Also known as Avana passage, this natural harbour makes its way in between the North side of Motutapu (The Sacred Island) and Avana’s coast.
Motutapu is the biggest of the four islets of Muri and leads the views of our house, together with the end -or the beginning?- of Muri lagoon.
With its four motu (islets), Muri is the most beautiful section of Rarotonga’s encircling lagoon. The blue water is packed with tropical fish, especially around the motu (Taakoka, Koromiri, Oneroa and Motutapu).
Koromiri Island is the third one on the left and faces Muri Village where shops, restaurants, rentals, activities and the most popular outdoor local food court Muri Night Market are located for your convenience.
From home to Muri Village is just about twenty minutes walking, about three minutes by car.
Right at the corner with the ocean, on left side of Avana, there is the Makatea, a special environment, just some minutes of easy walk from Kaireva Beach House.
There is also two “Marae”, sacred local spots, where local chiefs use to meet and discuss family and land matters.
In the crystal turquoise south waters of the lagoon, life is abundant in colored fish swimming around corals. Guests have available snorkel gears and reef shoes in the box underneath the staircase.
Rarotonga is the little capital of the Cook Islands. Its main road circles 32 km around the coast where tourism accommodation are most wanted. The ancient Ara Metua road goes parallelly to the main one through the fertile valleys.
I like to say that Rarotonga is a cake of mountains surrounded by yummy waters. It is all about beauty and nature, energetic interior landscapes and balsamic beaches.
The Cook Islands
But modern life or WiFi underneath a centenary tree could be reached!
Art, Nature, local fruits and surprising spots are scattered all around.
The Cook Islands are called “A necklace of pearls in the South Pacific”. Not only for its beauty but for the purity, shimmering and color, every one of the Cooks is a treasure. People here are friendly and receive the visitors with smiles and respect. You will be given a nice KIA ORANA welcome, meaning you have a happy and fulfill life.
Other islands with are highly recommended to visit are Aitutaki and Atiu. Air Rarotonga’s combo takes your Cook Islands experience to Aitutaki and Atiu in a sole tour connection.
Rich and colorful, the culture of this little country is shared with visitors with proud. Our extravagant Island Nights perform everyday, topping the evenings of paradise with sensual dancing, vibrating drums, exotic songs and old local legends at all sorts of restaurants and hotels.
You may find the Museum interesting to know more about our culture or may you are able to come for Te Maeva Nui cultural festival of the Cook Islands which is celebrated every July.
Named as the most beautiful island in the world, Aitutaki has a huge crystal turquoise water lagoon surrounded by fifteen little islands. It is a must to visit its desert white sandy beaches, lagoon cruises, snorkel, fishing.
Among them, Aitutaki arises as the most exquisite jewel and a trip is well worthy as an extension of your travel to Rarotonga.
With a stunning wet forest, Atiu is well known for its coffee, but this little island has more to offer. Lonely and beautiful coves, tipani flowers and nice people will make your visit well worthy.
Enjoy Cook Islands hospitality with respect and love for our people and our environment