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Hideaway Island Resort

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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toowoomba
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time we come to Vila we venture out to Hideaway. The snorkeling is great and the water is so clear. It is a 20 minute drive and 5 minute ferry ride from town and so worth the trip. It also has a great bar on the beach and nice shady trees with lie lows. We have day visited to...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hideaway resort deserves five stars for its wonderful setting, amazing snorkelling, friendly staff, delicious food, good service , the great free activities for guests, the enjoyable and scrumptious Melanesian Feast. But if you add the amazingly caring staff, five stars are just not enough. My husband fell ill while we were guests from a longstanding health issue. The staff did...

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hideawayisland, General Manager at Hideaway Island Resort, responded to this review

Hello Wonderfulworld159, So glad that you got home safely and we hope that your husband is feeling better. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us and we are just grateful that we were able to help you and assist you with your husband. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards,...

Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed as a family of 4 with 2 little kids. It’s a great little island surrounded by Corals so don’t expect soft dry sand and bring good water shoes or have you feet destroyed. Gear hire free for guests and great view in the water. The accommodation was primitive as expected for an eco-styled resort, it was reasonably clean...

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hideawayisland, General Manager at Hideaway Island Resort, responded to this review

Hello Rocky L, Thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at Hideaway Island and happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. As you have said we are not a 5 star property but we pride ourselves on our attention to our guests and the personal service we provide. Warm regards, Hideaway Island Team

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent snorkelling and good for kids. Food and drinks available and wifi too. Pay small fee for visiting as a day trip. Snorkelling gear available for hire if you wish. Can get water taxi to take you there from Main Street in port Vila - about 1/2 hour ride.

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today for a quick snorkel before flying home - great spot to relax & some really nice coral formations. Heaps of fish - don't forget to bring some bread or fruit! Easy swimming - very family friendly. Can see why Hideaway is a success. 1250VT for day entry and a short bus ride from town. We also did Pele...

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hideawayisland, Front Office Manager at Hideaway Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you itisi3000, thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Hideaway Island and Marine Sanctuary and we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Tropical Regards, Hideaway Island Team

Brighouse, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2017

STUNNING. Simply stunning. If snorkeling and scuba diving are your idea of a holiday you must come here. Very clear seas to see all the ocean has to offer. It even has a underwater post office where you can send your postcards from !

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hideawayisland, General Manager at Hideaway Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you duncan629 for taking the time to review your recent stay at Hideaway Island and we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Tropical regards, Hideaway Island Team

Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Thank you for the amazing stay Samantha and her staff and amazing and I will be back to stay most definitely.. Our room was so nice and clean and welcoming, only thing I can say is please add more lighting to the path, it was scary walking back to our bungalow alone in the dark lol Tangyu tumas lukim yu

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hideawayisland, General Manager at Hideaway Island Resort, responded to this review

Hi Jaye P, Glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay on Hideaway Island, will definately look into the path lights, they can be a bit temprementel when we have had some rain. Warm regards, Hideaway Island Team

Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Almost a year ago i visited and loved every second! Just the relaxing paradise i needed after fifo work! Hope to get back there soon! Definitely recommend booking the private spa villa and juat completely loose yourself in relaxing with ocean views. Even with some minor construction work nearby it was still an amazing break!

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hideawayisland, Manager at Hideaway Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Hideaway Island

Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you are looking for a no frills holiday (albeit the food and drinks are expensive), then this is the place for you. This was our second trip to Hideaway and we were disappointed to see that the place has become a bit run down in two years. Villas are basic and run down. Reef has been severely damaged and...

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hideawayisland, General Manager at Hideaway Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Loretta585, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at Hideaway Island, we appreciate your comments and suggestions to improve our guest experience. Our Standard and Ocean View Bungalows do not have Air Conditioning, Internet or Television but these services are available in one of our three Self-Contained Villas and we will certainly have...

Sydney
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Firstly the people are fantastic however they do need to speed up their service (blame it on McDonalds) I was there with 50 people for the week all in different style accommodation -I was in the Dormitory area so can only report on this. The resort has now been there for 30 odd years so whilst I wasn't paying for...

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vanfresh, General Manager at Hideaway Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Karamar, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Hideaway Island and we do take seriously your concerns and suggestions. We will be reviewing and doing some upgrading to the Dorm facilities this year and really appreciate your feedback in this area. The small things will be looked at immediately to improve the guest experience...

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Hideaway Island Resort

Address: | Hideaway Island, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Region: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Price Range: $52 - $298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hideaway Island Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 44
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Also Known As:
Hideaway Island Hotel Port Vila
Hideaway Island Port Vila
Hideaway Island Resort Vanuatu/Port Vila
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#2 Business Hotel in Port Vila
#3 Best Value Hotel in Port Vila
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Port Vila
#12 Family Hotel in Port Vila
#13 Romantic Hotel in Port Vila
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“ALL rooms have an ocean view so don't be conned into paying more to secure an ocean view!”
loretta585, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“You can book Bungalows but again - given the years this Resort has been operating - they need updating & airconditioning”
Karamar, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Dormitory accommodation is least expensive, but could be pretty noisy. The "attached bungalows" are good value and perfectly satisfactory.”
Ec0sse28, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get a bungalow, you'll have more room and your own bathroom”
geminikitty66, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Because it is on a small island, every room has an awesome aspect.”
goobaball, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
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