The white sands of Muri Beach stretch for one kilometre along the south-eastern coast of the island, and are fringed with swaying palm trees on one side and gently lapping waves on the other. The lagoon, home to four offshore islets (motus), is protected from the waves of the Pacific Ocean by our reef that makes it both a safe and relaxing place to swim.
Our 4-star boutique resort is superbly situated on 5.5 acres of manicured beachfront grounds so guests are just steps away from water, sand and sun. The traditional thatched roof design of the resort’s buildings and tropical gardens ensure it blends organically into the picturesque environment of Muri Beach.
With a collection of 64 studios, suites, family rooms and two or three-bedroom villas, there is an accommodation option to suit all needs. Each room is tastefully decorated in a contemporary Polynesian style and overlooks either flourishing tropical gardens or the gorgeous beach and lagoon.
Dining at Pacific Resort Rarotonga offers an array of options to suit any taste. Casual beachfront dining is available at the Barefoot Bar, where you can treat yourself to a cocktail (or two!). Enjoy the ambience either on our beachfront stone patio or with your feet literally in the sand at our tables set up on the beach. Indulge in ordering room service for breakfast, lunch or dinner while relaxing privately in your room or enjoy a snack on your sun lounger – beachside or poolside.
During your stay you may choose to spend lazy days basking in the sun and exploring Muri Lagoon, or make use of the many activities on offer that include paddle boarding, kayaking, and windsurfing. Spend time on Pacific Resort Rarotonga’s glass-bottom lagoon cruiser, Moana Roa, which offers sunrise and sunset lagoon tours as well as tours of the best snorkelling spots in the area. Adventurous guests may be tempted to try kite surfing, lessons for which are available from friendly local operators scattered along Muri Beach.
Pacific Resort Rarotonga is an ideal location for those looking for a relaxing holiday getaway suitable for the whole family. The safe, shallow lagoon is perfect for children and adults alike to swim in. Our daily complimentary Beach Hut Kids Club provides hands-on cultural and outdoors-focused activities for children aged 6-12 years. Children under 6 years are welcome to join in under parental supervision.
While a variety of activities are available in Muri to entertain guests, the rest of the island also has much to offer. For those who wish to explore Rarotonga, scooters and convertible cars are available for hire on-site and are the perfect way to see the island. Mingle with the locals at weekly markets, tackle the cross-island hike, join a diving or sightseeing tour, and experience the natural wonders and culture of Rarotonga.
The spectacular natural beauty of the Cook Islands makes it a popular choice for destination weddings. Your day will be infused with the unique romance of South Seas Polynesia as you say your vows standing amidst the gorgeous tropical gardens of the resort grounds, on the white sands of Muri Beach, or on the shore of Koromiri – one of the uninhabited islets that sit in Muri Lagoon. Newlyweds are sure to appreciate the services provided by our gracious staff, and our romantic setting ensures an unforgettable honeymoon experience. To acknowledge their special milestone we greet honeymooners with complimentary wine, flowers and a small gift on arrival.
At Pacific Resort Rarotonga, a perfect blend of contemporary facilities and traditional Cook Islands hospitality makes for an experience which, when mixed with the exquisite natural beauty of Muri Beach, creates a recipe for relaxation that cannot be beaten. By the end of your stay you’ll be renewed, refreshed and above all determined to return.