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Hideaway Island Marine Reserve

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Address: Hideaway Island | Mele, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Phone Number: +678 22963
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Snorkeling & relax

Nice trip to hideaway island with a stop first at the beach bar on the mainland for an affordable lunch. Free ferry over was nice touch and reasonable price to get on island and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jeany88
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice trip to hideaway island with a stop first at the beach bar on the mainland for an affordable lunch. Free ferry over was nice touch and reasonable price to get on island and hire some masks. Hair braiding not happening when we were there which was a shame and pretty low key/relaxed experience over all but we enjoyed that.... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't be afraid to try snorkelling at this spot. There are fish galore!! Pockets of lovely coral and surprises such as octopus and spotted sting rays. Day trippers fee is worth it as you won't be disappointed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hideaway is the perfect place to relax! Easy snorkeling for beginners with plenty of fish just off the shore line. Love Hideaway!!!

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Thank Heather G
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food options for lunch snacks and drinks snorkelling glass bottom boat paddle boarding canoeing and diving available at a cost if you do it your self or you can go on a tour for 3,500 vanuatu each

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Thank Susan H
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hideaway bay was lovely, I wish in all the review I read before going though that someone would have told me to take reef shoes, the whole island is covered in coral you can't walk on barefoot. Such a tease really because all you want to do is go in the water.

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Thank vanessabates
Auckland, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived after midnight to a note advising we had no running water, and 4 large bottles to tide us over. Water was restored briefly the following morning for showers, and then promptly turned off, with a note under our door advising of essential maintenance. No further update was given, and periodically we asked desk staff when the water would... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The island is a short boat trip from the mainland. Regular transfers operate throughout the day. It is a good place to relax and go for a swim. However, the big negative here is that you can’t walk barefoot on the beach because it is made up of shells and coral. I say big negative because how do you get... More 

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Thank lovers1996
Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We spent a few hours here as the place was recommended for snorkelling off the beach. As a visitor you have access to a very small part of the island with a gift shop and bar/lunch area. There were some loud rude people playing music which was distracting

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We did a day trip from our resort and spent about 5 hours enjoying the beach area and the snorkelling - a great place to swim with the various fish at the coral reef

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We purchased the day tour that picked us up from the hotel, included lunch, glass bottom boat & snorkelling tour. The island is fantastic for snorkelling & the gear was included in the price of tour. We could have spent much longer there than the tour permitted. An abundance of fish, coral & the underwater postbox was fun for something... More 

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