Trip Planner: South Pacific / Vanuatu / Efate / Mele / The Secret Garden
Wander the botanical gardens at The Secret Garden and view many kinds of wildlife in the reptile park. Lizards, turtles, and snakes like the indigenous boa await, but you will also see birds, foxes, and more. Keep an eye out for coconut crabs--the largest living anthropod in the world--and learn how to properly handle one. Old houses and plaques dot the park and teach visitors about Vanuatu's history. You can also take a dip in the swimming pool on hot days and check out the barbecue areas and restaurant. To visit The Secret Garden and get the most from your holiday in Mele, create itinerary details personal to you using our Mele online trip itinerary planner.
The Secret Garden reviews
We recently visited The Secret Garden, not really knowing what to expect. We were greeted by a lovely lady and then show around the grounds by a man who was very knowledgeable about the surroundings.... more
We recently visited The Secret Garden, not really knowing what to expect. We were greeted by a lovely lady and then show around the grounds by a man who was very knowledgeable about the surroundings.... more »
Our bungalow was so amazing and beautiful. They were on top of stuff when we brought up anything (fresh towels, hot water, etc). The place really feels exclusive and like you're in your own world...
Our bungalow was so amazing and beautiful. They were on top of stuff when we brought up anything (fresh towels, hot water, etc). The place really feels exclusive and like you're in your own world... more »
1500vt each was a fair price. We were directed to the track and told where we'd come out and told to take as much time as we liked. We enjoyed the wondering and reading of different story's and history. It is very rustic. We discovered another couple 1/2 way around who had a guide with them which we were not offered. They paid the same price as we did. The gift shop had about a dozen items in it.
We were here for one of their island feast nights, which included a talk about Vanuatu culture, a kastom dance and magic show, a demonstration about the local dishes, kava tasting, and a feast which was served in their dining room. We arrived before sunset so we could walk around the grounds and read the displays set up describing Vanuatu history and legends. We then headed upstairs to the treehouse lounge to enjoy some drinks before the show. We loved the entire experience: the displays (which our friends said was better than the museum in Port Vila), a really good dance and cultural show, and a pretty amazing array of tasty dishes served at the feast. We also loved the old-style Polynesian look of this place. Their show may be less flashy than some of the bigger resort shows (you won't see any fire dancing here), but we thought it was wonderful!
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