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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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hideaway is a great little spot, a very short "ferry" ride across from the mainland - about 20 mins from the airport. Hideaway is very well set up for SCUBA divers. I went along with family who are divers, and they had a couple of great dives every day, each at different locations. I chose not to dive, but still... More 

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

Thank you for writing your review. Our aquarium is is the best in Vanuatu and the good thing is that we do not have to change the water every week or so!!! I read with interest the "challenges" and I assure you that they have now become my challenges. Please drop me an e-mail so I know which bungalow to... More 

Wagga Wagga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After travelling all the way from Wagga Wagga, myself, Natalie and the 3 kids arrived at Hideaway Island on New Years eve for a week to be warmly greeted by the fantastic staff and escorted to our bungalo (B14) Upon arrival to our room we noticed how clean and neat it was and also how close we were to the... More 

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

Hi David, Natalie, Ben, Charlotte and Josh. Thank you for the review. It was a pleasure to welcome the family on N.Y.E. and glad to read the holiday started off in such a positive manner. Hooked on diving so we will see you back to do the open water course with Jeff and the team. Have a great 2015 and... More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Hideaway Island for a week over New Years in a Ocean View Bungalow. The accommodation was wonderful, room cleaned everyday, great shampoo and conditioner. I loved the restaurant and bar, food was delicious and well priced, the toberone cocktail was to die for. I had never been on such a relaxing holiday. I loved all the cool... More 

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

Hi Smiles 80 and thank you for your review. The hermit crabs are not only a hit with the kids but it is amazing how many mum's and dad's walk around the island with plastic buckets with crawling things inside. Glad to read all was good and we look forward to your return. Have a great 2015. Warm Regards, Mark... More 

Camden, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to Hideaway for a week Scuba Diving and were not disappointed by the resort. We stayed in bungalow 1A which is spacious unit with separate bedroom and lounge area. 2 toilets , bath tub and shower, Large kitchen area but no cooking facilities but with the delicious curry served at the bar you didn't need it . This... More 

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

Thank you for writing your review. It was very pleasing to read about the safety and local knowledge of our dive team and yes it is a great location for new divers. Larger fish are often located at the outer reefs and I will pass your comments on to Chef regarding the curries. Ken and the Uni team are very... More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A large group of us from Abyss Scuba Diving Sydney came for a diving holiday over New Years and we all agreed it was nothing short of incredible. The diving and snorkelling is beautiful, but it was the delivery of professionalism from the staff that really shocked us all. All the dive boys were fantastic! They made sure everyone was... More 

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

Hi Mel and the Abyss Team. Thank you for writing your review on your dive trip to Hideaway Island. Your group were a lot of fun and new how to party!!!!! For us on the Island it was a great way to see in 2015 with such a positive and friendly group. See you later this year and warm regards... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a paradise. If you after peaceful relaxing experience - this is it! The sunsets are incredible. Watch out for private tour operators offering snorkel tours, as you have to be a good swimmer (the safety aspect may be questionable).

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

Thank you for writing your review on the resort. It is a slice of paradise and the sunsets are stunning. The water sports team offer guided snorkel tours with 1 or 2 dive masters/rescue divers present on this 1 hour trip (12.30pm to 1.30pm daily). We encourage visitors and guests to join these tours as it is the best way... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Hideaway with our 2 kids (4yrs and 7yrs) for 3 nights. We had stayed on the island back in 1999 and were excited to be back. We arrived early in the day and our room was not available immediately - but we could leave our bags and use the facilities while we waited for it to be... More 

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

Hi Naebee, Thank you for taking the time to write the review on your recent visit. We really appreciate all comments and I take special notice on the remarks on the bungalow. Glad to read that you visited the resort in 1999 and you have noticed some positive improvements over the past years. We still have a way to go... 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
#11 Romantic Hotel in Port Vila
#12 Family Hotel in Port Vila

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