the fact that we had to leave!
Ratua is an special, rare experience not to be missed if you are in this part of the world. In fact travelling half the world to reach.
The location; spectacularly beautiful, a quintessential tropical paradise, coral reef, clear blue seas, sea turtles, amazing array of fish, great snorkelling and WWII diving.
The accommodation; beyond chic, ethnographically interesting, conservationally inspirational, a beach and villa each to ourselves, creature comforts, dedicated hotel scents and tropical flowers... sublime!
The staff: genuinely warm, welcoming, caring, helpful, friendly, and full of brilliant smiles.
The food and drinks, delicious french inspired, local produce and seafood... unexpected excelence so far in the middle of the pacific.
The concept, the foundation, leaves a warm feeling while enjoying the decadence.
I hesitate to rave, as I would love ot keep this special place all to myself... but I have to share the beautiful expereince that is Ratua.