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Hideaway Island Marine Reserve

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Address: Hideaway Island | Mele, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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+678 22963

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Best snorkling in Port Vila.

We went, as many tourists, for a one day to Hideaway especially for snorkling and were absolutely not disappointed. The reef and fishes were beautiful and for such a highly... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went, as many tourists, for a one day to Hideaway especially for snorkling and were absolutely not disappointed. The reef and fishes were beautiful and for such a highly visited place the coral was in reasonably healthy condition. Some things to improve though... the staircase to the water which was supposed to make entrance lighter is ridiculous and even... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went there for a 1/2 day trip. It is such a pretty place and if you are into snorkelling this is the place for you. There is a restaurant and bar on the island, so if you find yourself a bit hungry or thirsty you can have a snack or a main meal. Reef shoes are a must as... More 

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Armidale, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The best Snorkelling in Port Vila! We did a day trip to Hideaway. You catch the boat across, which runs about every 15 minutes. Entry was 1250 Vatu per person. (About $16 AUD) There is a Cafe available for snacks/lunch and it is reasonably priced. We had our own snorkelling gear but I think there is also some available for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great relaxing place, lots of snorkelling. Swim or sun bake or go for a walk round the island

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Thank Tess G
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great snorkelling off the coral beach - lots of coloured fish and coral reefs. The 'safari snorkelling' to the deep blue was fantastic. The reef is only spoiled by visitors who walk or stand on it - reef shoes are for the shores and not to walk on coral...ever! Best tip - ask your bus driver to stop at 'Tanna... More 

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Suva, Fiji
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Its a fantastic place to visit and go snorkeling. But our disappointment was tourists stepping and walking on the coral. I would maybe suggest have a big sign to tell people not to stand on the coral or inform them as they arrive. Apart from that we enjoyed our trip.

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Thank Siu P
Port Vila, Vanuatu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have read other reviews putting Hideaway Island down. It all depends on the individual and what you expect. My husband and I have snorkeled in lots of different countries. Everyone is different.Hideaway Island is more of a fun experience due to the under water post office and for me who doesn't like to snorkel in a rough sea, its... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I spent our day snorkelling here and it was quite lovely. However if you swam as far out as we did at that time of the year, just be really careful since the coral does get pretty close when the water gets shallow. Lovely chill spot and great curry too!

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1 Thank JacinthaLee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a taxi from Port Vila for 200 vatu, and then taken by a free ferry across to the island. Entry fee was 1250 vatu, which may seem a little hefty, but well worth if you spend the whole afternoon relaxing in the sun and swimming in the beautiful water. Though there's only dead coral in the 'beach' (no sand),... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the best snorkelling in Vanatu quick drive and short boat ride to the island the fish you will see is amazing and what is also good is that the island is replanting coral so it is getting better each year more places like fiji should be thiking about replanting coral like vanuatu are doing.

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