Freshwater Plantation

Just minutes from town a tropical oasis of botanical gardens, cocoa and coconut groves, a bat cave, rainforest and renowned restaurant awaits your very special day visit, guaranteed to be one of the highlights of your stay in Santo.

Just 15 minutes from Luganville, our farm adventure awaits you.

Freshwater Plantation is situated on Aore Island opposite Luganville. We grow cocoa – think chocolate! Wander through the coconut tree groves, natural caves, rainforest and interact with the farm animals.

The Adventure: 

Boat transfer from the mainland to Freshwater Plantation

Guided walk through the plantation. Try tasting some cocoa beans straight from tree.

Explanation of the process of cocoa growing, harvest, fermenting and drying and processing

See the spectacular bat cave with cathedral ceilings

Climb out of the cave and into the escarpment walks

Explore the rainforest and various 15-60 minute duration walking trails from escarpment lookout to banyan trees.

Visit the staff bush camp and pineapple and ginger grove.

For the children, feed the goats, ducks and the hundreds of free-range chickens.


At the plantation house, relax with cold drinks and seasonal fresh

picked fruit.

Swim the private beachfront from the floating pontoon into safe,

clear deep water or snorkel the coral reef underneath.

Also available:

  •  Explore around the island
  •  Light lunch
  •  Cocktails & beverages
  •  Local guide
  •  Massage & day Spa

Highlights of Freshwater Plantation

  • Private Beach with Coral snorkelling
  • Feed the goats, chickens and ducks!
  • Rainforest Walks
  • Cocoa Plantation - Guided Walks
  • Bat cave exploration
  • Private white sandy beach frontage.
  • All Day Dining 7days
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kayaks
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Absolute Waterfront Unit
  • Five minute water taxi ride to Luganville