Ratua Private Island Rating: 4.5

Guest Rating: 4.8 out of 5 from 8 reviews
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Located just 30 minutes from the Airport, Ratua Private Island sits just off Espiritu Santo and is easily access by boat. Nestled amid 146 acres of exotic gardens and calm waters, the resort offers the ultimate in privacy and relaxation with a unique and comfortable blend of villa accommodation.

Ratua Private Island also offers a fantastic range of great facilities including an overwater spa, onsite bar and restaurant, yacht club, media and games rooms, a library and a convenient laundry service. The resort grounds are also ideal for exploring by foot, on horseback, on a mountain bike or in a buggy.

The surrounding areas of Ratua Private Island are also waiting to be discovered. There are blue holes, local villages and schools and the famous Champagne Beach. The resort is also protected by Aore and Malo Islands, making it the ideal private luxury escape on your next Vanuatu holiday.

Ratua Private Island will be closed for annual maintenance, 01-15 February 2017.


Ratua Private Island accommodation offers Indonesian style villas spread between Fish, West Point and South Point Villages. The individual antique homes are surrounded by lush tropical gardens and offers spectacular views from the private deck or beach.

All Rooms Feature:

  • Direct water and beach access
  • Sun Lounges and beach towels
  • Full size Bar Fridge
  • In-Room Safe
  • Ceiling Fans
  • 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.

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

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 overwater lounge. Bedding is 2 Queen Beds OR 4 Single Beds. Maximum room capacity is 4 Adults and Children.

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.


Ratua Private Island offers an extensive menu of buffet and a la carte breakfasts, BBQ lunches and fine dining dinners all made using the freshest local produce. The bar is open from 10 am til late and offers cold beers, tropical cocktails and fine Australian, New Zealand and French wines from the resort's cellar.


  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Yacht Club
  • Wi Fi Internet access at Yacht Club
  • Media Room
  • Games Room
  • Library
  • Laundry Service
  • Overwater Spa
  • Bush Cinema


The following activities are free of charge:

  • Snorkelling
  • 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)

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

Day Spa

Sunny Spa: Ratua's overwater day spa and is located between the South and West Point Villages featuring private treatment rooms and an open lounge area with stunning views across the water. Indulge in massages, reflexology, body scrubs, manicures and pedicures using only locally sourced organic products. The perfect way to unwind and relax into your holiday.

Additional Information

Note: Ratua Private Island 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: 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



Ratings are averaged based on 8 reviews.

loved it.

We came home totally refreshed. The only decisions to be made were 'do we snorkel (which was amazing), or read or kayak?' I still feel refreshed a month later. Very relaxing.


Beautifully simple, quiet and relaxing

We loved our stay.It was so uncomplicated. Snorkelling was amazing and the people so very friendly. Perfect tropical island views and I loved the 200 year old huts made of beautiful timber only metres from the beach. We snorkelled, kayaked, ate and had massages. The money from the island supports a local school.These things made it worthwhile. On the negative side the meals were expensive and there were no options. 5 pool cues in the games room, only one had a tip, no chalk and felt was ripped, movies in the cinema didn't work as I think they were pirated (but really, who wants to watch movies), bed I found too hard though my husband didn't find it so. I had to add cushions to sleep on. The fan wasn't over the bed and it was quite hot on a couple of nights. I'd still recommend it though. We loved it.


Ratua Private Island - absolute paradise

Websites and reviews do not do this resort justice. It is an absolute paradise!


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