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Best Luxury Spa in Rarotonga - Rumours Again!

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We are delighted to announce that Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa in Rarotonga has again gained international recognition for its quality and service.  We have won the award for the Best Resort Spa in the Cook Islands as part of the 2013 World Luxury Spa Awards.  In addition to this, Rumours has won three other major awards as well for 2013:

1. Best Luxury Boutique Spa
2. Best Luxury Beauty Spa
3. Best Luxury Day Spa
The global awards celebrate the spa industry’s top spas by honouring excellence and the highest standards.  Travel industry experts say customers look to the awards for a sense of reassurance when choosing their next spa destination.  Organisers of the awards were impressed with the high calibre of entries this year, which makes the award achieved by Rarotonga’s Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa even more of a stunning accolade.
The award winning Waterfall Spa facility at Rumours was purpose built to make sure guests are pampered with the most modern and exclusive range of luxurious services and products.  It’s the perfect place to rest and relax at the beginning of a holiday when the stresses and pressures of everyday life can seem hard to shake.  Instead of taking a week to unwind and relax before really starting to enjoy their holiday, guests at Rumours can make use of the services at the Waterfall Spa to get straight into holiday mode and make the most of their time away.
Two full time spa and beauty therapists ensure that Rumours guests are always able to get the personal attention they deserve – all in a luxurious air conditioned environment with the latest and best equipment.  Services on offer include the Vichy Shower which caresses your body with seven shower jets under an invigorating waterfall.  This whole body massage of this amazing technique produces the sensation of floating on water.  This increases blood circulation, hydrates the skin and soothes the nervous system.
Guests at the award winning spa can also enjoy body scrubs, body masks, facials and body massages.  Body scrubs use pure scents that produce soft and supple skin at the same time as soothing the mind.  It is well known that massage therapy is great for health and wellbeing because of the deep relaxation it allows.  Massages available at the Waterfall Spa include a warm stone body massage, relaxation massage, aromatherapy massage and neuromuscular therapy.
As well as winning the coveted World Luxury Spa Award for the Cook Islands, Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa has featured on Australasian and American television travel programmes.  It’s seen as an ideal tropical getaway destination for couples wanting to celebrate romance and enjoy a holiday full of privacy and pampering.  Rumours is well known for its wedding and honeymoon packages, its luxurious villas and attention to detail.
The World Luxury Spa Award is the icing on the cake for our intimate destination.

Cook Islands Waka On Epic Journey

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Last Wednesday morning two traditional double-hull waka arrived safely at Avarua harbour on Rarotonga. The crew are on an epic 10,000 km Waka Tapu journey from Auckland in New Zealand to Rapanui (Easter Island).

Leading the expedition is master navigator Jacko Thatcher who is one of five traditional Po (master) navigators in the South Pacific. The two double-hulled canoes Te Aurere and Ngahiraka mai Tawhiti have been built in the traditional style and are navigated using star compasses and knowledge of the stars passed down through generations of Polynesian navigators.

The sailors will be enjoying a well earned break on shore and all the people of the Cook Islands are incredibly proud of them.

If you are staying at Rumours, or anywhere else on Rarotonga have a look at the port in Avarua or ask at Trader Jacks and they will tell you where the two waka are moored.