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Hideaway Island Marine Reserve
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$75.00*
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Half-Day Shore Excursion: North Efate Snorkeling Adventure
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Half-Day North Efate Snorkeling Adventure from Port Vila
Ranked #2 of 58 things to do in Port Vila
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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Didn't get it”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

Combined the trip to Hideaway with our Zipline adventure and Mele Cascades. Had a ball at the other 2 places, wish we hadn't bothered with Hideaway. Don't know if it was because the cruise ships had been in but the staff were rude and disinterested. Had to pay 1000 vatu each to get on the island and then more for the snorkelling gear, and there was nothing else to do but snorkel. having snorkelled round Iririki and a coral reef in Mele Bay, there wasn't much more to see. The island seemed to be scruffy and half of it was bordered by crumbling concrete. Limited menu but the burger was tasty. We were staying at the Iririki and wish we'd just gone back after the falls.

Visited April 2013
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Boca Raton, Florida
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“admission charge.”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

They charge 1,000 Vatu to go onto the island even if you spend money to drink and eat. Snorkeling is overrated. Although we saw a beautiful blue starfish

Visited April 2013
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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“Snorkling”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

Fantastic snorkling, cost 100 vatu per person to get on the island, 500 vatu kids under 12 years. can hire snorkling gear there and it is amazing. best snorkling ever! bring a water noodle for kids to make them feel safer and give them something to hang onto. the ferry to the island is free and goes to and fro all day till 430pm - a must do!!

Visited April 2013
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Caloundra
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67 reviews
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“Great day on hideaway”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Beautiful water, great snorkelling, underwater post office fun thing to do, food and drinks available at good prices, can stay all day if you want. Was a bit crowded with cruise passengers but they come and go.

Visited April 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Spectacular marine reserve”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

You cant go to Vanuatu and not check out this little island....its beauty is hard to match. Great diving, the ONLY underwater post office, friendly staff and a great place to swim and relax.

Visited April 2013
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