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“hideaway island”(106 reviews)
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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.
Hideaway Island Resort, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not much to see in the end. The experience of depositing a card to an underwater post box was a novelty. Still waiting for the mail to arrive.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank grahamthomas176
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a nice experience but the beach and corals had been damaged for a cyclone 6 months before. The beach was full of dead coral and unwalkable without shoes. There was very little coral to view but so many beautiful fish. There is extensive...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Michael R
Reviewed 1 November 2018

This was the only reason I came to Hideaway Island. I wanted to mail post cards from the underwater post office. It will be more expensive than you think. You pay to get on the island. Pay for your post cards. +Pay for mask, snorkel...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TravelinAlan
Reviewed 29 October 2018

What a fun thing to do! A very unique experience for our family. Would love to stay on Hideaway Island as well!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kerrie H
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Posting a postcard in the underwater post office was fun, but the best thing was visiting Hideaway island. For day trippers, it's a lovely location but even better, why don't you stay a few nights? We really enjoyed our 5 nights there- very relaxing!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AmyGibson1234
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Accessible via Hideaway Island Resort, the underwater post office is located within the snorkeling area, which is actually a marine reserve. A pretty cool spot to dive down to (scuba not required). You can also post a postcard if you want. Good for photos.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bronwyn J
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Send yourself a postcard as a souvenir of your trip. Who gets to receive a card from an under water post office!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Truda J
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The P.O is in the Hideaway resort marine reserve. Which is wonderful to snorkel throughout. There is an entry fee to the island $17 Aus. Great place to spend the day.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Geoff A
Reviewed 2 October 2018

An easy swim to the post office, there is a couple floating platform for you to rest. An interesting concept, but the post office is not manned (at least when I was there). You drop your post card off at the mailbox next to the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Hank C
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Just a beautiful diving spot, amazing sea life and beautiful sanctuary, a must see in Vanuatu. great place for kids to swim, dive, kayak, stand board, and many other activities.

Date of experience: September 2018
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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
6 May 2017|
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
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.