Nestled into the coast on the castaway island of Raratonga sits Rumours luxury spa and villas, just footsteps from the sandy shores and bright turquoise waters of the surrounding lagoon. If your idea of romance is a private beachfront villa that opens onto your very own pool deck where you can lounge away the days and take in the tropical sunset then look no further. The resort’s Waterfall spa features an indoor waterfall with mineral rocks and offers all those treatments for that type of relaxation that will make you forget your name, let alone your job, stresses and worries.
Rarotonga is the dynamic heart of the Cook Islands. The largest Island in the cluster, it is also the islands’ commercial centre. The Pacific resort’s beachfront location, just off the popular Muri beach, is far enough off the beaten track that you only need to see other people if you want to, but close enough to the action that you can get involved in island life; the perfect combination in our eyes.
In addition to your own private pool with waterfalls cascading down the natural rocks your villa also includes a spa pool facing the beach or set in the lush tropical gardens of your own private courtyard. Each villa includes two bedrooms with four poster canopy beds, two luxury bathrooms, a kitchen and a luxuriously relaxing lounge area with soft seating and beautiful views over the lagoon.
Why we like it
This resort is the stuff dreams are made of. You feel totally secluded in the depths of a tropical island, while enjoying all the conveniences provided by a luxury hotel. It is almost impossible not to feel romantic here, in your spa pool under the stars, enjoying a private dinner on the beach, or waking up to that glorious view of the lagoon. The resort can also organise a private jet for you to come and go as you please.