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Hideaway Island Resort

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PO Box 1110, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Dubbo, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great week on Hideaway Island with partner and two teenagers. We love to snorkel and to be able to do it straight off the beach in the calm tepid water with amazing fish and lovely coral morning, noon and night was just fantastic. Stayed in an Oceanview bungalow: great size, fantastic deck with hammock and handy clothesline for... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Snorkelling is great and atmosphere is very relaxed. Joka and Kevin did a great job on the snorkelling safari and went out of their way to show us around.Swinging on the hammock under the stars was great. One morning we had no water- but it didn't matter because as soon as you hit the island life slows down and worries... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I needed a holiday of relaxation and rejuvenation after a challenging year. I found what I needed on Hideaway. Charlie greets me at the airport and it starts from there. Days spent with early morning isolated swims with beautiful fish in beautiful water without fear of sharks or rip tides. Breakfast, adequate, continental with local fruit, the beautiful Veronique happy... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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129 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is very bussy with tourists. Some of them stand to close to the reef and feed fish with bred, wich we did not like to see. However the snorkerling there was excellent. Entry is quite expensive = 1200 vatu per person but free after 4pm. D'ont try the cocktails at the bar because they are just undrinkable and... More 

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Thank dave303
hideawayisland, Manager at Hideaway Island Resort, responded to this review

Hi Bern, Thank you for your review. I am bemused by your comment on the cocktails as many reviews comment how good they taste and we do not encourage feeding of the fish unless it is carried out by our water sports team on the glass bottom boat or snorkel safari. After 4.00pm there is no Island fee so everyone... More 

Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 3 hours on the island while our cruise ship was in Port Vila. It cost A$15 per person to go by boat (10 mins) and entry to the island. There are sun lounges and umbrellas that we were quoted A$22 each to use so we found a palm tree with some shade to sit under. There is a... More 

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1 Thank AnnieGrant
hideawayisland, Manager at Hideaway Island Resort, responded to this review

Hi Annie, Thank you for your review on your day trip to Hideaway Island Resort. We do have sun lounges on the beach which are free to use by both day and resident guests and I cannot understand where the amount of rental of $22.00 originated. Perhaps you could drop me a line gm@hideaway.com.vu and advise who quoted you the... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 7 days at Hideaway Island Resort and it was fantastic. Mark and Sue made us feel welcome and they were great hosts. The rest of the resort crew were super friendly and connected well with our kids. The food was excellent. The island, with it's short barge rides made it feel exclusive. The Christmas day buffet was grand... More 

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2 Thank sunlovers85
hideawayisland, Manager at Hideaway Island Resort, responded to this review

Hi Sunlovers 85, Thank you for your review on your family holiday at Hideaway Island Resort. Yes the staff do make the resort and the Christmas Buffet was a fantastic evening. Thank you for your positive comments on the food and other facilities at Hideaway. The fish await your return!!! Warm regards, Mark and the Team More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our twin share room had only one window, so no through ventilation, had a stand alone fan, was so warm it was hard to sleep, faced the main beach that filled up with day tourists. The share bathrooms always had water on the floor, and had an undefinable but unpleasant smell. Impossible not to have sand trapped between bedroom and... More 

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3 Thank jaspar2014
hideawayisland, Manager at Hideaway Island Resort, responded to this review

Hi Jaspar2014, Thank you for your review on your stay at Hideaway Island Resort. I am sorry to read of your problems encountered during your stay and we will be making changes at the shower/bathroom block to improve the conditions. I have asked maintenance to resolve the pool pump problem and yes the bungalows are very private and have extensive... More 

Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently spent 8 days on this beautiful small island. The reason for going was to dive, dive, dive and we were not disappointed. Although we stayed in basic accommodation it suited our needs as we were only in the dorm to change our clothes and sleep at night. The rest of the time was spent diving, relaxing around the... More 

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

Hi Miss Candle, Thank you for your review and it is a great destination for diving. The dive team are not only very professional but fun to be around and like all my wonderful staff only want to ensure your stay is pleasant and enjoyable. Sorry about the water pressure as we experienced blocked pipes and it took a while... More 

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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I did a day trip here and it was fantastic. I would recommend going out there for a day of snorkelling getting dropped off by a local bus, then walking up the road to the Tanna Coffee Factory or Secret Garden, and then coming back to the Beach Bar for a drink and some food - especially... More 

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Thank Michael H
hideawayisland, Manager at Hideaway Island Resort, responded to this review

Hi Michael H, Thanks for the review and spending some time with us on the Island. I trust you both have an excellent 2016 and perhaps next time in Vanuatu come stay a few days. Warm regards, Mark and the Team More 

Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for 4 nights in a one bedroom oceanview bungalow. We were moved to a larger bungalow after our first night. The bungalow was rustic, but clean and a really good size for the family. We stayed at Hideaway for the snorkelling, and we weren't disappointed. The snorkelling is great and the guys in the dive shop were really... More 

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1 Thank Felicity D
hideawayisland, Manager at Hideaway Island Resort, responded to this review

Hi Felicity, Thank you for your review on your holiday at Hideaway Island Resort. As your comment says " Perfect for snorkeling" but in a safe location with caring staff. Have a great 2016 and please come back. Warm regards, Mark and the Team More 

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