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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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Good snorkeling

The snorkeling was really good at Hideaway. It was a pleasant, calm spot suitable for all ages and skill level. The cyclone had destroyed a lot of the reef but there was still an... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Rhearne R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Hubby and I visited hideaway as day visitors to snorkel. The snorkeling was good with abundant tropical fish , however little to no coral. If you a new to snorkeling or have kids you will probably enjoy.

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Thank Loveit85
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had the choice between the Snorkel Safari for 3500 vatu or Marine Park Adventure for 4500 vatu. The Marine Park Adventure includes lunch which you would be paying over 1000 vatu for, so I would definitely recommend booking that tour. You also get a trip on their glass bottom boat with the Marine Park Adventure tour.

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Thank Zoe O
Ottawa, Ontario
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Pretty cool, little market for some trinkets. A local bar and restaurant with wifi. Blacker color sand . Water activities are available on site.

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Thank Heather S
Oberon, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A great place to visit beautiful spot with great snorkeling. Food and drinks available on the island. Went on a Friday and then had dinner and watched the fire show afterwards.

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

A good break from mainland Port Villa. We did the Snorkel tour and had lunch. Wear your water shoes as it is all crushed coral. Water nice with lots of fish. Take the boat out to see some nicer coral. Not the best, but good to see all the fish and some nice patches of coral. Kids lives the underwater... More 

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Thank Chris P
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The place is rocky though the beach is so clean... u can swim with the fishes .. snorkelling guide is accommodating friendly and funny.the price of $4500 vanuatu per person including lunch transport snorkelling equipment, and snorkelling safari welcome drinks is included... I'm just disappointed with their facilities especially their toilet...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

arrived and returned by local bus! little ferry with very short wait time good reshfreshments at beach cafe highlight is dive/snorkell to underwater post offce

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there for snorkelling, saw a lot of beautiful tropical fish. Snorkelling in the marine research here was one of my highlights for Port Villa. I recommend to come here in the morning, less people n and visibility is better.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The snorkeling was really good at Hideaway. It was a pleasant, calm spot suitable for all ages and skill level. The cyclone had destroyed a lot of the reef but there was still an abundance of beautiful fish and obvious efforts to rejuvenate coral.

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Thank Rhearne R
Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took 51 of our customers to Hideaway and had a ball. We dived and toured and were looked after very well. To have such a large group, and to be feed and water was fantastic and well done to the staff, because as usual they were awesome.

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