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The Summit Gardens Vanuatu - CLOSED

Devil's Point Road, 20 mins from downtown, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 566 0713
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A good walk and beautiful views

If you do the zipline, you must walk next door and take a wander through the gardens. They have... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2017
Chris P
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Brisbane, Australia
via mobile
wonderful spot

Lovely gardens and views, a great place to wander around with family and children can run and... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
sarahfhs
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Devil's Point Road, 20 mins from downtown, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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+678 566 0713

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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

If you do the zipline, you must walk next door and take a wander through the gardens. They have done a great job. Walk not too hard and a fair amount of shade. Kids enjoyed it as well, three girls under 11. Little store at...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Lovely gardens and views, a great place to wander around with family and children can run and explore. Lovely food at the cafe too. We'd definitely come back and allocate a bit more time to enjoying the atmosphere

Thank sarahfhs
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

This is an awesome place to have an amazing lunch & cold beer whilst looking out over the ocean, you can also take a stroll through the well manicured gardens or even have a massage..... that was my option 😬 we came in on a...More

Thank Roger A
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Decent recent with amazing views. Really worth the trip up! It was a bit tricky to do all the walk with a 21 month old and a 9 month old but it was definitely worth it.More

Thank Kelly V
The Summit G, Public Relations Manager at The Summit Gardens Vanuatu, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2017

Dear Kelly V, Thank you for visiting The Summit Gardens and your review. It can be a bit difficult walking through the Terrace and Escarpment Gardens with young children but hopefully you were able to maintain interest with your 21 month old by all the...More

Reviewed 9 January 2017 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...More

2  Thank brigham1436
The Summit G, Owner at The Summit Gardens Vanuatu, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2017

Dear brigham1436, Thank you for your comment. We are happy first of all that the magnificent views and the gardens pleased you even if as you say it it's not your thing... So much the better that you feasted with our home-made meat pie. The...More

Reviewed 7 January 2017

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

Thank Dianne R
The Summit G, Public Relations Manager at The Summit Gardens Vanuatu, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2017

Dear Dianne R, Thank you for visiting The Summit Gardens and for having a meal and refreshments at The Summit Café. Your visit is very much appreciated and we are thrilled to hear it was truly a highlight of your trip to Port Vila. We...More

Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank chinarosemerry
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

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

Thank annmarienature
The Summit G, Public Relations Manager at The Summit Gardens Vanuatu, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2017

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...More

Reviewed 17 December 2016

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.More

2  Thank R L
The Summit G, Public Relations Manager at The Summit Gardens Vanuatu, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2017

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...More

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Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

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

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The Summit G, Public Relations Manager at The Summit Gardens Vanuatu, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2017

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,...More

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