village (0.3 km), Muri Lagoon (0.5 km), and Muri Night Market (0.6 km).
Which room amenities are available at Kura's Kabanas?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Kura's Kabanas?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kura's Kabanas?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Mooring Fish Cafe Rarotonga, Deli-Licious Cafe Limited, and Sandals Restaurant & Barefoot Bar.
Does Kura's Kabanas have airport transportation?
Yes, Kura's Kabanas offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Kura's Kabanas?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wreck of the Matai (6.9 km).
Does Kura's Kabanas have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.