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Ene'io Botanical Garden

Neiafu, Tonga
+676 71-048
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Dense vegetation, tall trees, horrible beach

Personally I didn't find the Ene'io Botanical Garden, something special. A lot of trees, some very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mina P
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Inverkip, United Kingdom
Photographers paradise of trees, flowers and more

Also called Eneiid Botanical Garden in our literature, our cruise ship excursion combined this site... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
FredPurdue
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Seattle, Washington
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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
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average1%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“tongan feast” (10 reviews)
“high tide” (6 reviews)
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Neiafu, Tonga
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+676 71-048
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"fish and chips"
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"tongan feast"
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"high tide"
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"mango chutney"
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"the owner"
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"beautiful beach"
in 7 reviews
"wonderful stories"
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"pork"
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"guided tour"
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"cold beer"
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"local village"
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"swimming pool"
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"garden tour"
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"his passion"
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"coral reef"
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"worth seeing"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Personally I didn't find the Ene'io Botanical Garden, something special. A lot of trees, some very tall, among them a variety of Palm trees. The vegetation is dense but flowers are rare. There are signs that mark different paths in the Gardens and reduce the...More

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EneioRepresentative, Owner at Ene'io Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Mina for your comments, and that you did not find ‘Ene’io Botanical Garden something special. While I appreciate your comments, we have had very wonderful people from many different countries adored and appreciated our garden by visiting us. Our very high end visitors...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Also called Eneiid Botanical Garden in our literature, our cruise ship excursion combined this site with a beach stop and a traditional show. Our guide at the Garden was first-rate and the pace was slow enough that photographs were possible. Still, it may be best...More

Thank FredPurdue
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

'Ene'io is a magical spot on the island and a must visit destination! The owners, Lucy and Haniteli, are fantastic and offer so many amazing activities. It is a special treat to hear Haniteli's stories- he grew up in the village nearby, traveled all over...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We, along with the 2 other people on our whale tour had an extra day in Tonga and decided to visit these gardens. We got very lucky because we didn’t realize we had to book in advance, and when we arrived, he had just one...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Great location. Tasty meals, especially Tongan buffet type. Friendly staff and a great personality-owner in charge of the gardens and tours. Early morning tour of botanical diversity of the Tonga, and Pacific is highly recommended. It is a family business and a very nice one....More

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EneioRepresentative, Owner at Ene'io Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you for lovely comments of your visit to 'Ene'io BOtanical Garden & Beach. So nice you enjoyed the Tongan buffet style and found our service from staff friendly and the owner as well. Thank you for recommending the morning tour and even for botanical...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Our family of five enjoyed a sumptuous lunch here on sunday feast day. The beer was cold, the fritters delicious and even a wee taste of pork( very limited) After lunch we were welcomed to laze on the beach.More

Thank Valerie J
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EneioRepresentative, Owner at Ene'io Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

It is wonderful to get your lovely comments that you enjoyed a sumptuous lunch on our Sunday feast. Glad you enjoyed the food, and next time we should have more pork for you. The beach is very nice to laze and delighted you did that...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Hanitelli's guided introduction to Tonga food and medicinal plants was excellent. The setting on the beach is magnificent. Loved the fish and chips. Worth the number one rating.

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EneioRepresentative, Owner at Ene'io Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you for your lovely feedback on your experience during your visit to ‘Ene’io botanical garden and beach. We are happy you enjoyed the setting at the beach as being magnificent and loved the fish and chips. Visit us next time you are in Vava’u.

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

My friends and I recently visited the gardens for the Tongan Feast. We were picked up on time from the town and taken to the gardens by the owner. We spent the first part of our time swimming at the beautiful clear beach and coral...More

Thank Cherie C
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EneioRepresentative, Owner at Ene'io Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you for such an awesome feedback, as we did enjoyed your company. It is very encouraging to have people like yourself "tell it like it is". So glad you enjoyed one of our favourite, the papaya chutney and got one to buy for you...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We went for the Tongan feast here. For 50TOP, the food isn't that great. And not worth it at all if you're vegetarian - but that goes for the whole of Tonga too. The owner is a very interesting guy who chats to everyone there....More

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EneioRepresentative, Owner at Ene'io Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you for your comments on your recent visit with us. I found it unfair that you did not taste much of our Tongan feast (since you are a vegetarian) and said it was not so great for T$50, unlike the many reviews we received....More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

It is hard to get authentic Tongan food as there are no Tongan restaurants. The hosts, beach setting and food are just great. It's a magical little spot.More

Thank KenH19562017
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EneioRepresentative, Owner at Ene'io Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you for your kind comments of your visit to 'Ene'io beach. We are happy that you found authentic Tongan food with us, as we aim to share part of our culture in the food we serve our guests. Great to know you found our...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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