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Hideaway Island Resort & Marine Sanctuary

Efate Port Vila, Port Vila, Efate Vanuatu
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#14 of 51 hotels in Port Vila
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Hideaway Island Resort is located on the private island with a protected Marine Sanctuary with a full service 5 Star PADI Dive Shop (recently awarded the PADI green star for our environmental efforts). House guests enjoy free use of snorkel gear, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, net ball, beach movies, and can take Glass Bottom Boat and Snorkel Safari Tours for free. Beach Restaurant and Bar. Continental breakfast included. Free Wi-fi for all guests in lounge. Accommodations include self contained Vilas, Bungalows, Beach Lodge and Dorm rooms.
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Extraordinary782232 wrote a review Oct. 2020
7 contributions1 helpful vote
It was an ok stay, we were put off by the owners/managers allowing their daschunds in the kitchen however. Reception staff were good. Maintenance is lacking. The snorkelling was very nice but the underwater post office needs some care and attention, just a gimmick anyway.
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Date of stay: November 2019
lkhopwood wrote a review Jul. 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand7 contributions1 helpful vote
This place was like a dream! Beautiful weather, beautiful people and breathtaking scenery! We snorkeled, dived, lay on sun loungers, drank cocktails and had the best 4 days!! accommodation is basic but the relax factor is out of this world - I'll be back :)
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Date of stay: August 2019
RussJenn wrote a review Mar. 2020
Wollongong, Australia349 contributions28 helpful votes
My wife and I have been there before. It is amazing again! The coral has suffered from past cyclone damage, crown of thorns and climate change decline. But the reef and fish are making a fantastic comeback! On this years’ visit we have been astounded by the biodiversity, colours and the varieties of fish, crustations and eels, etc. We have swam the top of the reef over two weeks while there and are so pleased with the recovery evidenced everywhere and the extent of pristine coral at the ends where it is creating up from the depths to engulf about 80 metres of the reef top. Highly recommend a visit to this magnificent resort. See you next year, if not before.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from kristinah562, Director at Hideaway Island Resort & Marine Sanctuary
Responded Mar. 10, 2020
Russell and Sonia It was our pleasure welcoming you back and being your hosts. Thank you for your wonderful review and making hideaway your annual destination amongst others. It was inspirational speaking to you both and seeing first hand what you saw in the reef and the myriad of fish you identified. As regular return guests we derive our greatest pleasure seeing you happy and relaxed and that we witnessed for the whole fortnight you holidayed with all of us. Look forward to seeing you both very soon. Kristina and team
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Madhulika Rajawat wrote a review Mar. 2020
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I stayed at Hideaway for 6 nights. Staying here my first solo trip even more memorable. Only a 10-15 mins away from the airport transport was easy. 5 minute free ferry ride fo the mainland was fun every single time. I loved the staff here, amazingly friendly and helpful at all times. I loved all the water activities here. PADI dive team is super friendly and talented, snorkeling with them was a great experience. Loved jumping straight into the ocean every morning only to see the most beautiful coral and fishes I have ever seen. Snorkeling here is a must!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from kristinah562, Director at Hideaway Island Resort & Marine Sanctuary
Responded Mar. 10, 2020
Hello madhulikar, Thank you so much for your wonderful review, it was so wonderful to see you enjoy yourself for the week! As you know firat Hans we are like one big family at hideaway and our aim is always to ensure our guests are enjoying themselves and feeling relaxing. It was wonderful to see you make new friends enjoy all the free water sport activities, learn to snorkel with the masters (Russell and Sonia) just to name a few, hoping to welcome you back very soon! Kristina and Team
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Charles W wrote a review Mar. 2020
Huntington Beach, California2257 contributions397 helpful votes
There is an underwater Post Office. They offer a glass bottom boat ride and snorkeling off a boat. The staff is good. They feed the fish by hand in the water which brings out a lot of fish. The lunch was good. You can snorkel from the beach but the coral is in poor condition near the shore.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from kristinah562, Director at Hideaway Island Resort & Marine Sanctuary
Responded Mar. 10, 2020
Hello Charles Sounds like you had a wonderful day visiting Hideaway, The glass bottom boat ride is a must for any visitor, you really get a feel of how big the reef is and how deep the drop is off the wall, most importantly seeing the abundant tropical fish in all their glory on the comfort of a boat. Our staff are amazing and extremely friendly this is evident when you have the opportunity to spend more time on the island and even better when you choose to holiday with us. Our restaurant offers a variety of meals to cater to individual needs, our curry being our signature dish with fresh poulet fish. Hideaway is only one of a handful of places in the world that you can literally walk out of your room or at the front of the beach into a marine sanctuary and be immersed in a myriad of wonders that the reef has to offer, the best snorkelling is more than a meter out of the water there you can see the wonderful rejuvenation occurring and the abundant tropical fish. Thanks again for visiting and we hope to welcome you back soon to this little slice of paradise we call home. Kristina and Tram
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hideaway Island Resort & Marine Sanctuary
Which popular attractions are close to Hideaway Island Resort & Marine Sanctuary?
Nearby attractions include Wet N Wild Adventure Park (1.9 km), Mele Cascades (2.3 km), and Port Vila Markets (7.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hideaway Island Resort & Marine Sanctuary?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hideaway Island Resort & Marine Sanctuary?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hideaway Island Resort & Marine Sanctuary?
Conveniently located restaurants include Paradise Cove Restaurant, The Blue Marlin Club, and Kesorn's Exotic Thai Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hideaway Island Resort & Marine Sanctuary?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hideaway Island Resort & Marine Sanctuary have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hideaway Island Resort & Marine Sanctuary offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Hideaway Island Resort & Marine Sanctuary?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ekasup Village (9.6 km).
Does Hideaway Island Resort & Marine Sanctuary have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.