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Freshwater Plantation

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Excellent tour

What a fabulous morning - warmly welcomed by Maria and her team; the best iced coffee and then off... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
alba l
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Auckland, New Zealand
Awesome day exploring, dense jungle, cocoa and coffee plantations.

Our family headed across to The Freshwater Platation for a thoroughly enjoyable day. After a short... read more

Reviewed February 6, 2019
infoI7135NZ
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Airlie Beach, Australia
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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 jungle walking trails, organic vege garden, goats, ducks, chickens. Stay 2 hours or all day. Free swimming or...more
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fabulous morning - warmly welcomed by Maria and her team; the best iced coffee and then off on an amazing walk guided by Stanley (he is a treasure). This was so informative and followed by a spectacular lunch of fresh fish n chips...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Maria-and-Klaas, Owner at Freshwater Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your delightful review. Will adjust our website as you suggest. Tropical regards, Maria

Reviewed February 6, 2019

Our family headed across to The Freshwater Platation for a thoroughly enjoyable day. After a short boat ride, we met our tour guide Stanley. He shared his knowledge on the island and local folklore, we also tried some of the local produce. We hiked up...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Maria-and-Klaas, Owner at Freshwater Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2019

Thanks so much for your great review. Stanley will be thrilled with your comments:-)

Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

Our 6 year old really wanted to do the batcave tour and it definitely didnt disappoint!! Our tour guide John was so informative. We stayed on for a bite to eat after the tour which was beautiful and the tour also included a walk through...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 25, 2019

We started with the educational tour through the rainforest with Stanley. Very interesting and so much to see. We liked the place so much we decided to stay for dinner. The meal was delicious and we enjoyed trying some of the speciality dishes, including Tuluk...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Maria-and-Klaas, Owner at Freshwater Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2019

Thanks for your great review. We thoroughly enjoyed having you and your delightful family visit. It was our pleasure ! Look forward to seeing you next year.

Reviewed January 21, 2019 via mobile

We absolutely loved our experience at Freshwater Plantation! We hadn’t done much research and so didn’t really know what to expect, but are so happy we went! The plantation is so gorgeous and abundant. We took the tour with Stanley as our guide, who was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Maria-and-Klaas, Owner at Freshwater Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2019

Thanks so much. The staff will be thrilled to hear your review.

Reviewed January 15, 2019

We stayed on Aore for 5 nights and wish we had discovered this place sooner! We didn't do the tour but a visit for the food is a must. The menu is made from local produce and is delicious, If you'd like to try an...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Maria-and-Klaas, Owner at Freshwater Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

Hey, you’re welcome! Thanks for being great guests !

Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

The plantation tour was very cheap and very good. Our tour guide John was funny and charismatic and sure made the tour loads better with his knowledge of the land. The bat cave was incredible to witness and the viewpoint was breathtaking.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Maria-and-Klaas, Owner at Freshwater Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2019

John was so excited to see your review! Thanks for feedback

Reviewed January 8, 2019

We stopped here for a drink on a bike ride around the island. Wish we had had time to come back for a meal. The owners are lovely, very hospitable. Would very much like to have done the tour of the bat caves and cacao...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Maria-and-Klaas, Owner at Freshwater Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2019

Thanks for your comments. Hope to see you next time.

Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

We did the plantation and cave tour with John ( fluent in English and French), he was a great guide he could give us plenty of info about the chocolate /coffee/coconut plantation and the history of the island and way more Really friendly he did...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

We organised a bat cave tour, tour of the plantation and lunch. Took a taxi to the Freshwater Plantation leaving point, sign posted, on the other side of Luganville town past Coral Quays. We had a 10am departure. A boat comes across and takes you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Maria-and-Klaas, Owner at Freshwater Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to make a detailed review. That will be great assistance to future travellers.

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WayneN795
December 31, 2018|
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Response from Maria-and-Klaas | Property representative |
Hi Wayne, if you’re staying on Santo Island, we have free banana boat pick up from San Michel Landing. Daily at 10am or other times by arrangement. Most do this: - book at info@freshwater.vu - 10am boat from San... More
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WayneN795
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Response from luluAustralia | Reviewed this property |
You will need a boat transfer from Luganville. We have done tours of Freshwater and it's amazing. You should contact Maria the owner via phone +678 373 66 or email info@freshwater.vu for details. Or check out the Facebook... More
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Response from Maria-and-Klaas | Property representative |
Hi, yes we accept credit cards, A$ or Vatu
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