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OUR Thoughts on Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa, Muri Lagoon, Rarotonga.
Here are two words which spring to mind when entering your villa at Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa - “Amazing” and “Incredible”. The feeling of space and style permeates the whole villa and those villas which have a beach frontage, open to a sublime vista of the clear lagoon, reef and ocean. Rumours offer true 5 Star Villa Luxury in Rarotonga.  They have managed to capture a perfect balance of luxury and relaxed island-style ambience.  Rumours is a great spot for a romantic break and a marvellous location for a honeymoon..

The design of each villa is outstanding and fits perfectly with their location on the Muri Lagoon. Most villas give you the opportunity to enjoy the beach atmosphere out front and, on the odd occasion, especially in the winter months, when the cooler south-easterly winds may spring up, to repair into the private world of their sheltered, gated garden courtyards complete with a bigger-than-plunge pool-sized swimming pool which is fed by a waterfall cascading over a rock promontory at one end and in all except the Beachside Villas, a bubbling hot Jacuzzi Spa Pool.

Every villa is a minimum of 230m2 – you can’t help but be impressed by the feeling of space and quality.  

NEW 18 October 2019
New Block of Shops Opens Nearby
A great new little shopping complex has opened very handily located to Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa in Muri.  The complex includes a local bakery, general store, liquor store, restaurant, bar, coffee cart and a gym.

What Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa Say About Themselves:
“Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa offers a private beachfront escape for the indulgent traveller. The 7 stunning villas are spread across two absolute beachfront locations with each villa having its own private courtyard swimming pool with cascading waterfall and immediate access to the white sandy lagoon. The five beachfront villas have the addition of hot spa pools for those cooler stargazing evenings. Each villa is large and spacious with 2 bedrooms and 2 private ensuite bathrooms, with luxurious fittings and marble throughout. Here you have the best of both worlds - a full kitchen or choose to have a dinner on-site prepared by your very own chef, or head to one of the many excellent restaurants within a 5-10 minute stroll along the beach- the choice is yours!

For the ultimate in relaxation enjoy a range of massage treatments offered by Rumours multi-award winning Waterfall Spa. Massages can be even more enjoyable when shared, so relax and enjoy time together in the candlelit therapy room for two and finish off with a glass of bubbly or juice.

And if it’s more action you’re after bustling Muri Village with its lagoon cruises, aqua and vehicle hire and night food markets is an easy stroll away as is Te Vara Nui Village, a serious “must do” featuring a Spectacular Over Water Night Show and Buffet. This is the perfect place to head for pure/relaxation, rejuvenation and inspiration. One thing’s for sure - you’ll be wanting to plan your next trip back, even before you leave !!

Minimum Stay Policy:
Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa have a minimum stay policy of 3 consecutive nights. 

Our Specials:
Bullet Honeymoon Bonus
In addition to the normal inclusions, honeymooners staying a minimum of 5 nights, receive an additional benefit, with the compliments of Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa:
● 2 x 1-hour relaxation massages in the award-winning
     Waterfall Spa at Rumours.
 - A minimum stay of 5 consecutive nights is required
   to qualify for the Honeymoon Bonus.
 - Honeymoon status to be established at time of
   booking accommodation.
 - Honeymoon Bonus is not available in conjunction
   with any other special offer.

Your Accommodation Options
Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa is actually divided over 2 distinct properties 500 metres apart.  Both overlook the Muri lagoon and both are superb in every way. A group of 5 luxury Villas is located on a lovely broad sand beach right beside the Te Manava Villas property.  Te Manava and Rumours share the same entrance drive – Te Manava is to the left and Rumours is to the right of the driveway. Rumours has 5 Luxury Villas at this location including their 2 Beachside Romance Villas, their 2 Beachfront Romance Villas and their very special Platinum Villa. 

Their Full Award-Winning Health Spa Facility is 500 metres along the road (heading towards Titikaveka) and adjacent to the spa there are 2 luxury Beachfront Villas known as Beachfront Spa Villas. While the 4 Romance Villas and the Platinum Villa are adults-only accommodation, the resort will consider accommodating children aged under 15 years of age in the 2 separate Beachfront Spa Villas “Depending on the circumstances, number and ages of children.” and Our Specialists will happily negotiate on your behalf with the property for those seeking high-quality family accommodation in these 2 villas.

All 7 Villas feature 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms as well as an individual private courtyard swimming pool and full kitchen facilities.

