Ratua Island Resort & Spa

Ratua Island Resort & Spa

Ratua Island Resort & Spa is rustic barefoot luxury at best. Situated on its own private island, this resort is surrounded by 146 acres of luscious greenery and gorgeous beaches. The secluded tropical island, Ratua, features 13 Indonesian-style villas, 2 beachfront marquees, classic wooden Teak Villas, an array of activities, different dining options and much more!

About the Resort

Stay at Ratua Island Resort & Spa for a secluded tropical getaway with an ecological approach. The island is so well preserved and the Indonesian-style villas reflect this. Specifically brought, constructed and positioned on the beachfront, the villas are naturally nestled amongst the surroundings without taking away from the beautiful environment. Life is authentic on Ratua Island. All menu items within the restaurants are created with the best quality locally sourced ingredients. The fruit and vegetables are grown throughout the island. There’s a cattle ranch on the island supplying fresh beef and the local anglers stop in every morning with their catch of the day.

Why go to Ratua Island Resort & Spa?

Located just off the south-east tip of Santo, Ratua Island Resort & Spa offers an authentic Vanuatu experience. Being on a private island there’s plenty of room to move and lots of activities to keep you busy. Unwind in the overwater spa; Explore the island by horseback; Flip through a book or play one of the games in the resorts game room and library; Float on the surface of the water and discover the vibrant reefs that surround the island; Swim with the horses; Paddle-board with turtles on the front lagoon; You even assist the local communities simply by making a booking! Ratua Island Resort & Spa is not-for-profit and is proud to say 100% of their profits go into the Ratua Foundation which helps assist communities and improve the education for children of Vanuatu.

If this sounds like your perfect holiday to Vanuatu, give us a call now on 1300 000 826!

Why we love it

  • Unspoilt Private Island
  • Rustic Luxury
  • Benefiting Locals
  • Sustainable

Resort Facilities

  • Private Beach
  • Direct Water/Beach Access
  • One Restaurant/Bar
  • Day Spa
  • Wi-Fi Access
  • Games Room
  • Library
  • Bush Cinema
  • Laundry Services
  • Overwater Spa
  • Water Sports
  • Activities & Tours

PLEASE NOTE: Some resort facilities may incur additional charges.

Room Features


Deluxe Beachfront Marquee
This luxurious ‘glamping’ tent is located in the Southeastern part of the island, on the edge of the jungle. The large patio overlooks the Ratua Lagoon. It features explorer-themed décor, an outside bathroom and more!


Deluxe Beachfront Villa
Step out of our Deluxe Beachfront Villa and directly onto the soft sands with beach access. Enjoy stunning views of the bay and the surrounding tropical vegetation. Step inside the Deluxe Beachfront Villa and be welcomed by a traditionally styled room complete with a king bed, bathrobes, ceiling fan, minibar, sitting area and more!


2 Bedroom Courtyard Deluxe Villa
Become enchanted by your 2 Bedroom Courtyard Deluxe Villa, located in charming Fish Village – a secluded reserve boasting thoughtfully-selected vintage villas built before the tranquil lagoon and lush courtyard. Whether you want to sip drinks at sunset or indulge in a meal prepared by the personal chef on offer, the exclusive overwater lounge bar is yours for the taking with shabby-chic lounge seating, private bar and well-equipped kitchenette. Your 2 Bedroom Courtyard Deluxe Villa accommodates up to 5 guests with a mix of King and Twin bedding – perfect for families and groups seeking the ultimate Vanuatu getaway.

Resort Location

Ratua is a private island located off the south-east tip of Espiritu Santo, nestled between Aore and Malo islands. Visitors fly into Port Vila’s international airport on Efate then catch a domestic flight over to Santo before embarking the 30-minute motorboat journey to the private island.

Things To Do

There’s plenty to do on this private island that you’ll never want to leave. Indulge in a relaxing treatment in the overwater SPA; Float atop the surface of the crystal-clear waters; Explore the 146 acre island by horseback; Put on your snorkelling gear and discover the underwater wonderland surrounding the island; Try your luck crab hunting or throw a line for some fun fishing; Paddle around the calm waters in a kayak or paddle board; Trek through the tropical rainforest and discover beautiful blue holes or relax indoors with a book or games in the resorts game room and library. Santo is only a 30 minute boat ride away where there’s plenty more Vanuatu treasures to enjoy. Dive or snorkel through the wrecks of the SS President Coolidge and Million Dollar Point; Lounge on the breath-taking white sands of Champagne Beach; Hike through magical greenery to discover the Millennium Cave or learn the Vanuatu way of life with a visit to a cultural village.

We absolutely loved our stay at Ratua. It was private, but every little detail had been thought of and the staff were so welcoming. The reef and island were even more beautiful than we had imagined and we saw turtles while paddle boarding just offshore. Would highly recommend. We loved it.

Jill C

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