Hideaway Island Resort Rating: 3.5

Guest Rating: 4.6 out of 5 from 40 reviews
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Just 15 minutes from Port Vila and Vanuatu's airport, Hideaway Island Resort is a little slice of paradise surrounded by crystal clear tropical waters and beautiful coral reefs. Home to a fantastic range of accommodation, the tropical resort has an excellent range of facilities and is deal for diving and snorkelling enthusiasts.

Featuring comfortable and affordable Vanuatu accommodation, Hideaway Island Resort suits singles, couples and families with a range of room types from shared dorms to oceanfront villas. The share rooms offer basic rooms with shared bathroom facilities, while the bungalows offer more private accommodation with ensuites and decks. The beautiful ocean villas are a little more luxurious with air conditioning, TV and internet access.

Hideaway Island Resort is also home to a marine sanctuary that is one of few places in the world where guests can hand feed hundreds of friendly and colourful tropical fish. This is a popular spot for dive enthusiasts with an array of dive sites only minutes from the resort itself. With a marine sanctuary and plenty of beautiful coral reefs right on their doorstep, the resort offers friendly dive instructors to accompany your amazing Vanuatu diving experience. Hideaway Island Resort allows guests to do as little or as much as they please on their next Vanuatu holiday.


Share Rooms

Hideaway Island Resort has been built with a traditional Melanesian atmosphere. The Share Rooms are popular with the budget conscious traveller providing a comfortable bed and shared bathroom facilities.

All 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. Also called twin-dorms, there are 6 twin share beach 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 veranda 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. Bedding is 1 Double Bed or 2 Single Beds. Maximum room capacity is 2 adults. Children 15 years and under are not allowed in the twin share rooms.

Bungalows & Villas

The spacious Bungalows & Villas on Hideaway Island Resort are perfect for couples, families and small groups. The Villas offer kitchen facilities and the 2 Bedroom Villa boasts its all private swimming pool plus all the comforts from home.

All Rooms Feature:

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

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. Size is 60m². Bedding is 1 Queen Bed + 3 Single Beds. Maximum room capacity is 5 Adults and 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 wooden or coral deck outside with chairs and a double hammock. Size is 60m². Bedding is Bedding is 1 Queen Bed + 3 Single Beds. Maximum room capacity is 5 Adults and 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. Size is 230m². Bedding is 1 Queen Bed + 1 Single Bed. Maximum room capacity is 3 Adults. Children 11 years & under are not accepted in this room type.

1 Bedroom Oceanside 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 11 years & under are not accepted in this room type.


On the Beach Bar & Restaurant: Relax with the sand between your toes and a cocktail in hand while enjoying first class food over a view of crystal waters and tropical coral. Featuring a blackboard menu, specialties change daily depending on the fresh local produce available.


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

Vanuatu Post: The world's only official underwater post office, Vanuatu Post is situated in the Hideaway Island marine sanctuary. From here, divers and snorkellers can post 'waterproof postcards' from the bottom of the water.


The following activities are free of charge:

  • Snorkelling
  • Glass bottom boat trips
  • Kayaks
  • Volleyball
  • Board Games

The following activities are available at a charge:

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


Surrounded by 15 dive sites all within minutes from the resort, Hideaway Island is popular for scuba diving and snorkelling. Single tank dives are scheduled for 8.30 am, 10.30 am and 2 pm each day no matter how many or few divers wish to go out.

The resort is a full PADI Association Member and offers rental of underwater cameras and full dive gear. A full range of PADI dive courses to suit all skill levels are offered and are accompanied by qualified live-in instructors. For PADI dive course and package prices - please use Instant Quote.


Vanuatu's premier golf course is located just a few minutes from Hideaway Island on the mainland. A relatively flat course with beautiful views of Mele Bay, many are fooled into thinking it's easy but the sand traps and surrounding trees keep all 18 holes interesting by offering plenty of challenges.

Additional Information

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



Ratings are averaged based on 40 reviews.

Fabulous service and location

We really enjoyed our stay; a beautiful location and friendly and attentive service. Snorkelling was so easy and rewarding.

We would have liked to see more local cuisine on the menu. Too much western counter-pub style.


Beautiful Vanuatu

Hideaway is fantastic, with the most accessble snorkelling and beautiful location, our room was spotless, but the resort is very tired and sadly needs a renovation. It would be great if more interest/planning could be taken with the menu which is limited in the extreme! Overall, it provided great value and if you enjoy a more authentic experience than a 5 star island resort provides then it is the ideal choice.


A very enjoyable experience.

Can't speak more highly of the staff. Wonderful people who live in the local village. Nothing is too much trouble. After all the hardship these people have been through during cyclone Pam , they appear to be so happy. I honestly think they are much richer than us . Mama Rose , we love you and are going to miss you and your staff very much. We plan to see you again. Thank you so much for your warmth and generosity of spirit.

One little negativity with the villa with the pool. The staircase leading up to the bedroom is dangerously steep and would not be suitable for any one with physical difficulties.
Also the lighting could be brighter. very dim, hard to read a good book unless you have a torch.
Would love to go back however. Snorkeling is amazing. I couldn't keep my husband out of the water, he became understandably obsessed with it.


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