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Underwater Post Office, Port Vila

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#4 of 8 in Sightseeing in Vanuatu
Landmark Tourist Spot
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. Put Underwater Post Office into our Port Vila vacation generator to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Port Vila.
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  • Great concept, unfortunately the post office needs a bit of a clean, I'm sure a stiff brush and a bit of elbow grease would improve the look immensely. The reef and fish surrounding the post office th...  more »
  • Posted the oblicatory postcard here - fun for the kids but the pistbox is covered in algae - could do with a spruce up since it is talked up quite a bit.  more »
  • This is awesome.. real post office underwater.. and the mail got there .. its a must do .. post from the sea to your family x  more »
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  • You get to snorkels down and post you letter in the underwater mail box. Takes long to arrive at distention however about a week and a half.

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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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