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Hideaway Island Marine Reserve

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Address: Hideaway Island | Mele, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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+678 22963
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Great place to visit for a few hours

The novelty underwater post office, the snorkelling in beautiful water and the frozen cocktails are worth the visit. Couple of hours is plenty. The boat ride across is easy and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Samantha W
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The novelty underwater post office, the snorkelling in beautiful water and the frozen cocktails are worth the visit. Couple of hours is plenty. The boat ride across is easy and very frequent. Not far from Port Vila town. The road in is terrible, so if you are taking your hire car - drive with caution. You can easily get a... More 

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We only did a day visit for the snorkelling, which was fantastic. Easily accessible for all our kids. The resort (at the time) was a little run down, so e didn't take advantage of its facilities; but the potential was there. * note this is a review of our visit a couple of years previously!

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Thank Steven M
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was by far my favorite spot in Vila. We traveled with another couple and their young children and all had an amazing time. Some chose to relax on the beach with the bar service while I snorkeled with the kids. Highly recommend for snorkeling, great variety of fish species and the underwater post office is a great novelty to... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a great day! With lunch and transfers included, and lots of us in our group, we had a great day from start to finish and we are glad we spent the money on it. Our guide, Kevin, was absolutely wonderful, knowledgeable, hilarious, and so helpful. Thanks!!

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Berwick, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We did a day trip with a snorkel safari. Wow. Fish, hundreds. Clear waters. Beautiful setting & well maintained reef. Food was great. Atmosphere was fantastic. The day was so memorable. Snorkel Safari you go on a boat for 5 mins, jump off & snorkel back to shore. Even weak swimmers could do it. The guide was awesome & helped... More 

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Thank Jo H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Hideaway for the day (morning) and it was beautiful. As it is a resort, it is quite Westernised and there aren't many (or any) locals around who don't work there so don't go for the culture! You can either book a tour to Hideaway or go by yourself. If you go by yourself you need to get yourself... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful, chilled, gorgeous. Amazing snorkelling! The signature coconut curry is delicious. It's a coral beach, so take reef shoes or at least thongs.

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Thank Eaowyn V
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went across to Hideaway Island for a day trip after visiting the Mele cascades. The ferry service was convenient however once we got on the island everything had a dated sense about it with quite limited activities for day trippers besides snorkelling and the bar (there were signs up every walkway saying 'guests only beyond this point'). It's difficult... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful location, easy access and very relaxing. I rented the snorkelling gear and spent 2 hrs viewing the colourful fish and coral reef.

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Thank maurorisch
Ipswich, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family snorkelled here when we stopped at Port Vila for the day. There is an entrance fee, ~AUD$15, to the island which allows you use of their bathroom facilities, beach lounge chairs and to snorkel. There's a restaurant and bar. Snorkelling was enjoyable especially swimming down to the underwater post office to take photos. I would rate the snorkelling... More 

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