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Hideaway Island Marine Reserve

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Hideaway Island | Mele, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We came across the island by chance as we were driving around and , having had enough of avoiding potholes, decided to park up and take the boat across. Nice place to spend the day sunbathing and snorkelling. There is a small restaurant on the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank stroppymare
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We caught the boat to Hideaway and then paid for the day entry and snorkel hire. Snorkelling was fun but nothing to rave about. The underwater postbox is a novelty. We had lunch which was yummy. It was a good family day out

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Katedobbo
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must do if you like snorkeling,its a amazing marine park.Highly recommend you do the glass bottom boat and the snorkeling safari you will be amazed by the fish life

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Piggybackfarm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited by our group on two separate occasions. Great snorkelling over coral. Hired kayaks to paddle around the bay area and look at the sea life and coral. The café served good quality food and were very responsive to a dietary need. Plenty of tables...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank claret0564
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great for quick day trip across short span of water with the boat running there and back all day. Pay entry fee on arrival. About $25-30 AUD for family. Snorkeling spit is pretty good and beach has plenty of shaded tables to escape blazing sun....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice snorkeling, and a nice beach area- unfortunately that's all you get unless you stay at the resort. Don't go expecting more than that.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 550kimberleyr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to explore one of the islands, this is a great one. Easy snorkeling off the beach for little ones, the beach is all coral though, so reef walkers are a must, the underwater post office was novel, it is deep though, perhaps...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chelle2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After catching the little barge across and then paying a visit fee to walk on the island, yeah nah definitely not our kind of seen.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Andy O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Felt that this experience was definitely a TOURIST one. Wouldn’t recommend for people who genuinely want to have a great snorkelling experience. The current was far too strong. The underwater post office experience is tacky and outdated! Also very deep and hard to reach against...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank layzzax
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Accommodating and sweet natured resort that goes out of its way to host well. There are some special extra features like movie nights and an underwater PO Box & a marine park. The rooms are beautiful and above expectations in all cases but particularly so...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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15 February 2018|
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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
Rhiannon B
22 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
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