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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Great News For Rumour's Guests Who Wish To Drive In Rarotonga


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We have some great news for our guests from New Zealand, Australia, USA, Canada, United Kingdom and the EU - you are now allowed to drive in the Cook Islands using your own current drivers licence. Previously, visitors to the Cook Islands had to obtain a local licence from the Police National Headquarters in Rarotonga, a process that was often time consuming and confusing.

The new law, effective immediately, states that visitors aged over 16 are allowed to drive the class of motor vehicle they are entitled to drive in their home country for up to six months. This means that people wishing to ride a motorbike or scooter who are not licensed to do so in their home country still need to obtain a local licence in Rarotonga.

Hiring a rental car is a fantastic way to explore the islands stunning beaches, the inland road and tropical gardens.  Visitors to the island also love to visit the Saturday Punanga Nui market, and some of the cultural shows on the island. 

Now the option of driving has become so much easier for our guests, a positive move that we welcome. Note:Visitors whose licences are written in a language other than English will need an accurate translation.  


Rumours' Waterfall Spa Wins World Luxury Spa Award 2014


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All the team at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa are proud to have once again won the Best Luxury Boutique Spa at the 2014 World Luxury Spa Awards! This is the 4th consecutive year we have taken home the highly coveted World Luxury Spa Award for our Waterfall Spa in Rarotonga, Cook Islands.

A special thanks goes to our wonderful Professional Therapists who provide our clients with a superb Spa experience. 

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Rumours Waterfall Spa

Here is the Press Release from the World Luxury Hotel Awards:

Recognizing The "Creme De La Creme" After years of success, the World Luxury Spa Awards has once again provided global spa visitors & media with a comprehensive choice of service orientated award winning spas.

Providing the industry with reassurance when booking these service orientated spas, the annual announcement of the World Luxury Spa Award winners marks the highlight of a year-long search for the very best as nominated for by spa guests themselves.

The winners and finalists were selected by means of an annual voting process where thousands of spa guests from 144 countries have been given the opportunity to vote online in order to have the fairest judging process possible.

Competing spas in 2014 included small sized privately owned spas to globally renowned spa groups.  The official response and comments from voters where phenomenal.  Thousands of votes & feedback came in and as a result key brands and independent spas were rewarded for their extraordinary efforts. 

Award winning spas are announced on a country, continent and global basis.  They stood up to the highest expectations and where tested by discerning spa-goers looking for the ultimate experience where only the absolute best is acceptable.

The World Luxury Spa Awards commends and recognize outstanding achievements in service excellence, giving thanks to spas that have excelled.  The World Luxury Spa Awards programme put the spotlight on spas world-wide that represent only the finest standards.

Marinique de Wet continues: "For participants the World Luxury Spa Awards challenge service excellence and highlight the importance of constant improvement.  The Award truly puts the Award winning spas ahead of their peers from a marketing perspective whilst consumers are increasingly using the list of winners and finalists as a reliable guide when booking their spa visits.

All guests staying at Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa will receive a preferential 20% discount off all spa treatments.  Manicures and pedicures are also available. For more information visit the Waterfall Spa page of our website:  Rarotonga Waterfall Spa.

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