Boasting spectacular tropical waters, soft white sand and fringed coconut palms, Muri Beach is like something straight out of a postcard. Famous for its luxury adult only resorts, beach front villas and stunning natural setting, Muri Beach is a romantic tourist destination that is not to be missed on your next Cook Islands adventure. Whether you're into sun-baking, scuba diving - or anything in between, Muri Beach has something on offer for all.
Located on the eastern corner of Rarotonga, the idyllic Muri beach offers some of the best snorkeling you'll find in the South Pacific. Explore beautiful technicolour coral reefs as you dive beneath the surface, get up close and personal with exotic marine life and feel the warm tropical waters against your skin. Want to go deeper? Muri Beach offers fantastic scuba diving spots where you will find exhilarating drop offs, manta rays and sharks. With an abundance of activities available like kite surfing, kayaking, sailing and stand up paddle boarding, Muri Beach offers endless entertainment for all.
Shopaholics will love Muri Beach's close proximity to local markets like Punanga Nui Cultural Market where you can find one of a kind handicrafts, clothing and handmade quilts. Foodies will also love the array of delicious Cook Islands cuisines on offer like poke, chicken with taro and ika mata. If you're after a world class dining experience, the Silver Sands Restaurant & Bar at the Muri Beach Club Hotel offers gourmet Pacific Islands cuisine in a dreamy beachfront setting.
Surrounded by lush tropical rainforests, Muri Beach is the perfect spot to venture off on nearby hiking trails. Take in the scenic views as you ascend above the tree tops and spot local native birds and tropical butterflies. On your return, cool off in the beautiful waters and watch the sun set over the South Pacific.
Getting to Muri Beach is easy by car or motorbike, just follow the signs from Avarua town centre or hop on the Rarotonga bus which makes a regular 45 minute loop around the island.