Tucked away next to the turquoise waters of Muri Lagoon in Rarotonga, you’ll find the secluded paradise of Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa. Each villa pays homage to the style of the traditional Cook Island kikau, seamlessly blending the natural elements of the tropics with Polynesian architecture and modern conveniences. From the second you open the door to your personal villa, you are treated to one breathtaking view after another. First, you find yourself on a private patio overlooking a pool surrounded by stone waterfalls and tropical plants. Then, as you enter the main villa, you feel a cool breeze flowing through a bright, airy living space with huge vaulted ceilings and unparalleled views of the ocean. Hand-carved warm woods, rattan furnishings, and marble flooring with waterfalls, lily ponds, and white and turquoise linens as accents create indoor spaces that mirror the beachfront setting perfectly. Even showering is an incredible experience: surrounded by sand, seashells, and a skylight, your dual rain shower feels like dip in the warm waters of the ocean, with smoothened stones underfoot. Whether you’re watching the sun rise over palm trees from the hammock on your deck, cooking a gourmet meal in your fully-equipped kitchen, unwinding in your private outdoor spa tub, or catching a movie in the Platinum Villa’s private screening room, you may never want to leave your personal paradise.
When you finally decide to venture out from your villa, Rarotonga offers many exciting experiences. To enjoy the outdoors, grab a set of snorkeling gear from the front desk to explore the coral reefs of Muri Lagoon or take a stroll down the beach outside the resort. For an immersive cultural experience, hire a car (or driver) or hop on the colourful local bus and visit a nearby village, take in a cultural night show, or head to the bustling Saturday morning market in Avarua.