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The Summit Gardens Vanuatu

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Address: Devil's Point Road, 20 mins from downtown, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Phone Number: +678 566 0713
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The largest tropical gardens in the South Pacific. Visit THE SUMMIT...

The largest tropical gardens in the South Pacific. Visit THE SUMMIT GARDENS for FREE, 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. The Gardens were devastated during Cyclone Pam on Friday 13 March 2015. Since re-opening in August 2015, admission to the gardens is free and must remain so until they recover their former glory and world class status, and we wanted to share this journey with you. However, costs for rehab and garden team wages are ongoing. We believe in Trade not Aid... So if you want to help us going forward, please call into The Summit Health & Body Shop after your garden stroll and choose your favourite Made in Vanuatu skincare products, 100% Tropical Vanuatu Inspired, 100% Natural & Sandalwood Based. All net proceeds from the shop go to cover the costs of restoring The Summit Gardens. And remember, our products carry a 100% Money Back Guarantee. Come 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 leisure walk and lunch or refreshments, or wander around at your leisure for the whole day if you wish! Enjoy a Walk at the Rainforest or Dare the Canyon Ride (Admission Fee applies), or do the Segway Tour (Admission Fee applies) BUT Remember, there's NO ADMISSION FEE to visit and to enjoy The Summit Gardens for now! You can come by bus, by your own car, by your transport. Do come visit-you won't be disappointed! ATTN: Air Vanuatu/ Virgin Blue / Air Caledonia / Fiji Airways / CRUISE SHIP VISITORS & Everyone - To Visit The Summit Gardens is FREE! Explore, Discover, Dine & Shop in the Clouds! If you're feeling adventurous, dare the Canyon Ride or do the segway tour! ADMISSION FEE APPLIES to both these tours.

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Tranquil setting overlooking Port Vila. Enjoy the breeze at their newly located cafeteria and the garden entrance is free (for now at least). We went up there last weekend for a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Port-Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Port-Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Tranquil setting overlooking Port Vila. Enjoy the breeze at their newly located cafeteria and the garden entrance is free (for now at least). We went up there last weekend for a family photo....the place is amazing for photos and if you love gardens then you'll fall in love with the summit. The French influence again with the mosaic features are... More 

Thank Beulah533
Noosa Heads, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to Port Vila for 15 years. Why hadnt I gone to the Summit earlier. What a fabulous garden and the view is to die for.

Thank ljo1963
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A big thank you to Lesley for our beautiful wedding table gifts . This was our third trip back to vanutau and the summit gardens are a must see , the first time we went there we had the lovely Roy show us around a wonderful tour guide he was (god bless you Roy) I totally fell in love with... More 

Thank Karina L
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see ! Set in generous , old worldly gardens with breathtaking views , being there is like going back in time . Previous owners have gardened with love and dedication , creating beautiful rooms stepping down the hillside. Meals are great and the natural health and beauty products amazing.

Thank gwendolineharry
Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the Summit twice; the first time we walked from our rental house (took over an hour) but when we got to the top, it was well worth it. We bought some soap from the gift shop and had lunch. My husband loved the soap so much we went back up for more (driving the second time). The... More 

Thank hairybuzzard
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the summit gardens whilst my two girlfriends zip lined ! I didn't actually walk around the gardens as wasn't well however spent ages being taken through all the essential oil products, in which I purchased many. Make sure you leave yourself time to purchase as the staff where very unsure and the process took ages! I was the... More 

Thank Jennifer C
New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I hired a scooter to get round the island, fun times but a bit bumpy especially on the beach road out to these gardens. Would highly recommend going here, you will not be disappointed. It is a stunning place, beautiful plants, flowers and butterflies. Best view in Port Vila. It is currently free but it is nice... More 

Thank susiecampgirl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

It's a bit out of the way but the views are breathtaking, the gardens stunning, the people friendly and the lap lap was delicious!!!!!

Thank Ada S
Baxter, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

A delightful change from bustling downtown Port Vila to visit the beautiful gardens high up on the 'summit'. The magnificent array of plants in beautifully designed 'settings' high above Port Vila is a joy to behold. The views down to the water and surroundings are just amazing. The little restaurant on site was a welcome place to take a breather,... More 

Thank Margaret A
Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This place is worth going to just for the view over Port Vila. We aren't keen gardeners, so didn't spend a lot of time here. The cafe was not open when we were here. The garden is recovering from the cyclone and the gardens are well kept.

Thank Diane1705

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