Starfish Bar and Grill is owned by Freshwater Plantation on Aore island opposite Starfish. Freshwater grows cocoa and coffee. Previously run as a boutique resort, attraction and day spa, Freshwater was extensivley damaged after Hurricane Harold. But soon you will be able to still visit Freshwater and take the Bat Cave Tour.
The Aore Island Bat Cave is located on Freshwater Plantation. The cave is a refuge of a a microbat species unique to Vanuatu and was also a refuge for dozens of Aore residents during and after cyclone Harold. When power and water are restored to this part of the plantation bat cave tours will recommence,
The Freshwater Plantation House Restaurant is open no longer operating due to damage from tropical cyclone Harold. Refreshments are available.
Tours of the plantation, the Bat Cave, Escarpment Lookout and Native Gardens are conducted at 10 am daily.