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Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa

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#1 of 3 resorts in Muri
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4.8
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4.9
Service
4.9
Value
4.5
Top class Award Winning luxury villa accommodation with three villa categories. Each villa has a private swimming pool with waterfalls off rocks into pools all set in private courtyards. Spa pools to beachfront villas as well. Our premium Villa also has it's own media room with 2.5 Metre projection system and full surround sound. Absolute beachfront location. Superb four poster beds, all villas have two bathrooms. Rumours guests also enjoy a 20% in house discount on treatments at our Waterfall Day Spa, which has won many World Travel Awards and Luxury Spa awards each year since 2011 to date.
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Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Spa
Parking
Paid wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Diving
Fishing
Car hire
Massage
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Sun umbrellas
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Desk
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Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Refrigerator
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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GlobalNomad wrote a review Dec 2023
Greater Sydney, Australia6 contributions12 helpful votes
From the minute we were greeted at the airport for our transfer … to the moment we left, we absolutely loved our stay at Rumours Resort at Muri Beach. Toni was incredibly helpful. The Villa was excellent … the location is superb … can not recommend this resort more highly.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Ree wrote a review Dec 2023
Osteen, Florida15 contributions7 helpful votes
What a beautiful vila! We so enjoyed our stay here. We just wished the weather had been better. We did a lot of walking and taking in the breathtaking views. The water was so beautiful and refreshing! A big shout out to Danielle and Toni, they were so wonderful and welcoming! See y’all again some
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Alfred W wrote a review Oct 2023
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Simply excellant. We stayed Reflections Villas as a family of four. Beachfront access plus pool at the rear. Wonderful for snorkelling in the lagoon or hoping in a kayak for a paddle, or just lolling about in the crystal clear, warm water. Villa is luxury with very comfortable beds, well appointed bathroom and kitchen has all the basic ammenities. Villa is cleaned everyday, fresh towels and sheets. Breakfast brought daily also, nepresso machine for good coffee. The Spa place is outstanding and highly recommended. The massages and other treatments are quite simply the very best and an absolute highlight of our stay. Plus is you stay, there is a 20 percent discount. Staying at Rumours was fantastic, we loved it and would definitely stay again. This place absolutely delivers on what it says it will do, and then some.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Lynneboy2 wrote a review Sep 2023
Auckland, New Zealand42 contributions4 helpful votes
Always a winner. Tranquil surrounding, relaxing pampering, beautiful tropical fragrances. Really enjoy the bubbles (or orange juice or tea) to enjoy after a treatment. I can never go past the hot stone massage. There’s a couple/duo massage room and their indoor/outdoor vichi shower. It’s all amazing! Worth every cent
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Dena Apos wrote a review Sep 2023
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution1 helpful vote
A belated review, we had the pleasure of staying in one of the beachfront villas at the main complex for 7 nights in late June early July this year. Family of 4, we were astounding by the exceptional customer service from Tara with our reservation process through to John who collected us form the airport and back, who was an absolute gem and such a happy person to be around, through to the wonderful Toni at Reception who went out of her way each day to check in with us and assist us with any question we had, and the lovely ladies who serviced our villa. We stayed in the Beachfront Villa 4 at the end, very quiet and private and beautiful beachfront location with gorgeous sand and outlook to the lagoon. The Villa was beautiful and spacious, and fitted with many amenities and additional inclusions that were above an beyond. We were graciously upgraded to this villa which has a spa. Yes, the sun does not come over the beach side so you will only get limited sun in the morning over the front deck, but you have the back deck with sun lounges, pool to catch the afternoon sun. Even though it was winter the pool was used daily and was warm for us Australians. A dip in the spa in the late afternoon evening was god send. The beach lagoon temperature was perfect for us, I guess we Melbournian's consider the water temperature warm and perfect for swimming. Best spots for swimming were near the small islands in Muri or at front of the Pacific Resort. Crystal clear water. Plenty of other beautiful spots to swim around the other side of island as well - near the Rarotongan. Back to our villa, air-conditioning in both bedrooms (although we had issues with both during our stay - with one bedroom not working at all), we managed and were able to have the fans on in the main living areas - we had an electrical issue with these on a few occasions as well, but the staff were on hand each day to check and to their best to resolve the issue. Beautiful comfortable beds, with mosquito nets (interestingly only once did I have the net around the bed), most other days/nights it wasn't a problem. Not many mosquitoes here at the villa although they seemed to get my son wherever he ventured out in evening. Not a big issue. Bathrooms well stocked and spacious. Large sized beds. Living area looking out to lagoon was gorgeous, large and very comfortable. Enjoyed watching a few movies in the evening and had ample access to Wi-Fi - special promos on at the time as well so with a family of 4 with 2 kids studying and husband working, we managed very well with only a few vouchers for the week long stay. Thankyou to the team for the complimentary starter pack and the complimentary additional Wi-Fi for a few days extra. Coverage was great - but unfortunately my daughter just couldn't get on for those Taylor Swift concert tickets! Thankyou for the additional complimentary inclusions, we were very appreciative of the family dinner voucher at Vaima - thoroughly enjoyed, excellent quality and highly recommended. We also were treated to complimentary massage at their spa villas, gloriously relaxing, daily continental breakfast