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The Summit Gardens Vanuatu

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Address: Devil's Point Road, 20 mins from downtown, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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+678 566 0713
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The largest tropical gardens in the South Pacific recovering well after...

The largest tropical gardens in the South Pacific recovering well after Cyclone Pam in March 2015, the panoramic views from The Summit are stunning. Visit THE SUMMIT GARDENS for FREE, view health & body products being made at The Essential Oils Distillery, Cafe and Health & Body Gift Shop, DAY SPA and more... THE SUMMIT GARDENS have been developed to provide maximum pleasure to the visitor. Opened to the public in November 2011, the 11 named gardens, spread over 6 hectares, are all distinctly different, unfolding as a series of surprises as you follow the meandering pathways and steps. At nearly 200m above sea level, the escarpment garden offers the visitor breathtaking views over Mele Bay. Within the gardens are THE ESSENTIAL OILS DISTILLERY - see how oils from sandalwood, Tahitian lime, mandarin, tangelo, ginger, etc, grown at The Summit are extracted and where our range of health and beauty products based on Sandalwood, soaps and candles are made. The Gardens were devastated during Cyclone Pam on Friday 13 March 2015. Since re-opening in August 2015, admission to the gardens is free and must remain so until they recover their former glory and world class status, and we wanted to share this journey with you. However, costs for rehab and garden team wages are ongoing. We believe in Trade not Aid... So if you want to help us going forward, please call into The Summit Gift Shop after your garden stroll and choose your favourite Made in Vanuatu skincare products, 100% Tropical Vanuatu Inspired, 100% Natural & Sandalwood Based. All net proceeds from the shop go to cover the costs of restoring The Summit Gardens. And remember, our products carry a 100% Money Back Guarantee. Come to THE SUMMIT CAFE for refreshments or lunch and take in more of the wonderful views. ALLOW 2-3 hours for your stay - take a leisure walk and lunch or refreshments, or wander around at your leisure for the whole day if you wish! Enjoy a Walk at the Rainforest or Dare the Canyon Ride (Admission Fee applies), or do the Segway Tour (Admission Fee applies) BUT Remember, there's NO ADMISSION FEE to visit and to enjoy The Summit Gardens for now! You can come by bus, by your own car, by your transport. Do come visit-you won't be disappointed! ATTN: Air Vanuatu/ Virgin Blue / Air Caledonia / Fiji Airways / CRUISE SHIP VISITORS & Everyone - To Visit The Summit Gardens is FREE! Explore, Discover, Dine & Shop in the Clouds! If you're feeling adventurous, dare the Canyon Ride or do the Segway tour! ADMISSION FEE APPLIES to both these tours.

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Beautiful gardens with a spectacular view and a great cafe. Truly a highlight of our trip to Port Vila.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Dianne R
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Canberra, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time, awesome view, really stunning. The gardens are ok not really our thing. I had the homemade meat pie which was awesome. But we were pestered by one of the waiters who wanted us to come to his village and hand out lollies to the kids and we would pay him to do so. We didnt... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful gardens with a spectacular view and a great cafe. Truly a highlight of our trip to Port Vila.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have wonderful gardens and get views of the bay . The have wonderful soaps and oils and a very nice cafe.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A sensational view and wonderful gardens, we purchased some lovely soaps and oils the staff were friendly and helpful, overall very enjoyable.

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The Summit G, Public Relations Manager at The Summit Gardens Vanuatu, responded to this review

HI annmarienature, Many thanks for your visit and review of The Summit Gardens, we are very pleased you had a wonderful time in the gardens and took the opportunity to test and purchase some of the natural health & body products made onsite at The Summit Vanuatu. Thank you for the positive feedback about the staff at The Summit Café... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic view, beautiful food and a great way to spend your day. Cooler than at sea level with gardens and activities to keep everyone happy.

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The Summit G, Public Relations Manager at The Summit Gardens Vanuatu, responded to this review

Hi RL, Thank you for spending some time up at The Summit Gardens and for taking a meal and refreshments at The Summit Café. At 200m above sea level and just 20 mins from Port Vila there is an obvious difference in temperature once up at The Summit Gardens providing respite from the heat and traffic of downtown, and visitors... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful lovely cafe beautiful gardens and views refreshing Drinks it's amazing how far you can see

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The Summit G, Public Relations Manager at The Summit Gardens Vanuatu, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Many thanks for your positive comments on your visit to The Summit Gardens and for having refreshments at The Summit Café. As you found the qardens are very tranquil and beautiful providing breathtaking views over Mele Bay from the Escarpment and Terrace Gardens, as well the view from the patio of The Summit Café & Gift Shop are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Fantastic day trip. Beautiful gardens to explore. Finished off with a lovely lunch (try the lap lap - it's really good!) and a cold Tusker while taking in that amazing view. The gift shop is worth a look at. Great locally made products, make good gifts for family and friends. This was a real highlight of our stay in Vanuatu.

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The Summit G, Public Relations Manager at The Summit Gardens Vanuatu, responded to this review

Dear Katiek2480, Thank you so much for visiting The Summit Gardens and taking the time for your review. It is very much appreciated. We are thrilled to hear your visit was a real highlight during your stay in Vanuatu and we hope you shall return to visit us again. We are pleased you chose the lap lap for lunch, it... More 

Moreton Island, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

This is a great tour - up to the escarpment behind Benjor Resort and with the most amazing views. We toured the stunning gardens and then I had a brilliant massage at the Spa located also at the Summit. Definitely recommend this!!

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The Summit G, Public Relations Manager at The Summit Gardens Vanuatu, responded to this review

Dear bex14677, Thank you very much for visiting The Summit Gardens and for your review. We are so pleased you agree we have the best views in Vila. Visitors will have stunning views over Mele Bay and beyond from many vantage points along the Terrace and Escarpment Gardens and also from the patio of The Summit Café & Gift Shop.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This proved a real satisfying visit. We enjoyed these botanical gardens, abundant variety of tropical plants, architected gardens that frames the plants so lovely. A must to visit for any garden enthusiast. For the more adventure thrill seekers there is the opportunity to glide down a series of steel cables over the treetops and over the deep valley. The road... More 

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The Summit G, Public Relations Manager at The Summit Gardens Vanuatu, responded to this review

Dear Rene K, Many thanks for visiting The Summit Gardens and your review. We are thrilled you had a very satisfying visit through the gardens. We aren't a botanical garden as such as very few of the plants have descriptions but rather it is a pleasure garden. As The Summit Gardens are still recovering from the devastating cyclone in March... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Spectacular view and warm welcome by Patricia and Karl. Lovely garden walk in the gardens and adjacent rainforest walk in the zipline area. Can also visit the distillery where they produce a range ofb produce from natural ingredients which they sell to sustain the ongoing maintenance of the gardens. Zipline adventure also available at same location.

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The Summit G, Public Relations Manager at The Summit Gardens Vanuatu, responded to this review

Dear Scott R, Thank you for visiting The Summit Gardens, your review is much appreciated. We are thrilled you enjoyed the spectacular views and had time for strolling through the various gardens including the Rainforest Walk and also stopped by the Essential Oils Distillery. It is adjacent to the main carpark and open Mon-Fri 9-4pm for viewing, this is where... More 

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