Hideaway Island Resort

Hideaway Island Exterior
Semi Attached 1 Bedroom Oceanfront Bungalow
Beach Bar
Twin Room Interior
Twin Room View
Quad Share Room Interior
1 Bedroom Oceanfront Bungalow
1 Bedroom Oceanfront Villa Bedroom
1 Bedroom Oceanfront Villa with Pool
Dive Team
Underwater Post Office

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Property Info


Just 10 minutes from Vanuatu's airport and 5 minutes by ferry from the mainland beach, 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 ideal 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 shared dorms offer basic rooms with shared bathroom facilities, while the bungalows offer more private accommodation with ensuites and decks. The beautiful oceanfront 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 and female bathrooms 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 units located right on the beach. The lodges feature wide wrap-around covered verandah with tables and chairs and are in a prime position for lazing and watching the world go by. 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 and villas on Hideaway Island Resort are perfect for couples, families and small groups, with the villas featuring kitchen facilities.

All Rooms 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 a comfortable hammock, bar fridge and 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. 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. 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 and DVD/CD player. Room size is 230m². Bedding is 1 Queen Bed. Maximum room capacity is 2 Adults. Children 9 years and 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 and kitchen area, TV and 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. Maximum room capacity is 2 Adults. Children 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
  • Paddle Boards
  • Volleyball
  • Board Games
  • Village Walk

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 18 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.


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: 2.00pm
Check Out: 11.00am
Address: Hideaway Island, Port Vila, Vanuatu




Ratings are averaged based on 52 reviews.

Hideaway Island

A fantastic location for snorkelling. Do all the included activities like the snorkel safari to feed the fish and kayaking. The hotel across on the mail and was great for meals. 


Amazing resort with the best snorkelling

Villa living within steps of the best snorkelling in the world. The meals were so fresh and delicious. The staff were so happy and couldn't do enough for us. We loved every minute. They have had a tough time reopening after covid and two cyclones so there may still be a few things not quite perfect in the accommodation however if you can look past that, you'll have the best time at Hideaway Island Resort.


A place to relax

Absolutely loved it! The island was quiet, not full of tourists which I appreciated! The people of Vanuatu are so friendly and welcoming! Snorkelling the reefs everyday with all of the colourful fish just outside our room. Couldn’t have asked for a better holiday.


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