Underwater Post Office, Port Vila

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Participate in a one-of-a-kind experience at Underwater Post Office, the world's only official underwater post office. Due to Vanuatu being made of over 80 little islands, an underwater post office seems natural when the sea plays such an important part of life. Located within a marine reserve, visitors buy postcards on land and fill them out before diving to the post office. The mailbox only sits a few meters down, so scuba gear is not required. Snorkelers and casual swimmers can easily reach it, or the reserve staff can help. Add Underwater Post Office to your Port Vila travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Port Vila vacation planner.
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  • It's off the beach at Hideaway Island and you can freedive down a couple of meters to post your waterproof postcards! They sell them on at the bar on the beach. What's not to love? Yes, it's a gimmick...  more »
  • A trip to Hideaway island is worthwhile just for the great snorkeling and the underwater post office is just a by product. Whilst the post office is just a ‘hut’ located underwater with a small post o...  more »
  • It's a post box more than a post office and really could do with a makeover. This is a tourist gimmick where the "postie" actually goes out with you and then comes back with you. Well thats what we sa...  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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