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Ene'io Botanical Garden

Neiafu, Tonga
+676 71-048
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Good experience

We booked the Tongan feast on a Sunday here. It's the only option on a Sunday that we know of as... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Vanessa T
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Skinners Shoot, Australia
via mobile
Beautiful beach and great food

I visited the botanical garden on a Sunday so the gardens were closed. However, I had a fabulous... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Hydrolagus
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California
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22-Acre botanical garden with 40 years of conservation and natural growth, Daily guided Eco tours and beach activities for the family; ocean-side restaurant and bar specializing in fresh fish and local fare; souvenir shop with gifts, many of which are made by local craftsmen and artists utilizing native materials, Local Tongan Family Owned and Operated
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Neiafu, Tonga
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+676 71-048
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We booked the Tongan feast on a Sunday here. It's the only option on a Sunday that we know of as mostly eveything is closed on this day in Tonga. The food was great and the staff very friendly and informative about local customs and...More

Thank Vanessa T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I visited the botanical garden on a Sunday so the gardens were closed. However, I had a fabulous time exploring the beach and tide pools around the lagoon and the owner, Hani, provided a wonderful buffet and conversation. The buffet was great and included pork,...More

Thank Hydrolagus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I contacted the Ene'io Botanical Garden a few days before our large group was arriving via boat and was so happy that they were able to arrange a feast and cultural performance for us on the evening of our arrival. The setting was beautiful and...More

Thank Carolyn K
Reviewed 13 May 2017

To see the garden you are required to take a guided tour, which lasts approximate 1 - 1.5 hours. The tour is wonderful, and is quided by the founder Haniteli Fa'anunu, former Minister of Agriculture for Tonga. He has incredible stories of how he developed...More

2  Thank reneev67
EneioRepresentative, Owner at Ene'io Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thank for your comment following your tour at ‘Ene’io Botanical Garden, and that you found the tour to be truly wonderful. We noted you wanted to stroll on your own to take photos, but we are very concern with safety of our visitors. Safety is...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

These gardens were a great way to see the range and variety of vegetation typical of this area. The scenery was magnificent and everything appeared 'natural'. I believe it to be the only botanical garden in Tonga so it is unique. Is only a short...More

10  Thank paug178
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We took a taxi to the gardens. We had planned on seeing them, but we were told that we had to pay $50 to see a show, eat some food and then see the gardens. Perhaps because a cruise ship was doing a shore excursion...More

Thank fuzzyfred
EneioRepresentative, Owner at Ene'io Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Thank you for your comments. You have the right answer, we were doing a shore excursion to the gardens as our packaged tour is sold on the cruise brochure. In this way, we know how many are booked and we prepare the tour according to...More

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Lucy makes the best fish and chips I have had in Tonga! The fish was fresh and locally caught and the chips were made from plantain and kumera and so delicious dipped in Lucy's home made papaya relish. Adding to that you can pair that...More

Thank becsourry
EneioRepresentative, Owner at Ene'io Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Thank you for your lovely comments and feedback on your visit to 'Ene'io beachside restaurant & bar. We are happy you enjoyed the fish and chips as well as the papaya relish. It is locally made. The ocean swimming pool is very opular as well...More

Reviewed 28 March 2017

Fabulous site by the sea. Beautiful Botanical Gardens. Wonderful stories of the area told by your host. A must do in Vava'u

Thank jeiszele
EneioRepresentative, Owner at Ene'io Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to make a quick comment of your visit to the garden. Visit us anytime you are in Vava’u.

Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This cafe is a must for Fish and Chips, accompanied by the most wonderful stories of the area. There is a sea water swimming pool, great snorkeling off the reef, followed by first class Fish and Chips and the best chutney I have ever tasted.

Thank Jennifer E
EneioRepresentative, Owner at Ene'io Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Love your feedback on the fish and chips and the papaya chutney. The sea water swimming pool is always enjoyed by all guests. Visit us again.

Reviewed 13 March 2017

I went with three friends to visit the beach and eat at the Ene'io Botanical Garden restaurant. A fabulous time. The beach pool was so special - we all sat in the crystal clear water and swam for ages. It was a very hot day...More

Thank Heather P
EneioRepresentative, Owner at Ene'io Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Thank you for lovely comments on your visit to the beach and eating at our restaurant. Delighted you had a fabulous time, and loved the fish and chips and the three sauces. Chutney received the highest comments on the three, as it is utilizing the...More

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KrispyPlymouth
11 March 2017|
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Response from EneioRepresentative | Property representative |
We normally advise cruisers to book our tour as provided on the cruise ship brochure to avoid disappointment. This is because our tour organised by the Travel Agent and P&O is our main focus on the day. We do not give... More
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Robyn P
24 May 2015|
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Response from EneioRepresentative | Property representative |
Thank you Robyn for your enquiry. We can arrange a taxi to pick you and the others, or you can join our tour through booking in the brochure within P&O cruise ship. Let me know if you want us to arrange a taxi to pick you... More
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