Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa

Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa

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5.0
#1 of 1 resort in Ngatangiia
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
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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Property amenities
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
Special diet menus
Diving
Fishing
Car hire
Massage
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Sun umbrellas
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
iPod docking station
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Languages Spoken
English

Location

Main Rd Muri Beach, Ngatangiia Cook Islands
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Tim Borylo wrote a review Mar 2020
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My fiancee and I just returned from 13 days at Rumours and can not think of enough great things to say about the accommodations, staff and location! We stayed in villa 5 and had an amazing time, the pool and courtyard were great for relaxing, spending time tanning in the sun and cooling off when we needed. The bedrooms were always clean and very comfortable, the kitchen and living room were perfect for relaxing at night and cooking our breakfast and occasional dinner. The breakfast was always delivered right at the beginning of our requested timeframe so we were never waiting around and it was always fresh and delicious especially the fruit and juices! The staff were all so friendly and helpful, from our airport pickup by John he had us laughing and pointing out everywhere we should try to visit and where certain restaurants were that we were interested in. Tara and Tayla answered all our questions and took the time to book and plan our outings for us and always greeting us warmly. The employees were always kind, welcoming, kept our villa wonderfully clean and stocked and always had a second to talk. It was even better than we had hoped from reading all of the other great reviews. Having the ocean about 30 steps outside our back door was great for watching the waves, kayaking and seeing the great lagoon. The privacy was amazing as well, other than the odd parking area passing we would forget that there were others around as we felt we were in our own world. I cannot recommend it enough for anyone really wanting an amazing vacation in Rarotonga, we are sure to return for another amazing experience. -Tim and Jade
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Carolyn Wilkinson, Owner at Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa
Responded Mar 27, 2020
Kia Orana Tim & Jade, We really appreciate your review - and were especially happy that you managed to squeeze your holiday in before borders started closing and overseas holidays were no longer possible. Our staff are people we are immensely proud of - they work so hard to ensure our guests are happy. Yes Jone always has a smile on his face and the fact that so many of our transfers into Rumours are in the middle of the night, does not phase him at all, the smile never stops ! Now our staff are a bit in limbo with the coronavirus nightmare and it's a bit scary for them, but we will do all we can to make sure they are looked after as they looked after our guests. In the meantime Tim and Jade, please take care, stay as safe as it's possible to do within our personal circumstances, and we will all get through this eventually.
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Sara K wrote a review Jan 2020
Clayton, Missouri
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in villa 5, which is set back from the beach but there is still a view from the sitting/TV room. However, it did offer a bit more privacy by not sharing any interior walls with other villas. They welcomed us with leis at the airport. A few snacks were available in the villa upon arrival along with champagne, beer, soda and milk the fridge. The kitchen is well stocked with supplies as well as oil, salt and pepper for cooking. The breakfast is substantial. They were able to easily accommodate our dietary restrictions (vegan). The villa itself is gorgeous with a private pool. The beds are very comfortable. The staff is so friendly and helpful and assisted with all of our reservations as well as renting e-bikes for our weeklong stay. We liked the location. There are several restaurants nearby and we were able to bike to the rest of the island as desired. We also went to the spa twice. The massages were amazing.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Rumours07, Guest Relations Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa
Responded Jan 25, 2020
Kia Orana sarak944. Thank you for your detailed review on your VILLA FIVE home away from home when you were recently at Rumours. The fact that this tucked away villa is slightly smaller than the others, but still has the two bedroom, two bathrooms, and the fact that it's the beachside villa with a small view of the lagoon/beach and a clear walk through is a big plus isn't it. It's in it's own little private world. Good on you for getting the bikes ! A great way to get exercise in between relaxing and eating ! Pleased that you found the massages relaxing (especially after being out biking and maybe getting some sore muscles). We look forward to the time when you may be able to return to the island and visit us again. Thank you.
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Paul E wrote a review Aug 2022
Sydney, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Kia Orana
Its the 17th August Dale and I are about to finish another two week vacation at Rumours our 3rd stay and a 4th Booked for December 2022.
We stayed in our favorite Villa 2 right on the beach and infact given the Sea Conditions over the past few days one could safely say a Overwater Villa fantastic experience would not have missed it for the world.
Windy Squally Rain some days so what, having a spa and pool area at the rear gave us the best of both worlds.
High Winds in front but Sun-Tan opportunities at the back and as i did on most days took full advantage of a Hot Private Spar.
The Villa itself, spacious dining areas, a well equipped kitchen, first class bathroom facilities with really great showers, yes there are two ensuites servicing each bedroom.
Staff, no not Staff, family might be more appropriate just sensational, they just simply add value to our holiday every day. Toni / Boss Lady (Special) Sandra and Mirror, Room Service, and then there is Big John a man for all occasions, who's laugh can be heard across the complex every day, "you need me just call out" he constantly reminds us.
I think your own mode of transport is a good move be it a Motor Bike or Rental Car as it does allow you to visit so many other places at your leisure. There is a very good Supermarket just across the road, a Coffee Stop and Fast food shop as well.

