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Hideaway Island Marine Reserve

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Hideaway Island | Mele, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 22963
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Hideaway Island | Mele, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were lucky and arrived as the tide was coming in. We had a yummy lunch and then enjoyed snorkeling in the deep water off the beach around the two large coral collections. The problem was where to get changed? The toilets - both Mens...More

Thank carolmB8923MY
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Get a local bus to take you to the ferry (ask at your hotel what it should cost ) Definitely need reef shoes or similar as the coral sand is coarse and hard on towny feet !! Snorkeling is great with a lot of fish...More

Thank KiwiPr
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing beats a sunny day on Hideaway. It never fails to please everyone when we visit - something for all ages - swim, snorkel, eat, drink, sun loungers, sleep, volleyball, around island 10 min walk, glass bottom boat so everyone can see fish. The evening...More

Thank gregstephenj
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a gem!! The kids scuba dived. We all snorkelled and spent a great day swimming, drinking and eating. Would spend many days here if I could.

Thank Rod K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Day snorkeling was fantastic, don’t bother with night snorkeling. Spend day here with school group of 12-13yr olds. Service was great. Lunch was nice. Didn’t see the rooms but beach was nice to spend day at , have a beer, play cards. Would defn go...More

Thank Natadola1944
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very easy to get to from Port Vila and a nice little day trip. Make sure you try the coconut fish curry as it is amazing!!!

Thank emilyp1990
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So good we went twice , even a good burger for lunch. Faboulous snorkelling straight off the beach and awesome further out. My partners first snorkelling trip and our guide made her day showing her giant clams,octipus etc(cant spell) He was like a fish. Truely...More

Thank happy1949
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Snorkelling was great here; water not too deep, not too shallow. lots of different fish and colourful corals. Lunch was lovely - coffees, burgers and nice variety. Large toilet big enough to change in and out of swimmers

Thank Jimannie19
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were two adults and three kids aged 9, 7 & 4. Our day was a perfect mix of relaxation and adventure and we could take it at our own pace. Our hotel organised a tour for us. We were collected promptly and had a...More

Thank Danne E
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As regulars to Vanuatu we always call over to Hideaway to catch up with the local staff whom we look upon as our friends,as we have stayed on the island on many occasions. The lunch menu offers a good range of food at reasonable prices...More

Thank Mary K
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MrPurser
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Response from TonyBBrisbane | Reviewed this property |
if i added any photos which i cant remember doing it was of hideaway island
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Rhiannon B
23 December 2017|
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Response from Karin C | Reviewed this property |
We left our stuff stowed under the beach loungers, and didnt have any issues. We went on a non-cruise day, so it wasnt very crowded, and went on our own using the local buses - cost 500 vatu each way per person (~AUD5), and... More
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LaraLiu
Myself & two boys (14 & 9) will be arriving by P/Dawn to Port Vila at the end of Feb 2018 - the Half day North Efate Snorkelling Adventure states it's $100 pp - have heard that it's relatively easy to find your own way by going to the road & getting a free taxi there yourself; are they really free? I'm not good at directions nor can I speak French; so v nervous about it. We want to be coming away with the most wonderful experiences but want to not pay for a tour if it's just as easy to find our own way - or is it best to pay/book a tour if your novice at it all? We want to post a card at the underwater post office - is it easy to find where to purchase these, if not with a tour? Also really want to go to the Blue Lagoon on the same day is this possible? and do the Big Zipline Track - we unfortunately only have a day visit; so your opinions on what is doable/recommended would be gold. Thk-u.
28 November 2017|
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Response from shots219 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Hideaway Island is well worth the visit. The snorkeling there was the best we experienced in Vanuatu. Lots of fish and easily accessible pretty close to the beach. The taxis certainly aren't free but they are very... More
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