Ratua Island Resort & Spa

A private island escape


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Ratua Island Resort & Spa

Step back in time and discover an island paradise seemingly untouched; boasting lush tropical gardens, vibrant blue waters and stunning coral reefs.

Ratua Island Resort and Spa is a barefoot, eco-luxury escape, nestled among 146 acres of private island off the coast of Espiritu Santo. Here you will experience the ultimate rustic luxury, coupled with enchanting sea views and exhilarating island activities. Spend your days diving in crystal clear lagoons and swimming among vibrant coral forests, exploring the island on horseback and by foot, and unwinding with a relaxing treatment from the overwater Coral Reef Spa. Evening are spent on your private deck overlooking the ocean, or indulging in mouth-watering cuisine made from ingredients grown and raised on the the island.

Experience all the cultural and natural wonders of Vanuatu at this little island paradise, perfect for couples and families alike, with an exclusive use option for those wishing for the ultimate seclusion or unique destination event.

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Arranged in three villages, Ratua boasts 15 stunning, individual, handcrafted villas and two beach front tents, each with their own private beach setting. The island sleeps a maximum of 42 guests, and truly has something to suit everyone.

The Deluxe beach front villas form part of the South Village, and are the perfect secluded getaway for couples and honeymooners. Each of the 8 villas comprises of two rustic and vintage teak villas; the master bedroom complete with a king sized bed, and a separate bathroom linked by an external patio. Spend your days relaxing on your verandah or private deck overlooking the ocean, with a drink in hand.

Also part of the South Village, the two Grand beach front villas boast the same exceptional ocean views and are ideal for families. The villa consists of three separate rustic villas; the master bedroom, separate bathroom, and living room/second bedroom. The villa sleeps 5 guests in total and boasts one king bed and two single beds, plus and additional single bed upon request.

Fish Village is the ultimate family escape. Comprised of three separate two bedroom villas and a partially over water bar/lounge area, Fish village offers up privacy, calm ocean views, and the chance to really immerse yourself beautiful, relaxing island environment. When booked privately, Fish Villa sleeps up to 13 guests and becomes its own secluded, private resort.

The Treehouse villa, also called Giraffe villa, is one of a kind on Ratua Island and creates the feeling of a rustic jungle adventure. Perched upon 9 enormous tree trunk stilts, the treehouse sits eight feet above the sands with beach access only meters away. Located next to the main reception, the treehouse boasts a king bed and private ensuite, and is great for solo travellers or couples.

The two Beachfront marquees are inspired by the luxury canvas tents of an African safari, and are set on their own raised desks with views over the stunning Ratua Bay. Each tent sleeps two guests, and boasts a king size bed and ensuite with semi-outdoor shower. These tents are perfect for couples looking for a unique experience and amazing sunsets.



Ratua Island Resort offers a number of exciting island activities and facilities. Complimentary activities include access to the home theater, library and games rooms, wifi at the yatch club, beach volleyball courts, use of bicycles and water equipment such as kayaks, canoes, stand up paddleboards, and snorkelling gear.

Explore the Blue Hole and the tropical jungles of Malo island on the kayaking or canoeing adventure that allows you to escape and experience effortless freedom. The vibrant blue waters and Amazon-like forests make it feel as if you have stepped back in time.

For fishing enthusiasts, customs boats are available for charter to an adventurous deep sea fishing experience. Head out with your captain, crew, and all the gear you need, and catch your own lunch! Species caught include Mahi-Mahi, Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Rainbow Runner, Giant Trevally, and more.

One of Ratua Resort’s most unique offering is a thrilling horse ride around the island and in the lagoon. Ratua ranch boasts 14 exceptionally trained horses, with 6 trained to swim with you across the lagoon!

An island adventure wouldn’t be complete without Scuba diving. Ratua offers diving excursion with an expert local company to explore the famous SS President Coolidge wreck, located off the coast of Espiritu Santo. Here divers can explore the wreck’s cargo holds, engine room, ship’s letters, prop, rudder, and more.

Head out on foot, bicycle, or horse back to explore the wonders of Ratua Island, from the resort produce gardens and orchards, the coconut plantations, lush tropical gardens, white sand beaches, and much more.

For the ultimate relaxation after days swimming and exploring, enjoy the wonders of the Coral Reef Spa. The spa is a rustic paradise set over the water, and offers indulgent treatments including massages and essential oils.

Exclusive Use



Ratua’s most exclusive offerings are is its Private Island rentals. Book exclusive use of the entirety of Ratua Island, or the neighbouring Mamasa Private Island, for a truly luxurious and private getaway.

When booked exclusive use, Ratua Private Island boasts 29 beds and can sleep up to 45 guests. Here you may indulge in rustic luxury, experiencing unlimited relaxation and escapism, and all the activities and facilities available at the resort.

For an even more intimate private island experience, Ratua’s new 4.6-acre Mamasa Private Island is located only a five minute boat ride from Ratua. With classic white sand beaches and lush forestry, Mamasa boasts a stunning 3 bedroom house, sleeping up to 6 guests. With a private jetty, beautiful facilities, private chef, and an abundance of activities available, Mamasa is perfect for indulgent getaways and discerning guests.

Exclusive use of Ratua and Mamasa is perfect for intimate and unique wedding celebrations, indulgent conferences, and extended family and friends gatherings for memories that will last a lifetime.


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