Ratua Island Resort & Spa Rating: 4.5

Ratua Island Resort & Spa is located off the island of Espiritu Santo, just 30 minutes boat ride from the Airport. This Vanuatu accommodation offers 146 acres to explore by foot, horse back, mountain bike or buggy and is protected by Aore and Malo Islands so the weather and waters are almost always calm and pleasant for guests to enjoy. Ratua Island Resort & Spa offers privacy and relaxation, the rooms are unique and comfortable for guests to soak up the tropical atmosphere.

There are many great activities on Ratua so there is no need to worry about getting bored. Go for a horse ride along the beach, take a dip in the crystal clear waters right outside your door step. Take some time to explore the surrounding areas, blue holes, the famous Champagne beach and visit the local villages and schools. The menu at Ratua has been created using only locally grown organic products, fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy and meats. If you are after a relaxing and private luxury holiday to Vanuatu then Ratua Island Resort & Spa is for you.


15 Indonesian-style villas are shared between 3 villages: Fish Village, West Point Village and South Point Village.

These individual 200-year-old homes were brought specially to Ratua and reconstructed on sites offering stunning views with a private deck or beach. Surrounded by lush gardens.

All Rooms Feature

  • Direct water and beach access
  • Sun Lounges and beach towels
  • Full size Bar Fridge
  • In-Room Safe
  • Ceiling Fans (excludes Luxury Safari Tent)
  • Daily House Keeping
  • Evening Turndown service
  • Electric outlet 220V
  • Bathrobes
  • Beach Towels
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Private Day Beds
  • Private Terrace & lounge chairs
  • Hair Dryer (on request)

Luxury Safari Tent: Located in the south eastern part of the island overlooking the white sand beach. Features an outdoor bathroom with the same classic facilities as all Villas. Size is 32m². Bedding is 1 King Bed. Maximum room capacity is 2 Adults & Children. *From 01Apr18 this room type is called Deluxe Beachfront Marquee, and children under 16 years not permitted in this room type*

Deluxe Villa: Bedding is 1 King Bed. Maximum room capacity is 2 Adults & Children. *From 01Apr18 this room type is called Deluxe Beachfront Villa, and children under 16 years not permitted in this room type*

2 Bedroom Family Villa: Consists of two traditional houses linked by external corridor each with one bedroom containing twin beds. A shared bathroom is accessible through the corridor. Part of a beautiful village with a stunning private over-water lounge. Bedding is 2 Queen Beds OR 1 Queen Bed + 2 Single Beds. Maximum room capacity is 4 Adults and Children. *From 01Apr18 this room type is called Deluxe Courtyard Villa 2 Bedroom located in Fish Village, and bedding is 1 Queen Bed + 2 Single Beds*

Grand Villa: Consists of three antique houses linked by causeway each with one bedroom, one bathroom and a large sitting/lounge room. They have large verandas overlooking the bay and the garden. Bedding is 1 King Bed + 2 Single Beds + Rollaway bed. Maximum room capacity is 5 Adults & Children. *From 01Apr18 this room type is called Grand Beachfront Villa, and children under 16 years not permitted in this room type*

Garden Courtyard Villa 2 Bedroom: Located in Fish Village. Bedding is 1 Queen Beds + 3 Single Beds. Maximum room capacity is 5 Adults and Children. *This room is available from 01Apr18*


Only fresh & organic ingredients are used to create the meals at Ratua Island Resort & Spa. There are a variety of meals and dining options available from a relaxed beach BBQ to a more sophisticated dining experience in the Yacht Club. Enjoy French styled cuisine that has been created from the kitchen garden, fresh fruit, vegetable and local meats & seafood will be used throughout the dishes.


  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • WiFi Internet available
  • Media Room
  • Games Room
  • Library
  • Laundry Service
  • Overwater Spa
  • Bush Cinema

Yacht Club: This meeting place is the Islands social centre, composed of an open dining room, lounge and bar each under it's own soaring thatched roof just off a central plein-air wooden deck.


The following activities are free of charge:

  • Snorkeling gear
  • Canoeing
  • Windsurfing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Electric Golf Buggy
  • Volleyball and Pe'tanque
  • Fishing - excludes game fishing
  • Game room
  • Billiard table
  • Library
  • Legend of Kava (Tuesdays)
  • GM's Cocktail (Wednesdays)
  • Ratua Foundation Cocktail (Saturdays)

Electric Buggy: A four-wheel drive golf cart is at your disposal for exploring the island.

Snorkel: Explore surrounding lagoons, reefs and blue holes where sea tortoises, bright coral gardens and colourful fish abound.

Canoe: Take a relaxing to paddle in a local outrigger canoe through nearby sheltered lagoons, rivers and waterways.

The following activities are available at a charge:

  • Horse Riding
  • Blue Hole Canoe excursion
  • Millennium Cave Trek
  • Waterfalls excursions
  • Island picnic
  • SS President Coolidge wreck dive
  • Boat ride around the islands
  • Game fishing
  • School visit
  • Champagne Beach and cultural village trip

Horseback Ride: More than 20 horses roam free on Manade Ranch. Let a wrangler saddle up one for an adventure around the island or across shallow waters. 1500vt per person for 1hr ride.

Day Spa

Coral Reef Spa: is Ratua's overwater Spa and is located between the South and West Point Villages and features two private treatment rooms and an open lounge area with stunning views across the water. The specially trained spa staff are available to offer massages, reflexology, body scrubs, manicures and pedicures using only locally sourced organic products such as Tahiti Monoi and Vanilla of Malicolo, as well as lime, grapefruit, sweet orange and mango oils. The perfect way to unwind and relax into your holiday.

Getting There

Santo-Pekoa International Airport is an hour's flight by light aircraft from Port Vila. From here Ratua is just a 30-minute motorboat journey from Espiritu Santo airport by private launch.

Additional Information

Note: Ratua Island Resort & Spa is 100% non profit - All profits are directed to the Ratua Foundation for the education of the surrounding communities. A mosquito treatment is performed 6 days a week on Ratua from 5.30pm-6pm. The non toxic treatment will be explained during check in.
Children: Charged at the adult rate
Check In: 15.00 however flexible depending on flight times
Check out: 12.00 - Flexible depending on flight times
Reception: 8am - 10pm
Address: Ratua Island, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

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Deluxe Villa
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Fish Village Lounge Side View
Blue Hole Malo
Horse Riding on the Beach
Ratua String Band
Sunny Spa
Sunny Spa Interior
Water Dance
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