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Review of Kura's Kabanas
4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 May 2024
Communication from Kuras Kabana's has been very good, easy to deal with. Unit 2 well equipped with everything you need. kayaks, reef shoes, outdoor bbq,plenty of outdoor seating, right on the Lagoon. Small criticism is only one chanel on tv and the vent on the roof needs bearing greasing as can be annoying on the night if you are a light sleeper as squeaks in the wind.
Good location, handy for everything that Muri has to offer.
Date of stay: May 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 April 2024

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!

Room tip: Remember there is no air conditioning so choose your season!
Date of stay: March 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 October 2023

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.

Room tip: Wait for the low tide and walk to mûri beach along the beach.
Date of stay: October 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 June 2022

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

Date of stay: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 June 2022

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

Date of stay: May 2022
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 April 2022

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.

Date of stay: April 2022
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