Bullet Standard Luxury Features Include:
● Gated Private Courtyard with individual swimming pool,
     waterfall and spacious decking
● A personal full-size BBQ
● Modern full kitchen with full-size fridge/ezer
● Tea/coffee facility with Italian Espresso Machine
● 46” Large Screen LCD TV
● DVD Home Theatre
● 2 Bathrooms, double vanity, bidet, Italian fittings, glass
     showers with dual shower Heads.
● High quality furniture and furnishings.

Bullet Standard Inclusions – All Villas:
● Inward & outward VIP personal airport transfers, including
     superior flower ‘ei’ greeting on arrival
Personal concierge service
● Arrival Gift basket in villa including a bottle of good quality
● Complimentary breakfast delivered to the villa each day
     with a choice of Continental and self-cook items.
● In-room choice of more than 450 complimentary movies, 
    TV series and music videos
● Complimentary use of superior quality kayak
     and snorkelling equipment, 
● Complimentary use of on-site laundry facilities
● Complimentary local telephone calls
● Private pool in all villas.
● Complimentary Wifi access code on arrival.

Room Categories
(In ascending order of tariff)
Bullet Beachside Romance Villas:
These are part of the group of 5 villas and are lead-in price wise at Rumours.  With all the same luxury facilities as the Beachfront Villas, the reason for their price difference lies in the fact they do not offer a direct beach view (although they are both very close to the beach and have direct beach access) and, while they each have private courtyard gardens, swimming pool and waterfall, they do not offer a Jacuzzi Spa Bath as do the more expensive Beachfront Villas and the Platinum Villa. From your courtyard, walk across a romantic little bridge into your bedroom. For those seeking total privacy and a less expensive option, consider these Beachside Villas – there is no compromise on the standard luxury features and services.
Each Villa is approximately 230m2 in area
Maximum Occupancy: 4 Adults
Existing Bedding: 1 Super-King Canopied Bed in both bedrooms
Additional Bedding: A single rollaway bed may be added in one villa should the third and fourth guests require separate sleeping arrangements.

Bullet Beachfront Romance Villas:
Located alongside the Platinum Villa in the group of 5 Villas, the 230m2 Beachfront Romance Villas virtually open on to the sand at the quiet end of Muri Beach. Enjoy the sunrise views over the lagoon, kayak on the lagoon with your personal kayak or take a totally private break in your gated, walled garden courtyard complete with exclusive swimming pool and waterfall, and, in the cool of the evening, enjoy your private, hot Jacuzzi Spa Pool. Walk across a little bridge to your bedroom.
Maximum Occupancy: 4 Adults
Existing Bedding: 1 Super-King Canopied Bed in both bedrooms
For a family of 2 adults and 2 children aged 15 years and over, one of the Canopied Day Beds in the lounge may be converted to a sleeping bed and this, with the Super King Bed in the second bedroom, provides separate beds for 2 children aged 15 plus.
Additional Bedding: No additional bedding accommodated.

Bullet Beachfront Spa Villas:
Beachfront Spa Villas are priced the same as the Beachfront Romance Villas and will accept children aged under 15 years when circumstances allow and subject to individual requests by Our Specialists. Kindly note that these villas are not suitable for babies and toddlers due to the nature of the villa design, hence cots will not be provided.
Located only metres from the magnificent Spa Complex 500 metres along the road from the group of 5 Romance Villas, the two beautiful 2-level Beachfront Spa Villas differ in that they have 1 bedroom and bathroom on each of their 2 levels. At 259m2 these Villas offer space galore. The layout of the Spa Villas is quite different to the Romance Villas in as much that both the bedrooms, the living and the kitchen are in the one building.  The Spa Villas don’t have the cathedral ceilings of the Romance Villas but more than make up for that by the lovely airy, high void above the ground floor lounge area. A beautiful walled courtyard, which contains the swimming pool, heated spa pool and waterfall, opens off the back of the lounge.  
One villa has the second bedroom upstairs which is equipped with 2 King Single Beds.
Maximum Occupancy: 4 adults or 2 adults and up to 3 children.
Existing Bedding: 1 Super-King Canopied Bed in both bedrooms. In one Beachfront Spa Villa the Super-King bed in the second bedroom splits into 2 Single Beds which makes this villa ideal for a family with 2 or 3 children. 
Additional Bedding: 1 rollaway bed may be added for a third child.

