Ratua Island Resort and Spa

Vanuatu | Pacific Ocean

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  • Location Off the South East tip of Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu Archipel
  • Country/State Vanuatu
  • Region Pacific Ocean

A pristine paradise in the South Pacific

You’re in for a warm reception when you arrive on this incredible private island in the South Pacific. An unspoiled beauty rich with tradition and culture, if you’re looking for an island-rental holiday with a difference, you’ll soon fall in love with Ratua Island Resort and Spa. A heady combination of soft, white sand; lush green vegetation and endless blue skies, why not let add some colour to your life and enjoy a journey to paradise.

Rates
Rentals start VUV 38,000 for the Deluxe Beachfront Villa based on two people sharing and rise to VUV 88,000 for the five-person Grand Beachfront Villa. Please note, a minimum 2 nights stay policy applies.
Full island exclusivity is also available on request – simply contact a member of the Vladi Island Travel team for further details, availabilities and tailor-made quotes.

Location
Ratua Island Resort and Spa is located in the Pacific Kingdom of Vanuatu, an archipelago of 83 islands and filled boasting beautiful beaches, pristine underwater environments and fascinating tribal communities.

The beautiful island of Ratua is situated just 30 minutes away from the mainland of Espiritu Santo and is close to Luganville International airport, making it easily accessible for international guests.

Accommodation
Ratua Island Resort and Spa can host a maximum of 45 guests at any one time. Its 16 Indonesian-style villas come in a range of room configurations for families, friends and loved-up couples. For larger groups, we recommend the Grand Beachfront Villa, or the Courtyard Villas (max. occupancy 5). Couples will feel right at home in the Deluxe Beachfront Villas or Deluxe Beachfront Marquees.

Spread out tastefully across the beautiful surroundings of this incredible private island, these 200-year-old cottages were carefully transported to the island and then painstakingly reconstructed to their original splendour, affording Ratua an authenticity unlike any other.

Dining
The island’s creative chefs create new menus daily, with an emphasis on Pacific Rim Cuisine with an Asian influence – all using locally sourced ingredients. Local fishermen proudly presents their catch of the day, the delicious selection of colourful fruit and vegetables are lovingly harvested from the well-stocked and well-tended kitchen gardens.

Activities
Whether you prefer to take it easy or feel your heart pumping, during your private island vacation on Ratua, you’ll enjoy the best of both worlds. Sports fans are taken care of by the capable island team who spoil you with a multitude of exciting activities including the following:
- Snorkel in crystal clear waters, surrounded by tortoises, colourful coral gardens and an incredible array of exotic fish
- Experience archery with a difference using a traditional bow and arrow as used by the Vanuatu tribe themselves
- Explore the turquoise lagoons and the lazy winding rivers with a relaxing canoe tour of the region
- Try your hand at a spot of game fishing – choose from either day charters or week-long adventures and sample village life in the Pacific
- Bareback horse-riding from the ranch and onwards through 146 acres of lush wilderness under the supervision of Ratua’s professional wrangler
- While away the evening hours with a game of billiards or get lost in a good book in the comfort of the private island’s games room

On top of all that, why not take the opportunity to discover the traditions and cultures of this unique part of the world by traveling to the surrounding tribal communities. Free of western influences and full of adventure, an exploration of the nearby regions of Espiritu Santo and Vanuatu are like a holiday within a holiday. Join in with tribal ceremonies and experience a new way of life amongst diverse landscapes, encompassing live volcanoes, wild waterfalls, sparkling stalactites and coconut fringed beaches. However you choose to spend your time on or around Ratua, you’re guaranteed a holiday to remember.

Best Time To Travel
Ratua enjoys pleasant weather almost all year round thanks to it’s convenient location between the two larger islands of Aore and Malo. Protected from any extreme weather conditions, this wonderful private island enjoys high temperatures and lots of sunshine. The summer months stretch from November to March, bringing with them average temperatures of around 28°C. Winter here starts in April, with refreshing 23°C temperatures lasting until September. With the turquoise waters of the sea rarely dipping below 22°C and sometimes climbing to an incredible 28°C, it’s always a good time to take a dip on Ratua private island.

How To Get There
Ratua Island Resort & Spa is the only Resort in Vanuatu to operate its own private runway / airstrip. Transfers are available directly into Ratua Island with domestic contractors. Please contact us to request a personal charter quotation

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