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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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nice novelty

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Dennis A
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Frankston, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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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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Thank Joe D
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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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Thank Carrie1961
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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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Boys thought it was very novel to have a post box under water. . Cime back next time when there is someone taking letters

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This was the one and only thing on my must do list while in Vanuatu. The beautiful, however small, coral and fish were lovely to see and you swim out to the post office. It's around 50m out, and there is the underwater post box and hut type thing where someone can be inside. We were there during high tide,... More 

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Thank Jess K
Karratha, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Upon arrival in Port Vila I wasn't sure what to expect. To my astonishment, I was stunned by the beauty of this hidden gem of the Pacific! The beaches are pristine and glorious to photograph, I loved the fact the you can post a letter to anywhere in the world from an underground Post Office box and the letter actually... More 

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