Hideaway Island Resort & Marine Sanctuary
Discover the unique tropical escape of Hideaway Island Resorts & Marine Sanctuary on its very own secluded island.
Located in Mele Bay and surrounded by over 18 outstanding dive and snorkelling sites, this eco-friendly island resort is one-of-a-kind. Sleep surrounded by tropical vegetation, dine with your toes in the sand, look out toward the ocean from the beachside bar, and access vibrant coral reefs straight off the water’s edge!
Hideaway Island Resort & Marine Sanctuary is one of Vanuatu’s only marine sanctuaries. This small, private island is covered in tropical foliage and surrounded by vibrant coral reefs. Ecological design heroes the natural beauty of the region and there are countless opportunities to get outdoors and really enjoy island life! Swim or paddle around the island on kayaks or pedal boats (available to hire), or try out snorkelling and diving with the fully equipped 5 star PADI dive instructors onsite. There are more than 18 sites within 10-minutes of the island’s shore and 2 boats take guests out to them at scheduled times throughout the day.
Hideaway Island Resort & Marine Sanctuary seems perfectly secluded but lies just a 10-minute drive and 5-minute ferry away from Bauerfield International Airport—guests who check in here can enjoy all the perks of their own private oasis, while still being able to access Vanuatu’s other tours and attractions!
Located on its very own secluded island just a few minutes from the mainland, Hideaway Island Resort & Marine Sanctuary is the ultimate tropical escape in Vanuatu. Check in, unpack and enjoy the blissful serenity that surrounds you! The waters bordering the island are home to more than 18 incredible dive and snorkelling sites so grab you gear and submerge yourself into the crystal-clear waters to uncover vibrant marine and reef life. A team of fully equipped 5 star PADI dive instructors operate from the resort with gear for hire and boats scheduled all day so pay them a visit for an expert lesson!
Why we love it
- Private island
- Marine Sanctuary
- Over 18 dive spots
- Ecological design
- Sand-bottomed restaurant and bar
- PADI dive tours
- Water acitivites/water equipment hire
- Underwater post office
- Wedding services
- Gift ship
- Tour assistance
Please Note: Some resort facilities may incur additional charges.
The Oceanside Bungalows are ecologically friendly and are surrounded by cooling tropical vegetation. These rooms feature timber and tiles mimicking the surrounding natural environment, ceiling fans and high ceilings work to encourage the circulation of breezes. Situated on the waterfront of Mele Bay, enjoy spacious bathrooms, TVs, DVD players, air-conditioning, and lots of homely furnishings to make your time out of the water relaxing and comfortable. These rooms are 60sq. metres.
Hideaway Island Resort & Marine Sanctuary is located 5-minutes of the mainland in Mele Bay. A 10-minute drive will get you to the ferry pick-up point from Bauerfield International Airport.
Things To Do
Water sports, snorkelling, and diving are big attractions on and around the Hideaway Island Resort & Marine Sanctuary. Holiday makers come to Hideaway from other resorts to experience the coral reefs surrounding the resort—all guests here have to do is wander off the shore! There is an underwater post office just offshore for those who want to send a unique keepsake home, plus the island is just 2.6km away from the Mele Cascades for guests wanting to explore the jungle on the mainland. Port Vila Market, Tana Russet Plaza, and the University of the South Pacific are all within 10km of the resort and tours can be arranged at the reception desk.
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