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Address: Hideaway Island Resort, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Phone Number:
+678 22000
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The world’s only underwater post office lets you buy a waterproof postcard...

The world’s only underwater post office lets you buy a waterproof postcard on land, fill it out and dive into the ocean to mail it, and you don't even need diving experience.

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Fun and relaxing

We visited while at port for a day. There is an entrance fee to Hideaway Island. Swimming down to the post office was difficult but fun trying. Snorkelling is okay with lots of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
v_milham
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Ipswich, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic was to send a postcard home. My nephew will be stoked to get one, snorkeling is amazing here. We loved it!

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Thank 523kaylah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time on Hideaway and the snorkeling was fantastic but we found the underwater post office quite underwhelming

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Thank Sophie M
Ipswich, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited while at port for a day. There is an entrance fee to Hideaway Island. Swimming down to the post office was difficult but fun trying. Snorkelling is okay with lots of fish and some coral. Underwater camera come in very handy. I found my reef shoes were more helpful than flippers.

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Thank v_milham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

For roughly $5-6 AUD it is definitely worth doing! You will probably never get another chance to mail a postcard underwater so why not do it.

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Thank Zoe O
Frankston, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

The snorkeling is amazing and the swim down to the underwater post office (about a metre and a half) is easy and not too strenuous. You buy a laminated post card from the gift shop and swim down to the post office which is about 10 metres out from shore and get it stamped and they will mail it out... More 

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1 Thank Dennis A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Unfortunately I couldn't dive down far enough to post a postcard but luckily my fiancé could get down to post it for me. If you go at low tide most people should be able to get down to it though. It was a fun experience.

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Thank Abbey B
Nowra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

The underwater post office was quite good you pay 600vatu and you get to post a postcard underwater.. note: you have to be a confident swimmer because the letterbox (where you mail it) is quite deep in high tide other than that the underwater post office and hideaway island is great highly recommended

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1 Thank hbellis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

It's a bit of a gimic but that was part of the appeal. The rest of Hideaway Island was a let down but I found the Underwater Post office to be a bit of light hearted fun.

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1 Thank Joe D
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Novelty attraction where you can post a letter underwater. For some its just a little to deep to duck dive down to. Would be much better if it was higher up.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I know it's a weird thing to do but for kids on the other side receiving an underwater postcard it's going to be great. I'll give you their feedback when it arrives. Not even that expensive as it includes postage.

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