Tamaariki Drive, Ngatangiia, Rarotonga, Muri, Rarotonga, Cook Islands –
Excellent location — rated 9/10! (score from 71 reviews)
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Kave and Jules
We are in a quiet setting surrounded by coconut trees, away from the main road with minutes walk into the centre of Muri Beach. We like to make our guests feel special, as all holidays should be. With only 3 units we have those extra personal touches, whether it be an intimate guest BBQ in our communal and bar area, or a quiet massage on site. All our guests receive priority bookings on any of our adventure companies tours or activities, we also have a cafe in Muri that does amazing coffee! We have our own yoga teacher who can take you on a sunrise yoga session, on the beach or on our SUP boards. We live on site and our dog Tama is here with us, he loves everyone! We have tried to create a relaxed informal but intimate environment for our guests, with colours and themes from the Cook Islands, all units are fully self contained but the BBQ is available for all to use. We can offer advice on anything to do or places to eat here in Rarotonga, we also have fat bikes to rent at reduced cost for guests. Please note we are not beach front, and we are up a gravel drive overlooking the lagoon, the advantage of quietness and affordable accommodation.
We have been living in Rarotonga since 2015, moving over from NZ, Kave is a NZ born Cook Islander returning to his homeland after 28 years in the NZ Air Force and Jules originally from the UK after over 20 years in NZ. We have travelled and seen a lot of the world and we love to hear and share your stories and traveling experiences too! Kave manages our adventure company and Jules is looking after you when you come to stay on our Island Paradise! We love living here and we look forward to sharing it with you. We offer marine activities and kitesurfing as part of our adventure company, of which we both enjoy too!
Muri is the tourist capital of Rarotonga! Not only does it have a beautiful lagoon perfect for paddling or kitesurfing, but it has some great cafes ( our own of course..!) and restaurants, cultural shows, a museum and much more... You don't need to have transport to stay here unless you want to see the rest of the Island, all 32k of it!! There is some great walking or MTB valleys close by also. We have the historical Avana passage within sight, where all the canoes left the Cook Islands to find other lands. We have amazing sunrises and tropical storms, roosters and our dog Tama will make you welcome too!!
Languages spoken: English
Property surroundings – Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
MV Mataora4 miles
Restaurants and markets
Rickshaw Asian and La Casita Mexican Restaurant0.3 miles
Local store Supermarket0.3 miles
Ariki's Shack Cafe/bar0.6 miles
TEM Store Groceries Supermarket0.6 miles
Mari Night Food Market Market0.6 miles
Sails Restaurant and Bar Cafe/bar0.6 miles
CITC Supermarket Supermarket0.6 miles
Mooring Fish Cafe Cafe/bar0.6 miles
Te Vara Nui Cultural Show and Village Restaurant0.6 miles
Silver Sands @ Muri Beach Club Hotel Restaurant0.6 miles
Punanga Nui Saturday market Market6.2 miles
Avana Passage Sea/ocean0.6 miles
Cross Island Walk Mountain5 miles
Beaches in the neighbourhood
Muri Beach White sandSwimming
Rarotonga International Airport5.8 miles
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Most popular facilities
- Adult only
- Designated smoking area
- Air conditioning (Additional charge)
- Non-smoking throughout
- Soundproof rooms
- Non-smoking rooms
Sit back and relax
- Outdoor furniture
- BBQ facilities
- Shared lounge/TV area
- Personal trainer
- Fitness classes
- Yoga classes
- Sun loungers or beach chairs
- Pool/beach towels
- Massage (Additional charge)
Pets are not allowed.
- Tour or class about local culture
- Happy hour (Additional charge)
- Themed dinner nights (Additional charge)
- Bike tours (Additional charge)
- Walking tours (Additional charge)
- Water sport facilities (on site) (Additional charge)
- Hiking Off-site
- Canoeing Off-site (Additional charge)
- Windsurfing (Additional charge)
- Fishing Off-site
Food & Drink
- On-site coffee house
- Bottle of water
- Wine/champagne (Additional charge)
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and charges are applicable.
Free! Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
- Secured parking
- Shuttle service
- Airport shuttle (additional charge)
- Shuttle service (additional charge)
- Bicycle rental (additional charge)
- Tickets to attractions or shows (Additional charge)
- Luggage storage
- Tour desk
- Paid WiFi
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Until 10:00 hours
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Children and extra beds
Children cannot be accommodated at the hotel.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
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