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Hideaway Island Marine Reserve

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Hideaway Island | Mele, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Half-Day North Efate Snorkeling Adventure from Port Vila
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Hideaway Island | Mele, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Fun ... Happy ..... Peaceful ..... Beautiful ..... Great Snorkelling .... Great Staff ..... BLISS. Loved it 17 years ago and love it even more now.

Thank Deirdre W
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I visited Hideaway with my husband ... we caught a taxi to the Ferry and the ferry was free. Not the best of days although it came good in the afternoon... the snorkeling is average, if you haven’t been diving/snorkeled before it’s a great place...More

Thank Richele T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a great 2 hours snorkelling over the coral reef. It's like swimming around in a giant tropical aquarium, lots of colourful fish in all shapes and sizes. Good to see some coral has survived the recent cyclones. Visibility was excellent the day we visited....More

Thank Wylie18
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be sure to take your reef shoes, as the sand is broken coral, but the snorkelling is just beautiful! You don’t need to go out far at all to see beautiful coral and sea life.

Thank Eloise S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visitied the island during our half day tour. Great, the snorkeling / swimming / diving was exceptional - clear waters, nearly grabbed a fish whilst diving. Had a sting ray swim past it was just a great adventure.

Thank Dave R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great snorkeling and beach area for relaxing. Would've liked more food options, but the burgers were tasty.

Thank Mia A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely little island! We spent an afternoon on a non-cruise ship day and there were very few people so it was especially nice!!! The snorkeling was excellent and we had lunch from the restaurant that was equally excellent! Make sure to order the...More

Thank TCC43
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I got a bus out to Hideaway Island. The boat trip across from the mainland takes a few minutes and then you're there. The beach was quiet and had a bar and restaurant. The highlight for us was snorkeling from the beach...More

Thank CaptainAlanC
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Day trip to Hideaway island was a disappointing end to our time in Vanuatu. The snorkeling involved patches of (mostly dead) coral and just a handful of fish- nothing compared to the beautiful reefs we had snorkelled in Espiritu Santo earlier during our trip. Even...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Those people should go to jail. They are actually holding captive turtles more than 100 years old in a tank no more than 20x30 meters and abuse them with tourists who touch them and force them to take pictures when the poor turtles are swimming....More

1  Thank Gildor1503
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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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