Introducing The New Managers of Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa

New Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa Managers Andrew and Belinda

It’s finally official! As of today, Andrew and Belinda Griffin are the new owners of the Management Rights to Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa. Andrew and Belinda were born into the hospitality industry.  Hailing from Melbourne, they moved to the Sunshine Coast 30 years ago where they settled, had a family and ran many successful […]

Cook Islands Celebrate 50 Years Of Self Governance

Cook Island 50th Anniversary Logo

2015 has already started with a bang for Rarotonga, and the party is set to continue with a year’s worth of celebrations to commemorate 50 years of Cook Islands self governance. The organisers of the celebrations plan to honour Cook Island traditions, culture, talent, events, environment, and youth, and of course celebrate with all the […]

Rarotonga Goes Solar

Rarotonga Solar Panels image

It has taken a few years of planning, but finally Rarotonga has its first solar plant up and running! The new plant, named Te Mana o Te Ra, was officially opened on Monday by our Prime Minister Henry Puna. The plant was a joint approach with New Zealand energy company Infratec, New Zealand’s Pacific aid […]

Rarotonga Whale Shark Adventure

Rarotonga Whale Shark

A recent guest of Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa had an amazing ‘once in a lifetime’ experience while out fishing with local Marlin Queen Fishing Charters off Rarotonga. The keen Australian fisherman and his fellow anglers were in the process of reeling in Tuna when a Whale Shark approached their boat.  The 8-10 metre shark […]

Rumours Help Create Another Magical Holiday Memory

At Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa we strive to give our guests the best possible holiday while here on Rarotonga. A key attribute of Rumours management and staff is that we all genuinely care. We received some feedback recently which perfectly illustrates this: We would like to thank you all for an amazing stay here […]

Whales Arrive In Rarotonga

There have been quite a few whale sightings around the island recently, some not far from Rumours. If you are not already aware, June-November is Humpback Whale Migration season for Rarotonga. The first sightings this year were at the end of May, and by the end of June there were daily sightings off Avarua and […]

Rumours Spa Helps Troubled Youth Projects on Rarotonga

Rumours was approached last year by the NZ High Commissioner Mr. John Carter as to whether Rumours would be interested in helping this very worthwhile project.  We committed a donation of a percentage of all the Waterfall Spa income over the months of November and December 2012. We have recently transfered over the total amount […]

Best Luxury Spa in Rarotonga – Rumours Again!

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 […]

Three Reasons to Visit Rumours Rarotonga: 3 Easy Travel

Travel to the Cook Islands doesn’t have to be expensive. Many round the world tickets allow you to include Rarotonga as a stopover at no extra cost. Air New Zealand flies here from Auckland and Los Angeles so it makes a great stop between New Zealand and the USA. Air New Zealand often discount $150 […]