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“Small cave”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Siviri Cave

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Siviri Cave
Ranked #53 of 57 things to do in Port Vila
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“Small cave”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

We just had a look at the first cave, without going on a kayak. There is nothing particularly exciting inside. It was more interesting to go a bit further along the road and see how people leave in a village.

Visited October 2013
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Newcastle, Australia
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“you are paying to see a cave”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013

I cannot speak for the kayaking experience, just visiting the cave.

Despite that, there is little to see. Whether the history behind the formation is interesting to you may largely depend on whether you have a guide to explain it by your side. That is, 'if' - visiting requires a token payment, but this is something that you may or may not have to organize yourself. The site is behind a gate visible some fifty meters from a village on the far side of Efate.

As for the cave - it is a cave: damp, dark, and somewhat cavernous in nature. On the positive side, it is relatively unlikely, due to the size of the cave and depth of the water, that you will fall within, or be attacked by vicious bats. That is certainly what I would call a 'bonus' in a place of this sort.

If you flatter yourself with your navigational skills and are prepared to, at your own expense, see some more obscure attractions in Vanuatu, you will enjoy going to the cave.


Visited October 2012
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Not set up terribly well”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

There isn't a sign post for this cave on the main road. You just have to drive through Siviri village then you get to it by the beach.
There was no-one there when got there so we just went in the cave, it's quite big and dark with water at the back. Then a van turned up with a couple of tourists and a young man (Chris) from the village. After they had gone Chris helped my husband and one boy to go in the kayak to look in the cave. We didn't have a torch but Chris had one. Definitely take your own torches as one is not enough.
They got a bit lost as there is no way to find your way around. Chris can take you one at a time if you can be bothered. It was muddy in the caves and there were some swallows in one but you can't really see them.
The cave wouldn't be worth seeing without having a go at the kayaking but for 500 vv just to go in the cave and another 500 to use the kayak, it wasn't really worth the $40 NZ that it cost. The teenager liked it more than the adult!

Visited August 2013
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69 reviews
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“A little disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013

We did a round island trip and stopped at the cave, it was a little disappointing.

I am sure that if you kayaked intot he cave it would be more interesting, however this was not available when we were there.

Otherwise you just walk into the cave and stand on the water's edge in darkness!

Visited June 2013
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“Don't make the mistake we did”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

If you arrange to visit the cave as part of a round island tour make sure you specify that you want to do the kayaking. We just assumed it was part of the experience, but found ourselves in a very small boring cave that wasn't worth going to.

Visited May 2013
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