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This place is a must see!!! The most beautiful spot on the island I reckon! Bronnie and Alan have created such a beautiful paradise and we will definitely be back to stay next time! Food in the restaurnt is also absolutely fantastic...well worth going off the beaten track to see this place! Thanks guys!
"Innergodess" via TripAdvisor. (Jan 2019)
An amazing place to go, and we will be going back this year.
This hard to find fantastic place lives up to the name. The whole place is great, The snorkeling is to die for. The food is awesome and the people make it.
Kel S. (Jan 2019)
Great food, great hosts, and a nice location.
We happened to drop in on a trip around the Island. It was a bit late for lunch, and we were the only ones in the restaurant, so we wound up having a nice conversation with the owners. The menu doesn't have a huge selection of items on it, but all of the 3 items we ordered were great. We wondered around the grounds a bit after eating, and all in all it was a very pleasant experience.
To get to the restaurant you have to take a rather bumpy unpaved road down the hill from the highway. It's bad enough that we did contemplate turning back, but it was definitely worth the perserverance. Even better, today was apparently the first day of work on paving that road, so in 6 months access may be dramatically better than today.
"LuvToEatOut" via TripAdvisor. (Dec 2018)
Amazing snorkelling - turtles, giant clams & clown fish
I had a wonderful Sunday morning on a guided snorkelling tour with Alan (one of the owners of Back to Eden). The snorkelling was amazing - definitely some of the best I've experienced in the few months I have spent around Efate. The visibility was excellent and we saw a number of turtles, a "city" of clown fish, and giant clams - as well as many other beautiful fish and corals. The restaraunt itself was lovely (I highly recommend Bronnie's chocolate cake!) with a very relaxing atmosphere, and the owners very friendly and welcoming. Thanks Alan & Bronnie for a wonderful morning.
Mel G. (July 2018)
Great relaxed place for snorkelling and food
Russell O. (June 2018)
Fantastic Day Out
We decided to stay until sunset & it was truly worth the stay. Alan. Brony, their daughter & grandchildren joined us to watch the sunset. What a glorious end to a fantastic day. We will definitely be returning to Back to Eden & recommend very one take the time to visit this treasure. You will not be disappointed.
S.D. & D. D. (May 2018)
Awesome location, hosts and food!
Wish We'd Stayed Longer!
Wonderful place for a relaxing break.
Great snorkeling anytime, but thrilled to twice have the privilege of swimming with a turtle during our 3 night stay. Great place to be still and enjoy the beauty but plenty of activities to engage in as well; spent a great day with Paco at what is now known as Survivor beach, hearing many interesting stories of the history of the land and the uses of the local plants; another morning we spent with Jacob fishing around Hat Island again learning local stories whilst catching a couple of barracuda; also fortunate to be at the opening day of the Independence day celebrations and enjoyed the morning talking with the local mamas. Thanks Bonnie, Allan & family for your wonderful hospitality, generous and satisfying meals and the game of cribbage! Highly recommend this place.
M. Morris. Via Facebook (July 2019)
Thank you for the amazing experience yesterday. You have a beautiful property and an outstanding reef to dive on. Lunch was divine and your customer service was relaxed and refreshing.
Presley was a wonderful guide, and obviously loves his job and caring for Edens reef. He knew exactly where to find the turtles , fish , shells and giant clam garden. An amazing experience.
M & C Cash. Via Facebook (June 2019)
Had a wonderful time being shown the marine life by Alan, then dinner and cocktails were superb. Alan and Bron are wonderful and we enjoyed a memorable day. To visit Back to Eden is a must when you come to Vanuatu.
N Rae. Via Facebook (June 2019)
We buddied up with two couples staying at our resort and booked as a group to do a snorkelling tour at Eden - and it was the highlight of our trip!
Alan was very thorough at checking our levels of confidence and swimming abilities and kitted us out in all the gear we needed - including rashies for those that wanted them and pool noodles for those of us that weren't strong swimmers.
We were in the water for just a couple of minutes before a turtle swam by, and Alan later told us he's a regular visitor. Not moments later we saw a much larger turtle who was a little more shy, and Alan said we were very lucky to see him as he's not often around.
We saw amazing corals and fish of all sizes, types and colours - including the "nemo city", a large coral that had so many nemos living in it that I couldn't count them all! It was amazing! And the giant clams were just incredible.
I'm not a strong swimmer, and I am wary of deep water, but at no time did I feel unsafe or afraid. I enjoyed this tour so much and will definitely return on my next visit to Vanuatu.
After our swim we were ravenous and Bronnie's food was absolutely delicious! A friend of theirs had caught a 12kg mahi mahi just the day before so most of our group enjoyed that, with one having pork belly (which she said was the best she'd ever eaten anywhere), another enjoying nachos (given a very high rating too!) and I was just so happy with my simple cheese and salad wrap.
Everything was so reasonably priced that I thought they'd made a mistake in adding up my share!
Alan and Bronnie were so warm and welcoming and we all enjoyed the day so very much.
It is a little bit of a drive from Port Vila but believe me - it is more than worth it!
Don't hesitate to book it!!
Sujoy P. (November 2018)
Snorkelling, Restaurant and Bungalow Retreat
My friends and I organised a day at Return To Eden after finding out about this hidden treasure. The owners Alan and Bronnie ensured we had an amazing day from the moment we were picked up from our resort. Alan was full of practical and interesting knowledge regarding the local culture and area. We had a wonderful time snorkeling with Alan as our guide. We did not miss a thing seeing turtles, one majestically swimming through the water as well as huge clams and other points of interest he alerted us to. The snorkling was truly amazing. On return we had a beautiful lunch both mains and deserts excellent. Conversation flowed and we were most welcome to sit outside on the chairs with fresh water to drink and binoculars to use after lunch. We were driven back to town at our leisure. This day at Back to Eden was probably the highlight of our trip. We were so warmly welcomed and taken care of throughout the whole day. Absolutely excellent and will definitely return. Thank you so much Alan and Bronnie.
Powlau. (June 2018)
Fabulous! We all loved it.
Our entire experience was great... the hosts were the nicest people and the service was outstanding, our food was delicious, it was child friendly and the snorkelling was amazing! You have to do the snorkelling!!
The best experience we’ve had in Vanuatu.. we highly recommend this place.
Jodie R. (June 2018)
Amazing Snorkelling and Food
Back to Eden day trip review
Exhilarating unique snorkelling experience followed by a high class lunch. Try the pork belly which is to die for! This place is in its infancy but the wonderful hospitality of the owners together with the quality of the food will put this place on the map.
Michael K (July 2018)