Ratua island day trip 

Hidden within the pristine islands of Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu is a little
island paradise known as Ratua Island Resort & Spa.

Set amongst 146 acres of lush tropical gardens, private beaches, lagoons and coral reefs, Ratua Island Resort & Spa offers a barefoot luxury escape entwined with attentive service, enchanting accommodation, an over-water day spa, yacht club and superb dining. It’s the perfect place to unwind whilst still having easy access to all the cultural and natural wonders at your doorstep. If you are looking for perfection, you may have just found it.

Boasting thirteen elegant vintage wooden teak villas and two deluxe beachfront marquees, Ratua is an idyllic location to revitalise all your senses. It provides the perfect backdrop for intimate weddings, honeymoons, corporate rest, spa and well-being escapes or family getaways.

Ratua offers a unique and magical Pacific experience combined with its charming authentic character making this destination appealing to passionate adventurers and nature lovers.

Ratua is a 100% Non-for-profit Business supporting the Ratua Foundation

In-House Activities

  • Swimming with Horses and/or Island Horse Riding 
  • Kayaking and Stand-up Paddle Boarding
  • Day Trips to Malo Blue Hole

Day Visitor Info

Day Visitor Cost is :
VT 9,000 per Adult
VT 5,000 per Child
1 x Return Boat Transfer - departs from the Ratua Lounge , Santo by Ratua
( Normally 8.30 Am and returns to Santo from Ratua by 4.30pm )
1 x Beach Towel - to be collected upon check in and returned upon check out
Snorkel & Fins Sets - please collect at the Activities Hut & return upon check out
Lunch will be either a Beach Buffet or a Plated Lunch Set
Complimentary Internet use at the Yacht Club & Reception Area
Complimentary use of the resort Paddle Boards or Kayaks - if available

Ratua House Etiquette

As day visitors you are welcome to base yourself and enjoy the Yacht Club and the front Lagoon at Ratua. Please remember that we do have private guests whom are staying in Resort Villas with we expect you to respect them and be mindful of their privacy. Please do not wander into guest Villas and do not use or encroach upon guests private spaces. Please keep a low volume in our resort communal area’s. No screaming , yelling or abusive or drunk behaviour will be tolerated. We have guests in the Fish Village Villas off the Yacht Club so please be considerate of our guests. Any additional Resort Activities and Spa bookings are welcomed only if we can accommodate them upon request and subject to availability. All additional extras , drinks , meals , activities etc are to be paid prior to departure of ‘Ratua’. No Fishing or Netting on our front lagoon as it is a protected sanctuary. We also kindly request - NO standing on our front reef. Please ensure the use of reef shoes and be warned of Stone Fish in the area.



    Visitor Feedback

    The ‘castaway’ feeling kicked in the minute we arrived. The villas are rustic, but stylish and very comfortable. Picture Robinson Crusoe with electricity, hot water and good linen! With your very own beach, the ocean - could that colour be real? - is always in sight, and the only sound you can hear is the waves and the trees. It was blissfully and deeply relaxing.
    — Jacqueline and Virginia, Australia (2017)