I, We have given Rumours 5 + Stars because that is in our opinion a true rating for this property and testimony to that is surely backed up by a cant wait 4th Booking, this year, with for sure further bookings in 2023.
Book it, I promise you it will be experience that will bring you back to the special people that live and work at Rumours on the Island of Rarotonga.
Meitaki Ma'ata
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Carolyn Wilkinson, Guest Services / Front Office at Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa
Responded Aug 19, 2022
Kia Orana 950paule and Dale. Wow - our staff will all be so very happy to have this acknowledgement of the service they provided to you during your stay. Sometimes their efforts get recognition and sometimes they don't, so to have you give them such praise will certainly motivate them to continue doing the very best they can for our guests. Yes it's been a week or two with huge king tides and the results both with the thunderous noise on the reef and watching the waves roll across, can be very awe inspiriing to watch. Thankfully our villas are built up higher than beach level so water going straight underneath when we get these tides, and provide you with your "overwater villa" experience. So happy that despite the inclement weather on the beach side, you were still able to enjoy the outdoor living area on the other side and hopefully you were successful with working on your tan. Thank you again for your most appreciated review. We all will look forward to welcoming you back again in December. Kia Manuia till then.
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Tony I wrote a review Oct 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 7 nights in Villa 1. It was very spacious, well-appointed (with new appliances including microwave, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer and a/c in both bedrooms and fans in all rooms) and very clean. The villa also included an extensive movie selection for accessing when not touring the lovely island. Beach access was very easy and only a few steps away. The villa also included canoes and snorkeling gear. In addition, there was also a lovely private pool complete with its own waterfall for your enjoyment. The location is close to some shops such as a convenience store and a number of eateries.
The staff were terrific and very helpful. This included Toni, John and the room service staff, who made our stay even more enjoyable. We hired a car during our stay (strongly recommended) and the villa had its own private parking area next to each villa. Would highly recommend the Rumours Villa facility to others & have done so already. Thank you from Tony, K & family, to the fabulous Rumours staff for making our stay such a lovely experience!
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Rumours Office, Guest Services / Front Office at Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa
Responded Oct 26, 2022
Kia Orana Tony, Really appreciate your comments on Rumours, great to hear. Also our team will be very happy to hear that you have commended them to highly. Everyone works together to try and ensure happy guests and they are people who genuinely love doing what they can to help guests where they can and take a lot of pride in their work. I think the diversity of cultures with the team also add a certain "flavour" to it all as well. We were very happy when the set of shops across the road all opened, as it's an easy stroll over to get the basics if needed. Hope you have returned home well rested and refreshed after your 7 nights in Rarotonga. Thank you again for staying with us. Kia Manuia.
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Mary B wrote a review May 2022
New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Rumours is situated right on Muri Beach with each villa having it's own courtyard and private (deep) swimming pool. We had the unfortunate experience of catching Covid-19 during our stay (NOT from anyone at Rumours) and the care and support Carol and her staff gave us was amazing. Home cooked meals, phone calls, breakfasts dropped off outside and wonderful care. We were blown away by their concern and assistance. We would definitely return.
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: All the villas are great, but the ones that open directly on to the beach give the best views.
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Response from Carolyn Wilkinson, Guest Services / Front Office at Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa
Responded May 10, 2022
Kia Orana Mary, It was our pleasure to do what we could for you during what was an unexpected addition to your holiday with us. You certainly weren't expecting Covid but thankfully it didn't strike until you had had a few days of enjoying the island. We really felt sorry that it kept you confined like it did and for P.... too, he didn't need it straight after you. Hope that you are both now fully recovered and thank you for showing the appreciation you have both while at Rumours and with this review.
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Vive 9 wrote a review Mar 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wanted to celebrate a surprise birthday for my husband, I have heard “Rumours”in Rarotonga can accommodate everything....... and more!!!!
The villas are beautiful, well appointed( the coffee machine is one of a kind ,in a nice way!), the view of the lagoon & ocean is outstanding.
Thanks again to Tara and the rest of the team for their effort about the cake, champagne, flowers.
Definitely will be back and spread only good “rumours “
