Muri Shores
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Muri Shores

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Muri Shores Deck Lagoon View
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Pool & Beach (46)
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5.0
#1 of 12 villas in Muri
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Muri Shores is an absolute beachfront property situated in the heart of Muri on one of the most prime beachfront locations that Rarotonga has to offer. The accommodation consists of 4 beach front villas and 2 lagoon view villas. They are all fully self-contained villas at a total size of 55 sq meters offering a kitchen fit with modern amenities, a bathroom and bedroom that allows you to awake to the mesmerizing sunrise and magnificent views of Muri lagoon. Our greatest feature are our large semi exposed veranda offering you the flexibility to sit back and relax in the shade or move out into the sun to capture the warmth of paradise on your skin, all in the comfort of your own private villa. Muri Shores is located on the eastern side of Rarotonga and is a few steps away from the pristine waters of Muri. Facilities within a 2 minute walk are: restaurants, convenient stores, vehicle hire, lagoon cruises, cafes, beauty salons, pharmacy. We look forward to welcoming you to our shores.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Beach
Canoeing
Airport transportation
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Private check-in / check-out
Paid wifi
Diving
Snorkelling
Sun terrace
Room features
Blackout curtains
Safe
Seating area
Iron
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Kitchenware
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Lagoon View

Location

Ara Tapu, Muri Cook Islands
257Reviews12Q+A64Room tips

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Isaac M wrote a review Jul 2021
Buenos Aires, Argentina22 contributions4 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I absolutely loved my time in these beautiful villas. I spent the first 4 nights in the beachfront and 5 nights in the elevated, rear units overlooking the lagoon. The standard of accommodation is excellent, very comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen, lovely bathroom with lots of towels and a great walk in shower. The location is great, right in front of the 3 x islands (motus) with Kayaks to make getting there easy. They have well serviced bicycles to use which are included in the price. The property is directly behind the muri night market, which is a lively and delicious place to attend when it's on. The hosts are excellent and attentive, timely email replies and friendly and warm in person. The cleaner and gardener are also very warm and respectful people. I loved my 9 nights here and you will too.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Mii M wrote a review May 2020
Avarua, Cook Islands46 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This gem is in the best location on the entire island imho. Perfect for couples looking for a romantic, peaceful getaway with no fuss.

We never closed our doors while home (no mosquitoes); we fell asleep to the sound of the waves pounding the reef, and awoke to the fresh ocean breeze and sun rising over the lagoon. A sight we enjoyed from our bed and balcony. A hotel-grade bed that made sleep so easy.

We made use of the Free kayaks, snorkels and bicycles throughout our stay. Walking the beach everyday, swimming every morning, walking to the three motus (smaller islands), there are just so many things to do for free nearby. And lots of friendly dogs willing to keep you company on your walk :)

Our villa had everything we needed, incredibly clean and well stocked. We used the kitchen everyday for cooking either breakfast or dinner, so we didn't have to eat takeout all the time. There is a 24/7 shop only 2 mins walk away, and Rima's Bakery for takeaways only 3 min cycle away.

There is internet access onsite, and you can easily buy WiFi vouchers at the shop to use in the villa.

Our hosts were friendly, ensured we had privacy, kept our room super clean, and well stocked.

I wish it didn't have to end and won't hesitate to recommend this villa to any couple looking for a great holiday.
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Martin wrote a review Jun 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand5 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in Muri Shores for 8 days after the New Zealand and Cook Island opened the travel bubble. Highly recommended as the room is super tidy, just next to the shore, literally just a few steps to the beach and water there is sallow and safe. Walking distance to all the famous local activities and nice cafes. Staff are friendly and help get what we needed. We definitely have one of our best memories staying there!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lyn M wrote a review Jan 2022
Orewa, New Zealand2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beach front villa for our 12 night stay. Week 1 was very stormy but we enjoyed the villa and the rest. 2nd week beautiful weather. Plenty of places to eat within working distance, We hired a car which given weather in week 1 was very useful! I was working whilst here so relieved to find good wifi access - make sure you get the "deals" from Vodafone. Fantastic holiday and we will definitely return to Muri Shores
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Christine B wrote a review Jul 2022
6 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved and enjoyed everything about Muri Shores.

Its location (on the beach, behind the Muri Night Market, excellent Resorts about for eating choices and cocktails. The Raro bus at the gate for trips around the Island. And then the Lagoon. Wonderful for all the water sports, lazing in the warm waters and great snorkeling off the Islands in the Lagoon.

The accommodation of Muri Shores - perfect. They have everything you need for a wonderful relaxing holiday. We were in back unit with a lovely big deck and sea views to eat our breakfast/ meals. The until is a perfect size, spacious, with full kitchen and bathroom, plus bikes, kayaks. Wonderfully clean, lovely staff and also have recycling options which we really appreciated.

We especially enjoyed this property being discreet and all units separate from each other.

Krystina is a delightful person, helpful and just wants you to have a great holiday... which we did.

