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The Secret Garden

Mele, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 26222
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Fantastic Cultural Experience

We were on a shore excursion with Royal Caribbean Cruises, and were welcomed by the conch blower... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Adam P
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Wollongong, Australia
Definitely NOT the number 1 attraction in Mele!

After reading that this is the Number 1 thing to do in Mele my family and I decided that after... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
marie3662
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Melbourne, Australia
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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“cultural show” (15 reviews)
“crab” (15 reviews)
“feast night” (5 reviews)
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Mele, Efate, Vanuatu
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+678 26222
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"cultural show"
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"crab"
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"feast night"
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"audience participation"
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"tribal dancing"
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"traditional meal"
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"lots of history"
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"interesting place"
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"local man"
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"covered area"
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"vanuatu culture"
in 4 reviews
"mele cascades"
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"two hours"
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"great hosts"
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"entry fee"
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"beef"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a shore excursion with Royal Caribbean Cruises, and were welcomed by the conch blower before being met by our wonderful and knowledgable guide to be shown around the various historical displays of the centre. We were then treated to the custom, dance...More

Thank Adam P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading that this is the Number 1 thing to do in Mele my family and I decided that after visiting Mele Cascades, which were astoundingly beautiful, we would visit The Secret Garden which was only a kilometre down the road. What a mistake!!! We...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went as a last minute decision with our visiting family group midweek, as they had read a review in the paper and The Secret Garden sounded interesting. It was a relaxed atmosphere, no rush, time to enjoy a drink and a look around before...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped into The Secret Garden after seeing it in the way to Mele Cascades. We weren't sure what to expect but were pleasantly surprised. We got a tour of the gardens and the more we asked, the more excited our guide became about telling...More

Thank paul j
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

We were charmed the minute we walked into this lovely place: greeted with friendly faces (thank you Mary!) and a refreshing welcome drink, which we enjoyed in the treehouse bar. This communal meeting space by the generous size pool is a labour of love -...More

Thank tel1361
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Reviewed 14 November 2017 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
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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
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

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

Thank Abdul A
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Reviewed 25 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

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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
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galyanak
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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
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