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Hideaway Island Resort
Ranked #13 of 47 Hotels in Port Vila
Certificate of Excellence
brisbane australia
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3 reviews
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“We loved Hideaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2007

Having never stayed in Vanuatu we went on the advice of friends who had stayed at the Hideaway. We were pleasantly surprised and thought the interior of the bundalows looked better that the website pictures, complete with giant clam shell in the bathroom. We picked Hideaway because of the diving/snorkeling and location, close to Port Vila. It was great that we could arrive at the island at 1am after our delayed flight, they have 24 hour boat access to the resort. The 5 acre island included a rain-forest walk to your bundalow that over-looked the ocean with very private backyard with hammock (we never saw anyone else from our back yard). Max. approx. 40 guests on the island per day. Made new friendships. We didn't even mind that it was mostly overcast (July) it didn't spoil the underwater views, which were better than Hawaii and Fiji diving/snorkeling. Coral mostly covered the island (no beautiful white sand beach) but only added to its uniqueness. Diving crew are phenomenal. Tropical fish up to 1 1/2 foot right off the beach. Even found Nemo. We will be taking the kids back one day. Food was great, the Thursday night feast was fabulous and a real highlight to our stay, got to meet lots of people from all over the world It was nice that it was located walking distance to waterfalls, short bus to golf course and shopping in Port Vila. The island definately has a laid-back feel, so don't go if you want the convenience of 5 star hotels. LOVED IT!

  • Liked — the uniqueness of the bungalow, giant clam shell in the bathroom, light airy and great view from deck and hammock
  • Disliked — wasn't 5 star but that wasn't what we were looking for.
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2007

We wanted a family holiday away from the cold of New Zealand winter. We booked through a travel agent who advised Hideaway resort. this is a real getaway as there are no TV, Telephone's, Radios. in the rooms. communication is done at reception and there is a games room if the weather turns(we never spent a minute there). The staff were fantastic and couldn't do enough to help and always had a smile. We relaxed and enjoyed the peace and quiet. the dive centre is well equipped and the DM's are great and know the dive sites.

I would like to say i am happy to recommend this holiday to anyone who wants to get away and enjoy a no frills comfortable holiday

Stayed July 2007
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2007

If you don't mind just a little bit of "rustic" then this is one fantastic place to spend a holiday. My wife, 12 yo boy, and I had one of our very best holidays ever at this destination. We went to have a simple dive vacation but left feeling that we had one of the best experiences imaginable. The diving was fantastic (and it was almost at your front doorstep). The dive staff made you feel "one of them". The hotel staff were always pleasant and eager to serve. The costs were not over the top. We loved it so much that we intend on going back later this year.

It's only a few hours door to door from Brisbane - who could ask for more.

Cheers guys for a job GREATLY done!

  • Liked — It was roomy with superb views and a great sink (a converted giant clam!!)
  • Disliked — Nothing at all - but remember it is rustic
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with family
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Property: Hideaway Island Resort
Address: | Hideaway Island, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Location: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Port Vila
#3 Best Value Hotel in Port Vila
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Port Vila
#12 Family Hotel in Port Vila
#13 Romantic Hotel in Port Vila
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hideaway Island Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 44
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