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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  • October 11, 2017
    Not many places in the world that you can do this (if any) and there are certainly a lot of tropical fish swimming around.  more »
  • October 10, 2017
    Not far from the shore, but you may need to do a little swimming to find it. I think it is directly between the two diving platforms. Not far to dive down at low tide but could be a bit harder for som...  more »
  • October 7, 2017
    A fun experience, post cards and snorkeling gear can be hired from a little shop near the dock. Post office is well signed posted and a few meters underwater.  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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