Hideaway Island Resort

Hideaway Island Resort and Marine Sanctuary is a picture perfect tropical island with coral beaches surrounded by turquoise blue water. This idyllic Vanuatu accommodation is only a short 15 minute bus and ferry trip from the airport and Port Vila.

Hideaway Island's Marine Sanctuary is one of the few places on earth where it is possible to hand feed hundreds of 'tame' brilliantly coloured fish right from the beach. As a marine sanctuary, Hideaway Island is the perfect dive resort offering many wonderful dive sites near by and excellent facilities and dive instructors to ensure guests have the most memorable diving experiences.

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The accommodation on Hideaway Island has been built with a traditional Melanesian flavour, scattered amongst the jungle and tropical plants that cover this Vanuatu Island. The Quad Share and Twin Rooms are ideal for those travelling on a budget.

All Share Rooms Feature

  • Ceiling Fans

Quad Share Room: These rooms are fan cooled. Each bed has an individual bunk light, power outlet and locker. These rooms are a part of a block which offers a central common area with lounge with cable TV and computer with internet facilities, separate male & female bathroom with 2 showers, 3 toilets and 2 wash basins. Children are not allowed in this room type unless the entire dorm is booked out for a children's group. Bedding is 2 Bunk Beds. Maximum room capacity is 4 Adults.

Twin Share Room: Ideal budget accommodation for couples or single travellers. There are 6 twin share units located right on the beach. The lodges are in a prime position for lazing and watching the world go by. They are located in a house-like structure with a wide wrap-around covered verandah with tables and chairs out the front and sides. The rooms are furnished with a small cupboard and a hand basin. Separate shared shower and toilet facilities are close by. Children 15 years and under are not allowed in the twin share rooms. Bedding is 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds. Maximum room capacity is 2 Adults.

The Bungalows & Villas at Hideaway Island Resort are ideal for those after a little extra space and for extended stay. The Villa's offer kitchen facilities making them ideal for self catering.

All Bungalows & Villas Feature

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Private Bathroom

Semi - Attached 1 Bedroom Oceanfront Bungalow: Feature high ceilings and tasteful tropical decor. Also features a covered porch with hammocks, bar fridge & coffee/tea making facilities. Room size is 60m². Bedding is 1 Queen Bed + 3 Single Beds. Maximum room capacity is 5 Adults & Children.

1 Bedroom Oceanfront Bungalow: Offers spectacular views over the water. These bungalows are the largest rooms, however they maintain that Melanesian feel with coral decorating the outer walls and local artefacts adorning the interior. There are 11 free standing bungalows. Double doors separate the bedroom from the living area and each bungalow features a fridge, tea/coffee making facilities, comfortable sofa setting, table and chairs in the living area and a covered deck outside with chairs and a double hammock. Room size is 60m². Bedding is Bedding is 1 Queen Bed + 3 Single Beds. Maximum room capacity is 5 Adults & Children.

1 Bedroom Oceanfront Villa: Features a stunning oceanfront setting looking out towards the sunset the villa boasts a kitchen, wireless internet (fee), air conditioning, TV & DVD/CD player. Room size is 230m². Bedding is 1 Queen Bed + 2 Single Beds. Maximum room capacity is 4 Adults & Children. Children 9 years & under are not accepted in this room type.

1 Bedroom Oceanfront Villa with Pool : This beautiful air conditioned villa offers stunning ocean views from it's prime position on low bank waterfront. Featuring a combined living, dining & kitchen area, TV & DVD/CD player, jacuzzi overlooking the ocean, outdoor patio, lawn area and private pool, this villa also include free internet services. The bedroom is located upstairs and features a four poster queen bed. Bedding is 1 Queen Bed + 1 Single Bed. Maximum room capacity is 3 Adults. Children are not accepted in this room type.


On the Beach Bar & Restaurant: This bar & restaurant has guests returning year after year. Where else can guests sit with their toes in the sand overlooking beautiful coral reefs and crystal clear tropical waters while enjoying first class food. There is a blackboard menu that changes daily depending on the produce available.

The food at Hideaway Resort is of a fantastic quality and amazing value. The chefs scour the markets and local suppliers daily so that only the freshest ingredients are provided. Whether you are after a simple burger, a slice of cake or fresh seafood, the restaurant provides meals to tempt your palate.


  • PADI Resort Dive Store
  • Vanuatu Underwater Post
  • Gift Shop
  • Swimming Pool
  • Restaurant & Bar

Vanuatu Post: An official Post Office with a difference - it's the world's only Underwater Post Office. Situated within the Hideaway Island marine sanctuary, the Post Office is staffed by Post Office personnel who completed their Open Water dive training at Hideaway Island. As the bottom of the post office sits in around three metres of water both divers and snorkellers are able to post special "waterproof postcards"


The following activities are free of charge:

  • Snorkelling
  • Glass bottom boat trips
  • Kayaks
  • Paddle Boards
  • Volleyball
  • Board Games
  • Village Walk

The following activities are available at a charge:

  • Diving
  • Golf
  • Post a postcard in the underwater post office (Charge applies to the postcard)
  • Kite Surfing


Hideaway Island has a reputation for being a relaxed paradise for divers and snorkellers alike. There are more than 18 dive sites all within 15 minutes of the shore. Many of the dive sites also make for excellent snorkelling so guests are able to join the dive group or the snorkel tour that leaves the island just after noon every day.

For guests who have never tried diving before, there is the ideal opportunity to experience this sport through Hideaway Island's PADI Scuba Experience program in a pool-like marine sanctuary.

For experienced divers, Hideaway Island's friendly dive team are there to ensure the best of what is on offer is discovered. The dive sites are all teeming with life ranging from sponges and hard corals, to anemones, gorgonian fans, and a host of fish. The sites themselves offer a range of styles - from right off the shore for great snorkelling or night diving, to steep walls dropping off to 97 metres, and caves formed by lava flows. After more than 12 years living in a marine sanctuary, the fine array of finned creatures that inhabit the sites have no fear of either divers or snorkellers.

One of the newest additions to the dive sites is the wreck of the MV Aloara, sunk on 9 November 2001 close to Hideaway.

A full PADI Resort Association Member, Hideaway Island offers full dive gear and underwater camera rental. A full range of PADI dive courses are offered with live-in instructors qualified to teach guests from the first dive, through a range of specialties up to the Assistant Instructor course.


For the golfer, Vanuatu's premier golf course is located on the mainland less than 5 minutes drive from Hideaway Island. A relatively flat course, don't be fooled into thinking it's easy - with Mele Bay on one side, sand traps and trees to negotiate there are plenty of challenges to make it an interesting 18 holes.

Additional Information

Children: 15 years and under are free of charge when using existing bedding
Check In: 2.00pm
Check Out: 11.00am
Address: Hideaway Island, Port Vila, Vanuatu

Location Map

Photo Gallery

Twin Room View
Bar and Beach
Snoreklling with Fish
Twin Room Interior
Quad Share Room Upstairs View
Quad Share Room Interior
Quad Share Room Communal Lounge Upstairs
Semi Attached 1 Bedroom Oceanfront Bungalow Deck
1 Bedroom Oceanfront Bungalow Inside
1 Bedroom Oceanfront Villa Interior
1 Bedroom Oceanfront Villa with Pool Aerial
Underwater Post Office