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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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Half-Day North Efate Snorkeling Adventure from Port Vila
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Hideaway Island | Mele, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 22963

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Reviewed yesterday

18 AUD per person to enter without any food or drink voucher is a bit expensive, but it might be a strategy to preserve the marine park as a lot of coral is unfortunately damaged. Snorkelling is ok and they created the first post office...More

Thank viaggiatricenata2014
Reviewed 6 days ago

Half day tour to this little gem. Tiny island a quick 5 minute boat ride from mainland. Best snorkelling i've ever experienced. The abundance of fish varieties and colours is a treat for your eyes.The coral loos like it has been perfectly placed like artwork....More

Thank buzzer444
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has lots going for it... great snorkelling, reasonably priced decent food, great island feel. But I found the staff really held it back. When paying entry they barely acknowledged us, we asked about the glass bottomed boat and were told quite bluntly they...More

Thank img19
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there for half a day, had an amazing time . Put your snorkel on and forget the world. The resort is very friendly as well and offers non pretentions good food and drink.

Thank Arpi O
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Hideaway at least 6 times and will continue going back. The food in the restaurant is very good but a fraction pricey. A days snorkeling followed b some fine food and one of more of their frozen Line Juices is a...More

Thank Ian W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to hideaway island as a family on the final day of a schoolies trip (so we missed the crowds and noise fortunately). We spent 4 hours snorkelling in the beautiful coral reef there - we didn't want to get out of the water....More

Thank laurasd215
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best snorkeling in Efate and only located 20m off the beach. Travel further out towards the drop off for an amazing diverse range of fish and reef creatures. Perfectly safe and very close to the beach. Must do- the glass bottom boat fish feeding trip....More

Thank brendanlauren2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located on a marine sanctuary the snorkelling is fantastic with a great range of marine life to view. They also have a glass bottom boat you can go out in if you don't want to get wet. There is a fee to pay if you...More

Thank klehrmary118
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hideaway island was sold to us as a half a day tour with plenty of activities. When we got there, we paid an entrance fee and were not given any information on what we could do and where anything was. That entrance fee did not...More

Thank Debkennedy2803
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I organised a trip of Divers to travel to Vanuatu for a dive trip and some relaxation. Our group SCREWDIVERS - managed up to 9 dives off Hideaway. This trip was months in the making, Sherri (GM) and Richard ( Watersports Manager) looked after us...More

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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
28 November 2017|
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Response from Darrell P | Reviewed this property |
you can hire dive gear at the resort.. if you take your own they insist on sending a dive guide wit you and this is well worth it as they showed us things we otherwise wouldn't see... this is also relatively inexpensive , I... More
18 July 2017|
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Response from CWil79 | Reviewed this property |
Hmmm I paid in vatu , and don't recall a sign , BUT if you are exchanging money do it when you get there!! Way better exchange rate