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The Secret Garden

Mele, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 26222
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Disinterested younger guide with little knowledge.

Booked via hotel tour desk. Wanted to attend advertised feast night. Refused to confirm as depends... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
via mobile
Great Garden and Cultural Show

Saw coconut crabs, got to hold a snake, the cultural show great, they added some magic and talked... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“cultural show” (11 reviews)
“coconut crab” (23 reviews)
“feast night” (5 reviews)
Mele, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 26222
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked via hotel tour desk. Wanted to attend advertised feast night. Refused to confirm as depends on numbers. Thought it would be nice for Sunday tour and lunch Wrong. Rushed through "tour ". Little time to read signs. Could not answer questions. NO presentation. Told...More

Thank SusieGC2
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Saw coconut crabs, got to hold a snake, the cultural show great, they added some magic and talked about the old ways. The tree house was good to look around and the beer and fizzy was nice a cold.

Thank 369tanyas
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Cultural Show Resturant Close to Mele Beach Visited for about an hour and saw the cultural show.Good !

Thank Abdul A
Reviewed 24 October 2017

A comfortable bed in a lovely quaint bungalow nestled among the gardens with no dogs, no sirens, no raucous music.......Just the gentle background sounds of the surf breaking on distant Blacksand Beach. Where can you find that in and around Port Vila? A delightful dinner...More

Thank Pikinini Playti... T
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We loved our stay at the Secret Garden. We stayed at one of their new bungalows for a couple of nights and were the only guests around in the hotel. The Cafe and Restaurant however attracts many more people. The cultural garden is certainly something...More

Thank Thomas N
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Marie was our guide and she made things interesting - we had a school group and we wandered around with her and she stopped for everyone to have a photo with a snake and a lizard - otherwise not much point stopping here. There is...More

Thank namel
Reviewed 25 September 2017

I don't know that I would pay to do the tour here but we needed lunch anyway so just paid for our food and had a wander around the garden afterwards. The two adults had beef wraps which were fresh and tasty. Kids enjoyed their...More

Thank Louche
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We were taken here by our local tour guide. Marie, our tour guide was interesting and explained a lot of detail about their culture and history. Was interesting to see the coconut crab. The cultural show was good fun too. Probably a bit overpriced at...More

Thank fairywings2507
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We decided to visit here even with very mixed TA reviews. 1250v and 750v adults and kids. Our guide Marie showed us around and gave us a lot of information about vanuatus interesting history. Yes the exhibits are wordy, but it was interesting listening to...More

Thank Natasha B
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Can't say anything about the accommodation and restaurant/bar they also have there, but we visited twice in order to have enough time to read all the information boards about cannibalism, missionaries, masks, music, Lapita culture, sand drawing, chiefs, food, Roy Mata burial site, banyan trees,...More

Thank GreyNomad2014
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10 April 2016|
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Response from Delliemay | Reviewed this property |
I don't know what is offered by the cruise ships, but you are better off getting a few people to share a bus/taxi. We actually made our arrangements at the markets for a pick up the following evening but that wouldn't be... More