Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa

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On the beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach towels
On the beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach towels
On the beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach towels
Outdoor pool, sun loungers

Overview of Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa

Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa

5.0 star property
Adults-only beachfront resort with spa, near Muri Beach

9.6/10 Exceptional

32 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Internet access
  • Airport transfer
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
Main Rd, Muri Beach, Rarotonga
Main amenities
  • 7 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • WiFi in the lobby
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Spa tub
  • Room service
For families
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Kitchen
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate dining area
  • Living room
  • Television
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Takitumu District
  • Muri Beach - 3 min walk
  • Aroa Beach - 11 min drive
  • Cook Island Christian Church (CICC) - 14 min drive
  • Cook Islands Library and Museum - 14 min drive
  • Black Rock - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) - 29 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle

About this property

Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa

Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa puts you within a 10-minute drive of Muri Beach and features a free airport shuttle (available 24 hours). Guests can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant and visit the spa to be pampered with deep-tissue massages, aromatherapy, or Ayurvedic treatments. An outdoor pool and a spa tub are other highlights, and rooms at this luxurious resort feature private plunge pools and kitchens. Fellow travelers say good things about the comfortable beds and helpful staff.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 units
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 15
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • There is no front desk at this property

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 15
  • Minimum check-in age is 15


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Internet
  • WiFi in public areas*
  • WiFi in rooms*


  • Parking
  • No onsite parking


  • Transfers
  • Free airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Other information
  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Safari nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Pool loungers


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa tub
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

Languages spoken

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • 55-inch flat-screen TV

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Private plunge pool
  • Furnished balcony/patio
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate living room

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils
  • Dishwasher


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Waterfall Spa has 3 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Thai massages, and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic, and hydrotherapy.

The spa is open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in guestrooms for NZD 25 for 5 hours (rates may vary)
  • WiFi is available in public areas for NZD 25 for 5 hours (rates may vary)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Rumours Luxury Villas
Rumours Luxury Villas Hotel
Rumours Luxury Villas Hotel Rarotonga
Rumours Luxury Villas Rarotonga
Rumours Luxury Villas Resort Rarotonga
Rumours Luxury Villas Resort
Rumours Luxury Villas Spa
Rumours Luxury & Spa Rarotonga
Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa Resort
Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa Rarotonga
Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa Resort Rarotonga

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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

5-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Private beach access, own pool and spa were fantastic. Lovely and quiet, extremely comfortable and beautiful view. We didn't want to leave.
3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Our unit was in need of maintance The position of the beach side u it meant in July it got no sun at all all day
6-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

6-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

6/10 Good

I hated the musty smell from the rock wall with mold. I complained and they said they would take care of it. I don’t know what they did or if they did anything because the odor remained. I kept the A/C and fans on with the windows open. That made the odor tolerable until the neighbor started burning yard clippings. Just another odor I don’t care for. The staff, linens, bed, and shower were all comfortable but the mold was unforgivable. I don’t drink and I don’t normally get headaches. I woke up every morning with a headache
Rick, 3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

December 2018 stay
Quite frankly, Rumours is fantastic. Of course they have the bonus of being right on the beach at Muri but wow, do they excel everywhere else too! We were picked up from the airport and on the way to our villa, Andrew gave us the low down on what to expect, where to eat and other vital information. He was so accurate with his descriptions too. If he recommends somewhere to eat, it'll be good! We completed our check-in in Spa Villa 6 itself and it was the most relaxed check-in experience I've ever had. Light hearted and fun but very informative. The only distraction was the view. Talk about a wow factor when you walk in to the villa and see that for the first time. It doesn't tire seeing it each morning either. The villa is a lot bigger than we expected and extremely well maintained and cleaned to an incredibly high standard. We weren't expecting a four poster bed, let alone 2. There's a great well stocked kitchen with a full sized fridge. We had a big bathroom (there's another upstairs with a laundry in it) with his and hers sinks, towels provided for both indoor and outdoor use and changed as often as needed. A deep plunge pool one side and the lagoon on the other. Kayaks and snorkelling equipment provided. A large deck for sunbathing and relaxing and even a hot tub. Andrew and Belinda are brilliant hosts – visit them at Rumours and they'll certainly take care of you!
Graeme, 5-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

5-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Treat it as a luxury motel. It is not a hotel.
Excellent. 5+ This was what we wanted even if rained out as we had taken reading material(although they have their own). They rectified an unread email, promptly or else we would have had hiccups. Suggestions for those that follow: 1) Consider flight times relative to Villa availability (2pm). At moment flight in from LA arrives at 6am odd. We paid extra to rent a day room and this recommended. In fact we moved right in, which of course was even better but given popularity this can not be guaranteed. 2) Use their pick up and drop off if jet lagged. You can rent a car in Muri Beach which is 15-20min walk for middle of stay. 3)Order the self catering breakfast the day before and have breakfast at dawn so you can get out to lagoon early if tide in 4)Order the lunch pallet day you arrive and store food in fridge if you do not need to eat it all that day 5)Rent a compact car if it might rain. Do the island on a rainy day. The 3 museums we did were worth seeing but only one (at Muri Beach) is up to modern standards. Remember most of island culture artefacts got exported to Europe by missionaries etc. The corner shops are open 7am to about 6pm. The food range on offer there is limited (4 sort of decent food shops on whole island, mainly imported NZ basics, and of course fresh topical fruit but Rarotonga bananas for example are not your supermarket size). Oranges might not look like much but taste excellent- much better than the Raro juice of 40 years ago in NZ.
5-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice Hotel close to the beach
A nice hotel in a good location . Go for a room with a full sea view, as ours had a partial view - which we knew - however we should not of compromised. The hotel location is on the east side of the island and the wind was rather persistent so unfortunately the beach had limited use.
8-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Stunning, private retreat
This property is truly exceptional. Each room has a private entrance and pool with a cascading waterfall. The beach is pure white sand and the lagoon is a stunning aqua-marine blue. Views are breathtaking. Belinda and Andrew went out of their way to accommodate us during our stay. The resort is a once in a lifetime destination. Highly recommend.
JC, 5-night trip
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