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Address: Hideaway Island Resort, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Phone Number:
+678 22000

The world’s only underwater post office lets you buy a waterproof postcard...

The world’s only underwater post office lets you buy a waterproof postcard on land, fill it out and dive into the ocean to mail it, and you don't even need diving experience.

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Light hearted thing to do

It's a bit of a gimic but that was part of the appeal. The rest of Hideaway Island was a let down but I found the Underwater Post office to be a bit of light hearted fun.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Joe D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a bit of a gimic but that was part of the appeal. The rest of Hideaway Island was a let down but I found the Underwater Post office to be a bit of light hearted fun.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Novelty attraction where you can post a letter underwater. For some its just a little to deep to duck dive down to. Would be much better if it was higher up.

Thank Carrie1961
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I know it's a weird thing to do but for kids on the other side receiving an underwater postcard it's going to be great. I'll give you their feedback when it arrives. Not even that expensive as it includes postage.

Thank AndyAnnable
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Boys thought it was very novel to have a post box under water. . Cime back next time when there is someone taking letters

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This was the one and only thing on my must do list while in Vanuatu. The beautiful, however small, coral and fish were lovely to see and you swim out to the post office. It's around 50m out, and there is the underwater post box and hut type thing where someone can be inside. We were there during high tide,... More 

Thank Jess K
Karratha, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Upon arrival in Port Vila I wasn't sure what to expect. To my astonishment, I was stunned by the beauty of this hidden gem of the Pacific! The beaches are pristine and glorious to photograph, I loved the fact the you can post a letter to anywhere in the world from an underground Post Office box and the letter actually... More 

Thank Mallee N Cather... H
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We posted a letter to the kids back at home and it was a great experience. Lots of laughs trying to get down to the post office. Funny little activity & awesome swimming with the tropical fish.

Thank Jeany88
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We went snorkelling here went out on the snorkelling tour on the reef tour operators very good friendly helpful for those not that experienced showed us where to go and came in the water with us to feed the fish so a variety of beautiful fish we got to see great day out on hideaway island

Thank Susan H
Queenstown, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

While cute and novel, $10 postcards are a bit steep - it's just a plastic card that you write upon with a pencil. When unattended, the "post office" is just a fiberglass pod underwater, and the "mail box" just a box 3-4m below the surface. Maybe a bit too far if you're not a good swimmer or unfit. Aside from... More 

Thank Wulf S
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Got charged to come onto a dead coral beach which had a fenced of section which was the only part of the island you were allowed to go onto please wear water shoes just so you can actually walk across this excuse of a beach then you get charged yet again to find and post plastic cards into a tin... More 

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