Ratua Island Resort & Spa

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.

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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)

Deluxe Beachfront Villa: Bedding is 1 King Bed. Maximum room capacity is 2 Adults.

Deluxe Beachfront 2 Bedroom Family Marquee: Luxury safari tents overlooking the calm waters of Ratua Bay. Suitable for families with teenage kids where each room/tent is equipped with en-suite facilities. Bedding is 1 King Bed + 2 Single Beds. Maximum room capacity is 4 Adults & Children.

Deluxe Fish Village 2 Bedroom Villa: Located in Fish Village. 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 1 King Bed + 2 Single Beds. Maximum room capacity is 4 Adults & Children.

Grand Beachfront 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 + 3 Single Beds . Maximum room capacity is 5 Adults & Children.

Grand Fish Village 2 Bedroom Villa: Located in Fish Village. Bedding is 1 Queen Beds + 3 Single Beds. Bedding is 1 King Bed + 3 Single Beds . Maximum room capacity is 5 Adults & Children.


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:

  • Snorkelling
  • Canoeing
  • Stand up Paddle Board
  • Windsurfing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Cinema House
  • Game room
  • Billiard table
  • Library
  • Legend of Kava (weekly)
  • Water Music (weekly)
  • Ratua String Band (weekly)
  • Island Night (weekly)

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

Children: 5-11 years are charged at the child rate
Room restrictions: Children of all ages are accepted throughout the year in Fish Village rooms only. The West and South Villages where Grand and Deluxe Beachfront Villas are located as well as the Beachfront Marquees will accept guests aged 13 years and up. However Ratua Island Resort & Spa lifts this age restriction policy during New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and New Zealand school holidays.
Remember to pack: Swimming gear, mosquito spray, walking shoes, waterproof jackets, snorkelling gear and reef shoes.
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 5.30 pm - 6 pm. The non toxic treatment will be explained during check in.
Check In: 3.00 pm - flexible depending on flight times
Check out: 12.00 noon - flexible depending on flight times
Reception: 8 am - 10 pm
Address: Ratua Island, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

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Deluxe Beachfront 2 Bedroom Family Marquee
Coral Reef Spa
Coral Reef Spa
Horse Riding
Water Music Performance
Games Room
Deluxe Beachfront Villa
Deluxe Beachfront Villa
Grand Beachfront Villa
Fish Village 2 Bedroom Villa
Fishing Village
Fish Village 2 Bedroom Villa
Deluxe Beachfront 2 Bedroom Family Marquee