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.
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.
Websites and reviews do not do this resort justice. It is an absolute paradise!
We had a wonderful stay at Ratua. The villas were lovely, the food delicious and the snorkelling was very good.
The old restored houses and buildings are a highlight. Staff members are helpful, friendly and very obliging. The setting is idyllic. A range of activities provides many choices.
A wonderful stay.
The property was very unique. Bungalows very private and many on private beach fronts. Rooms were generous in size and very authentic and rustic. No locks no keys but 100% safety was felt. The food just brilliant and the Chef Evanne was a master chef. We traveled in a group of 8 plus an infant and all needs were met, if not on menu they take requests! I would recommend the food package. Staff polite, friendly and our needs were always met with a smile. The Sunny Day Spa was awesome with Mirasol and Patricia providing reasonably priced excellent treatments with a view that was made in heaven! The GM and his wife, Bong and Eileen are hands on managers and involve themselves in making your holiday right. Its a relaxing resort where time does not matter nor does time hinder what you want to do as there is always another sunset tomorrow. Loved the ambiance and the pace of a very beautiful island without loads of guests that is surrounded by clear clear blue blue waters. Swimming with the horses is a must do activity!
We had a great family holiday. The heat at night made it hard to sleep but otherwise it was a perfect family holiday
My only thought will be a few less children!