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Underwater Post Office

Hideaway Island Resort, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 22000
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A bit disappointing

Went here on holiday to go explore this wonderful island. We heard about the under water post... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TheSquarePapadum92
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Machynlleth, United Kingdom
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the resorts good but the office is just a an underwater post box

a bit disiapointing ... funny though a wierd i dea the resort is good though such a beatuiful sunset

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
lucas d
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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.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good31%
  • Average23%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Hideaway Island Resort, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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+678 22000
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here on holiday to go explore this wonderful island. We heard about the under water post office and were told to visit. When I went to go buy a waterproof post card I found that it was rather expensive so I decided to purchase...More

Thank TheSquarePapadum92
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a bit disiapointing ... funny though a wierd i dea the resort is good though such a beatuiful sunset

Thank lucas d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw all manner of sealife within metres of shore. Novel idea to send an underwater postcard back to the kids!

Thank Shelley M
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Great concept, unfortunately the post office needs a bit of a clean, I'm sure a stiff brush and a bit of elbow grease would improve the look immensely. The reef and fish surrounding the post office though are amazing, well worth the swim out!

Thank jondoughty
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Posted the oblicatory postcard here - fun for the kids but the pistbox is covered in algae - could do with a spruce up since it is talked up quite a bit.

Thank Georgina O
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This is awesome.. real post office underwater.. and the mail got there .. its a must do .. post from the sea to your family x

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 25 July 2017

The underwater post office did not have a post-master to take your letter (which we have seen on various tourism pages) which was disappointing. It was very dirty and covered in slime and needed a staff person to give it a good scrub down. I...More

Thank wendy22102
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Great short swim to the post Office. It is a great place to visit for young and old. Water is clear and filled with fish. A must visit when visiting vanuatu.

Thank p51202
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This attraction is looking a little tired now but still great fun for the kids to do. It can take a bit of effort to get down to the post box to send the postcard but still they love it.

Thank thetechnologist
Reviewed 17 July 2017

If you are a snorkeller, this is a little must-see off Hideaway Island. It's not flash, just a curiosity.

Thank Happy-Wanderer1949
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SuperxSmiley17
6 May 2017|
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Response from v_milham | Reviewed this property |
We hired a mini bus for four hours. Price is negotiable. There were six adults in our group. The mini bus was clean, comfortable and the driver "Sam" was a safe driver. He waited at each stop for us. There have been other... More
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Laura C
18 January 2016|
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Response from Aunt_Pearl | Reviewed this property |
If you have time to do a round of the island there are lots of little beaches and coves with clear water and beautiful fish. Hideaway is lovely and a good choice as it is not too far to travel.
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Sophie_carter_5902
10 July 2015|
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Response from claire_beer | Reviewed this property |
Its $15 to go to hide away island thats were it is than a few dollars to get a postcard that can go into the under water post box itself
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