Anush and I just got back from a week long trip to the Cook Islands. To say our trip was one of our absolute fave trips among all our travels is an understatement – we had the most incredible week in paradise and I can’t wait to share it all in my travel guides soon and hopefully encourage and inspire you to add this gem of a destination to your bucket list. We split our time across two islands – Rarotonga and Aitutaki, and in this post Ill be sharing details on where we stayed during our time in Rarotonga.
We stayed in the main island of Rarotonga for 3 days and chose to stay at the Muri Beach Club Hotel. This chic boutique hotel is located right on the shores of Muri Lagoon which is undoubtedly the most beautiful beach in Rarotonga. This casual adults only resort was the perfect choice for us being located just 8 miles from the airport and as well as within the tourist area of Muri.
View from our balcony
We stayed in a deluxe beachfront room and had such an incredible view of lagoon from our balcony, it was a delight to wake up to this dreamy view every morning. The room itself was clean, spacious and comfy; I loved the blue and white beachy decor that totally added to the island vibe of this hotel.
Delicious tropical breakfast at Silver Sands
There is a restaurant on property called Silver Sands where we had a delicious breakfast every morning. My fave part of the breakfast was alll the fresh tropical fruits – so yum! They also serve lunch and dinner everyday.
They also have a beautiful pool (the biggest pool in all of Raro!) with day beds and lounge chairs all around that is conveniently located super close to the beach so you can pool and beach hop as you wish.
The beach was my fave part of the resort – I mean with this million dollar view of Muri Lagoon, it is hard not to fall head over heels for this view! The lagoon is the island’s aquatic playground for safe snorkeling and swimming. The hotel has a ton of activities to choose from – among which is the free use of their kayaks, paddleboards and snorkeling gear! And if you just want to laze around, the lounge chairs or hammocks on the beach are a perfect excuse for an afternoon siesta.
You might even be greeted by the local Raro doggies who love to play with you in the sand and water.
During low tide you can even walk across to the nearby motus (offshore islands) that are literally a stones throw away or if you are a strong swimmer you can also swim it! Best way to get across to the motus across is a kayak though – you can easily kayak to a nearby island and enjoy a private beach all to yourself if you are lucky.
All in all we absolutely loved our stay here at Muri Beach Club Hotel and cannot recommend it enough if you are ever visiting Rarotonga. Stay tuned for the rest of my posts from the Cook Islands.
Thanks for stopping by. xoxo
** This stay was in collaboration with Muri Beach Club Hotel but all thoughts and opinions are my own.