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Sydney
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ratua Private Island resort is as close to rustic paradise as you can get. No TV, air conditioning, radios, in-room internet and all of the mod-cons that we have come to rely on. So, you're left to totally relax and soak in your surrounds. And what surrounds they are! The entire place is made up on wooden villas. All of...

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Redcliffe Peninsula
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We can't recommend Ratua Private Island highly enough. Everything is a must see and do experience. The peace, quiet and serenity is awe inspiring and meditative. It is like living in a work of art inhabiting the Indonesian wooden huts. The ambience is that of pure nature and beauty. The weather was perfect, mostly sunny during the day, one spectacular...

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Sydney
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We are a family of 5, 3 teenagers all over 15 who hadn't been to the pacific for 7 years and as old Fiji lovers took the gamble to visit Ratua. So glad we did, the island and waters are beautiful, the resort is splendid and rustic designed and dressed, meals were above our expectations - local beef is awesome...

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1Thank Roadschooling
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful experience! Ratua is really a magical place. It's rustic boutique charm make it our top place we've ever stayed at... and we've been to a lot of places. The reasons you'd stay... friendly Vanuatu people, big rooms with private beach access, simple tasty food, idyllic paradise island setting, great swimming, horse riding, great snorkelling, SUP to view...

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3Thank Ally R
Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed 20 December 2016

The cabins are vey rustic and basic. Fly screens would be a distinctive advantage, as would tea and coffee facilities. The staff are ok, a few of them were outstanding, namely Miko and Claude. Meals and drinks are horrendously expensive, so I would suggest guests bring nibbles and such, especially if they are bringing children.

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2Thank Ches B
Bribie Island Qld
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We travelled to Ratua for one week in October with our 9yr old daughter. The island is small and surrounded by calm waters and nice reefs. This was our first visit to Vanuatu having visited Fijian islands extensively (incl. Malolo, Mana, Castaway, Blue Lagoon Beach Resort, Paradise Cove and Octopus Island). Although its a tough decision I've got to say...

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3Thank Bribie_boy
Sydney
Reviewed 29 November 2016

This place has a wonderful atmosphere, the villas are divine and the management are super friendly and helpful. It does need some money spent on it though: the wooden statues in Bear cottage were broken and made a bad first impression. The games room is full of broken or incomplete games and the pool table is a wreck, which is...

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Gisborne, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 November 2016

My husband and I stayed at Ratua for 3 nights in July. What a wonderful place! I adored the villas, rustic, yet luxurious, ( we were in ' Deer')and all the other buildings. The beach was just magical, the best beach swimming ever! And as for the food! - Fantastic. Wonderful views too, so peaceful. The staff were lovely and...

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1Thank Evelyn W
Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 7 November 2016

What an amazing place! It was like stepping back in time. This is a very special place. The rooms are little houses each named after an animal. They each have their own little private beach and yard and the privacy is awesome.It is like stepping back in time to an old village - no TV, air conditioner or fly screens....

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3Thank Wendy L
Surfers Paradise, Australia
Reviewed 29 October 2016

a wonderful 4 night stay paradise is just what we needed, the whole experience was simply incredible, the relaxing and peaceful location just gives the edge that you need to unwind. the snorkelling was good and the staff are very helpful and wonderful

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ratua Island is a wild, magical place with authentic people who offer a simple and warm reception in a naturally beautiful environment. There are 13 individual 200-year-old Indonesian villas that have been specially reconstructed on sites offering stunning views with a private deck or beach. Located in the Vanuatu Archipelago, off the South East tip of Espiritu Santo, Ratua is only a 30-minute motorboat journey from the mainland on our own private motor launch. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ratua Private Island

Address: BP 396, Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
Region: Vanuatu > Espiritu Santo > Luganville
Price Range: $355 - $557 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Ratua Private Island 5*
Number of rooms: 14
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Also Known As:
Ratua Private Island Hotel Luganville
Ratua Private Island Vanuatu/Luganville
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Luganville
#2 Romantic Hotel in Luganville
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Luganville
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