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8 Day Yoga and Meditation Retreat on a Beautiful Private Island in Luganville, Sanma Province
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(No availability) 8 Day Yoga and Meditation Retreat on a Beautiful Private Island in Luganville, Sanma Province

Ratua Island Resort & Spa: P.O. Box 396, Ratua, Santo (10.621,00 km) N/A Luganville, Vanuatu

Yoga and Meditation Retreat in the South Pacific

Imagine spending seven days on a private island in the South Pacific. Staying in gorgeous wooden villa accommodation surrounded by coconut palms, fruit and vegetable gardens, and a vibrant coral reef teeming with schools of colorful fish and sea turtles. Yoga and meditation twice a day. Fresh local organic food three times a day. Massages, spa treatments, and cocktails on request. Access to kayaks, paddle boards, and snorkeling gear whenever you like! You can also feel good while you treat yourself because Ratua is run as a foundation with an aim to directly benefit the local community.

Meet the instructors

Fern
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Highlights

  • Hatha / Tantra yoga class
  • Meditation classes twice daily
  • A private island in the South Pacific
  • Free rental of kayaks, paddleboards and snorkeling gear
  • Chance to enjoy an amazing overwater spa
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily organic meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 15 participants
Airport transfer included: Santo-Pekoa International Airport
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Accommodation

The retreat will use the Fish Village complex at Ratua Island Resort and Spa as its primary base. This includes three gorgeous wooden villas (Porcelaine, Nautilus, and Telline) circling a beautiful beachfront courtyard, and a private lounge, and bar area right on the water. The maximum capacity of the village is 13 people. Deluxe Beachfront Villas are also available on request. There is a maximum capacity of 40 guests on the entire island.

Fish Village Villas:

  • Porcelaine Villa = 1 King + 3 Singles
  • Nautilus Villa = 1 King + 2 singles
  • Telline Villa = 1 King + 2 singles

Note

  • Please note that participants need to arrange a partner for any king (shared) booking.
  • Deluxe Beachfront Villa is also available on request

Program

Classes in Hatha/Tantra yoga and meditation will be offered every morning and afternoon. The morning sessions will be slow and gentle practices that include extended time for guided meditation. The evening classes will be a more dynamic and active practice, followed by short meditation or chanting sessions. Sangha circles to share stories and build community will also be run on select evenings.

Participation in all activities is on a voluntary basis and classes are open to both beginners and experienced yogis. Guests will be free during the rest of the day to enjoy the island and surrounding activities, such as snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, horse riding, bike riding, taking spa treatments, or just relaxing on the beach or by the bar.

Instructors

Fern Wickson

Retreat location

Ratua is one of 83 islands in the Vanuatu archipelago and is located in the northern group next to the largest island - Espiritu Santo. Safely protected between Malo and Aore islands, Ratua features 146 acres or 60 hectares of unusually gentle topography for a Vanuatu Island. The entire island is available to explore. Ratua is the only private island in Vanuatu with an 800-meter runway, which is less than five minutes by air from Santo International airport and 30 minutes with transfer boats.

Food

During this retreat, you will be served daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Ratua’s 100% fresh organic ingredients including produce from their own farm gardens with the addition of local markets fruit and vegetables. All-natural proteins such as the world-famous Santo organic beef are supplied within a 10-kilometer radius of the island, with local anglers arriving daily on the shore with the freshest of seafood.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Pescatarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Deep sea fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Scuba diving
  • Tours of the local area

Spa treatments

Ratua has a beautiful overwater spa directly above the coral reef that surrounds the island. Spa therapists are available with a full range of treatments to soothe body and mind.

What's included

  • Yoga and meditation classes twice a day
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Rental of equipment for snorkeling, kayaking, paddleboarding, or bike riding
  • Boat transfers from Espiritu Santo
  • Welcome drink on arrival

What's not included

  • Flights to Vanuatu

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Santo-Pekoa International Airport (SON). After arriving at Santo airport, transfers from Espiritos Santo to Ratua island and resort by boat are included in the price.

Airport: Santo-Pekoa International Airport Airport transfer included: Santo-Pekoa International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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