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Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa

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Beachfront Villa | Pool | Outdoor pool, pool loungers
Property grounds
Beachfront Villa | Living room | Flat-screen TV, DVD player
Beachside Villa | 2 bedrooms, premium bedding, in-room safe, desk
Shower, free toiletries, hair dryer, dressing gowns

Overview of Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa

Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa

5.0 star property
Adults-only beachfront hotel with spa, near Muri Beach
9.6 out of 10 Exceptional
9.6/10 Exceptional

33 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Internet access
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
Main Rd, Muri Beach, Rarotonga
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • WiFi in the lobby
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Spa tub
  • Room service
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Terrace
For families
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Kitchen
  • Separate dining area
  • Living room
  • Television
  • Garden

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Takitumu District
  • Muri Beach - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) - 23 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle


  • Trader Jacks Bar & Grill - 13 min drive
  • Charlie's - 2 min drive
  • Rehab Nightclub, Rarotonga, Cook Islands - 13 min drive
  • Barefoot Beachfront Bar - 10 min walk
  • Nautilus Resort - 3 min walk

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 go for a swim in the outdoor pool and visit the spa to be pampered with deep-tissue massages, body wraps or facials. A hot tub and a terrace are offered, and in-room conveniences at this luxurious hotel include fridges and microwaves. Fellow travellers 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 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 sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • 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 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • WiFi in public areas*
  • WiFi in rooms*


  • No on-site parking


  • Free airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • BBQs
  • Room service

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Safari nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby


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


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


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • 55-inch flat-screen TV

Home comfort

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

Sleep well

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Private plunge pool
  • Furnished balcony/patio
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Full-sized fridge/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 guest rooms for NZD 25 for 5 hours (rates may vary)
  • WiFi is available in public areas for NZD 25 for multiple hours (rates may vary)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • 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 sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.


This property does not have lifts.
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 Villas Spa
Rumours Luxury & Spa Rarotonga
Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa Hotel
Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa Rarotonga
Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa Hotel Rarotonga

Frequently asked questions

Does Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa?
Yes, a free airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa?
You can check in starting at 2:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as kayaking and snorkelling. Additional recreation nearby includes safari tours and ecotours. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and soothe your senses in the hot tub. Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa also has private plunge pools and spa services, as well as a garden.
Does Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchen is available in every room, and also includes a coffee maker, a toaster and cookware.
Does Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a private plunge pool and a furnished balcony or patio.
What's the area around Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa like?
Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa is a short 6-minute walk from Muri Beach and 3 minutes' walk from Muri Lagoon.







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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Property itself is great, but the breakfast options were pretty damn poor. When paying big $ for a villa, then breakfast options should match. But 2 slices of toast, packet of muesli and a couple of eggs, is piss pour tbh. Beach in front was average, not really a good seimming beach
Brooke Sean Cunliffe, 4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

5-night trip
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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
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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
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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
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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
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10/10 Exceptional

5-night trip
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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
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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
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