All the best, Vivian&Gabriel
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Carolyn Wilkinson, Owner at Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa
Responded Mar 27, 2020
Kia Orana VIvian & Gabriel. So pleased you went to so much trouble for your husband and even better that your stay was a big success. As things turned out now, it will be even more of a holiday to remember, as who knows when we will all be able to enjoy travelling abroad again. Tara talked about your special cake and how unique it was - great to be able to arrange whatever made your time at Rumours enjoyable. Please take care back home, stay safe and hopefully we will all get through this by being there for each other and taking the request precautions. Thank you very much.
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Jay wrote a review Jun 2023
Perth, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Book online before you arrive to guarantee a spot.
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Janelle M wrote a review May 2024
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have just returned from a five-night stay, which was the best accommodation and friendly, helpful service I have ever experienced in my wold-wide travels. Wanting solitude, with the option to explore from a location close to amenities etc, Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa ticked every box.
Toni and staff were truly amazing. I will definitely be returning.
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Date of stay: May 2024Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Book for as long as possible!
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Trace n Mike wrote a review Jul 2023
Kerikeri, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Would even recommend to make your booking early if you are wanting the 3 1/2 hour package.
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Alfred W wrote a review Oct 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Hire a car to get around the Island. Check out the roadside stalls selling fresh fruit and vege,...
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Answer from Rumoursofficial
Rarotonga, Cook Islands46 contributions59 helpful votes
The in-door streams cannot be covered, as we do not generally accept children under the age of 15. All bedrooms are able to be partitioned off.
Dena Apos asked a question May 2023
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions1 helpful vote
Do all the villas have a spa Jacuzzi - which Villas have?
Answer from Rumoursofficial
Rarotonga, Cook Islands46 contributions59 helpful votes
All villas on our 'Rumours' property have spa pools, the 'Reflections' villas do not.
Answer from Rumoursofficial
Rarotonga, Cook Islands46 contributions59 helpful votes
The island is surrounded by a lagoon, where it starts relatively shallow and gets deeper further out towards the reef. It is mostly the same everywhere except for where there are breaks in the reef. While the lagoon floor isn't carpeted by it, there are no areas completely free of coral anywhere in the lagoon.
kyleec30 asked a question May 2021
Cambridge, New Zealand30 contributions10 helpful votes
Where do guests usually go for a nice dinner? Do you serve cocktails to the rooms? Thanks
Answer from rumours2015
Muri, Cook Islands2 contributions1 helpful vote
There is a lovely restaurant and bar across the road from Rumours, also other restaurants within walking distance. Cocktails are not able to be served in the rooms but blenders etc provided for making cocktails. There is also a liquor store right across the road for supplies😁
KayViviana asked a question Jan 2020
California41 contributions8 helpful votes
Do you have vegan options for food?
Answer from Liz G
Newcastle, Australia107 contributions23 helpful votes
They are Villas so you can cook your own food. Breakfast is included and you can pick what you want from a range of fruit, banana bread through to non vegan foods. Your breakfast is delivered to your villa.
Janelle M wrote a tip May 2024
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book for as long as possible!"
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Alfred W wrote a tip Oct 2023
5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Hire a car to get around the Island. Check out the roadside stalls selling fresh fruit and vege, really good. "
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Trace n Mike wrote a tip Jul 2023
Kerikeri, New Zealand6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"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 tip Jun 2023
Perth, Australia23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book online before you arrive to guarantee a spot. "
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Charmeyne wrote a tip May 2023
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure you book into the Waterfall Spa for the Vichy Massage! Best to book prior to arrival as it gets booked out :)"
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PRICE RANGE
$594 - $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 IslandsRarotongaNgatangiia
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Rumours Luxury Villas & 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 & 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 & Spa?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rumours Luxury Villas & 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 & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Wreck of the Matai (4.9 miles).
Does Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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