Hidden within the pristine islands of Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu is a little island paradise known as Ratua Island Resort & Spa.
Set amongst 146 acres of lush tropical gardens, private beaches, lagoons and coral reefs, Ratua Island offers a barefoot luxury escape entwined with attentive service, enchanting accommodation, an over-water day spa, yacht club and superb organic dining.
It’s the perfect place to unwind whilst still having easy access to all the cultural and natural wonders at your doorstep.
Boasting thirteen 200 year old, hand crafted, elegant vintage wooden teak beachfront villas and two deluxe beachfront marquees, Ratua is an idyllic location to revitalise all your senses or just to turn back time. It provides the perfect backdrop for intimate weddings, honeymoons, corporate meetings, workshops, medical rest, spa and wellbeing escapes or family getaways.
If you are looking for perfection, you may have just found it and it is less than 2 & 1/2 hours direct flight from Brisbane into Luganville, Santo or daily flights from Sydney with Air Vanuatu / Qantas co-share.
Deluxe Beachfront Villa - consist of two vintage teak villas complete with rustic furnishings. The master bedroom is linked by external patio to the vintage bathroom. This beachfront villa gives you spectacular ocean and sunset views, access to lush grounds and beach access. The ideal accommodation for a couple that wish to relax in and timeless environment. 13+yrs only.
Grand Beachfront Villa - consists of three vintage teak villas complete with rustic furnishings. The master bedroom, the main house and the shared bathroom are all linked by an external patio. Three verandas give you spectacular ocean and sunset views, access to lush grounds and a stunning swimming beach. The ideal accommodation for an adult family of 5 or for friends that just wish to relax in the granduer of the Villa. 13+yrs only.
Fish Village - Completely separate to the resort and yet within 25 meters of the office, Fish Village is a private enclave featuring a triplex of vintage ornately carved villas overlooking the turquoise lagoon, the grass courtyard and the over water lounge/bar. Ideal for family groups or friends the entire Fish Village can accommodate up to 14 guests in 3 separate Villas. “ PORCELAINE” the largest of the 3 has a lounge and master bedroom with a separate guest bedroom all adjoining a beautiful bathroom featuring extra large stone bath overlooking the lagoon and swim deck. “ TELLINE” and “ NAUTILUS” each have 2 bedrooms and a bathroom overlooking the large grass courtyard and overwater lounge/bar. Guests can reserve the entire Fish Village and have the exclusive use of the overwater lounge /bar and by prior arrangement a personnel chef based at the lounge totally separate from other Ratua guests. Or each Villa is available to be reserved individually.
Deluxe Beach Front Marquee - located right on the sandy white beach of the Ratua lagoon. Enjoy all the comforts of glamping, with an adjoining bathroom and an outdoor shower. Relax in a spacious king bed whilst enjoying a tropical breeze.
Island Dining Meal Plan
MANDATORY for every guest for the entire duration of the stay which includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, evening canapes, and dinner.
Adults 10,000 Vt per person per day
Child 5,000 Vt per child per day
Children under 5 years old FOC
Meal Plan is charged proportionately in the event that arrival or departure forbids the consumption of 3 full meals in a day.
Breakfast (07:00 – 10:00) : 2,000 Vt
Lunch (12:00 – 14:00) : 3,500 Vt
Dinner (18:00 – 21:00) : 4,500 Vt
Swimming | Snorkelling, Fun Fishing off Ratua & Trolling Sessions by local boat captains, Canoes and SUP to explore Ratua’s colourful and calm bay, Horse riding & Swimming with Horses unique to Ratua, Mountain bikes on all the island trails, Jogging | Walking, Games room, billiard table, board games, & library, Cinema House
Aloft the ocean and lagoon is the Ratua Coral Reef Spa. The perfect setting to relax, unwind and indulge in magical treatments by island therapists. Experience therapeutic and natural rituals with local organic products produced in Vanuatu by Volcanic Earth. Rebalance your mind and body in this blissful heaven. One of Vanuatu’s best kept secrets to date.
Weekly Entertainment (subject to change or may be cancelled without notice)
• Legend of Kava - Story telling and ceremony held in Ratua’s “nakamal” with fire pit and kava tasting
• Water Music - The famous international music group from Banks Group of Islands
• Ratua String Band - All-Staff Musicians to entertain guests
• Island Night - Canape’s and Kava at the Fish Village Lounge + Ratua String Band
Bring with You
Swimming gear, hats, sunscreen, sunglasses, mosquito spray, walking shoes, waterproof jackets, snorkelling gear and reef shoes
The Ratua transfer cost covers your return Airport Van Pick Up + return Ratua Boat Transfers to the Island. The local Santo Van transfers are operated by Paradise Tours. Their lovely owner Luke and his friendly Ni Vanuatu team will be at the Airport to collect you when you arrive. They will display a Ratua Sign and assist you with your baggage into the transfer Mini Van.
Pekoa Airport to the Transfer Boat: 7 minutes
You will enjoy a swift 7 minute transfer from Pekoa Airport to the Ratua Transfer Lounge / Cafe located on a small marina in central Luganville Town.
Boat from Luganville to Ratua Island: 30 minutes
From here you will be transferred into the Ratua Launch boat with a Boat Captain and no more than a capacity of 12 guests. This is a 30 minute scenic adventure across to the Island during the hours of sunshine! Night transfers generally take an additional 10 minutes to ensure safety during evening hours.
(Pekoa International Airport – Ratua / Ratua – Pekoa International Airport)
Adult 5,000 Vt per person return
Child 3,000 Vt per child return (5 to 12 years old)
Children under 5 years are FOC
(prices are subject to change without notice)
Transfers includes the following: 10 – 15 minutes Coach (Airport – Ratua Lounge | Ratu)
Ratua Island Resort and Spa is a 100% non-profit resort with profits donated to Ratua Foundation which comes in aid to the primary education of children from the surrounding communities. Apart from special projects that Ratua Foundation select each year, a year-round program called “One Child One Bag” is administered by the management, staff, and guests of Ratua. As such, a donation of 2,000 Vt is applied automatically to each booking to support this noble cause. Guests are advised to approach the management should they opt not to participate. Alternatively, guests are encouraged to bring school supplies, personal hygiene items such as toothbrush or toothpaste, to be gifted to the nearby community / schools. We thank you in advance for your support and generosity. For more information, please visit www.ratuafoundation.com
- Bar / Lounge
- Barbecue Facilities
- Day Spa
- Dry Cleaning / Laundry Service
- Free WiFi (limits may apply)
- Games Room
- Luggage Storage
- Restaurant (Licensed)
- Safety Deposit Box
- Tour Desk
Check in: 2:00pm
Check out: 12:00pm
Daily: 7:00am - 8:00pm
If you are arriving outside these times, please advise so after hours check-in arrangements may be made
Photo ID and a credit card pre-authorisation will be required on check-in for all bookings.
Car Parking: No car parking available
Children & Extra Guests: Extra guests allowed at additional charge