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Hideaway Island Marine Reserve

Hideaway Island | Mele, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Ranked #5 of 15 Attractions in Port Vila
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Do the tours, there is not a lot on the island itself but the water is warm and the snorkeling safari is worth every cent!! Incredible experience and very safe.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Hideaway Island is amazing. You catch a water taxi to the Island which is paid for when you get on the island and costs about ($15 AUS each). Our driver dropped us off at the water taxi and waited for us until we came back. There are free sun lounges, a bar and food, good toilets etc. You can hire... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

This is a "must do "for snorkelling. It is the best coral and fish we have seen to date. You can get a cold beer and food at the cafe. We had a great day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

We stayed here at the resort and enjoyed the swimming and snorkelling every day. The coral is abundant with fish everywhere. The snorkel safari is well worth doing to see so many colourful fish.

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

If you want to see the only underwater postoffice in the world you should visit here! the surrounding area is beautiful and you can even send a postcard back home from the underwater post box! Very unique place.

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Boat ride over to Hideaway was really nice and surprisingly short. The island is nice, however I didn't like how commercial it was. We were lucky enough to see it on a beautiful sunny day- so beautiful. No complaints about the glass bottom boat tour, except that the glass portion was small. Snorkeling was MAGNIFICENT. I also definitely recommend posting... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great days fun. Take the snorkel safari! The fish life is amazing and make sure you post ya letter in the post office!

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Ohakune
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Visited this place twice because we enjoyed it so much. Ferry will pick you up and price is included in your daily fee for using the Island facilities, bar, restaurant, toilets, umbrellas, sun chairs. You will have to pay extra for the hire of scuba gear. Plenty of coloured fish and coral to see in a very sheltered calm place.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I have never snorkled before and this was the best day to do it. The coloursbof the fidh was spectacular! The underwater post office is a bit run down but the wildlife is absolutrly amazing. Feeding the fish from the glass water boat was awesome. I highly recommend this experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

We been there for a day trip. Best place to snorkel. As name says it is a hide away island. Very quite and peaceful. We had lunch over there and had a nap under trees and then did snorkelling for rest of the day. U pay small entry fee for the island but it's worth it.

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