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Hideaway Island Resort

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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 2 nights in one of the twin bungalows facing the beach. While the room was quite basic the location was great. With views out onto the water and only metres from the beach. The beach itself is primarily coral but there are plenty of chairs set up. The water was crystal clear with the best snorkelling... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited Hideaway recently for an escape from the NZ winter and had a wonderful time. All the staff, without exception, were warm and friendly and keen to ensure that we had a really good time. We really appreciated the personal attention that staff gave us: Morris the Chef went to real great lengths to ensure that... More 

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

Hi Jonoev2015, Thank you for your review on Hideaway island Resort. I will make sure I tell Morris how much you appreciated his efforts in preparing your meals and Mama Rosa is a legend. Glad you visited the village with Alice and nice to see our youngest staff member - Jesse - receiving a mention. We are very proud of... More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the Island, clear clean water for snorkling with plenty of fish. From what we heard at different points around the island, we had the best spot to swim. Loved the staff like Muma Rosa, Stella, Alice, Louisa, Amy, Brian, Eddy, The island Helper who'd name I can't recall but smiled all day every day. Absolutely lovely staff

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

Hi Robert, Thank you for your review on Hideaway Island. I could not say it better "Lovely people, lovely destination". I think the person who is the helper is Andre - we call him "PAPA" and you cannot miss his smile. Warm regards, Mark and the Team More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had 8 days on Hideaway and we were very happy with our choice having had to change part of our holiday accommodation due to the cyclone. In hinde sight it worked out better for us. We stayed in the bungalows then the villas and it was great for us. A few mainenance issues but it didn't bother us. It... More 

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

Hi Suzanne, Thank you for your review on your holiday with us at Hideaway island. A positive review on many of Vanuatu's attractions and a big "YES" to the soccer balls. I will post your review on the notice board as you mention many of the resort's tremendous staff so they all can read your review. Again a big thank... More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Hideaway Island for a day trip, expecting a beautiful beach, lovely clear sea and overall a relaxing day out - like the photos suggest. Unfortunately that is precisely what I didn't get! To get the small ferry over and pay for a day entry was far too expensive for what it was. The beach was purely dead coral,... More 

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

Hi Brits aboard, Thank you for your review. It is very obvious that Hideaway Island was not your favorite place to visit and I am sorry you did not enjoy the trip. I do not want to go into the pros and cons of Hideaway but only reflect on the many positive reviews on the property and especially the ocean.... More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my perfect paradise - fourth time back to Hideaway Island in two years. Despite the recent devastatation caused by cyclone Pam, Hideaway still lived up to my high expectations. Fruit and vegetables were not in plentiful supply because it was all swept away during the cyclone. This was understandably reflected in the breakfast buffet. As I was leaving... More 

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

Hi Tania, Thank you for your comprehensive review of the property. Yes the fruit and vegies are slowly coming back to the markets and it will be great to offer more variety at breakfast. The team from The University of Newcastle have done a magnificent job of the reef regeneration and lots of critters are enjoying their new homes. I... More 

Kooringal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the Villa with no pool. The room was basic and tired, but clean and lots of room with full kitchen, dining and lounge. We really enjoyed it. Free wifi and foxtel in our room. The private balcony was amazing! The resort itself was really nice. The two best aspects was: 1. friendly staff and casual atmosphere, and... More 

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

Hi Lucas and Cheryl, Thank you for visiting Hideaway Island Resort and your review on your stay. Thank you for coming back to me with your comments on the villa and as mentioned I passed your suggestions on to the owner. As mentioned our meal prices are similar to other restaurants in Vanuatu and part of the reason for the... More 

Noosaville
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for 7 nights as a family holiday with our 2 young teenage boys. Couldn't have been happier with Hideaway Island. Firstly the all Ni-Vanuatu staff are amazing and so friendly and eager to help you out. Big white smiles are the order of the day from ground staff, waiters and dive crew (special mention to Mamma Rosa, Mamma Alice,... More 

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

Hi Richard and Family, Thank you for writing your review but a bigger thank you for your very generous donations to the school. It does not take much to put a smile on a little one's face but the memory lasts for a long, long time. I will post your review on the staff notice board for all the staff... More 

Newcastle, Australia
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My fiancee and I stayed on Hideaway for 1 week in July and it was awesome. I have never seen so many varieties of fish so close to a beach and so accessible to everyone.. even small children. You will see every fish from Finding Nemo (except for Bruce ) You only have to walk out a couple of feet... More 

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

Hi Jenny E. Thank you for writing your review on your stay with us on Hideaway Island. I enjoyed reading your review as it covered a lot of things to do on the Island and other places to visit off of the Island. Yes every little bit does help and we thank the many visitors that have contributed to the... More 

Coffs Harbour, Australia
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23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good to see the these guys putting it all back together after the cyclone. Apart from the odd tree down you would not have known what had happened to them only a few months before. We spent a week here with our 3 boys and we had the most busy and relaxing time.. Staying in a Beach from bungalow we... More 

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

Hi Dan J, Thank you for writing your review on Hideaway Island Resort. As mentioned in my previous response we will be commencing a refresh but I have asked the engineering team to pay more attention to the day to day maintenance of the resort. So glad to read you made some new friends and I like your comment "This... More 

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