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Underwater Post Office

Hideaway Island Resort, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 22000
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The post office is unmanned as the divers were tired sitting underwater for hours. It’s still fun... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
katerina_o
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Brussels, Belgium
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lovely resort

we had a short time here lunch was excellent and enjoyed a glass of wine too I didnt get to see the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Pat A
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Mudgeeraba, Queensland, Australia
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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” (102 reviews)
“fish” (45 reviews)
“water proof” (8 reviews)
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Hideaway Island Resort, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The post office is unmanned as the divers were tired sitting underwater for hours. It’s still fun to buy the waterproof postcard and snorkel down to post it in the mailbox. If you are in the area, visit the island. It has a nice reef...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

we had a short time here lunch was excellent and enjoyed a glass of wine too I didnt get to see the underwater post office as the weather had turned a little grey It was again somewhere i hadnt been to before could easily spend...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wasn't quite sure how the whole underwater thing was going to work. Coated paper and pencils - genius. Much harder than it looks to get down there at high tide and make sure you get the cards in the slot and into the box. A...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

This is located at the Hideaway Beach. First take a boat our to the island. It costs $10 unless you live in Vanuatu and have a driver's license, then it is free. Get a postcard if you like at the entrance spot. Make sure you...More

3  Thank Droundy
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

The Underwater Post Office was a good attraction to visit. If you have never been it is one thing you need to tick off. Not far off the shore and in fairly shallow water.

1  Thank NickandTracy15
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

It was good, but not much there other than a little house underwater, the rest of the snorkelling was much more exciting.

1  Thank EmilyCaake
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

You can actually purchase postcards to post underwater and it will get there....lol Worth a visit especially to see the sea world beneath the surface...

1  Thank Arrived69
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

I couldnt dive down but someone did it for me and my grandson loved receiving his postcard from here :) Fun concept

1  Thank deejaypep90
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We had a great day snorkeling. The Underwater Post Office was a good bit of fun for our whole family.

1  Thank gallowa
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

The novelty of posting a post card under water has to be be experienced. My grandchildren were thrilled to post a card to their school friends through this amazing facility.

1  Thank Ian W
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Trish D
15 November 2017|
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Response from Emeraude8888 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Trish I agree with Kay B. Grab a taxi and negotiate the price beforehand. They should be able to take you and take you back (you may have to pay for them to wait, but seeing as you are on a cruise you want to make sure... More
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6 May 2017|
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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
19 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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