Cook Islands: Rarotonga – Muri Beach

Arguably, the most spectacular and vaunted beach in the touristy Rarotonga, Muri Beach is located on the eastern side of the island. A pretty sandy beach lined up with restaurants under the coconut palms faces several offshore islands and the blue lagoon. The waters are rather shallow and not great for swimming or snorkeling but the views are fantastic. The beach is often named the pretties in the world, which it most definitely is not.