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Hideaway Island Marine Reserve

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Hideaway Island | Mele, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful snorkling, easy to relax, plenty of space, food and service was lovely. I just needed to take reef shoes.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KtJGray
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Snorkelling was very disappointing here, from previous reviews I thought there would be much more to see. They are however tried to fix the damaged coral which is great. Underwater mailbox is hilarious, not even worth trying to find it. Snorkelling gear was a bit...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 694biancan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s with a sad heart to write this review as the coral on the island is still trying to recover from cyclone Pam. The day my wife and I went over we had heard great things however the cyclone really hit the place hard and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hideaway Island is a waste of time and money if you want to go snorkelling. The reef is all but dead. The few fish that are there are very average. Food drink and service is as bad as the reef. There are many places in...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jayne221
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Vanuatu this is a must. The snorkelling was thrilling - we saw more fish than anywhere during the holiday! The island is small but beautiful and the staff were lovely and welcoming. Lots of shade under the gorgeous trees and of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank brookeb230
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We came across the island by chance as we were driving around and , having had enough of avoiding potholes, decided to park up and take the boat across. Nice place to spend the day sunbathing and snorkelling. There is a small restaurant on the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank stroppymare
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We caught the boat to Hideaway and then paid for the day entry and snorkel hire. Snorkelling was fun but nothing to rave about. The underwater postbox is a novelty. We had lunch which was yummy. It was a good family day out

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Katedobbo
Reviewed February 9, 2019

A must do if you like snorkeling,its a amazing marine park.Highly recommend you do the glass bottom boat and the snorkeling safari you will be amazed by the fish life

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Piggybackfarm
Reviewed February 4, 2019

Visited by our group on two separate occasions. Great snorkelling over coral. Hired kayaks to paddle around the bay area and look at the sea life and coral. The café served good quality food and were very responsive to a dietary need. Plenty of tables...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank claret0564
Reviewed February 4, 2019 via mobile

Great for quick day trip across short span of water with the boat running there and back all day. Pay entry fee on arrival. About $25-30 AUD for family. Snorkeling spit is pretty good and beach has plenty of shaded tables to escape blazing sun....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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March 6, 2019|
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Response from Chelle2013 | Reviewed this property |
Hi we were in Vanuatu for a week in January. Bus or Taxi, it has a T in front are both safe and affordable. The tours are much more expensive. We loved it, blue lagoon was awesome and we could have spent all day there... More
February 15, 2018|
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Response from TonyBBrisbane | Reviewed this property |
if i added any photos which i cant remember doing it was of hideaway island
December 22, 2017|
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Response from Karin C | Reviewed this property |
We left our stuff stowed under the beach loungers, and didnt have any issues. We went on a non-cruise day, so it wasnt very crowded, and went on our own using the local buses - cost 500 vatu each way per person (~AUD5), and... More