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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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Myself and a group of friends spent 5 nights on Hideaway Island! A fantastic place with great staff. We stayed in an oceanview bungalow, which slept 5 of us. Very spacious with a lovely view. Our bungalow was cleaned everyday and fresh beautiful flowers laid on the beds. Plenty to do on the island - the best snorkelling right of... More 

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Terrigal, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hideaway provides outstanding diving at your doorstep. A short two minute boat ride to most of the dive sites and crystal clear, warm water. Warm and friendly staff make you feel like family, and the management are the best hosts you could possibly wish for. A variety of attractions nearby for all tastes. Highly recommended!

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We paid for the marine park adventure for 4500vt / adult with the second adult 1/2 price. Well worth the money since you get a glass bottom boat ride, snorkel safari, welcome drink, lunch and snorkelling included. Amazing snorkelling experience both close to shore and deeper on the safari. Even after cyclone Pam, there are still lots of fish and... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hideaway Island Resort was like a home away from home. The staff were so welcoming and by the end of the trip made us feel like part of the family. The bar and restaurant on the beach was the most beautiful place to sit and eat meals each day. The snorkelling off the island was fantastic with so many different... More 

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

Hi Lauren, Thank you for writing your review and even better that you have become part of the Hideaway Family. No better comment can be than "It is just like home" as it says it all. See you next visit. Warm regards, Mark and the team More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The resort is located in the Marine Reserve area which means you can snorkel in front of your bungalow and experience a great variety of marine life. We have stayed in an Oceanview Bungalow which is set up for 5 people. It's clean, has warm water the whole day, a hammock at a verandah and faces the water. The snorkeling... More 

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

Hi Joanna, A big thank you for writing the review and offering some positive suggestions regarding our food options. With more local produce now available in the markets I will work with chef to improve the choices and in particular selections for gluten and dairy intolerant visitors. It would be good if you could please e-mail me so we may... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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56 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wade out to the reef for some of the best snorkeling around the area. A shuttle runs back and forth across the water to the mainland for free if you are staying on the island, and getting a taxi to the city is easy. Expensive by local standards, but worth it if you are planning to relax on the island... More 

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

Hi Nick, Thank you for your review on your recent visit. On thing PAM did do was raise our beach level by approx 40 to 60 cm which accounts for the extra coral on the beach. We are slowly clearing it away and replacing with sand to make it more easy on the feet. Slowly more produce is appearing in... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely short stay here to oversee the conditions 2 months after Cyclone Pam. So good to see how much effort has been put into cleanup and repair. To be honest, you would not know the extent of the damage that was done here if you had not been there before. The staff are positive, and the facilities... More 

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

Dear DiverD, Thank you for your review and we have progressed extremely well since cyclone PAM. I often show some pictures of what the property looked like when we returned and how well the team got on with the job of cleaning up. Good positive improvements recently offering a more varied water sports selection and as mentioned the snorkeling and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best holidays made so good due to the friendly staff the owners and managers have working for them. They owe these local workers a lot The snorkelling straight off the beach is next level with so many fish. The local mele village walk was a big hit with my family getting to see how the locals live... More 

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

Hi Cornelius, Thank you for your review on your recent trip to Hideaway Island Resort. You are correct when you say we owe our staff a lot as they continually strive to make our visitors welcome and happy. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your time in the village with your family as it is a real experience.... More 

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105 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a bit of a hiccough in our transfer from the airport to the island, from a midnight plane arrival, It became a wonderful holiday. The transfer issue was discussed with the managers Mark and Sue, who very quickly addressed the issue. Although there is a lot of damage to the vegetation from cyclone Pam, and the coral has some... More 

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

Hi to the Aussie Nomads, Thank you for taking the time to write your review on your recent stay with us at Hideaway. I again apologize for the problems you experienced on arrival and I have taken special note on your comments regarding Glen. Although Glen is not a direct employee of the resort he should offer the same standard... More 

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

I had an amazing time at Hideaway Resort. The waters are pristine and teeming with colour and marine life. The dive instructors are locals and know the waters and area thoroughly. Even more, they are patient, explain everything thoroughly,and give you heaps of encouragement and take you to a great range of dive sites. It was a privilege to stay... More 

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

Hi Amanda, Thank you for your review and yes they do "ROCK". I was pleased to read of your Mele experience and thank you for your comments regarding the staff and food. We hope you return in the not to distant future and renew friendships with the Hideaway Team. Warm regards, Mark and the Team More 

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