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Ratua Private Island

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 7 August 2013 via mobile

I stayed on this beautiful island for 7 days and my experience was perfect in every sense. I will return in the future to experience it all again, thank you to the beautiful staff and management for making my stay so memorable : )

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

Greetings from Ratua Private Island! Thank you very much for your review. We are glad that we and the island have made your stay memorable. We hope that you would share and treasure fondest memories here in Ratua for always. Best regards! Bong Sarmiento General Manager

Gold Coast
Reviewed 5 August 2013

I will start this by saying that we probably aren't the average holiday maker and therefore Ratua was perfect for us. We love the quirky, unique and high end. We are not big resort and mainstream people and love exposing our children to different experiences. We've stayed in plenty of high end resorts and hotels over the years and Ratua...

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

Greetings! Thank you very much for a lovely review. The managment and staff of Ratua were very pleased to have you here and we hope to have your here once more on your next holidays! Cheers! Bong Sarmiento General Manager

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 July 2013

We stayed in Ratua for two weeks last year and we have just returned from another two weeks this month. What a place! Happy to say we weren't disappointed as we know sometimes the first time is always the best. Ive worked in travel for over 20yrs, and also lived and worked in the South Pacific and in Asia. Ratua...

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

Greetings! Thank you very much for your kind review. The management and staff of Ratua were very pleased to have you here in the island and we look forward to your visit next year! Marianne missed Jessie. Best regards to your family and thank you for telling your friends about Ratua, cheers! Bong Sarmiento General Manager

Sydney
Reviewed 19 July 2013

We recently visited Ratua with our young family of four children - aged 11 through to 5. We all had a wonderful time. The island is absolutely beautiful and the snorkelling is the best we've ever seen - and right in front of our room. Just be careful of stone fish - you need to wear reef shoes at all...

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RATUA, General Manager at Ratua Private Island, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review about Ratua Private Island. Apologies for a delayed response as I had to get the admin access being new here in Ratua. I am glad that you and your family had a wonderful time here in the island. Apologies for few things we missed during your stay. Rest assured, we shall make it...

Burleigh Heads, Australia
Reviewed 4 July 2013

We were married on Ratua on June 8th and I have to say I never could have imagined how wonderful it would be. When we boarded the boats in Santo in the dark.. I honestly was terrified about what I had got my friends and family in to!! On the boat ride there the whole group were just in a...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 17 June 2013

My husband and I spent a week on Ratua. It was our first time on a private island with a resort. We arrived by air, using the resort's plane and landed directly on the island from Port Vila. Already from the plane we understood that our stay will be a great experience. We were then taken to our room which...

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Sandra E, General Manager at Ratua Private Island, responded to this review
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Chers Laura et Sylvain, Un grand merci pour votre gentil commentaire. Nous sommes ravis que vous ayez passé un excellent...

Reviewed 13 June 2013

We recently spent a leg of our honeymoon on Ratua (4 days), fortunate enough to be the first to experience the new luxury safari tent offered (only one available). The tent itself is absolutely magical, made in the most unique and rustic way I have ever seen, it is definitely something we will never forget. For the travellers below that...

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Sandra E, General Manager at Ratua Private Island, responded to this review

Dear Andrew & Jessica, Thanks a lot for your very nice comment about our Safari Tent and about Ratua in general! We are very happy to receive our very first feedback concerning the Safari Tent... We are glad that you enjoyed staying here for a moment during your honeymoon. We take good note of the small inconveniences you mentioned, we...

Gold Coast
Reviewed 9 June 2013

Starting of with a big thank you to the staff of Ratua who made this stay even better. The stay started off on the right foot with the boat ride there and the pilot pointing out with a brief explanation of the surrounding islands. We were welcomed with huge smiles by the staff and management, ( not sure who's smile...

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Sandra E, General Manager at Ratua Private Island, responded to this review

Dear Andy & Erin, Thank you so much for letting us such a nice comment about your stay here in Ratua! We are very glad you chose our island to spend your honeymoon, and delightedthat you had such a nice time here. And you are totally right Pig is a really nice and intimate villa, especially for honeymooners... Thank you...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 7 June 2013

It is difficult to find words to describe the perfect week we have just returned from, but we owe it to Ratua and its staff to do our best! From the moment we arrived, we were personally greeted by the Manager Sandra, who instantly made us feel like the island was our home. The entire staff were so authentically passionate...

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Sandra E, General Manager at Ratua Private Island, responded to this review

Dear Scott & family, Thank you so much for your very sweet and enthustiastic feedback... It was a great pleasure for us as well to welcome you and your family, here in Ratua. We are very pleased that you have been able to enjoy your stay and our concept and philosophy, and that you managed to integrate so well and...

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 31 May 2013

So i will qualify this review firstly by saying that when we checked out we didn't tell the staff that we were unhappy, as the things that we found an issue probably weren't going to be solved ( as you read on you will see why) and we thought that it would just be easier to make up an excuse....

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Sandra E, General Manager at Ratua Private Island, responded to this review

Dear Gabrielle & Chris, Thank you for your feedback. As you say it yourself in your message, the best attitude to have in such a situation would maybe have been to tell us the truth and to communicate, in order to let us a small chance to make your stay better, which is our job. Ratua Private Island is a...

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Internet
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
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  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Breakfast included
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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: £207 - £290 (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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