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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 4 weeks ago

Take a deep breath and dive down to send your postcard from the underwater post office. It's not always manned, but when it is you can hand over your card, and I can confirm that it actually works - your car will be delivered!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Anthony R
Reviewed 19 January 2019

THis one is bit of a Gimic.... Not really exciting just a Fiberglass box on the ocean bottom. Yes you can post mail there. Suggest snorkling around the area is much better. Lots of reef and fish to see.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AndyPrior
Reviewed 9 January 2019 via mobile

The underwater post office is situated just behind the first pontoon at Hideaway Island. Probably 30m offshore. Not too much to see, some fish swimming around it. More a novelty idea. But a good talking point 😀👍 More fish and coral viewing at the front...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank WayneN795
Reviewed 19 December 2018

Kids loved writing on the special underwater postcards, then swimming down to post them. So fun to get the postcards in the mail once you get home from your holiday!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank julia_lessing
Reviewed 14 November 2018

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 14 November 2018

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 Bronwyn878
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Trish D
15 November 2017|
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Response from wendy22102 | Reviewed this property |
Just catch a local bus. It’s fun and takes about 20 minutes from memory from Vila. The buses are small vans with a B letter on the number plate and there is hundreds of them all over Efate and in Vila. Stand on the side of... 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.