- Beach Houses
- Sports & activity
- Internet Access
- Linen provided
- Maid Service
- Beach within 30km
- Beach within walking distance
- Horse Riding
- Babysitting available
- Sea View
- Child Friendly
- Ideal for honeymoons
- Pet Friendly
- Short breaks available
- Suitable for events
On the tiny islet of Ratua off the southern coast of Espiritu Santo in northern Vanuatu, stands Ratua Private Island, a wild and magical tropical paradise. Stay in an eco house and have your very own Robinson Crusoe experience in a place you will remember for a lifetime.
This beautiful island is something of a well-kept secret! It was established by a wealthy French gentleman following his sailing expedition across the South Pacific and it is still evident that he was a man of unsurpassed passion for the environment with a keen eye for eclectic design. On the island, a boutique eco-lodge made up of stunning villas is integrated into natural surroundings, maintaining a
You can enjoy Ratua’s lush acres on foot, by bike or on the back of a wild horse. More than 20 horses roam free on Marc's Ranch. Let a wrangler saddle up one for an adventure around the island or across shallow waters. Numerous mountain bikes are at your disposal at the Yacht Club or you can explore surrounding lagoons, reefs and blue holes where sea tortoises, bright coral gardens and colourful fish abound. If you love the ocean, you must not miss the Blue Holes, underground caverns which connect amazing blue-water swimming holes (which are very popular for snorkelling and diving). Likewise you could take a relaxing paddle in a local outrigger canoe through sheltered lagoons, rivers and waterways, or try your hand at archery using a traditional Vanuatu bow and arrows. Around Espiritu Santo you can experience a whole range of adventures – visit the Millennium Cave or Million Dollar Point, discover ancient villages, or join in a ritualistic tribal dance.
There are regular international flights into Port Vila and weekly international flights into Santo. There are also daily domestic flights into Santo.
Santo International 40 minutes
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The Indonesian-style villas are luxurious and beautifully furnished with eclectic vintage pieces. The rooms are airy and spacious (average room size is 50m2) and the beds are enormous and comfortable. Each villa has a lounge, an en-suite bathroom and a lovely private terrace with access to the beach and the water. Every room has a full-size bar/fridge, a ceiling fan, 220v electric outlets, and an in-room safe. Bathrobes and beach towels are provided, there is an evening turn-down service and a hairdryer can be provided on request. When you stay on Ratua you can enjoy weekly hosted events such as roasts, island buffets or even performances by Ratua’s very own string band.
The Yacht Club is the island’s social centre and here you will find not only a bar and dining room but also a media room, a kitchen and a deck by the water. In the game room and library you can grab a book or a cue and read to your heart's content or play a game of billiards. On the other hand, if you’re feeling a bit more energetic, we offer a fitness course designed to take you around Ratua whilst you enjoy some handmade fitness exercises. And at the end of the day, you can relax in our overwater Sunny Spa and soak up the stunning views across the water while enjoying one of our special signature treatments. You will also have access to a staffed reception, a restaurant serving delicious local food, a bar, a jetty, the organic garden, a cinema room and a boutique shop, not to mention the use of a private yacht and fishing boat (minimum 4 day charters).
Beyond Ratua's shores, discover Vanuatu – an archipelago of 83 islands with a unique blend of tribal communities, resorts, coconut fringed beaches, and geography ranging from accessible volcanoes and tropical rainforests to waterfalls and pristine underwater environments. Experience Ambrym Island Dance & Sand Drawing, visit the Banks and Torres Islands or be inspired by the beautiful Maevo Island Waterfalls. All the islands are diverse, picturesque and culturally fascinating – there really is no end to the possibilities. Ratua is the most romantic spot possible for a wedding and we can provide everything you require to make your wedding day truly unique and special. Likewise it is a spectacular honeymoon venue, one which you will never forget. You could even conduct business in the Yacht Club if you want to make your employees feel really valued! Please see the website for more details.
Conditions of Rental
There is a minimum 2 night stay. Rates include breakfast, transfers to and from the airport, a welcome drink and fruit platter, wireless internet access, all resort-based activities and access to billiards, board games and the library. We can also organise extra excursions for you should you wish. The island is 100% non-profit and all profits go to the Ratua Foundation (www.ratuafoundation.com).