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Hideaway Island Resort & Marine Sanctuary

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Pool & Beach (120)
Ratings and reviews
Certificate of Excellence
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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What's included
Free Internet
Free Breakfast
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
Multilingual Staff
Laundry Service
Shuttle Bus Service
Babysitting
Private Balcony
3 Star Hotel
Hideaway Island Resort is located on the private island with a protected Marine Sanctuary with a full service 5 Star PADI Dive Shop (recently awarded the PADI green star for our environmental efforts). House guests enjoy free use of snorkel gear, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, net...
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Location and contact
| Hideaway Island, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
4.3 km to Bauerfield Airport
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first time to Vanuatu and we had no idea what to expect. It was a late flight, so we arrived at 2am. Phillip, the ferry captain, waited for us, carried my wife's 50 lb. suitcase on his shoulder to the Pool Villa with a...More

Thank archi2m
Response from hideawayisland, General Manager at Hideaway Island Resort & Marine SanctuaryResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. Our staff really does enjoy making our guests happy and comfortable. Indeed we are not a five star location but we do strive to make everyone feel at home. Thank you for coming to Hideaway. It was a pleasure to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of our favorite stay in Vanuatu or even on our world trip. The best house reef I have ever seen. They really take care of it and a lot of signs mention not to stand or touch corals which helps to train...More

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Response from hideawayisland, General Manager at Hideaway Island Resort & Marine SanctuaryResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review. We do realize the issues with the toilets/shower cabins and that is on the schedule to be improved. (For readers thinking of staying here the bungalows are not shared so that is an upgrade option for not much more.)...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found a good deal on expedia for the tree vila just a few days before going. It was great! Wifi in the room as well as a tv. Water pressure could be better - but it's a small island. The staff was friendly. Dinner...More

1  Thank brandasa
Response from hideawayisland, General Manager at Hideaway Island Resort & Marine SanctuaryResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for staying at Hideaway. Our staff enjoyed serving you and we enjoyed meeting you. We are glad to hear you found one of our specials. We hope to see you again. Keep watching for the specials.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In my first review of Hideaway Island I didn't like to say too much in case too many people found out about this treasure. Yes, the bungalows could do with a bit of an upgrade but we love them, total island style with no poncy...More

1  Thank Cherie M
Response from hideawayisland, General Manager at Hideaway Island Resort & Marine SanctuaryResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Cherie! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us 😀 I will look into the Chicken thing, usually is quite good but being as all chicken is imported, quality can be inconsistent. I talked to Chrissy at Turtle Reef and she was...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first trip to Vanuatu - it won't be our last. Island rustic bungalow in a perfect location. The staff were amazing and friendly - and a little bit cheeky - which made this holiday a fantastic experience. Food was great. Location was great. Not...More

Thank Donna G
Response from hideawayisland, General Manager at Hideaway Island Resort & Marine SanctuaryResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for coming to Hideaway. We are happy you enjoyed your stay. Yes, the people here are the friendliest and happiest people you will ever meet. I will tell the staff you said cheers!

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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Restaurant
Pool
Bar/Lounge
Beachfront
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Shuttle Bus Service
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Laundry Service
Babysitting
Breakfast Available
Room amenities
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Restaurant
Pool
Bar/Lounge
Details
Price range
US$45 - US$224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#2 Business Hotel in Port Vila
#11 Family Hotel in Port Vila
#12 Top resorts Hotel in Port Vila
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Port Vila
#13 Romantic Hotel in Port Vila
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$45 - US$224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#2 Business Hotel in Port Vila
#11 Family Hotel in Port Vila
#12 Top resorts Hotel in Port Vila
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Port Vila
#13 Romantic Hotel in Port Vila
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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kiwijokers
13 April 2018|
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Response from hideawayisland | Property representative |
Hi Jokers, The boat ride from Mele beach is a short 5 minute trip. Our staff will help with your luggage. We do not have a bus but all throughout the day there are busses and taxis at Mele beach. The busses are share ride... More
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Robyn300
14 February 2018|
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Response from hideawayisland | Property representative |
We can arrange airport transfers for 2250vatu for two people one way. Drivers need an expensive permit to pick up at the airport which is why it is more than regular bus fare. We make sure our drivers show up for... More
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Lesa V
16 December 2017|
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Response from hideawayisland | Property representative |
Hi LesaV, our reservations desk will arrange an airport transfer to and from the airport. The ferry has no cost. The Marine Sanctuary Island fee is included with room stays as are use of the snorkel gear, kayaks, stand up... More
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Room Tips
"Bungalow 11 was great. Not too far from reception or beach bar but seemed secluded."
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"Villas are dearer, but offer quiet space, tv and wifi. recommended for older couples."
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"All villas, bungalows, twin shares, backpackers, have easy access to the beach. Bring a torch.. paths to the..."
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"The ocean view villas are the best - direct access to the beach, with beautiful sunsets"
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