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Ratua Private Island

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 23 October 2014

My husband and I just got back from Ratua, where we spent 4 amazing nights of our honeymoon! We were lucky enough to stay in Tiger, which was just beautiful! Each villa has their own day beds, sun beds, bar fridge and private access to their own beach. A regular insect eradication program ensures that you will not be bothered...

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Bong S, General Manager at Ratua Private Island, responded to this review

Dear Carly, Again, I offer my congratulations to you and your husband! Great pair, I am sure you will have many great adventures together. Thank you very much for the kind review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay at Tiger House and that you find Ratua as a great place. Lukem yu next time! Sincerely, Bong Sarmiento General Manager

Robina, Australia
Reviewed 18 October 2014

Spent 6 days 5 nights on Ratua Private Island. Absolutely enjoyed every moment of our holiday. We bought the meal plan which is the only way to go as there is no where else to buy your food. Could not fault the food. At first the islanders cooked our meals and they were yummy and then the chef arrived and...

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Bong S, General Manager at Ratua Private Island, responded to this review

Dear Janet and Rob, Thank you very much for a very straightforward review. Thank you for staying with us and that you are coming back soon. I am glad that you had such wonderful time here in Ratua. I am also happy that you were able to relax in this little island paradise. Looking forward to your next relaxing holiday...

Reviewed 5 October 2014 via mobile

We (wife and 4 kids) just spent ten days on this spectacular island, so good I'm writing my first review on trip advisor. We wanted a simple and intimate experience where we could have privacy with enough activities to keep us occupied when feeling adventurous. We loved the huts which are rustic and raw. Every morning we woke up looking...

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Bong S, General Manager at Ratua Private Island, responded to this review

Dear Paul and Family, Thank you for the kind review. We are privileged to have been the first property that you reviewed. I am glad that your lovely family had great fun here in Ratua. Thank you very much for the video that you made, we truly enjoyed watching it. Thank you for the song you played just before you...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 10 September 2014

We spent a magical 8 days on Ratua that we will never forget. With two kids (3 & 5) in tow, we chose Ratua to have our own private wedding and it could not have been more special! From all the staff (who just LOVE kids), to the food, to the unbelievable spa to the guesthouses (we were in Tiger)...

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Bong S, General Manager at Ratua Private Island, responded to this review

Dear Deaine, Thank you for your kind review! Organizing weddings simply thrills us. We strive to make your dream wedding come true and we are glad you had yours. It was an honour to have hosted your wedding in this little island paradise. We look forward to having you here next year on your anniversary! Regards to your adorable Casey...

Milton
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Sadly only went there for a day, but were shown unbelievable hospitality , the manager is quite charming. The food was fantastic , and the reef superb, and turtles to finish off the day, wonderful. Great boats to take you to this isolated paradise, get there while you can.

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Bong S, General Manager at Ratua Private Island, responded to this review

Dear Mark, Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit in Ratua. It would be a pleasure to have you here soon, perhaps a little longer next time :-) Sincerely, Bong Sarmiento General Manager

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 September 2014

This quaint little island is so beautiful, the location alone made it an amazing holiday, but the genuine warmth and caring and attention to detail by the staff, including the wonderful general manager and his wife, made this stay just so very much better! Our lovely wooden cottage right on the beach provided breath-taking views from the bedroom and bathroom,...

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Bong S, General Manager at Ratua Private Island, responded to this review

Dear Tania, I am overwhelmed with details of your review, thank you very much! I enjoyed having you here in Ratua. Congratulations by the way for winning Ratua Games Season 2! It was great fun for all staff and guests! I hope to see you soon with some friends and family. Please do send my ward regards to Paul. Sincerely,...

Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 28 August 2014

We have just returned from Ratua Island 2 days ago and it was just an amazing place to spend a holiday. As our title says we stayed in Buffalo house which is the closest house to the restaurant and yacht club. It was just as we had hoped for with the privacy of our private beach second to none of...

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Bong S, General Manager at Ratua Private Island, responded to this review

Dear Amanda and Gavin, Thank you very much for your long and detailed review as well as the special mention. You are most kind. Thank you for spending your birthday with us, it was truly a pleasure to host that very special day. I hope to have you here very soon, perhaps on Gavin's birthday or yours or on your...

Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 August 2014

Wow what an amazing holiday! We have just returned from 5 nights at Ratua and I am still blown away by what a fantastic holiday it was. For our family (kids 5-11 yrs) and the type of holiday we wanted Rauta was as close to perfect as we could get. The rooms are great, like a cross between a luxury...

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Bong S, General Manager at Ratua Private Island, responded to this review

Dear 116Me, Thank you very much for your kind review, in fact we are truly touched with your words. I am pleased that you find Ratua Private Island exceptional in every way. It is our pleasure to assist you in anyway we can to make your holidays worthwhile. Many thanks again for your recent stay here with us. I hope...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 25 August 2014

With only a limited number of guests, Ratua is as close as we have come to having our own private island hideaway. There are many highlights but without a doubt what separates Ratua from the rest is the wonderful staff. We arrived in the dark on a wet night with half our group ill after eating something earlier in the...

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Bong S, General Manager at Ratua Private Island, responded to this review

Dear Brisbane Family 11, Thank you very much for your kind review. It was our pleasure to have you here in this little island paradise. I am truly glad that we have made your holidays worthy of life-long remembrance. We did remember your arrival that night and what we have done was a small thing compared to what you have...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Whilst I would agree with others that the island is beautiful, the accomodation really fun and the spa treatments fantastic, I would not agree with the food reviews. The food is little above basic, with a buffet of salads, chicken, fish and meat at lunch, which were regularly recycled into part of the 2 choice a la carte dinner. For...

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Bong S, General Manager at Ratua Private Island, responded to this review

Dear Amyandme, Sincere gratitude for your review. I feel this will give future travellers of Ratua Private Island a thorough understanding of this destination. I am glad that you find the island beautiful and that the accommodation is fun along with superb spa treatments. Our food is simple and the kitchen strives to work only with the available fresh produce...

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Internet
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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: $370 - $526 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Ratua Private Island 5*
Number of rooms: 14
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Ratua Private Island Hotel Luganville
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#1 Family Hotel in Luganville
#2 Romantic Hotel in Luganville
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Luganville
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“All beach bungalows face your own private beach (couples only)”
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