Discover the fascinating wildlife that make up Vanuatu’s exotic ecosystem. Get to see fruit bats up close. But don’t get too close as the locals consider them a delicacy, and if you stay for dinner, you may see them on the menu.
As you walk through the compound, be sure to watch where you walk because you might just come in close contact with one of the coconut crabs in the premises. Said to be the largest living arthropod in the world, the coconut crab can be as long as 16” and weigh up to 4.1 kg, with a leg span that can reach up to 3 feet! But don’t worry, as long as you listen to the staff on how to properly handle one, you will be out of danger.
For all of their menacing looks and sharp claws, the coconut crab isn’t the most fearful creature in the Secret Garden. The indigenous boa is. While these large boas aren’t poisonous, they are known to bite w
hen provoked. Only limit your contact with them to the demonstrations done by the staff.
Be sure to spend some time in the Cannibal Hut and the Chief’s area and hear legends and stories such as “The Devil With Fire in His Bottom,” “The Boy Who Ate His Brother,” and “How the Hermit Crab Protects Its Testicles.”
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A trip to the Secret Garden will only take up half a day so be sure to check out other amazing Vanuatu sites like the Mele Cascades or the underwater post office, both of which are nearby, and both will serve to cap off an adventurous day in Vanuatu.
Glen works as a content producer for Air Vanuatu. When he’s not staring blankly at the computer screen trying to come up with something clever to write, he’s busy traveling to find stuff to write about.