Hideaway Island Marine Reserve, Port Vila

3.9
#2 of 31 in Wildlife 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. Take a look at our Port Vila trip planner to schedule your visit to Hideaway Island Marine Reserve and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This was one of my favourite snorkelling spots, the diverse species of fish here were amazing with different sights to see all around. I would recommend coming here at high tide as it was a bit shallo...  more »
  • Great place to spend a few hours swimming/ snorkelling and feeding the fish . We did this then relaxed with a great burger and a few beers . A must in Vanuatu .  more »
  • We have visited Hideaway many times before and I'm happy to say nothing has changed. I'm going to give the reason for only 4 Stars this trip instead of the normal 5 because it is a fail in a big way ....  more »

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Where to stay in Port Vila

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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