REALLY LOVE RUMOURS. As we checked out, my husband and I were reviewing our schedules to see when we could return. This is the best review possible.
The staff are accommodating and personable. Reservations for dining, car rental etc. were taken care of immediately. The villa was outstanding! We were right on the beach with an amazing view. The villa was equipped with washer/dryer, dish washer and every amenity that we would need for a comfortable stay. If we chose to cook, there is a barbecue. The breakfast that is brought in every morning is easy to prepare. We enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning.
WE DIDN”T WANT TO LEAVE. We chose Rumours as a special treat to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had high hopes and expected something very special. Rumours did not disappoint. The villa was beautiful, and we enjoyed breakfast overlooking the lagoon each morning, and afternoons in the sunny courtyard. We barely ventured out, not only because we wanted complete relaxation, but we couldn't think why we would want to leave such a lovely place. It was perfect and we hope to return again soon. Thank you Andrew and Belinda.
LUXURY WITH SUPERB PERSONALISED ATTENTION. Probably the most luxurious villas on the island right on the beach. Fully equipped with everything from kayaks to espresso maker. Complimentary sparkling wine and beer in the fridge and more snacks than I could consume on my stay. What really made Rumours special was the personalized attention from management and staff from the time I made my reservation until the end of my stay. It felt like I was staying with friends, only possible at a place with few units. It is not just that they know your name - they each tell you theirs. As a first time visitor at peak season, it was particularly helpful that they proactively reached out after I reserved to suggest and advise on booking activities, which were fully sold out by the time I arrived. Just a fabulous few days - best ever.
BEAUTIFUL PART OF THE ISLAND - FABULOUS STAFF AND SERVICE. We were totally looked after by the staff at Rumours when we found ourselves without accommodation on returning from an outer island. They instantly settled us as they made our villa guest-ready and we felt genuinely welcomed. We could not ask for more; private pool, beach access, very well appointed villa, walking distance to Muri for restaurants or dine at home - loads of options. The staff were all just so lovely and offered a high level of service while being mindful of our need for privacy. We seldom holiday on Rarotonga anymore as we prefer the peaceful outer islands - however, our few days at Rumours provided the peace and tranquillity we love and Rumours will certainly be high on the list for a future visit. Thank you all so very much - Meitaki Atupaka.
25th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY HOLIDAY. Rumours is a must for anyone lucky enough to go to Cook Islands. Rarotonga. Picked up by our driver Jone at Rarotonga airport and taken to Rumours - luxury villas is an understatement. We stayed in villa 1 which although is on the beach it's side placement gives you total privacy, the villa is of an exceptional high standard, a true find only too glad to share with others. The managers Andrew and Belinda are amazing and recommended some amazing restaurants and gave plenty of helpful tips and booked all our restaurant choices, trips, car hire and taxis. Their staff are as equally amazing, nothing is too much trouble and they are all so welcoming and friendly; big shout out to lovely Toni part of the Rumours team, we can't thank them enough for making our stay so wonderful. Would love to go back soon.