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Freshwater Plantation

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| Guest pick up location: San Michel Landing, Santo Island, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
+678 37366
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Fantastic tour

Today a group of us visited Freshwater Plantation on Aore island and enjoyed amazing hospitality... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
JPDork
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Great tour

Had a great tour of bat cave and plantation. Stanley was a very informative and passionate guide... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
loubelou1212
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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” (16 reviews)
“local cuisine” (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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+678 37366
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"bat cave"
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"delicious lunch"
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"local cuisine"
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"cocoa trees"
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"great swim"
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"farm animals"
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"fantastic hosts"
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"day trip"
in 4 reviews
"natural environment"
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"special mention"
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"pineapple"
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"aore resort"
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"worth a visit"
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"fruit"
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"tour guide"
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"great tour"
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"lookout point"
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Reviewed 6 days 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 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week ago

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

Thank 2crownies
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Maria R, Owner at Freshwater Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Rachael789
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Maria R, Owner at Freshwater Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy hike with interesting guide who made the culture of the Ni-Vu people come alive. Great to see where chocolate comes from and the organic gardens were wonderful to see. Feeding the goats was a highlight for my toddler as was smelling all the different...More

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

We’re thrilled that you and your toddler loved our tour. We take on board your comment about our cafe. We always have plenty of icy cold beer. As well as more fancy choices, our menu always includes hot chips, a simple chicken wrap or simple...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

We had a great visit to Freshwater plantation. It was a bit of a spontaneous decision for us and I was booking online for the afternoon tour when I rang to get directions to San Michel landing for the boat pick-up (it’s a little past...More

Thank jamseason
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Maria R, Owner at Freshwater Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your detailed review and compliments. The staff are always thrilled to get Trip Advisor reviews and we always read the reviews to them. Appreciated.

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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

I was staying on the island with friends. Well looked after by Maria and Klass and their team of staff! Food and cocktails were delicious and the plantation and the views out the front are beautiful! Definitely worth a visit!

Thank 905Haty14
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Maria R, Owner at Freshwater Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to review. It was delightful to have your company.

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Hi, yes we accept credit cards, A$ or Vatu
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