A superb place, tucked away off the main road but within walking distance to good food, coffee and essentials. Lovely views from our room on the top floor and a clean garden/pool area with a BBQ. Spacious room with a very comfortable bed and well equipped if wanting to self-cater. We also appreciated our timely airport transfers and warm welcome to the island as well as a few snacks, fruit and milk on arrival. Welcoming and flexible hosts who were available when we needed them for tips, car hire or general questions. Highly recommend for a very affordable yet fabulous stay! 5/5 Source: Google Business & Maps

Alison | 4th October 2023, New Zealand & UK

Great place to stay! Tranquil spot with great views (we stayed in an upstairs room with a great deck area). Clean, comfortable, well-equipped rooms with everything you need and more to self-cater. Nice touches of fresh flowers in the room on arrival, our names on the door and a welcome pack with some snacks and essentials. Fabulous hosts. Simon and Denise are super friendly and helpful. We chose to add the return airport shuttle, which Simon himself runs. Efficient, reliable and flexible! We loved our relaxing holiday! Thanks guys, we'll be back! 5/5 Source: Google Business & Maps &

Carol | 8th September 2023, New Zealand

We felt like our second home in Rarotonga! Host Simon and Hostess Denise are so friendly and sweet. Even their dog Jimmy. We definitely back again. Because of Muri Retreat. So grateful and thankful. Location-wise wise PERFECT. Everything is so handy and close. We both highly recommend it to anyone who wants to stay in Rarotonga. Then should consider first!! 5/5 Source: Tripadvisor

Sue | 1st September 2023, New Zealand | South Korea | Germany

5 Star! My Partner & I had an amazing stay set into the forest of Muri. A tropical island retreat like no other. The amenities were amazing and TV and Movie choices were Devine. Can not recommend this place and the host more highly! Airport transport was a greatly appreciated and cheap compared to local taxis & transfer services. Will be returning for a longer stay. Source Airbnb

Marco | 5th August 2023, New Zealand

Great location and fantastic hosts The location was ideal for accessing different parts of the island. A quiet part of the lagoon was a 5-minute walk down the hill (you do have to walk back up the hill). Super close to the night markets and convenience stores, including a great fish shop. Easy enough to get on and off the bus at the base of the hill. Simon and Denise went out of their way in every way to make sure we had the best time and were very informative helping us find our way around the island and learn more along the way, but were also happy to leave us be and explore ourselves. Couldn’t fault them or the apartment. Added bonus was the beautiful view from the top balcony. 5-Star Source: Tripadvisor

Ella-Louise | 12th July 2023, New Zealand

We had an awesome holiday in paradise and Onu fitted our needs perfectly for the 2-week stay where we could witness the local pigeon eating berries right outside the door every morning. We loved our personal welcome with leis and finding some tropical fruit awaiting us in the apartment. It was great having the washing machine at our disposal instead of handwashing. Simon and Denise are welcoming hosts, always available for help or any inquiries about scooter hire, best beaches and even vegan eating options on the island. Highly recommend a stay at Muri Retreat. 5 Star. Source: Google Business & Maps

Mike & Jizzy | 26th May 2023, New Zealand

5 Star. Simon’s place is really nice, tidy and comfortable. The views are amazing and the location peaceful and private. He was super friendly, responded quickly and gave us the best recommendations. We can’t wait to go back for a longer stay. Thanks Source: Airbnb Reviews

Julia & Pablo | 25th May 2023, New Zealand | Argentina

The most accommodating and welcoming owners ever. Both Simon and Denise are the friendliest owners that I've ever had. Always checking up on you from the day you arrive to when you leave. You can tell that they both love the island because they know all the amazing spots to snorkel too. Thank you so much! Accommodation-wise, a great location that's close to the Lagoon and clean tidy place. Everything you need is there. 5 Star. Source: Google Business & Maps

Souhei Chan | 6th April 2023, New Zealand

5 Star! What an amazing stay - can't wait to be back! Stayed here for our honeymoon and birthday celebrations . What an absolute gem - Thank you Simon and Denise for making our stay special. This place is secluded but also close enough as a great location. Close to shops and restaurants - plan ahead in the off season as lots of them will close early / stay closed. Beach and lagoon - great for snorkeling - about 10 mins walk away. Take swimming shoes if you wish to swim out as corals can be sharp. Thank you Simon and Denise for kindly letting us borrow some snorkels. We loved the warm welcome at the airport and the flower garlands - what a way to kick start our time on this beautiful island! Lovely home-like touches like flowers and lovely paintings. We were treated to fresh fruit and biscuits. Milk in the fridge came in useful. Our room was airy, spacious and had a large balcony to watch the beautiful sunrises from. We enjoyed the large TV with pre-loaded films - which had an excellent collection of many genres. We found the welcome packs and informative emails useful to find our bearings around the island. Communication with our hosts was easy. We loved how hospitable and warm Simon and Denise were. Honestly had the best time - can’t wait to be back again as you've made us fall in love with this beautiful island. Keep up the good work guys and see you soon! Source: Expedia

Mr & Mrs Dandekar | 24th March 2023, United Kingdom

I had a great stay of 9 nights with my boyfriend. The new owners Simon and Denise are super friendly and the place was clean, surrounded by nature and a beautiful beach nearby. I highly recommend it. 5 Star. Source: Google Business & Maps

Cecilia Elizalde | 3rd March 2023, Argentina & NZ

We stayed in the spacious Kaute apartment, which is one of 4 apartments in the Muri Retreat house. From the moment of welcome to the moment of goodbye our stay has been delightful. Denise and Simon are great in looking after their guests. We enjoyed the beautiful and lush tropical garden setting with the lovely swimming pool very much. Source: Google Business & Maps

David & Karen | 2nd March 2023, Belgium, Germany & NZ