Muri Beach locality - Rarotonga


No. of units                              4 

​Swimming Pool                   Yes

Asking Price                        

Access to beach                 Walking distance (500 meters )

Sold as a going concern    Yes

Section name                      Paua Section 8D Ngatangiia

Section Size                        963 sq m

Lease Period                       60 years calculated from 1999   ( i.e. 37yrs  remaining as at 2022)                  


                     Muri Retreat :  an iconic property made up of 4 units; there are two studios, one deluxe studio and a one-bedroom unit.

Located inland, but still only a short walk to the waterfront, cafes and restaurants that Muri beach is known for as well as the Muri Night Markets that has become well known and an island-wide draw card for locals and visitors a-like.

The top 2 units have water views and each unit has either their own private balcony area or a secluded outdoor area for relaxation or alfresco dining, situated on a private tropical hillside surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens, overlooking the warm turquoise waters of Rarotonga's finest beach...Muri Beach.

SNAPSHOT: A peaceful place for guests to relax and unwind and Muri Retreat prides itself as being a small and friendly, self-catering holiday accommodation proudly offering 4 quality apartments that are stylish, comfortable and are fully self-contained.  Your guests will enjoy the beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean, from the top 2 units. All units afford stunning sunrises, volcanic mountain interior and the tropical rainforest and plantations that surround this property... all from your bed or private patio.


Matavera (traditionally known as Rangiatea) is the smallest of the five districts that make up the island of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands.

Matavera is located in the northeast of the island, to the east of the district of Avarua, (Avarua (meaning "Two Harbours" in Cook Islands Māori) is a town and district in the north of the island of Rarotonga, and is the national capital of the Cook Islands. and north of the district of Ngatangiia. (Ngatangiia is one of the five districts that make up the island of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. It is located in the east of the island, to the south of the districts of Matavera and Avarua, and northeast of the district of Titikaveka)

Matavera is subdivided into 5 tapere (out of 54 for Rarotonga), listed from west to east:

Tupapa (Avarua District also has a Tapere named Tupapa)
Titama, Matavera, Vaenga, Pouara,

NB: A Tapere or Sub-District is a low level of traditional land subdivision on five of the Lower Cook Islands (Rarotonga, Mangaia, Aitutaki, Atiu, and Mauke), comparable to the ahupua'a of the main Hawaiian Islands. Among the populated raised islands, only Mitiaro is not subdivided into tapere. The remaining southern Cook Islands, Manuae, Palmerston and Takutea are atolls and/or uninhabited, and therefore not subject to this type of traditional subdivision. The atolls of the northern Cook Islands are subdivided into motu (populated atoll islets), instead.
A tapere is a subdivision of a district (the major island subdivision) or puna, which is headed by a district chiefs or Pava (in the case of the Island of Mangaia). A tapere is normally headed by a mataiapo (a chief of a major lineage) or ariki (a High Chief, the titular head of a tribe). It is occupied by the matakeinanga, the local group composed of the residential core of a major lineage, plus affines and other permissive members
Most of the tapere lands are subdivided among the minor lineages, each of which was headed by a rangatira or kōmono, or by the mataiapo himself.
Below that level, there is the uanga, the extended family, the residential core of which occupied a household
Historically, taperes were almost always wedge-shaped - the boundaries beginning at defined points on the outer reef and running inland to enclose an ever narrowing strip of land until converging at a point in or near the center of the island. By this type of delineation, any one tapere included every category of soil type and land surface of the island, from the typically mountainous interior, where forest products were collected, through fertile valleys where the major food crops were grown, across the rocky coastal strip of elevated fossil coral (makatea), out to the lagoon and fringing reef.