Romance – In the South Pacific

Ratua Island

If sipping a cocktail as the sun gently slides below the water and warm balmy nights fanned by a cooling breeze excite you, then Ratua Private Island is the place for you.

 We’ve not long returned from a week on this tropical island paradise where Janet-Planet, TomO and I swam with turtles and lazed in warm turquoise coloured waters, fringed by white sandy beaches and coconut trees.

I even had an encounter with a wonderful marine mammal, a dugong, whilst out on a stand-up-paddle board as the sun was spreading its last rays of light on the day…

The dugong pictured is most likely the same one I saw and was photographed by another guest on the island.

Ratua Island

Yes, it is a long way from the mountains and the Australian Outback, but hey, as long as you are with the ones you love…

And what makes it even more special to visit is its French owner donates all profits to a foundation he set up to fund the education of the children of the surrounding islands.

Photos: Baz – The Landy, and the Dugong courtesy of “Jim” who photographed it during our stay…

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6 thoughts on “Romance – In the South Pacific

  1. ingrid December 24, 2014 / 10:21 pm

    Looks like my dream vacation !!! Merry Christmas Baz

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  2. Barbara Grandberg December 24, 2014 / 7:30 pm

    what great vacation…and merry and happy and healthy to you and your family :}

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  3. Deb December 24, 2014 / 6:06 pm

    Looks amazing with great paddling water!
    Have a great Christmas!

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  4. Lavinia Ross December 24, 2014 / 5:04 pm

    That looks like an awesome vacation, Baz. Beautiful photos, too!

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