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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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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 2 days ago

We visited the Mele Cascades and Hideaway Island on the same day. The Cascades in the morning and had quite the appetite by the time we got to Hideaway Island. The fish curry was yum and the slushies were great. It was a pretty dreary...More

Thank Tim W
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great location and great and abundant dive sites special thanks to Richard who runs the dive shop. Food was amazing and exceeded expectations especially the breakfast, as a diver it was great to have beans to go with the omelette. Would have been great to...More

Thank Jeffyg70
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Masses of varieties of coral fish within easy reach of the beach, further out even more interesting. Coral is recovering and better in some parts than others, however always always fascinating.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Regular ferry service back and forth to the island. Good snack bar and pleasant snorkelling. Unfortunately the coral reef is badly damaged by recent cyclones but they are focused on restoring it. Could probably offer more advisory info to snorkelers as we saw quite a...More

Thank 481tonyc
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Hideaway Island from Port Vila by taxi for a day out. We went there mainly for the snorkelling and were not disappointed! Just a few metres from the beach we saw a great variety of beautiful and colourful fish. The water was...More

Thank carp0z
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Droundy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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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
23 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
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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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