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Hideaway Island Resort

2.5 of 5 PO Box 1110, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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72 reviews 72 reviews
16 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are looking for 5 star accommodation, this isn't it. However, if you are looking for good value, clean accommodation with no frills, and friendly staff, give Hideaway a try. We had Bungalow 2 with a very nice little deck and constant cooling breeze.The snorkeling was world class and so easy to access for the newbie, plus there were... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The island is in a beautiful location with excellent snorkelling just off the beach. The fish were abundant and colourful. Our villa was huge, clean and very comfortable. There was plenty of room for the three of us but we did not make much use of the well equipped kitchen. The staff were always friendly and helpful. Our stay of... More 

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hideawayisland, Manager at Hideaway Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for writing your review. The 1 bedroom Villa has wonderful views of our waters and it is very well appointed with modern furnishings and facilities. We do have very good packages for all our room types with many guests taking advantage of our specials. Again thank you for staying with us and please have a Merry Christmas and... More 

Newcastle, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've just returned to Hideaway Island, where we do coral reef restoration program twice a year. We've been here 7 times between 2012 and 2014, and each time we've had an amazing experience. The resort has top-notch facilities and excellent services. The staff are friendly and always take care of us- they are now like family. Students who attend the... More 

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hideawayisland, Manager at Hideaway Island Resort, responded to this review

Hi Ken and the Students of University of Newcastle, A big thank you from everyone for your return visit. It is amazing how much the coral gardens have bloomed over the past few years thus making the under water experience for our visitors a whole lot better. We look forward to watching the next stage unfold and to your return... More 

Newcastle, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment we stepped onto the ferry we were attended to at every turn. The entire staff is helpful and informative. We stayed in the 2 bedroom Villa and it was spacious and beautifully decorated. We had wifi connection in the Villa and our own pool, luxury. The snorkelling off the beach was perfect for us, safe waters and... More 

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hideawayisland, Manager at Hideaway Island Resort, responded to this review

Hi Fran and Emma, A big thank you for writing the review. The 2 bedroom villa is our top of the range and is well sort after by many return visitors so perhaps it is on your radar for 2015. Our staff are very helpful and always willing to assist whenever requested. See you in 2015. Warm regards, Mark and... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to Vanuatu several times and always visit Hideaway but have never stayed here before. The staff are very friendly, room and facility clean and I highly recommend the restaurant we never received a bad meal and quite reasonably priced compared to other resorts for the food.

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hideawayisland, Manager at Hideaway Island Resort, responded to this review

Hi Michelle, Thank you for writing your review. It was pleasing to read that you stayed with us after visiting the Island many times and I am delighted to hear that your experience was very positive. We look forward to you returning. Warm Regards, Mark and the Team More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose to stay at Hideaway after spending just a day trip there 9 years ago. We (couple in our 50s) spent 4 nights there in November and were not disappointed. Our transfer from the airport at midnight went like a dream and the ferry driver carried our bags up to our room, quite some distance over rough coral. The... More 

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hideawayisland, Manager at Hideaway Island Resort, responded to this review

Hi A and R, Thank you for writing the review. The facilities and service at Hideaway Island always need reviewing so I am very pleased to read about the the entrance to the water and your departure. Amy is an excellent employee and she receives many positive reviews so I will make sure she is aware of your review. Don't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our stay on Hideaway Island was fantastic. The staff were so friendly and welcoming. We received such personal service during our stay. The diving was great, Jeff and the dive team took us on some amazing dives. The night dives were a hightlight. Would highly recommend.

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hideawayisland, Manager at Hideaway Island Resort, responded to this review

Hi Divers, Thank you for writing your review. I will make sure Jeff and all the resort staff are informed of your positive comments. Come back soon and find some more amazing night critters. Mark and the Team More 

Newcastle, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Each time we visit Port Vila we spend time on Hideaway.The island is looking rejuvenated with the continued effort by Keltos,Pedro,Benny,Peter,Notis,Clement and also including Papa Andre.The gardens and outdoor areas having been cleared and constantly maintained have certainly added to the other positive aspects offered by the island. Front of house staff such as Reception,Bar/Restaurant,Dive Shop,and Gift shop continue to... More 

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hideawayisland, Manager at Hideaway Island Resort, responded to this review

Hi Brent and Helen, Thank you for writing your review. Yes, the back of office team often do the hard yards but are not always thanked for their efforts so a big thank you for this review. I will post it on the staff notice board for all to see. We all look forward to your return in 2015. Mark... More 

Sydney
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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We did not stay on the island this time, though we have on other occasions and loved it. During our visit we did 6 dives with the team from Hideaway. The local dive guides and skippers were lovely, helpful and always ensured we were OK and safe. They are so much fun to be around and looked after us very... More 

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hideawayisland, Manager at Hideaway Island Resort, responded to this review

Hi Long Lost Friends, Thank you for writing your review. I am pleased to read how you were welcomed back to the Island and again you enjoyed the diving. The water sports team set very good standards and are always willing to assist with any request. Until next time thank you again. Warm regards, Mark and the Team More 

Sydney
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

October 2014 as our 4th visit to Hideaway Island. Pick up at the airport was punctual and only 15mins to the Island. Once there you will be treated to the best care anywhere we have travelled. Mike and sue are always around to talk with. This trip we stayed in a twin share and we were comfortable. Food preparation and... More 

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hideawayisland, Manager at Hideaway Island Resort, responded to this review

Hi Peter, Annette and Alex, Thank you for writing your review and it was good to welcome you all back to the Island. Your positive comments are very encouraging for the entire team and we all look forward to your return in 2015. Alex you are a marvel. Warm regards, Mark and the Team More 

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Address: PO Box 1110, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Location: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hideaway Island Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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Also Known As:
Hideaway Island Hotel Port Vila
Hideaway Island Port Vila
Hideaway Island Resort Vanuatu/Port Vila
Hotel Style:
#7 Top resorts Hotel in Port Vila
#12 Family Hotel in Port Vila
#13 Romantic Hotel in Port Vila

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