Imagine walking hand-in-hand along a white sandy beach, tropical lagoon waters lapping at your feet while you sip on a tropical cocktail and watch the sun set over a spectacular mountain range. Most people would agree that this is the dream honeymoon scenario. What makes Muri Beach Club Hotel in the Cook Islands even more appealing to couples is its relatively undiscovered location and the opportunity it affords to indulge in totally unique experiences.
Hidden within a turquoise haven on the country’s largest island, Rarotonga, the intimate, 30-room hotel is a modern, adults-only haven situated on the sandy shores of the region’s most revered natural feature, Muri Lagoon.
Whether you’re looking for somewhere tropical to tie the knot, an off-the-beaten-track honeymoon destination, or both; Muri Beach Club Hotel provides the ideal setting to unwind and connect with your special someone.
From a tempting place to elope to the dream spot for a big ceremony with lots of family and friends, the hotel boasts a variety of wedding packages to suit different needs and tastes. What they all have in common, however, is Muri Beach Club Hotel’s ‘no fuss, no stress, just pure happiness and enjoyment’ philosophy!
Not only does Muri Beach Club Hotel weave the natural beauty of the Cook Islands into its celebrations, the hotel’s onsite Wedding Coordinator takes care of all arrangements for couples, including organising wedding licences, local celebrants and witnesses if need be.
For honeymooners, there are plenty of opportunities to immerse yourselves in the local culture, with activities such as Muri Night Markets and the famous Te Vara Nui Village cultural show within walking distance of the hotel.
The hotel’s award-winning team can help you plan a host of activities and tours, based on your personal preferences, including a storyteller’s eco cycle tour, cultural village tour, horseback riding experience, quad bike tour, or guided mountain trek.
Indulge your palette with a range of cuisine at Muri’s onsite restaurant, SilverSands, which provides full-service dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. With changing menus that feature fresh, local produce and a different theme each night, as well as room service, there are endless opportunities to tantalise your tastebuds.
Toast to your love with a romantic Lagoonside Dinner experience, which includes private dining, bubbles, and your very own waiter and serenader. For those who enjoy an afternoon beverage, the Lagoon Lounge is a popular leisure and meeting spot, and the perfect place to savour a delicious cocktail. The hotel’s boutique size and philosophy means staff are familiar with you, your dietary requirements, and how you like your coffee (and your cocktail)!
In addition to the biggest pool on the island, Muri’s beverage list is also sure to impress guests, with fishbowl, coconut rocket and snickers bar cocktails some of the most popular options.
Muri Lagoon’s location on the doorstep of Rarotonga’s aquatic playground gives you the opportunity to weave more activity into your honeymoon with a range of water sports such as kayaking, windsurfing, scuba diving, world-class snorkelling right in front of the hotel, blissful walks along the shore and refreshing swims in the glistening waters of Muri Lagoon first thing each morning.
For those seeking a more laid-back, back-to-nature experience, the Cook Islands’ 15 unspoiled islands are what dreams are made of: impossibly blue waters and picturesque beaches fringed by palm trees that provide the perfect backdrop for tranquillity.
The region is renowned for its natural beauty and offers plenty of outdoor activities, such as exploring sparkling lagoons, spectacular jungle caves, untouched coves and white-sand beaches. Muri Beach Club Hotel’s spa offers guests the ultimate in pampering. Internationally-trained staff take you on a journey that revitalises mind, body and soul including facials, pedicures, body treatments, waxing and skincare. Lagoon-side treatments are also available for those who want to relax while soaking up paradise.
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