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“hideaway island”(102 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
+678 22000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a pure gimmick really. It is grubby and needs attention. You pay to swim out and put a postcard in the box underwater.

Thank Sinfathisar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can have a bit of fun snorkeling at Hideaway Island and post a plastic post card in the official underwater post office. It puts a smile on my face when I see it.

Thank Greg E
Reviewed 19 August 2018

A simple but novel idea. I videoed me posting the postcards and I was told it was emptied everyday. My postcards never arrived to the address in Australia so very disappointed especially after I hyped up my nieces and nephew about it. A big let...More

Thank Tasha R
Reviewed 4 August 2018

This is super easy for everyone to get to. I have back problems and found this easy to get to and enjoy. Beautiful coral, and fish to see. I had never really snorkeled much before.and found this easy to get to and enjoy. A must...More

1  Thank thatchers6
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

We snorkelled off the beach and dived down to it. It was a bit hard for me as I’m not a strong swimmer. But I managed to post a card. The girlfriend did it easily.

Thank Rod K
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Great encouragement to get the kids in the water and snorkelling. We saw some wonderful fish on our way to the postbox and around as we swam down. We can’t wait to get our postcards when we get back home:

Thank Danne E
Reviewed 10 July 2018

a fun thing to go and find - love the humour! I wonder if I should have posted myself a postcard from here?

Thank Jimannie19
Reviewed 4 July 2018

It was great fun to write the postcard and then dive and post it. The post box is not quite what it is in pictures, but its fun anyway...

1  Thank Jodi R
Reviewed 2 July 2018

A funky fun thing to see when diving and funny I think their actually is mail cause I saw the diver bring up handfuls

Thank samiagoudie
Reviewed 19 June 2018 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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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.