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Address: Cook Islands
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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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Nice lagoon but not for snorkeling

Took our snorkeling gear as the lagoon wasn't far from our accommodation but it turned out to be just sand, small rocks and a type of grass algae. I would suspect this might be... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took our snorkeling gear as the lagoon wasn't far from our accommodation but it turned out to be just sand, small rocks and a type of grass algae. I would suspect this might be due to the fact there is a boat ramp on one end of the lagoon that might contribute to the bad state of it. Great place... More 

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Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Very scenic area. Snorkeled Sat morning for a few hours after 5 days of wind and rain. The lagoon is not very deep, so snorkeling was rather limited. Could walk all the way to the surrounding small islands if you chose to do so. Large beach areas. Lots of sea cucumbers in the water and lots of coral rocks. Can... More 

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Monza, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

We spent a week in Rarotonga as last part of our honeymoon. After touring New Zealand from North to South, we were very glad to have some time left for resting before going home! We enjoyed spending our time doing nothing on the Muri beach which definitely the best beach on the island, or touring the island on a motorcycle... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Stayed on the lagoon. There was some algae but the sea slugs were a bit off putting. Out deeper the snorkelling was great at high tide. Lots of fish but more further north opposite Fruits of Rarotonga. Beautiful to look across the lagoon to the reef.

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Yeppoon, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Nice Lagoon to look, but underwater it looks terrible. All full of Algae bloom and gunk everywhere. not recommended to snorkel, but to look at fro outside the water

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Muri lagoon is the best place on Raro in regards to beauty and peacefulness. You can lay on the sand and just look out to the ocean. If you get a clear sunny day the water looks so amazing. It is not deep so you can snorkel hundreds of meters and stand up. Great for kids. We say very large... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

At Muri Lagoon you find good waterspouts, Sup, kayak and sailing. They also have good cafes by accommodation at the beach. Be sure to get down to the Muri night market for cheap bur mega yummy dinner.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Nobody really speaks of it but if you talk to the right local they will not swim in this area of the lagoon. Apparently the run off from pig farming up the hill has ruined this once beautiful lagoon. I never stepped foot in it.

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Wanganui
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Although this lagoon looks picturesque its not the best lagoon on the island in fact, my personal option in thats its only good for photos and even then its only good on a high tide. make a stop take a photo but there's no decent snorkelling or swimming here

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Great Lagoon for swimming and lying on the beach. A few bars and restaurants around to get a drink and bite to eat

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