For travellers accustomed to the best accommodation the world has to offer, the fact that little Rarotonga in Cook Islands is home to a place where they will feel at home comes as a mild surprise. While South Pacific destinations such as Bora Bora and Fiji are famous for their luxurious resorts, Cooks Islands keep their secrets to themselves and go about enjoying the same beautiful scenery and balmy climate as their fellow Maori cultures, albeit without the same fanfare or international recognition.
Even with the high expectations generated by a perusal of the Rumours of Rarotonga website, the reality is very impressive. A complex of five individual villas, with two more down the road in Rumours' separate spa complex, each villa is a two-bedroom, fully equipped home ready to welcome the successful people of the world looking to escape from their daily pressures for a week or a month. That Rumours counts guests from the uppermost echelons of the finance and entertainment worlds in Los Angeles and London attests to the quality of the villas and their superb location on the Rarotonga lagoon; people who can easily travel to destinations closer to their homes have no qualms about making the journey to Cook islands knowing what awaits them when they arrive.
One of the most attractive aspects of a stay at Rumours is the resort's Waterfall Spa, where specialised treatments such as the relaxing Vichy shower massage are experienced in one of the finest spa facilities in the South Pacific.
Though all the villas are special, the Ultimate Villa, with its own screening room and swimming pool, is the apotheosis of South Seas luxury and a favourite for honeymooners wanting to combine finesse with privacy. The Ultimate Villa's fully equipped kitchen can be put to good use with a private chef preparing meals exactly as guests want them. Airport transfers are included, and private jet transport from Australia to Cook Islands takes the Rumours experience to another level even before arriving at the property. The same can be said about Air New Zealand, which offers nonstop service from Sydney to Rarotonga and links other cities in its Asian and Australian network to Cook Islands via its hub in Auckland, putting this jewel of a destination only one stop away from With Air New Zealand's current fare sale to Rarotonga, the money saved on the flights can be applied to other aspects of the trip to make it extra special. Air New Zealand also operates nonstop flights from Rarotonga to Los Angeles, providing the opportunity for a Cook Islands adventure on the way to or from the US.
To make the trip extra special from the moment of stepping our the door at home, Rolls-Royce Hire Sydney can transfer travellers to the airport in style in the company's stylish Phantoms, setting the mood for the level of quality that awaits at Rumours.