Can not recommend Muri Shores highly enough
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Date of stay: July 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: You will not be disappointed if you choose beach front unit or behind, both awesome.
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MikeC wrote a review Mar 2022
6 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is stunning - your own completely private villa right on the beach which suited us perfectly. There is a convenient parking spot outside your villa if you hire a car or if you're more energetic the villa has bikes (pedal power) that you can use. Kayaks are also supplied if you feel like visiting nearby islands for nice swimming spots. You may even get lucky and get one of the local dogs jump on board uninvited to catch a ride on your kayak - as happened to us. The villa itself is modern, clean, tidy and totally self contained. The balcony overlooking the ocean was ideal for relaxing with a beer or wine in the evenings or anytime of the day. The sunsets and sunrises are postcard picturesque. We used to open the curtains early morning to enjoy the sunrise from our bed. The garden and the grounds are well cared for. Location is handy to a number of places to eat such as the Muri market behind the villas which operate Tues, Wed, Thurs and Sun. On other days you can visit the Sails club next door (RSC) for breakfast, lunch or dinner or the Pacific Resort a 100m along the beach. The Mooring eatery across the road offers yummy seafood options between 11 and 3pm. I recommend Sashimi or Fish and chip absolutely yummy. For breakfast there are 2 cafes just meters from the villa, Delicious cafe and LBV cafe both make beautiful coffees and yummy breakfasts. The Islands Car hire is also close by. If you feel like cooking there is a 24x7 Convenient store by the market which sells all the necessities like wine and beer :)
Cannot speak highly enough of this place. Ideal for short term stay and privacy, yet with lots of options close by. There is no Reception as such, however the hosts Krystina and Eugene are most helpful and just a phone call away. We also stayed at other places on the island and can say that you can't get better value for money here.
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Any of the Beachfront villas is ideal
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Kathy V wrote a review Feb 2020
Escalon, California45 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful stay at Muri Shores! Gorgeous view! Exceptionally clean! Krystina, her husband and staff are fabulous. The muri night markets are right behind for great local food that is cheap. Bus stop just down to main road. Several restaurants within walking distance. The available bikes and kayaks are a nice addition. I would return here without question.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lee G wrote a review Jan 2024
Brisbane, Australia46 contributions46 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cannot fault either the property or the service at Muri Shores !!
We returned for 10 nights recently and once again everything was truly perfect for a relaxing and comfortable stay.
Beachfront villas are virtually steps from beautiful Muri Lagoon which is ideal for kayaking,(provided with each villa) snorkeling, paddle boarding or swimming.
To the rear is the 4xweekly Muri Night Market and a bus stop, next door is the Sailing Club (great food & cocktails here) and within a 2 min walk is an ATM, supermarket, cafes, restaurants - the location is fantastic!!
The villas have everything you need to be self sufficient - cooktop, microwave, full size fridge/freezer, utensils, pots, pans etc but with dining options on the doorstep you won’t need to be doing too much cooking 😊
Villas are not serviced daily but staff are on hand or just a phone call away to change towels etc. A full service is provided during longer stays as well but brooms, detergent etc are provided for a quick clean if needed.
Congratulations to Krystina, Eugene & team for such warm and excellent service once again.
We will be back !!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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David A wrote a review Jun 2021
Auckland, New Zealand72 contributions11 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Multiple trips to Raro over the years and staying at different places - but we've now found 'the place'. Muri Shores is perfect in every aspect. Krystina and Eugene are easy to work with for bookings and have excellent local knowledge. Edna and Albert keep the units and the grounds in resort-like condition. The privacy and proximity of the villas means you will make new friends, but no one is each others face. The location is so convenient you could just walk to everything you need on holiday, but hiring wheels on Raro gives you a much better picture of the place and more options for snorkelling, sight seeing, and meeting the amazing people. Basing ourselves at Muri Shores is our new grown-ups holiday (for couples/singles ie not kids) and looking forward to going back asap.
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The beachfront villas make you feel like royalty/movie star, but the rear villas on poles are...
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Sooze wrote a review Jul 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My Mum and I shared a villa at Muri Shores. The location is perfect and we spent so many hours relaxing on the deck enjoying the view over the lagoon. The villas are modern and impeccably clean with everything you need at hand. The hosts are very friendly and are quick to respond to your needs. I highly recommend these villas for anyone looking for beachfront, self- contained accommodation.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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winegirl2 asked a question Apr 2024
Nelson, New Zealand246 contributions88 helpful votes
Hi. Any bbq facilities to use?
Answer from Jörgen H
Orebro, Sweden1,157 contribution250 helpful votes
Yes they have that upon request, its a lovley place to stay. Higly recomended
Answer from Graeme S
42 contributions11 helpful votes
Not sure if this is still relevant for you but we’ve just come back and stayed in the villas at the back. The noise from the market is not a problem - and it’s over by 8pm anyway.
Answer from helenchapi
Torquay, Australia39 contributions20 helpful votes
We were there during the humid season and found it comfortable enough with just the fan and breezes. If you’re there in the cooler months of May/June I would say you would have no problems at all. You would have to pay a lot more at Pac Resort for a similar (beachfront) room. I have no hesitation in recommending Muri Shores over the resort. Enjoy your holiday!
Answer from Lane_and_Graham
Northland Region, New Zealand44 contributions10 helpful votes
Hi Ellie D, we paid the remainder of our payment in cash when we got there. There is no office there, just the cute villas. I suggest asking Krystina if she has the ability to take visa. Enjoy your stay, you'll love it there. We are already booked in again!
GrandTour01066267892 wrote a tip 22 May
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check out Fruits of Rarotonga for snorkeling "
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TMUMMA wrote a tip Apr 2024
28 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book your activities prior to arriving. Bring your own snorkel & flippers! What a beautiful paradise"
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Sherpa40054184990 wrote a tip Apr 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Fantastic place to say. Can highly recommend Muri Shores."
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Andrew wrote a tip Feb 2024
Oroville, California16 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"beach front rooms are so worth it!"
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MollieCollie wrote a tip Feb 2024
Auckland Central, New Zealand6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t overpack! Just swimming togs needed!"
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PRICE RANGE
$262 - $296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Cook IslandsSouthern Cook IslandsRarotongaMuri
NUMBER OF ROOMS
2
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, airport transportation, and internet access.
Which room amenities are available at Muri Shores?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Muri Shores?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
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Yes, Muri Shores offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
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Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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