— Please tell me how you discovered the beautiful paradise of Ratua?
— Ratua aerial view
— And then you decided straight away to buy the island?
At the beginning we wanted to have this island just for us and our friends. But when we started to develop the island we thought it would really be a shame not to share this wonderful place with other people. Another important motivation to open a hotel was that we could invest 100% of the profits in our foundation to help the local community.”
— Ratua Yacht Club
— What type of projects do you support through the foundation?
— Your philosophy can be summed up as ethical and ecological tourism. Can you please tell us a bit more about that.
The buildings are all constructed by wood using ecological building methods. We don’t have any air conditioning or television on the island. Our goal is to be completely self-sufficient and carbon neutral.”
— Ratua Private Island Villa
— You just mentioned the buildings on the island. Please tell me a bit about the accommodation and facilities.
The villas in South Village and West Village can all be booked individually. Those in Fish Village are better for groups of people who know each other. There is also a private kitchen and dining area in Fish Village. For the other two villages the social meeting point is the Yacht Club with an open overwater dining room, a bar and a lounge. And there is also our Boathouse with all our boating, fishing and snorkeling gear that is available for our guests.”
— Ratua spa
— Just being on the island is probably relaxation enough, but you do also have a spa?