Frequently Asked Questions...

1.  Where can I find Muri Shores?

Muri Shores is located on Muri Beach and is approximately 20 minutes from the main town of Avarua and the airport.  We are 500 meters away from the famous Te Vara Nui Cultural Center in Muri.

2. How do I get to Muri Shores when I arrive in Rarotonga?

If you are going to hire a car for your stay, ask them about an airport pick up and drop off, as this will be your cheapest option.  If you would like an airport pick up and drop off, this is an extra $20 per person and we can arrange this for you.

3. What type of accommodation is Muri Shores?

Muri Shores consists on 4 beachfront and 2 beachside self-contained villas.  Daily servicing or cleaning is not included however you can request for this service during your stay at a surcharge.  Towels are provided upon arrival and fresh towels can be supplied upon request.  There is no laundry facility on site however there is a laundry mat service nearby at a surcharge.


4. What is included when you book at Muri Shores?

Muri Shores has 6 self contained villa’s, each have a separate kitchen and bathroom.  Note: the 2 lagoon view villas are located behind the 4 beachfront villas and the lagoon view villas are air-conditioned and elevated to a height of 2 meters.  All villas are suited for a couple, or a single person and are fitted with:

* Complementary starter pack - which includes fresh fruit, bottled water, fruit juice, milk, tea, coffee, sugar

* A Queen-sized bed in all 4 beachfront villas

* A King-sized bed that can split into 2 single beds in the 2 beachside villas

* All linen and towels are provided

* A four-element cooking hob, microwave, pots and pans, plates, cups and cutlery

* Wine glasses, glasses and a coffee plunger

* Fridge

* Toaster and electric jug

* Tea-towels, hand-towels and dish clothes

* Shower (hot and cold gas heated water), toilet and vanity

* TV

* WIFI access (user pays) 

* A portable air conditioner is available on request for an extra daily rate for beachfront villas and lagoon view villas includes air-conditioning.

* Outside security lighting

* Complementary Kayak per villa


5. What is your nightly rate and do you have a minimum stay?

Our standard rate is $280 per night with a 4 night minimum stay for the 4 Beachfront Villas and $250 per night with a 4 night minimum stay for the two Lagoon View Villas. Currency on Rarotonga is New Zealand dollars.​

6. What other forms of transport are there?

Buses: The Island has two bus services, one that runs clockwise and another that runs anti-clockwise around the circle of the Island.  Buses are hourly on Saturday between 7am-11pm and Sunday 8am-4pm.  

Rarotonga has a number of car and scooter rental outlets, the closest right next door to Muri Shores called Polynesian Rentals and the other a 1 minute stroll away called Island Car and Bike Hire.


7. Are there convenient stores nearby?

Yes, there is a convenient store right next door to Muri Shores called TEM Store, there is another store which is a 5 minute walk away from Muri Shroes called Muri Outlet.  Alternatively Wigmore's Supermarket is a larger super market store which is approximately 15 minute drive from Muri Shores.  Wigmores sells a large range of European food items such as fresh bread, milk, vegetables, ice cream, cheese, crackers, tea, coffee and alcohol.  You can also fill up your vehicle with petrol. 

Most food items, with the exception of local produce (banana's, taro, starfruit, bread etc.) are imported.  You can get most items in your local supermarket including cheeses, meat, spreads etc.  Prices vary with the larger supermarkets such as CITC and Foodland at Avarua.  CITC also has a large liquor outlet next to their supermarket in Avarua.  

8. Relevant terms and conditions

Bookings are subject to availability. 


A deposit equivalent to 2 nights stay ($560 for beachfront villas and $500 for Lagoon view villas) is required at the time of booking to secure your booking - details and the method of payment is included in your booking confirmation email.  The remaining balance of payment is made upon arrival.  ​​


Force Majeure/Act of God

Muri Shores cannot accept responsibility or pay any compensation where the performance or prompt performance of the contract is prevented or affected by reason of circumstances which amount to “force majeure” or "act of God". Circumstances amounting to “force majeure” or "act of God" include any event which we could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such circumstances include the destruction or damage of your accommodation (which cannot reasonably be remedied to a satisfactory standard before the start of your stay) through fire, flood, explosion, storm or other weather damage, break-in, criminal damage, riots or civil strife, industrial action, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, adverse weather conditions, war or threat of war, actual or threatened terrorist activity, epidemic and all similar situations beyond our control.

​Children’s Policy:

Muri Shores is NOT set up for children and is suitable for a single person or a couple.

9. Is there car Parking?

​A car parking area is available onsite. 


10.  Can you cater for the Mobility Impaired?

Unfortunately Muri Shores is NOT set up for people with mobility impairment.

11. What time is Check In and Check Out?

Standard check in is 2pm and check out is 10am.  However, due to flight variability into and out of Rarotonga, there may need to allow for booking extensions.  Please discuss with us your arrival time and departure times.  If you wish to arrive at 2am in the morning, you will need to secure a booking from 2pm the previous day.  If you depart at 3.30am in the morning, you will need to secure a booking until 10am the following morning.  Ensure you are clear with us about your arrival and departure time, and remember that Rarotonga may be a day ahead or a day behind you, depending on what country you will be travelling to/from.


12. What is your Smoking Policy?

Inside Muri Shores is smoke free although you may smoke on the deck and outside the villas.  Please be considerate of your neighbours.


Muri Shores welcomes any feedback and please see us or contact us if you are not happy about something so we can work with you to remedy any issues. 


13. How do I contact Muri Shores?

Email us:

Call us to book

Mob: +682 52325

14. General statement

Muri Shores makes every attempt to ensure that information supplied here is up to date, but we cannot guarantee the accuracy of information or availability of bookings.​


Muri Shores


Ara Tapu, Muri Beach, Rarotonga, Cook Islands


T     +682 52-325 or +682 52-644


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