Bullet The Platinum Villa:
Absolute beachfront in the group of 5 Romance Villas, the 270m2 Platinum Villa is the epitome of beachfront luxury with its towering cathedral ceilings and huge private courtyard which is entered over a bridge and features a large personal swimming pool and bubbling hot spa pool.  Enjoy your personal movie theatre with 2.5metre projection screen. Press a button and your personal 46” TV will rise automatically.  An indoor waterfall flows into a stream swarming with tropical fish and both bathrooms are marble throughout. There are large decks front and rear and a strategically placed hammock for two. The Platinum Villa facilities includes a conventional convection oven.
Maximum Occupancy: 4 Adults
Existing Bedding: 1 Super-King Canopied Bed in each bedroom.
For a family of 2 adults and 2 children aged 15 years and over, the couch in the Media Room may be converted to a bed. This arrangement along with the Super King Bed in the second bedroom, provides separate beds for 2 children aged 15 plus.
Additional Bedding: No additional bedding accommodated. 

Getting To and From Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa

Guests are personally met at Rarotonga Airport with a superior fresh flower Ei (garland) and provided with a VIP transfer to Rumours.  A VIP airport transfer is also provided on departure.

For those into walking, it is a pleasant beach walk along to all the attractions, restaurants, Night Food Market etc of Muri Beach.

Of course, the round-island buses stop on demand at Rumours, but we would recommend a hire car or hire scooter bike (or E-bikes) for the duration of your stay.  There is so much to see, do and enjoy on a holiday in Rarotonga and staying at Rumours you are central to it all - you would really appreciate having your own transport available whenever you decide to venture out. 

NEW - Electric Bicycles
Electric Bicycles are available to hire via Our Specialists.  Rarotonga is ideal for battery-powered bicycles and we can pre-book these for you.  With pedal assistance, e-bicycles will go twice around the island on a single charge and batteries may be recharged using a standard power plug. Try something new in this friendly environment, after all, isn’t that what holidays are for!

Kids’ Policy

Only guests aged at least 15 years are accepted as guests at Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa. 
Families with adult children can be comfortably accommodated in most villa categories.  Children aged under 15 years may be accommodated in the 2 separate Beachfront Spa Villas at the discretion of the resort. - See individual room category descriptions above for details. 

Check in time is 2:00pm
Check out time is 11:00am
Early Check-In
The way to guarantee access to your villa prior to 2:00pm accommodation is to book and pay for your Villa from the previous night.
Late Check-Out
To guarantee use of your villa after 11:00am, accommodation should be booked and paid for an additional night. 
Use of separate Day Room:
Rumours have a separate (charged) Day Room which may be booked for arrivals for up to 12 hours before normal check-in and/or for departures for up to 12 hours after normal check-out time. The Day Room is a Studio Apartment with a separate bathrom. It is located 100 metres from the beach and has no pool, outdoor area or beach view.
Day Room charge is $300 per period occupied. (inclusive of tax/subject to change).  The Day Room may be booked as part of your package arrangements through Our Specialists.
Maximum Room Occupancy of Day Room is 2 guests.

Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be made in writing
Bullet Reservations cancelled between 31 and 60 days prior to
     arrival date incur a cancellation fee equal to the cost
     of 1 night at the accommodation rate booked.
Bullet Reservations cancelled between 8 and 30 days prior to
     arrival date incur a cancellation fee equal to the cost
     of 2 nights at the accommodation rate booked. 
Bullet Reservations cancelled within 7 days of scheduled arrival
     date, no-shows and reservations reduced in length of
     stay at or after check-in incur a cancellation fee equal
     to 100% of the cost of the accommodation booked
     and not utilised.

Travel Insurance is recommended
OUR Specialists can advise on all aspects of travel insurance

The information on this page is correct as at 04 May 2021 and is based on our supplier contracts which are valid for stays to 31 March 2022.  All information shown is subject to change without notice

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Resort Facilities:
Bullet Full Award-winning Health Spa
Bullet Tour Office
Bullet Laundry
Bullet Complimentary use of Kayaks
Bullet Complimentary use of Snorkelling Equipment
Bullet 450 Complimentary Movies, TV Series, Music Videos
Bullet VIP Return Airport Transfers
 Breakfast delivered to Villa each day

Room Facilities:
Air-Conditioned Bedrooms

Bullet Ceiling Fans in Bedrooms and Lounge
Bullet Hairdryers
Bullet In-Room Safe
Bullet In-house HD Movies
Bullet Iron and Ironing Board
Bullet Private Swimming Pool each Villa
Bullet Jacuzzi Spa (not in Beachside Villas)
Bullet Radio/CD Player
Bullet Full Kitchen Facilities
Bullet Full-Size Fridge/Freezer
Bullet Convection Oven/Microwave
Bullet Tea/Coffee facility
Bullet Italian Espresso Coffee Maker
Bullet Direct Dial Telephone
Bullet 46” Flat screen TV
Bullet DVD Home Theatre
Bullet Private BBQ
Bullet Wifi (charged)