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Freshwater Plantation

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| Guest pick up location: San Michel Landing, Santo Island, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
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Day trip and lunch

What an amazing trip we have had today to Freshwater Plantation; Aore Island. From being collected... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
janice172
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Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
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Deserves a great review!!

My friend and I did the plantation ramble and had a really lovely day! Learned a lot about the uses... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Georgia C
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The only cave and plantation experience in northern Vanuatu. Short boat trip from Santo Island to Aore Island. Explore the bat cave and easy walking trails, as well as goats, ducks, chickens everywhere. Stay 2 hours or all day. Budget priced and family friendly, suitable for all ages and fitness levels. On site plantation cafe.
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“bat cave” (14 reviews)
“goat” (3 reviews)
“lovely lunch” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Guest pick up location: San Michel Landing, Santo Island, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
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"cocoa trees"
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"worth a visit"
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"local cuisine"
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"day trip"
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"tour guide"
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"aore resort"
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"chocolate balls"
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"delicious coffee"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What an amazing trip we have had today to Freshwater Plantation; Aore Island. From being collected from Santo by boat, to the welcome we received at Freshwater, and the tour and lunch; everything was 5 star. The staff catered to our individual requirements. My husband...More

Thank janice172
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Maria R, Owner at Freshwater Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks Janice. We will show your lovely comments to the staff. They will be thrilled !

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I did the plantation ramble and had a really lovely day! Learned a lot about the uses of native plants, explored the bat cave and climbed up to an amazing viewing platform, and made many other fun pit stops on our tour....More

Thank Georgia C
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Maria R, Owner at Freshwater Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your visit !

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the very outset, this has been a great Vanuatu activity. I contacted the owners on Facebook the night before and got a prompt, friendly and helpful set of replies. Book or enquire in advance. We cycled from Aore Resort (about 20 minutes) and arrived...More

Thank CraigH0901
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Maria R, Owner at Freshwater Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review Craig. A great help to future travellers.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Today a group of us visited Freshwater Plantation on Aore island and enjoyed amazing hospitality and a tour of the property. The tour included caves with miniature bats and a climb to get fabulous views over to Santo. It finished with chocolate balls to die...More

Thank JPDork
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Maria R, Owner at Freshwater Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review! We appreciate it. Yes, we are thrilled to offer accommodation now.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great tour of bat cave and plantation. Stanley was a very informative and passionate guide. A must do. Great value. Thanks to the staff for finding our camera

Thank loubelou1212
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Maria R, Owner at Freshwater Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank for your review. Stanley just beamed when told your comment about him. We are grateful to our staff for their honesty in finding and reporting your lost camera.

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Reviewed July 10, 2018

We live in Santo and visit all restaurants regularly. There are many good restaurants but Freshwater is the best. The food is consistently good and the staff so friendly. Included in the price of the meal is the boat pickup from the mainland or car...More

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Maria R, Owner at Freshwater Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow ! Thanks so much. The staff will be thrilled with your review. Very much appreciated.

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Reviewed July 7, 2018

There are a lot of caves in Vanuatu, but not many of them have public tours. We jumped at the chance to visit Freshwater Plantation while we were staying a few days on Aore Island. A plantation employee in a pickup truck met us at...More

Thank SouthSeasAmerican
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Maria R, Owner at Freshwater Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Thank you for your detailed review. It will assist others in the future.

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Reviewed July 5, 2018

A free ferry trip started a great experience for the whole family. We learnt such a lot about the local culture, plantation crops and interesting history including folk tales, the bat cave was a highlight. The restaurant was by far the best culinary experience in...More

1  Thank Rachael789
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Maria R, Owner at Freshwater Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2018

Thanks for your taking the time to give feedback and compliments Rachel. We appreciate it. For any future guests, our free banana boat pick up location is San Michel Landing- 5 minutes by taxi, south of Luganville.

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Reviewed July 4, 2018

From the moment we approached the island, we were captivated and felt we were instantly in paradise. Crystal clear waters, lush green lawns & gardens. Welcomed by Maria and given a terrific tour by Stanley. The tour was educational and delightful. We loved the bats...More

Thank greentambo
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Maria R, Owner at Freshwater Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2018

The staff will be so proud ! We always read reviews to them so they get direct guest feedback. Thank you.

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Reviewed June 28, 2018

This plantation is a unique place to visit, you are picked up from the mainland and ferried across to the plantation where you are welcomed by the owners. There is the opportunity to walk through the cocoa trees and informed how they are processed, their...More

Thank 1811027Scott
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Maria R, Owner at Freshwater Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2018

Thank you for your delightful and informative review ! That will be a great help to future guests.

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GetawayKat
January 13, 2018|
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Response from Maria R | Property representative |
Hi, yes we accept credit cards, A$ or Vatu
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