Rentapao Riverside
Rentapao Riverside
4.5
Bodies of WaterNature & Wildlife Areas
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Penny S
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
This is such a beautiful and friendly place! It's hard to find because signage isn't the best (Vanuatu doesn't have the best signage ;)). We went to both Eden on the River and here (on different days) and it's definitely worth going to both. The waterfalls are so much fun (possibly more so for older kids, our 15 and 17 year old LOVED it). There are jumps galore, rope swings and so many pools to explore. We didn't buy anything but there is a shop there that seemed to sell drinks and snacks. We had the most lovely guide who spent time with the kids showing them special places to explore and where to jump.
Written July 5, 2023
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justinharris
Tasmania, Australia78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
This is well known in Efate but hides in the shadow of the Mele Cascades. Without sounding critical, the Mele Cascades are owned by the Chinese so no money stays in Vanuatu and there is no benefit to the local population. Rentapao is run by Ni-van and employees them.

It is only a short 15 - 20 minutes ride from Villa and costs about 4000 vatu ($50aud) for a family all day. There are toilets and change rooms at the entrance and along the path up the the Falls. It is a beautiful lansscaped rainforest walk of about 5 to 6 minutes that takes you past the river and has information panels, as well as a small display of snakes and coconut crabs.

Once at the top the real fun begins with rope swing platforms, inner tubes and a high jumping platform that is a bit wild (never past muster in Australia). The water is clear with fish and has local guides who also jump and show off their crazy skills. It was so much fun we went back again the next day. Best part is it's not crowded!

Just remember, when in Vanuatu support locals and their businesses. They are doing it really tough and so much money is going offshore. It is paradise, mostly because they are the happiest people on earth.
Written July 16, 2019
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CNLogan
Dubbo, Australia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
We booked this tour through our resort - Iririki Island Tour Resort & Spa to see the Blue Lagoon. We were keen to see if it really was as blue as it had been advertised. It was absolutely stunning, and the water a gorgeous blue and warm to swim in. We also visited Rentapao River which was without a doubt spectacular and in my opinion the stand out of the tour. The river and waterfall were beautiful, and the water so crystal clear. After we finished our swim the owner of the property met us with a platter of beautiful fresh fruit. Tim, our guide, was an absolute delight. He certainly raised the bar for any future tour guides we encountered. This tour is an absolute must see...you won't be disappointed!
Written January 31, 2019
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Emma H
Mount Evelyn, Australia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
We booked the Iririki Splash tour with our resort - Iririki Island Resort & Spa. Mainly we wanted to go to the Blue Lagoon to see if it's as blue as the photos (it is), but I have to say the star of this tour was the absolutely beautiful, pristine, Rentapao River. Our tour guide (the fabulous Freddie from Iririki) took us there first, and it was probably the highlight of our trip to Vanuatu. It was a small group of 4 people from our resort, and we were the only ones there. The river and waterfall were so beautiful. The water was cool, and crystal clear, and if you're a relatively good swimmer, you could even swim under the waterfall. The owners of the private land on one side of the riverbank were waiting for us when we returned from our swim (and the short walk back) with some beautiful fresh native Limes and Papaya to refresh us before our next stop.

This is a MUST-SEE destination for anyone going to Port Vila. Love, love, love!
Written April 15, 2018
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Jessie Lou
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
The most beautiful cascades I have ever been to- very happy that it is owned by the locals and receiving such success. Was one of the highlights of my trip to Port Vila.
Written January 19, 2018
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JohnCart
Unsworth Heights, New Zealand27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Not a taxing walk and beautiful bush and river. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly and the entry price included an fruit platter at the end of the walk.
Written March 5, 2020
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LynleaG
Melbourne, Australia21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Well worth the visit - such a peaceful and spiritual place. The water is so clear and clean - you won't want to leave
Written September 27, 2019
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MaryW
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
Loved it! Beautiful tranquil spot and great swimming.
Also great that this is owned and run by locals. Fully recommend!
Written July 18, 2019
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vanessa k
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018
On a steamy hot day we arrived to a welcoming group of villagers who organised a guide to escort us across to the swimming hole. The crystal clear water was a welcome break to the hot day. There were tyres at no cost to use to float around. Light refreshments are available for purchase at a reasonable price from the villagers. You can take your onw food and refreshments in too.
Written November 12, 2018
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NKR59
172 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
Such a beautiful spot for a dip. Tropical setting with numerous cascades down the river. About 5 minutes from entrance to main waterfall. Staff were great and very friendly. Happy to answer any questions. Loved having a swim up under the waterfall (some jumped off) and wife had inner tube to relax without swimming (her favourite spot). 1500vt / person entry and can stay as long as you want. Place is well kept and clean yet not loosing natural setting. Offered fruits and coconut ( even deep fried coconut - like pop corn) on leaving the site. Worth a stop for sure.
Written October 21, 2018
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