In our opinion, Rumours Muri Beach is as nice as any luxury resort anywhere else in the world! My partner and I have travelled extensively, and believe ourselves to be quite discriminating customers. The villas are lovely. They are decorated in an elegant Balinese style, with high ceilings and several indoor water features. Our villa had canopy beds in both bedrooms, and the master suite looked right out onto the white sand and crystalline waters of Muri Beach - it was both romantic and relaxing. The wind blew quite a bit during our visit, which was nice to listen to at night, but a bit uncomfortable for lounging beachside during the day - the front courtyard with it's high walls, dipping pool and hot tub, offered a perfect respite. While the accomodations are world class, what made our stay so memorable where the team who run the resort. They accomodated every request, quicky, efficiently and always with a smile. The Manager, Tara even loaned me her own bike when I wanted to go for a ride. We also opted to have breakfast brought in, and the smoothies, fresh fruit and pastries were divine! We can't wait to return to Rumours - Muri Beach!
Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa
Main Rd, Muri Beach
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Reception Office: + 682 22551
RESERVATIONS: + 682 75380
Fax: + 682 29740
The comments below are just a sample of the many we have received either when guests leave Rumours, or when they have returned home and are reflecting on the happy experience they have had when staying with us.at our beachfront seaside resort. If you are contemplating having your wedding here with us at Rumours, you can read the comments from those happy couples who have come to Rumours and held their weddings with us already, here.
Hopefully we will have the opportunity to show you the same level of Cook Island hospitality.
COMMENT OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2013
RUMOURS VOTED BEST RESORT SPA IN THE COOK ISLANDS 2011, 2012 & 2013.
We have just returned from 10 days in
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Matt and I had the most amazing wedding day. We can't thank you both enough for your support, assistance, attention to detail and your presence on our wedding day in
It's a bittersweet experience when a couple elopes for a destination wedding. Although the experience is a romantic and stress-free one, it is also a little difficult not to have your family and friends around you to offer you support, help making decisions on flowers etc, and just not having that friendly face to witness your vows on the most important day of your life!
Thankfully you and Aundray were there to offer both Matt and myself all of the help and support we both needed in the lead up to, and on, the big day! We also appreciate the special effort you went to when we decided to change our day an location! I know we must have added a dimension of added stress for you both, but we felt like nothing was too much trouble for you, and that was so very important to us.
We thank you again for making the most incredible day of our lives possible.... and for making our dream wedding a reality!
All the best to both of you, and we hope to see you again when we visit
Matthew and Jaqualyn
On behalf of Nicole and myself, I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you and the Rumours team for making our honeymoon one that we will never forget. Our every whim and desire was looked after and then some, the transfers between Aitutaki and Rarotonga were seamless, the food was outstanding and the accommodation exemplary. You guys are a truly professional outfit!!
From the moment we were picked up from the airport, we have felt truly welcomed at your World Class seaside Resort. Sandra and myself travel the world seeking out those special places to stay and for what it is worth, we rate you all up there with the best the world has to offer. We both look forward to returning with our adult children next year - hope we will find you all still maintaining the excellence you've achieved, that so few do. Many thanks
Chris & Sandra
'Oh yes, we know we want to return. We enjoyed our stay so much more than when in Hawaii so we know we want to come back.' 'We were able to relax totally--the water features and the views to the ocean are just indescribable! You have a marvelous selection of movies and CDs and we really just escaped from the world, exactly what we both needed' 'We had a WONDERFUL holiday and the villa (and you guys) were the main reasons!!! I cannot say enough about the villa.....it was so wonderful. We arrived home last night and haven't stopped talking about the wonderful hospitality. Thank you again and best wishes.'
Fondly, Laura & Ken
Oh boy it was hard to leave. Thanks so much for your hospitality over the last few days. This place certainly has it all. Cheers,
Anton & Jules
Thank you for a fabulous stay. We enjoyed your island, activities, restaurants, people and much more. Rumours was absolutely incredible. John and I had an amazing honeymoon. The hospitality was terrific and the accommodation just a dream !!! We will pass your name on to our friends in the States. Rumours just TOPS THE CHARTS !!! A big star in our book!! Take care.
Meitaki, John & Lisa
Dear Grant & Carolyn
Just a brief note to say what a wonderful, relaxed and romantic time Normaine and I have had at Rumours. Our villa was quite splendid and your attention to detail was amazing. It was one of the finest places in which we have ever stayed. We will be recommending Rumours unreservedly.
Kindest regards, Rob & Normaine
This property has to be seen to be believed. Your website is lovely, but still does not do justice to these magnificent villas. To have the spaciousness and the luxury that they have, just makes any holiday very special. Of course being able to sit and look at the lagoon all day is great too. We have considered ourselves very fortunate to have been able to stay here. With our thanks,
David & Katherine
Thank you for all you have done for us during our stay here at Rumours. The accommodation and the service and friendliness of the staff have helped make our honeymoon more than we ever hoped it to be. Will be back to celebrate our first anniversary at this seaside resort.
Meitaki (thank you)
Peter & Laura
Thank you SO much for making our honeymoon so fantastic. We truly had the time of our lives. We look forward to many anniversary trip here again. The service, accommodation and smiles everyday far exceeded our expectations and made this trip a joy.
Colin & Cathy
Thank you for an absolutely perfect holiday. Everything about Rumours is really special, first class and memorable. Thank you also for your friendliness. The staff are as special as the venue.
