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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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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars NEW

We stayed here with our 2 children (7,6) ifor 4 nights in Jan 2015. It's a short 15 minute ride form the airport and then a 5 minute boat ride form the mainland. I had read a lot of mixed reviews, so my expectations were low. We arrived in the dark due to flight delay and my first impressions were... More 

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

Hi Bronny, Thank you for writing your review on your recent visit to Hideaway Island Resort. First impressions are extremely important and thus I was pleased to read of your welcome etc. Yes we do have some critters on the Island but thankfully harmless ones. I will check the pool PH and discuss with the maintenance manager the water leakage... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a week here as a couple (got a good deal on booking.com) diving and snorkelling every day. Hideaway became a great family away from home, with Jeff, Nicky, Robbie and the dive team looking after us and taking us to some amazing sites (do the night dive!!!), and Louisa and the team greeting us with smiles every morning at... More 

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

Hi Henrietta, Thank you for writing your review on Hideaway island Resort. Looks like the staff lead the way once again but pleasing to read all was fantastic. I will post your review in the dive shop for the boys to read. See you next time and thanks again. Warm regards, Mark More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a day trip to hideaeay island to do a snorkling and glass bottom boat tour. This also included a drink and lunch. What an amaizing little island with the clearest water ever!!! The fish were amaizing and came so close to us. The underwater post office was a bit of fun.staff very helpful and kind. I recommend... More 

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

Hi Joanne, Thank you for the review but also thank you for coming to visit the Island. The day trips are very popular with visitors and very easy to arrange either here at Hideaway or at the property you are staying at in Vanuatu. The snorkel safari is magnificent and "yes" a visit to the post office is a must.... More 

Brisbane
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at Hideaway for a week from 28th January to 4th February. Travelled solo as hubby does not enjoy snorkelling. The lovely Helena had selected Bungalow 12 for me which was great. Serene outlook - view of Mele Bay. Quite private and away from main dining area which made it extra peaceful. Staff were simply wonderful. Pleasant, always had... More 

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

Hi Marilyn, Thank you for writing your comprehensive review on your recent visit to Hideaway Island Resort. I am very glad to read how much you enjoyed your stay and the way the staff reacted to rectify the small problems you encountered. I know you were here for R&R and I trust you left refreshed and ready for the rest... More 

wiltshire
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238 reviews 238 reviews
93 hotel reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is stunning and very easy to get to. By bus from town/airport is approx 600 vt each (£2) The food is very good but very limited for vegetarians staying on the island, but to broaden the choice there is Sunset bar at the other end of the free ferry which runs whenever you need it. The staff are... More 

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

Hi Roaming Jode, Thank you for your review of your stay with us at Hideaway Island. It is good to read all your comments and I will follow up on your points concerning the vegetarian meals, Wifi and laundry. Thanks for the good tip regarding the refrigerator and we definitely look forward to your return. Warm regards, Mark and the... More 

Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka
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90 reviews 90 reviews
35 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely little island just 200m from the main land, various rooms for many budgets, we stayed in a lodge, although hot at night even with a fan blowing, it was lovely. The staff are just so lovely and always around to help you. I went diving directly from the beach, only to see an Octopus in 3 metres of water... More 

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

Hi to our friends in Sri Lanka, Thank you for writing your review on your stay at Hideaway Island Resort. It sounds like you had a very cool dive with the "lights out" and yes there are lots of critters around our reefs. Again our staff are mentioned for their friendly and helpful service and I know both they and... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outstanding cheerful service, perfect location, fabulous snorkelling. Lovely private bungalow with morning views that were sublime. Perfect relaxing beach holiday. Just perfect. Thanks to everyone. Can't wait to come back.

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

Hi CharlieC53, Thank you for your review. I am glad to read we did a "Perfect" job so I will let all the staff. We all look forward to your return. Warm regards, Mark and the Team More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Stayed at Hideaway Island Resort for 5 days/4 nights. Upon arrival in my taxi, my bags were looked after and delivered to my room. The ferry is a short trip to the Island. For the first 3 days there was a Tropical Depression passing over, which made it hard to enjoy the surrounds, as well as go exploring. Throughout this... More 

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

Hi Matt, Thank you for your review on the resort and I liked the way you wrote the review with different sub- headings. The weather was not the best and it did stay for a few days which made it a little hard on all of our visitors. Yes our staff, location and snorkeling are top notch and we are... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We just spent a week at Hideaway and it was not long enough. The staff (way too many to name individually) were amazing; friendly, kind and thoughtful. It was a competition to see who said hello or good morning first. The Bar staff Veronique, Joe, Josh and everyone else knew our names after the first meeting. The wonderful girls who... More 

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

Hi Donna, Thank you for writing a very positive review on your visit to Hideaway. Yes, it was a bit "WET" at one stage but all is well that ends well. Sue and I are proud of the team for doing a great job of clean up after the blow. Well guys,next step for you both is Rescue Diver so... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

What can I say, I have had a pretty hectic 2 years at work and I needed that relaxing escape to unwind and gather my thoughts. I really do not think I could of chosen a more perfect place to be lazy for a change and have a bit of fun. Firstly the staff were amazing, the Ladies and Gents... More 

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

Hi Chris, Thank you for writing your review and congratulations on completing you OW course. Advanced OW next trip? Vanuatu is known as the "Friendly Islands" and everyone on this Island Paradise are fantastic. I will post your review on the notice board for all to read and we look forward to welcoming you back to Hideaway. Warm regards, Mark... 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:
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Port Vila
#10 Romantic Hotel in Port Vila
#13 Family Hotel in Port Vila

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