Vanuatu Hotels

Ratua Private island


  • Completely secluded
  • Stylish decor
  • Lots of activities to keep you busy


  • That complete seclusion isn't for everybody
  • Somewhat pricey

Published 03/17/2016

Fodor's Review

Think of a log cabin by the sea (several log cabins, really), throw in some rustic, funky furniture, and imagine it all on a 146-acre private island—that's Ratua. The eco-lodge is accessed via a 50-minute flight from Port Vila to Espirito Santo (or Santo, as it's called), followed by a 30-minute car/boat ride to Ratua. The 15 villas, set in three little villages, are more than 200 years old, having been brought here from Indonesia and reconstructed. Each has a private terrace and either one or two bedrooms. Socializing and meals take place in the Yacht Club, whose bar resembles an old Wild West saloon, albeit with a lot more style. All villa furnishings are vintage—the four-poster beds, swathed in diaphanous calico, are particularly stunning. Activities include horseback, canoeing, mountain biking, and trips to the beautiful Blue Holes for swimming. Rates include welcome drinks and a full breakfast; a daily meal plan, with barbecue lunch, evening canapes, and a three-course dinner is available.

Hotel Information


Espiritu Santo, Sanma, Vanuatu




Hotel Details:

  • 15 villas
  • Rate includes: Breakfast; All meals

Published 03/17/2016

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