Welcome to 'Ene'io Botanical Gardens

'Ene'io Botanical Gardens is the number 1 rated "Thing to do" in Neiafu, Vava'u as determined by guest feedback on TripAdvisor.  It's easy to see why. From a tour of the garden, to a swim in the bay and lunch at a delightful restaurant overlooking the water ... there is so much to see and do.  

'Ene’io” is derived from two Tongan words: "‘Ene" meaning “to tickle” and “'Io” meaning "Yes", so the literal meaning of " 'Ene'io" is: To Tickle until one says Yes.  ‘Ene’io is the name of the well-known beach at Tu’anekivale village, situated on the eastern end of Vava'u.  It is the name also of two freshwater holes located at lower end of the ‘Ene’io Botanical Garden.  

Our mission in developing Ene'io is to enrich visitor experience by providing a unique and extraordinary cultural experience based on eco-tourism through conservation and protection of plant biodiversity, while improving the well-being of the local people.

We look forward to welcoming you. 

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Things to Do

A day spent at 'Ene'io Botanical Gardens offers a huge array of sights and activities. Of course the botanical gardens themselves, but in addition we have;

  • A beautiful sandy beach in a sheltered cove
  • A restaurant with shady balcony overlooking the beach
  • Cooking and traditional weaving demonstrations
  • Gift shop with unique local organic products from the gardens