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Freshwater Plantation

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Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
+678 37366
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Great day out.

Spending a few days in Santo and went over to Freshwater and it was a great day out. Thanks to... read more

Reviewed February 19, 2018
lyneec
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Toowoomba, Australia
via mobile
A lovely day out

We had a great time being shown around the island by a local who taught us heaps about their way of... read more

Reviewed February 5, 2018
Kirstyn W
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Port Lincoln, 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 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” (11 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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Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
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+678 37366
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"local cuisine"
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"delicious lunch"
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"pineapple"
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"fruit"
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"vegetable garden"
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"food was amazing"
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"amble"
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"cacao"
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Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

Spending a few days in Santo and went over to Freshwater and it was a great day out. Thanks to Scott and Bridely for making this a memorable experience. There was a pleasant walk up to the Bat Cave and Bridely was very knowledgeable about...More

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Maria R, Owner at Freshwater Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2018

Thanks Lyneec, appreciate you taking the time to review. Your thoughts will be of great assistance to future travellers. 😎

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Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time being shown around the island by a local who taught us heaps about their way of life and the history of the island. Included in this was breath taking views of the island from the top of the greenery and...More

Thank Kirstyn W
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Maria R, Owner at Freshwater Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2018

Hey, thanks Kirstyn ! Your review will be of great use to future guests. Appreciate you taking the time to comment.

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Reviewed January 9, 2018

Maria and Klaas own this coffee and cocoa plantation. We did the plantation ramble with a local guide giving wonderful explanations of all the plant life and how to survive if stranded. See the bat cave and millions of bats, watch out for the poo....More

Thank cazcrouch
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Maria R, Owner at Freshwater Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2018

Thanks so much for your review. It was a pleasure to have you visit. See you next time.

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Reviewed January 9, 2018

had a very enjoyable time exploring the freshwater plantation, and should be on everyone's travel plan when visiting Santo

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Maria R, Owner at Freshwater Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2018

Thanks 🙏 for your feedback.

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Reviewed January 7, 2018

Aore Freshwater Plantation is something not to be missed in Lunganville! We did not know what to expect and we had such a pleasant surprise!! It was the perfect way to end our holiday in Vanuatu. Maria and her husband did an amazing job building/renovating...More

Thank lydievirollet
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Maria R, Owner at Freshwater Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2018

Really appreciate your detailed review. It will help future travellers greatly. Hope to see you next visit :-). Maria

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Reviewed January 5, 2018

All the staffs are really welcoming but the tour is way to expensive for what you can expect (4000) when you know that you can find so much better for almost 4 times less. Probably Aussie s owner are more after the money than a...More

Thank valentin c
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Maria R, Owner at Freshwater Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2018

Hi Valentin, thanks for your review. As a NiVanuatu citizen we understand why this tour may be too expensive for you. Have a great day.

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Reviewed December 11, 2017

We had a wonderful day at Freshwater Plantation located on Aore Island, a short ferry trip from Luganville. Klaas and Maria were wonderful welcoming hosts and their manager, Brightly, was a dedicated, knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide. The tour was most certainly worthwhile, we recommend...More

Thank Annaleis T
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Maria R, Owner at Freshwater Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2017

Hi Annaleis, we really value your comments. So helpful to future guests. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed November 21, 2017

My wife and our young daughter have visited Freshwater Plantation when we have holidayed on Aore Island. Each time we are blown away by the staff, food, activities and overall friendliness of Freshwater. On our most recent visit we did an animal tour with our...More

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Maria R, Owner at Freshwater Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2017

Wow! Thank you so much for your positive comments. I will give your feedback to our staff - they will be thrilled:-)

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Reviewed November 18, 2017

We shared lunch here with a close friend who lives on Aore. The food was great , and we were picked up and taken back to where we were staying

Thank jjwanderer
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Maria R, Owner at Freshwater Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2017

Thanks ! It was delightful to have your company. Hope to see you next visit. Maria

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Reviewed November 10, 2017

A short ferry ride from Luganville takes you to The Freshwater Plantation on Aore Island, where you can take a guided tour through the plantation grounds, the large cave (don't mind the pongy piles of bat poo and the attendant zillions of cockroaches) and up...More

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Maria R, Owner at Freshwater Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2017

Wow! Great detailed review, which will be so helpful to future fellow travelers. Thank you for the time and effort for the review. We appreciate it :-)

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