this is the review I wrote for tripadvisor......
We have just spent another fantastic 7 nights at Hideaway Island. This was our third stay on the island. Previously we have stayed in the 2 bedroom villa but this time it was just the two of us so we stayed in the 1 bedroom villa which has recently become available to stay in as the owners who were there have left. The owners have installed managers, Mark and Sue who are doing a fantastic job. They are very hands on in over-seeing the day to day running of the island. Since we were there last we noticed that the gardens are looking lovely and the whole island seems fresh and is being well kept. The staff are doing their best to maintain the reef and the snorkelling was fantastic as always with plenty to see.
The 2 bedroom villa we have stayed in previously is beautiful but we like the 1 bedroom villa even more. Its in a completely different style to the 2 bedroom. Large tiled floor areas and the kitchen/dining/lounge has beautiful polished floor boards. The bi-fold doors are all glass and wrap around the front of the villa giving such a perfect view no matter which way you looked. The main bedroom has a four poster bed with mosquito net which looks lovely and the house maid makes your bed perfectly everyday and you come back to towel art and flowers scattered on the bed. There is a walk in wardrobe in the main bedroom with more than enough shelving and drawers and a safe. The bedroom also has airconditioning and we found that if we kept the bifold doors open that separate the bedroom from the rest of the villa then it was all kept quite cool. There is a small second bedroom with a single bed. The bathroom is large and has an open style shower. There is a largish garden on one side of the bedroom which has beautiful flowers and plants growing. The kitchen is very user friendly with everything you need to cook if you so desire with a small oven and microwave, toaster, kettle and large fridge/freezer. There are two lounge suites in the main area. The first being a nice comfy style and the second is also lovely and is placed closer to the outside doors giving you a very nice view. The outside area is covered well with a table and chairs and two lounge chairs. The view is just spectacular. You overlook the reef on the back of the island and we spent hours just looking out at it.
You could not ask for happier friendlier staff. We find the staff on hideaway to be the best of anywhere in Vanuatu. They are always smiling and singing. Nothing is ever too much of a bother for them. Hideaway’s staff would have to be the biggest asset to the resort and they should all be very proud.
We recommend a stay on hideaway island in any of the different types of accommodation. We just love it there and will always return again and again.