Hideaway Island Marine Reserve, Port Vila

3.9
#2 of 23 in Parks in Vanuatu
Diver and non-divers alike will enjoy a vacation at Hideaway Island Marine Reserve, a place where guests can swim, snorkel, dive, and relax in the water. This attraction is more than just accommodation. It offers three scheduled dives a day, but if you would rather stay close to shore, take time to discover the beach's beautiful secret. The coral reef just off shore is teeming with tropical fish and bright coral. Remember to wear reef shoes and be careful of the sharp coral. Also be aware that visiting to swim requires a fee. Plan to visit Hideaway Island Marine Reserve during your Port Vila vacation using our convenient Port Vila holiday planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    For 1250 Vatu you can spend a few hours or the whole day here. You can go on snorkel tours or just snorkel around the reef yourself, it's very close to the shore and you can also find the underwater p...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Amazing snorkeling around the reef, thousands of fish, dont have to swim too far. Bar on the beach. Friendly staff. Food not great wouldn't recommend.  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Well worth the visit. Is a beautiful place to Snorkel. We spent ages in the water snorkelling. There are many beautiful fish and corals and other marine creatures to see. There is an underwater post b...  more »

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As Efate's largest town and the hub of tourist activity, Port Vila offers solid lodging options catering to foreign visitors. Consider staying in an upscale hotel or chain resort along the shores of Vila Bay for easy access to beaches and central attractions. Many hotels and guesthouses allow children under 12 to stay free of charge, and checking for this ahead of time can help you score extremely economical accommodations. You can also look for affordable rooms a bit out of town, at inland guesthouses or low-key resorts. If you do choose to go that far, consider renting a car.
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