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Freshwater Planattion is the retirement 'project' for Maria Reid and Klaas Sybranda who came to Vanuatu in 2013 and started turning the derelict coffee and cocoa plantation into a tourist attraction. See our Experiences.

Freshwater employs upwards of 20 people at any one time engaged in agriculture, construction, maintenance and hospitality. Guests are welcomed every day arriving either from Aore Island (with a free pickup service) or from San Michel on the mainland by our ferry boat.

The acclaimed Freshwater Plantation House restaurant is open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner by appointment for groups of six or more. Click Here For more details.







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Plantation Ramble

A popular tour taking in the cocoa plantation, visit the goats and ducks, explore the Bat Cave, climb the escarpment up to the lookout, on to the Coffee Camp and the nivan gardens and pineapple patch. Returning via the vegetable and botanical gardens.
DURATION: 2 hours
COST: Adult 4000 vatu - children 50%

Outback Adventure

Extend your Plantation Ramble with a hike into our cool rainforest. Freshwater Plantation extends half way across Aore Island, which in its centre is heavily wooded with huge banyan trees and dense regrowth of the original coffee cultivated by the French planters of earlier last century.
DURATION: 3 hours
COST: Adult 5000 vatu - children 50%

Restaurant Book Now

Open every day for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Car Hire Book Now

We have a number of cars for Hire on Santo

From 12,000 vatu per day

A visit to Santo is not complete without a day out at Aore Island and Freshwater Plantation.

For the rest of your visit consider hiring one of our cars to explore up to Champagne Beach, the Blue Hole and Port Olry. All vehicles are 4WD and Air Conditioned.

Location Aore Island

Postal Address: PO Box 88, Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

Telephone: +678 37366                  Email:

Aore Island