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Monthly Archives: June 2012

To live in the Cook Islands is a privilege and a blessing


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Lately I have had the time to sit back and reflect on the amazing journey we have been on with Rumours Luxury Villas and SpaThe most amazing part of it all of course is to be able to live in the beautiful Cook Islands.   This Country offers everything you would expect from a tropical Island, and more.   From the picturesque white sandy beaches and turquoise waters, to the wonderful culture, this Island nation really does have it all.    When we are asked about activities on the Island it never ceases to amaze me just how much there is to do hereFor the adventure seekers there is snorkelling, scuba diving, hiking, deep-sea fishing, boat tours, scenic flights, and kayaks.   On some of the Islands you can even hire a moped to zip around the island!  Personally, I love to relax on the beach with a good book and the occasional dip, and for this Rumours is the perfect locationWith our Villas far enough away from the larger resorts you practically have the beach to yourself  Our location on the Island also means we get to see the sunrise.   I have lost count of how many spectacular sunrises I have seen here, sometimes with a glass of champagne to welcome the day! For my cultural fix I love the music here. The Cook Islanders are incredibly talented with both their singing and dancing.   I have witnessed some fantastic festivals that they hold throughout the year, the combination of modern music with traditional ukuleles made from coconut shells gives a very unique sound.   I have also visited many churches on Rarotonga on a Sunday, the beautiful a capella singing is something everyone should hear during their lifetime.   I have also been very privileged to witness some stunning weddings here at Rumours.   One of the advantages of living in a temperate climate is that we can hold weddings all year round.   An intimate ceremony on a white sandy beach is what I consider truly romantic. Yes it would be fair to say I have experienced it all here in Rarotonga - the adventure, the culture, the romance.   I’ve explored lush rainforests, driven the coastline, danced to drums, drunk out of a coconut, fed tropical fish from a kayak, and best of all - I’ve slept on the beach.   And as I watch the pink sky welcome the moon rising over the water, I am thankful for the unique opportunity to be able to live in what I consider to be ‘Paradise’.   D8EH92QW6R39
 

Rumours voted Best Spa Resort in the Cook Islands for 2012


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Wow, what an exciting month for usRumours Luxury Villas and Spa have been named as the winner of the ‘Best Resort Spa for the Cook Islands’ in the World Luxury Travel Awards 2012! This is our second time winning as we were also the 2011 Award Winner The World Luxury Spa Awards recognise spas that “raise the bar of service excellence and put the spotlight on spas representing only the finest standards”Executive Manager of the Awards, Marinique de Wet, said the level of competition in 2012 was exceptional“These spas stood up to the highest expectations and were tested by discerning spa-goers looking for the ultimate experience where only the absolute best is acceptable. ” As we said in our April blog, we have worked really hard over the last 12 months to maintain our high standards.   We also understand the importance of continuing to provide world class service for a Luxury Spa Resort that is situated in one of the best locations in the world! Winning this award not only recognises our hard work, but is also a huge accolade for our incredibly dedicated therapists.   Thanks to this fantastic team we have had many guests vote for us this year, so a big ‘Thank You’ to them and to all of you who took the time to vote! Don’t forget if you want to stay in June check out our special offer of 35% off all rates when staying 6 nights of more.   Go to our Hot Deals page to read more about this amazing deal!
 
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