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Muri Beachcomber Review

Muri Beachcomber review

Muri Beachcomber Review

Welcome to my Muri Beachcomber Review. I booked Muri Beachcomber through Expedia for my vacation on Rarotonga, Cook Islands.


This was my first time visiting the Cook Islands, and I really didn’t know what to expect at all. I got the Seaview unit, which I later was very happy about.



The room was awesome. It felt like a little apartment with a sitting area, dining table, kitchen with a fridge and cooking amenities.


The bathroom was large with a shower. The water was always warm, even though they warned us that the hot water might run out depending on the amount used – but it never did.


The bedroom was small-ish, but it didn’t really make any difference. The entire place felt big and there is a problem with your tropical vacation if you are in your room too much!

muri beachcomber review

There were 2 fans in the place and an air conditioner in the bedroom. The windows were all covered with netting, so we ended up sleeping with the windows open and didn’t use the a/c much. In general, I don’t mind sleeping in a slightly warm room.



The room included breakfast which was ready for us every morning in our fridge. We ate the breakfast in our room or outside our patio. The breakfast included toast, jam, butter, cereal, milk and the best fresh squeezed juice! The juice was so tasty. I wish it included some fresh pastries. We could get local fruit from the front desk for free, so that made up a little bit for not having fresh pastries. The breakfast apart from the juice was kind of mediocre, but I liked that it was there.

Muri Beachcomber review

There was a small supermarket walking distance away from the hotel. We went there to get some bread, pickles, cucumbers, almond milk etc. and made some sandwiches in the room for lunch.

Within walking distance there were the three best restaurants in Rarotonga as well. Right across the street was Vili’s Burger Joint and a block or so away were The Rickshaw Restaurant and La Cantina.


The hotel had a small pool that we used a couple of times. The hotel also had free bikes, and we used those to ride around the entire island. They also had kayaks, paddle boards, snorkel gear and water shoes to use free of charge. We went paddle boarding and kayaking every day while staying at the hotel.


Paddleboarding and kayaking were some of my favorite things to do in the Cook Islands. You can paddle to the small islands nearby for exploring. Also, you can walk up and down the Muri beach both ways. The scenery is beautiful. There were some stray dogs, but they seemed very friendly.


The hotel patio overlooking the beach had some lounge chairs and great hammocks to relax in. The grounds were really beautiful. Lots of local plants and green grass. Some people complained about the roosters being too loud early in the morning. I personally didn’t mind it. I felt like it was a part of the atmosphere.

muri beachcomber review

The hotel had coin laundry that we used a couple of times and it came in very handy.

The wifi was super slow and very expensive. I wish it was free like in many American hotels. I ended up paying maybe $60 for the wifi, but I was barely able to get on it. So next time, I wouldn’t bother trying.


Overall I was very satisfied with my stay at the Muri Beachcomber, and I’d go and stay there again.

I hope you enjoyed my Muri Beachcomber review. If you are wondering how to get to Muri Beachcomber from the airport click here.

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