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The Secret Garden

Mele, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 26222
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Cute and comfortable bungalows with great hosts

We loved our stay at the Secret Garden. We stayed at one of their new bungalows for a couple of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Thomas N
via mobile
Could spend an hour

Marie was our guide and she made things interesting - we had a school group and we wandered around... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“coconut crab” (21 reviews)
“cultural show” (9 reviews)
“feast night” (4 reviews)
Mele, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 26222
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group had a very nice guided tour around the garden ,was very informative about local history. We had a show put on for us which was interactive and entertaining . Lovely pleasant place to look around. My only complaint would be the amount of...More

Thank Katrina M
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We visited the secret garden twice - once during the day following a visit to Mele Cascades, and again the following evening for the Melanesian Feast. Our daytime visit included a guided tour with Marie - she was amazing and had our children thoroughly engrossed...More

Thank Nic88888
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This is truly the worst attraction in Vanuatu, worse it's actually pretty expensive at 1500 Vatu ($20 AUD). The staff can barely be bothered to acknowledge you, they point you in the direction to go and off you go to read broken/fading signs about history...More

Thank ErinNZL
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

This place is the worst. We were the only table in the facility and waited 1.25 hours for 2 burgers, a grill cheese sandwich and a vegetarian wrap with a side of fries. We asked the kitchen several times how far off the food would...More

Thank BellaBernard
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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