Independent review for Hideaway Island Resort on Efate Island in Vanuatu

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Hideaway Island Resort Vanuatu is the liveliest budget accommodation in Vanuatu set on a private coral island three minutes by small boat off Mele Bay on Efate’s southern coast. With a variety of accommodation from dorm rooms to private bungalows, a coarse sand beach, fantastic snorkelling and an on-site PADI dive centre, Hideaway is a popular and sometimes lively place for a holiday, overnight stay or day-trip from Port Vila.

Recommended For:
  • Family Holidays, Singles, Couples
  • Uninhabited Island Atmosphere
  • Day Tours, Scuba Diving & Snorkelling
Quick Facts
  • 22 Rooms + Dorm
  • Mainland Offshore - Beachfront Location
  • Restaurant & Bar, Swimming Pool, Scuba Diving

Hideaway Island Resort Room Details & Rates

Room Category
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(c = child)
Hotel Public Rate
(for 2 people)
Dorm Room 4 V$ 3,990 pp
Twin Share Room 2 V$ 9,310
1- Bedroom Bungalow 5 V$ 18,088
2- Bedroom Villa 4 V$ 35,910

Included in rates: Daily Continental Breakfast

Hideaway Island Resort Information & Facts

  • Hotel Location:    Coral island off South Coast, Efate Island
  • Getting There:    10 mins by road from Bauerfield Airport + 3 mins by boat
  • Unique Qualities:   Budget resort on coral island, great watersports, snorkelling and scuba diving
  • Ideal for:    Budget Travellers, Young Couples
  • Hotel Features:    22 Rooms, Swimming Pool
  • Dining:   Restaurant & Bar on site
  • Children Policy:    All ages welcome
  • Local Attractions / Tours:    Snorkelling Reefs, Mele Bay, Port Vila Golf Club
  • The Beach:    Average: coral pebbles and coarse sand on one side only
  • The Ocean:    Excellent for swimming
  • Snorkelling:    Excellent off beach, even better on complimentary outer reef trips
  • Other Activities:    Scuba diving, kayaks, catamarans, 24-hr shuttle ferry to mainland

Room Information

The dormitory lodge is set behind the main reception and restaurant with six rooms, each with 2 bunk beds sharing his and her communal bathrooms and a lounge and kitchen area upstairs.
Overlooking the main beach are the six twin-share lodge rooms each with a sink but sharing communal shower and toilets in a stand-alone building at the back of the lodge. All rooms have fans and are fully screened with optional mosquito nets.

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The most comfortable accommodation is in one of ten one-bedroom free-standing en-suite bungalows located along the rocky eastern side of the tiny island overlooking the ocean and tucked under dense vegetation.

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Hotel Amenities

Hideaway is set on a tiny coral island with partial sand / coarse coral beach on one side of the island and a sea-wall retainer on the other. With complimentary snorkelling gear and kayaks to explore the reefs directly off the beach, daily outer reef boat trips for more extensive snorkelling, as well as a small swimming pool and on-site PADI dive centre with regular day and night dives, Hideaway is a great choice for the water enthusiast.

A ferry shuttles back and forth to Mele Bay every ten minutes or so making a trip to Efate and port Vila easy.