Getting Here

Essential information before you arrive on the island.

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Travel Information to Ratua Island

Essential guide to land you on this wonderful island.


Ratua Island Resort & Spa is located in the Northern part of the Vanuatu Island group and is 300km north of the capital Port Vila. Ratua is situated just off the coast of the spectacular organic Island of Espiritu Santo which is the largest island of the Vanuatu archipelago.

Approximately 2.5 hours by direct flight from Brisbane or 1-hour flight from Port Vila. Air Vanuatu flies direct from Brisbane to Espiritu Santo, Luganville every Tuesday and directly back to Brisbane every Monday. There are also daily connections from Port Vila which links the Sydney, Auckland, Nadi and Noumea Flights.

Ratua Transfer

Once you have arrived in Luganville, Espiritu Santo our driver will pick you up from the airport or an alternative location and transfer you to our Ratua Lounge.

At the Lounge, you will be transferred onto one of our motorboats for a 35 min scenic boat ride bound for Ratua Island.

Alternatively, guests can charter a flight from Port Vila and take a beautiful 70 min scenic flight which lands directly on our private airstrip.

Ratua Island Airport

Ratua Island Resort has a private landing strip providing direct access to the island.

Upon request, we can organize your transfers directly on a 1-hour flight from Port Vila International airport to Ratua. We can also organize a number of excursions from Ratua to the neighbouring islands ( Pentecost, Tana, Ambrym, Maewo )