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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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US$75.00*
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Full-Day North Efate Snorkeling Adventure from Port Vila
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Hideaway Island | Mele, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Really loved snorkelling here. The variety of fish was amazing - 100’s of different types. If you are going adventure further than the postbox to find the real beauty. We went on the snorkel safari so were dropped further out on the reef. Really beautiful....More

1  Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Paid for a day tour and according to all photo's there is a coral reef there - there isn't has been smashed by a cyclone in 2015 but staff will tell you it is crown of thorns damage - staff were rude - if you...More

Thank S3168KNkarenm
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

A group of us senior citizens have gone here many times to snorkel.The fish are amazing and each time we go, we see different things. Of course one should check out the underwater post office, it is the only one in the world.

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

We just had a 14 night stay on Hideaway Island. It is my 9th time on the island and just love it. Yes, things aren't perfect and some things are old, but if you ask, they get fixed straight away, well.....as soon as island time...More

Thank scubaguy68
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Greatest disappointment! We wanted to visit the Island just to have a few Drinks in the Bar. Not Snorkeling - Swimming or whatever. However we were dented Entry to the Bar unless we pay this outargues Island Entry-Fee. We refused and where asked to leave...More

Thank kurttravler
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Hideaway has beautiful clear water where you can snorkle, swim, or try and feed the fish as they surround you. There's a bar with food and drink but the lounge chairs are pretty uncomfortable. The beach is full of coral so you'll need reef walkers...More

Thank Marc D
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

After a short van ride from our hotel and a short boat ride we were able to go snorkeling.THe coral is excellent the fish average so a bit more would be good but that's nature. The food was ok . THe staff are friendly and...More

Thank Graeme Q
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

We took our family to Hideaway for the day. It's a good day out, with lots of snorkelling possibilities. However, we had bought fish food in the past so that the kids could feed the fish, but this time were told they no longer sell...More

Thank vanuatufan
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

A beautiful spot for snorkelling that provides all that the visitor might require during their visit to the island. The underwater post office is a great draw card for visitors. Snorkellg isin best avoided during low tide because it is difficult to get into the...More

Thank Nonna807
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Headed here early in the morning (around 9am) and saw the local fishermen hauling in a big catch via a net. Short bit trip across and a small resort fee later we were snorkeling in relatively clear water with abundant sea life. When the sun...More

Thank TheoA1
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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
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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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