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Hideaway Island Marine Reserve

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Address: Hideaway Island | Mele, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Phone Number: 67822963
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We had good fun. The guy at the equipment rental was very helpful and made us very welcome. Snorkelling was really good and a great experience

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Take me back please... So relaxing, the fish were beautiful but the coral is all damaged and dead. the beach was so relaxing and having a cocktail on the beach perfect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been a few times to hideaway. Walked twice and taken the ferry a few times. Once we were there it was nice and relaxed as we waited until the boat tours had left (cruise liner was in town). We wandered around, and got some drinks then went snorkelling. The vis was around 12m. The fish were amazing, colourful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had good fun. The guy at the equipment rental was very helpful and made us very welcome. Snorkelling was really good and a great experience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visted here in 2009 such a tropical little paradise great snorkeling. Perfect take a hat and sarong very hot in the sun.

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Thank Gail M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent our first day in Port Vila at Hideaway Island and it was by far my favourite day of our holiday. There is a charge to use the Island facilities but it is well worth it. My children and I spent most of the day snorkelling - I even saw a giant octopus- and there were lots of varieties... More 

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Thank Michelle G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Free ferry ride from the beach bar which is great. Didn't give the food a try. The snorkelling was good, clear and lots of fishes, didn't see anything other than fishes. Lots of seats to sit on and soak up some rays.

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Thank Frankie E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited Hideaway for the afternoon on a perfect sunny day. The snorkelling was really wonderful and could have visited again if we had the time. Couldn't believe so many amazing fish literally just a few steps off the beach! The children were kept very busy with watery activities. Nice bar to have a drink and lunch - the prawn and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Hideaway for the day to go snorkeling in the marine reserve. It's great - swim off the beach and within 50m of the shore there are lots of fish of all types. Schools of small fish, colourful reef fish in the coral (which is in pretty good condition) and even some bigger trevally. Water clarity is very good... More 

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Thank Bruce454
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great snorkelling spot best at high tide. You cannot take food onto the island but the café serves meals/snacks. I actually didn't mind the coffee here either which is saying something. Take your booties, sandals, thongs to get you through the coral.

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Thank Dianne N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hideaway Island continues to impress us every time we visit Vanuatu. Friendly staff and amazing food perfectly accompanies what would have to be the best snorkeling spot around in term of abundance and variety of fish. And for me I can't go past the fish curry (yeah I know!) but it is just so good!

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