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“Shelly2111” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hideaway Island Marine Reserve

Hideaway Island Marine Reserve
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Half-Day North Efate Snorkeling Adventure from Port Vila
Ranked #2 of 57 things to do in Port Vila
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Sydney, Australia
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“Shelly2111”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

Great snorkelling spot. Some dead coral, some good coral, plenty of beautifully coloured fish. Water can be a little cold.

Visited September 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“lovely for snorkelling and relaxing on the beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

lovely family afternoon snorkelling and relaxing on the beach, hang around for the fire twirling show at the Mele Bay pub on Friday nights from 7pm, its spectacular

Visited September 2012
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Geelong, Australia
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“Lovely day out :-)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

Lots to see and do on Hideaway Island. Glass bottom boat tours which includes fish feeding, snorkel safaris, delicious lunch and great snorkelling! But we did feel a half day was enough.

Visited September 2012
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Brisbane
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Not amazing, but not too bad”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

Having snorkelled in the great barrier reef, this was a little bit of a let down. Other members of our party who hadn't snorkelled before loved it though. The bar made some lovely drinks which were popular after a few hours in the sun. But generally the place was nice in some parts, run down in others and didn't leave me that impressed. Entry and hire fees were a bit steep and added up fast!!

Visited October 2011
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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“Liked the post office the rest is not great”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

Enjoyed posting our letter underwater however as we are scuba divers and do a lot of snorkelling im sorry to say the coral at hideaway is not in good condition. The fish are coming back but the coral is mainly dead and the colours bleached white (further out and deeper (scuba only) is another story there are some good dive sites around the island) food really expensive and took ages, cost 1000VT just to enter the island. In conclusion there is much better snorkelling off the mainland but the underwater post office was fun.

Visited August 2012
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