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Hideaway Island Marine Reserve

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Address: Hideaway Island | Mele, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu

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Diving at Hideaway.

We did 10 dives on local reefs with the Hideaway Dive crew. The dives were very good and very close to Hideaway Island, so no lengthy boat rides were required. While there was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Wonderful snorkelling and beautiful beach of white sand , food is good to, make sure to post your postcard in the underwater post box

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We came back here for a visit after staying at Hideaway 5 years ago! It is still a beautiful place to come to but the coral has been damaged by the recent cyclone and all visitors must be made aware to bring their reef shoes as there is no sand only coral down to the water which is quite painful... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Truly one of the best snorkelling beaches around pacific island. There are so many fish being a marine reserve and so many Nemo fish! Make sure you go on a snorkelling safari there.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We did 10 dives on local reefs with the Hideaway Dive crew. The dives were very good and very close to Hideaway Island, so no lengthy boat rides were required. While there was a lot of damage to the reef from Cyclone Pam, there was still plenty to see. One of the best things about Hideaway are the dive team.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I have loved diving the reef and wrecks around Hideaway each return visit and this time was no different. We had fun on the Bonza and enjoyed playing amoung the fish and corals of the reef. The reef is recovering nicely after Pam and it was great to see research cages set up around the inner reef to investigate the... More 

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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This was my first experience snorkelling and I am now a devotee. The location was perfect for a novice and the fish and coral were beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We are certain that people must have wondered about the screams coming from Bauerfield Airport yesterday. Just to put your minds at east it was simply Sarah and my objection to being dragged onto a plane to head home to Sydney. This was my 5th visit to Vanuatu and we simply love returning to Hideaway to spend time with the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We visited Hideaway Island on our second day in Port Vila. We had a lovely day, swimming and snorkelling. Unfortunately due to the cyclone the reef has been badly damaged and compared to other islands they do not have the amount of sea life or corals. The underwater post office is a bit of fun though our postcards did not... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Bit expensive they charge entrance fee other islands don't snorkeling good but erakor is better and cheaper

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

went here for a day trip. You have to pay 1200 v to go here. I probably expected some sort of explanation of what they are doing to protect the marine life and promote the conservation of the area. Tried the snorkeling but didn't realize you had to go out further as other post close to shore the coral is... More 

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Address: Hideaway Island | Mele, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila

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