Overview of 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, pool loungers

Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa

5 out of 5

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationMuri Beach3 min walk
    Popular LocationMuri Lagoon3 min walk
    Popular LocationMuri Night Markets8 min walk
    AirportRarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.)24 min drive

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Beachside Villa

  • 230 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 King Beds

Beachfront Spa Villa

  • 280 sq m
  • Beach view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 King Beds

Beachfront Villa

  • 250 sq m
  • Beach view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 King Beds

Platinum Villa

  • 250 sq m
  • Beach view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 King Beds

About this area


Located in Rarotonga, Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa is on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Muri Beach and Aroa Beach. Te Vara Nui Village and Maire Nui Botanical Gardens are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with scuba diving and windsurfing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with ecotours and mountain biking.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Muri Beach - 3 min walk
  • Muri Lagoon - 3 min walk
  • Tikioki Beach - 3 min walk
  • Muri Night Markets - 8 min walk
  • Matutu Brewing Company - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • AirportRarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) - 24 min drive


  • Deli-licious - 6 min walk
  • LBV Bakery & Cafe - 6 min walk
  • Vili's Burgers - 8 min walk
  • The Rickshaw - 12 min walk
  • Flame Tree - 16 min walk
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About this property

Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa

Adults-only beachfront resort with an outdoor pool
Spend the day relaxing on the beach or pampering yourself at Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa's full-service spa. All 7 soundproofed rooms have 2 bedrooms and feature WiFi and DVD players. Guests can enjoy private plunge pools, and other standard amenities include kitchens with full-sized fridge/freezers and hobs.
Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa offers 7 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with private plunge pools and DVD players. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. This accommodation offers separate living rooms. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Accommodation at this 5-star resort has kitchens with full-sized fridge/freezers, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a shower, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks, safes and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

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.

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.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (NZD 25 for 5 hours)
  • Available in some public areas: WiFi (NZD 25 for 5 hours)

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available
  • Free 24-hour return airport shuttle
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Full-service spa
  • Kayaking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snorkelling
  • Hot tub

Family friendly

  • DVD player
  • Full-sized fridge
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor pool
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate living room
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beach loungers
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Terrace


  • 3 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Detox wraps
  • Facials
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Massage - Thai
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Spa open daily


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Linens
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • 55-inch flat-screen TV
  • DVD player

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dining room
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Hob

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony or patio


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Private plunge pool
  • Safe
  • Separate living room
  • Separate sitting area
  • Soundproofing

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 15


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 15 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 15 and older are welcome

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: NZD 25 (for 5 hours, rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: NZD 25 (for 5 hours, rates may vary)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

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
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Guests under 15 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is 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

Frequently asked questions

Does Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa?
Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa?
Check-in begins at 2:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Does Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's a free airport shuttle.
Where is Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa located?
Nestled on the beach, this Takitumu District resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Muri Lagoon and Muri Beach. Tikioki Beach and Muri Night Markets are also within 10 minutes.
Rating 5 - Excellent. 28 out of 32 reviews
5 - Excellent 88%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 32 reviews
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Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 32 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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Private beach access, own pool and spa were fantastic. Lovely and quiet, extremely comfortable and beautiful view. We didn't want to leave.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2019

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
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Sad face IconDisliked: Property conditions & facilities
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
Stayed 6 nights in Jul 2019

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
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Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness
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
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2019

5/5 Excellent

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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!
Stayed 5 nights in Dec 2018

5/5 Excellent

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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.
Stayed 5 nights in Aug 2018

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