was in abundance and plenty left over - bacon/eggs also offered which we had no qualms whatsoever cooking our own breakfast at all, when we wanted and however we wanted it cooked. Complimentary fridge items such as milk and drinks also included, beautiful bottle of champagne/wine on arrival with our fresh and pretty flowers and a much appreciated hamper with lots of goodies and eats as well. All this thrown in is absolutely amazing and you wouldn't get this as well as your own kayaks out front (4 of them!) , a spa, your own pool, this makes this place unique, a luxury and well worth the spend. And a special greeting from Vano and Moana the absolutely friendly dogs that befriended us and were on our beachfront doorstep every day. And to top off the beautiful stay at these villas, we were blessed with beautiful blue skies and high 20's weather everyday. Absolutely loved our relaxing stay here, plenty to do just in front of your doorstep and around the corner, amazing restaurants - high recommend Antipodes for that extra special meal, Charlie's, Vili's Burgers, Vibe Fish Shop across the road had perfect and huge serving of fresh fish n chips and fish wraps, and the Love Coffee Cart across the road was not to be missed. We didn't get to Beluga unfortunately, but on our must go to places next time we are fortunate we hope to come back. Thankyou team for your hospitality, absolutely stunning from all aspects and we hope to see you again soon.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Kauaiguest wrote a review Aug 2023
Canberra, Australia118 contributions56 helpful votes
We had the very good fortune of staying not once but twice at Rumours on our recent Cook Islands holiday. We stayed in a villa with a pool and very private garden and a path to the beach on our first visit, and in a beach front villa that looked directly over the sand to the water, also with a private pool and hot tub, on our second visit. Each villa was extremely spacious and comfortable, quiet and private, and beautifully furnished. In each villa we had a deck with chairs and table in the front, and a garden area with the pool and BBQ at the rear. The kitchen had everything that might be needed to stay in and cook at home. Coffee and both a plunger and coffee maker, and tea, were available. The bathrooms were exceptional, as if showering in a tropical garden yet completely private. A bountiful breakfast - excellent fruit and juice, cereal, yoghurt, several kinds of bread and jam - was delivered to our room at the time we arranged each morning. Our accommodation on each occasion included a big basket of snacks and wine and beer in the frig. The staff were exceptionally warm and friendly. Toni in the office was very welcoming and had lots of tips about the area and things to do - and she booked a couple of restaurants for us; and John was engaging, friendly and cheerful driving us to and from our flights, including one early morning departure. Other staff that we encountered were all pleasant and helpful. Rumours is well situated - it is about a 20 minute drive from the airport, and there are a supermarket and a couple of food outlets across the street. Several restaurants, cafes and bars, and the night markets, are within easy walking distance, as are various attractions like the chocolate farm and local museum, and Rumours’ spa of course. Can’t wait til we can go back!
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Caleb Reilly, Guest Services / Front Office at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa
Responded Aug 28, 2023
We greatly enjoyed having you stay with us both times! Thank you for your feedback, we here at Rumours are so happy we were able to add to your enjoyment of our beautiful island paradise! Please be sure to visit us again :D
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Lisa T wrote a review Aug 2023
Greater Newcastle, Australia45 contributions8 helpful votes
Wow what an absolutely amazing awesome spa experience. I went twice during my stay on Rarotonga. I’ve had the body scrubs, the body mask and the Vichy shower massage given by Mona and it was absolute bliss. Highly recommend especially if your looking for a different spa experience highly recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
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Trace n Mike wrote a review Jul 2023
Kerikeri, New Zealand3 contributions
I visited the spa and had the 3 1/2 hour package - the Ultimate Escape. The lovely Sinta was my hostess and did the most amazing massage especially the head massage. Body scrub was gorgeous, body wrap, amazing. And the vichy waterfall jet a first for me. Following that full body massage and then the facial. The products smell and feel amazing and my skin just glowed after that. I would highly recommend whatever your budget. I will be back from New Zealand again next year! Thank you Sinta!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Room Tip: Would even recommend to make your booking early if you are wanting the 3 1/2 hour package.
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Jay wrote a review Jun 2023
Perth, Australia6 contributions
Sensational full body relaxation massage, by Cinta & Mola including the Vetchi waterfall massage. The best massage in Rarotonga, dont let the price deter u from one of the best experiences of your life. U must book with these ladies you will feel brand new again A+++
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Michael H wrote a review Jun 2023
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Great place. Fantastic staff. Certainly the best wifi we experienced on Rarotonga. Small issue spa lid is heavy & awkward to move. Warmer water in the plunge pool would be nice. But we were told this was being fixed. Ok expensive but good.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Response from Caleb Reilly, Guest Services / Front Office at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa
Responded Aug 28, 2023
We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Our wifi is also now even more upgraded to allow for free unlimited access. ;) And as per your feedback, the spa lid has now been replaced, thank you for helping us improve our service!
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$597 - $704 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
rumours luxury villas hotel muri
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Rumours of Romance
LOCATION
Cook IslandsSouthern Cook IslandsRarotongaMuri
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa?
Nearby attractions include Titikaveka Beach (1.6 miles), Te Rua Manga (The Needle) (3.9 miles), and Te Vara Nui Village (0.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Mooring Fish Cafe Rarotonga, Vili's Burger Joint, and Little Polynesian Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Wreck of the Matai (4.9 miles).
Does Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.