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The Summit Gardens Vanuatu

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Address: Devil's Point Road, 20 mins from downtown | PO Box 1401, Port Vila, Vanuatu, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Phone Number: +678 566 0713
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Description: The largest tropical gardens in the South Pacific. Tour THE SUMMIT...
The largest tropical gardens in the South Pacific. Tour THE SUMMIT GARDENS, visit The Essential Oils Distillery, Cafe and Health & Body Shop and more. THE SUMMIT GARDENS have been developed to provide maximum pleasure to the visitor. Opened to the public in November 2011, the 11 named gardens, spread over 6 hectares, are all distinctly different, unfolding as a series of surprises as you follow the meandering pathways and steps. At nearly 200m above sea level, the escarpment garden offers the visitor breathtaking views over Mele Bay. Within the gardens are THE ESSENTIAL OILS DISTILLERY - see how oils from sandalwood, Tahitian lime, mandarin, tangelo, ginger, etc, grown at The Summit are extracted and where our range of health and beauty products, soaps and candles are made. Come to THE SUMMIT HEALTH & BODY SHOP for our products MADE IN VANUATU and to THE SUMMIT CAFE for refreshments or lunch and take in more of the wonderful views. ALLOW 2-3 hours for your stay - take a guided tour and lunch or refreshments, or wander around at your leisure for the whole day if you wish. An ADMISSION FEE applies to The Summit Gardens. Your Admission ticket is then valid for up to 14 days. The Summit Gardens Tour transfers from Port Vila hotel/resort, OR take a taxi, bus or hire car. Do come visit-you won't be disappointed! ATTN: CRUISE SHIP VISITORS - The Summit Gardens are sold on P&O ships only, for all other cruise ships you can pre-book through our website, alternatively take a taxi/bus to The Summit Gardens. You will be very pleased you came to visit!
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Summit Gardens 2014

I visited the Summit Gardens in September 2014 on my last day in Vanuatu. The gardens were simply stunning! I was fortunate to be able to purchase many beautiful products whilst... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

I visited the Summit Gardens in September 2014 on my last day in Vanuatu. The gardens were simply stunning! I was fortunate to be able to purchase many beautiful products whilst visiting and I was particularly fascinated with the production of the sandalwood and the vetiver grass, which at the time I did not know grew in Vanuatu. My trip... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Lovely views and gardens , had a nice lunch in the cafe and bought some organic products they make on site ( the salvit saved by sunburn) definitely worth a visit for lunch . The road up is steep and slippery our driver couldn't make it up so we walked the last , may want to take a 4wd .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The road up to the gardens is a bit hairy and 2000 vt per adult to enter is a bit steep - although we had our own private tour guide. Gardens were awesome though.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Nice views and some interesting plants but hardly noteworthy and not worth the price. The most interesting part was travelling back to town with two of the locals and talking to them about their lives. Lovely people.

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The Summit G, Owner at The Summit Gardens Vanuatu, responded to this review

Dear kilpandy From your comments which are so far out of kilter with those of the majority of our visitors, I find it difficult to believe you actually went through the gardens. Perhaps you walked only around the edges of it. Yes, they are lovely people here in Vanuatu, and they depend so much on tourism income for jobs. This... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This place is certainly worth a visit. The range of plants from local and other islands is amazing. There is a spectacular view of hideaway island. You definitely need a guide, however, our guide did not actually know much about the plants. He was able to tell us about the local plants but not the more exotic ones in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Just a lovely spot...... once you've made it up the steep hill. The view is well worth it though!!! Beautiful gardens and lovely little gift shop and café at the end..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This was a wonderful morning out. The views from the gardens across the islands was wonderful, probably the best on the island, marred only by the cruise ship in the harbour! The gardens themselves have been lovingly created, with some superb trees and some really nice flowers....colourful. A lot of work has gone into the design of the garden. Contrary... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Stunning views overlooking the bay. The garden is small (only took about 20 minutes to walk through) but very aesthetically pleasing and interesting. Did not have a chance to try food/drink from the cafe. A little pricey AU$25pp for admission.

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The Summit G, The Summit Garden Team at The Summit Gardens Vanuatu, responded to this review

Hi Rachel, Thank you for your feedback. Rachel I disagree with you on your statement ” the garden is small only took about 20 minutes”, I assume that you did not do a full garden tour with a tour guide. The garden is 6 hectares a huge garden which a guided tour around the gardens is a 45 minute walk.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The staff are passionate about the place and very knowledgeable.Iit is a nice morning outing to wander round the gardens. The view is amazing on a good day! My only quibble is the cost of the tour - not really worth the money.

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The Summit G, The Summit Garden Team at The Summit Gardens Vanuatu, responded to this review

Hi KerryandlToowomba, Thank you for your review. In response to your comment “a little overpriced” unfortunately that is our price for the garden admission tour which the majority of our visitors find the gardens stunning and have no problem paying for the garden tour as they can see they receive a very good value for their money. It is a... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

If you are into native gingers and orchids then this is must visit. Food was good too. The drive up is a bit hairy but worth it. Great view of Port Villa and next door is Zipline. Helicopter from Port Villa also stops here.

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The Summit G, The Summit Garden Team at The Summit Gardens Vanuatu, responded to this review

Hi Carolyn M, Thank you for your feedback and the five star rating you gave us. There are over 20 different types of gingers and a variety of orchids in the gardens which only a few are native while the rest are exotic. Yes Carolyn the drive up the hill can be daunting on your first visit but it is... More 

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