Tony & Patricia
I just wanted to let you know what our clients had to say about Rumours. Thank you so much for taking such good care of them.
'I can't thank you enough for setting us up with Rumours Of Romance. It was breathtaking and we felt like movie stars. The resort was that luxurious. I have no idea how you were able to hook us up with a place like that. The Cook Islands were perfect for us. It was so secluded. I felt like there was only a handful of tourists there and the privacy was next to none. I think this place is perfect for couples and I'm recommending it to all my friends.
Thank you very much. It has been a really pleasurable stay. Your villas are immaculately maintained with the samllest detail thought of and looked after.
Wayne & Joyce
We made it home today around noon. Very sad to be back home. We have decided that we want to come and stay a month next year. We have a plan....You really made our stay the most incredible vacation that we have ever spent. I will be staying in touch with you from time to time - kinda grew fond of you guys. Also we have told every stranger that would listen about you guys and your place. I do hope that I didn't tell too many because I don't want them taking up our spot !!
Jeff & Leslie
We have been so busy since back home, but Brandon and I cannot stop talking about how wonderful our honeymoon was (thanks to you guys) as you really made it quite special for us. I would like to post our experience on Tripadvisor and plan to do this during the coming weekend and make sure I put some photos up too. I was telling my family that we didn't want for a thing, tons of clean towels and a villa cleaned to perfection. Tell the staff we both say hello.
Brandon & Kimberly
Kia Orana and greetings everyone,
First and foremost, Steve and I want to thank you all for ensuring we had a great honeymoon. Matthew and Tara - it was a pleasure meeting you both, we have such fond memories. You run a first class all inclusive package operation and we will promote 'Rumours' at every opportunity we have. In fact we've already given out your website and email addresses to some friends of ours. We were so impressed with our villa and the island with the wonderful people who live there. Leif - thank you for picking us up and taking us to the airport even though you had a family BBQ in progress - much appreciated. Toni and Thecla, thank you for keeping our lovely villa in top shape throughout our stay. As we said, we would like to visit again. The dates we have in mind are.
Dori & Steve
Thanks for looking after us so well. We had an awesome honeymoon. The people are so happy and the island is spectacular. We both really enjoyed our trip and hope to come again soon.
Brendon and Kathryn
To the Team at Rumours:
We’d like to thank you for the wonderful experiences we shared here in Rarotonga. We had the most phenomenal views and were most impressed by the friendliness and professionalism we witnessed at Rumours. A special Meitaki to Michal for helping us organize all our activities and for her assistance at all times.
Diana & Raymond.
To the Rumours Team! Our warmest thanks to you all for a truly amazing stay here at this truly amazing resort. Our holiday has been wonderful and the memories of our time here will remain very special to us both always. It was a wonderful anniversary for us and your help and thoughtfulness towards us was very much appreciated. Please accept this token of our thanks.
Rebecca & Brett
Kia Orana - I would like to pass on these good words written by my honeymoon clients about your property and your staff. They especially wanted to compliment Tony and Leif for their great service and kind attention. It was a wonderful two weeks for them. You obviously have done an amazing job of making Rumours the best vacation and honeymoon experience in Rarotonga. All of my client’s expectations were met and exceeded by the property, the hospitality and the staff.
Meiktaki - Vincent. VIP Travel.
WOW ! It was just as the brochure said. “Close the gate behind you and enter your own private world” The villa was perfect and I personally would not change anything. There was plenty of room and we were able to have a BBQ the whole time which I loved, the starter breakfast was excellent. I did not realize that it was an everyday service.
David & Angie
Penny and I have just recently returned from our honeymoon but wanted to send out a big thank you for helping make our trip as memorable as it was. It was beautiful first stop and the ideal way to wind down for a few days after being so hectically organizing the wedding in the last few weeks. Next time we’re in need of a tropical getaway, we definitely know where to head.
Michael & Penny
Matt and Tara – I am writing to thank you for taking carre of me while on holiday at Rarotonga last month. The love and the care of people in Rarotonga is fantastic. Thank you so much for my lovely villa, the views were great and I could not have asked formore. Thank you Leif for picking me up and returning me to the airport. You are a lovely young man. A special thank you to Tino for all his help. Nothing was a problem. I will never forget your kindness.
We just wanted to thank you so much for all you’ve done to make our honeymoon so special. It’s been such a luxury to stay in the Ultimate Villa – starting every morning with a decadent breakfast overlooking the ocean and to have such fantastic 5 star service. It really has been the perfect holiday that has way surpassed our expectations. We will look forward to returning.
Kristian & Sascha
Thank you so much for everything here at Rumours. We love the pool and easy access to wonderful restaurants here in the Cook Islands. We will definitely be coming back.
Cheryl & Cody
I have spoken to Richard and I’m pleased to report that he said your villa was the best accommodation he has every stayed in anywhere in the world and they will definitely be making a repeat visit to you in the future.
We wish to take this opportunity to thank you for a wonderful stay. We were a little rushed this afternoon and did not get to say thanks. The villas has been everything we had hoped for, luxury privacy, fabulous location and a real getaway for us. Our stay in Rarotonga has held some great memories.
Steve & Sharyn
Personally, I think the best thing about Rumours was that while it’s 5 star accommodation, you never get the sense that you are staying at a large, over-the-top island resort. In many respects, it feels like our “home away from home” - this is what sets you apart. The intimacy and attention to detail that you and your staff showed towards our needs demonstrated how much you care about your clientele. Having this passion is something that Rumours should be very proud of. Glenn and Nicole