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Underwater Post Office

Hideaway Island Resort, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 22000
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Cool idea best at low tide

We went today and the tide was low so it was easily spotted and able to dive down. Great idea... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
Barbara A
via mobile
interesting

we found out that it isn't always manned and is a great idea and somewhat unique. We got our mail... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
jennywoodward
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Montreal, Canada
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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.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good31%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Hideaway Island Resort, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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+678 22000
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Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

We went today and the tide was low so it was easily spotted and able to dive down. Great idea whilst we didn't post a card this time we have done so in the past and the card was received. In prior visits the tide...More

Thank Barbara A
Reviewed 17 April 2017

we found out that it isn't always manned and is a great idea and somewhat unique. We got our mail posted.

Thank jennywoodward
Reviewed 31 March 2017

How great it was to swim and dive to post postal cards ! When this underwater post office is closed, another little underwater bird house next to it is there to post them. Just great, surrounded by the tropical fishes and creatures. Diving equipment for...More

Thank Chris_Lombardo
Reviewed 28 March 2017

This is a unique experience. And, if you are like me and can't dive deep enough, one of the friendly locals will post it for you. But if you wait until low tide then you should have no problems with with buoyancy. I am just...More

Thank Tania W
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

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

Thank 523kaylah
Reviewed 8 March 2017

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

Thank Sophie M
Reviewed 1 March 2017

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...More

Thank v_milham
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.

Thank Zoe O
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...More

1  Thank Dennis A
Reviewed 9 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.

Thank Abbey B
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Laura C
I've read other people have found other island with better snorkelling/clearer water. We're only docking into Port Villa for one day so I want to pick the best snorkelling spot. Where do you recommend?
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
How much does it cost
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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