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The world’s only underwater post office lets you buy a waterproof postcard on land, fill it out and dive into the ocean to mail it, and you don't even need diving experience.
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Hideaway Island Resort, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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+678 22000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is super easy for everyone to get to. I have back problems and found this easy to get to and enjoy. Beautiful coral, and fish to see. I had never really snorkeled much before.and found this easy to get to and enjoy. A must...More

Thank thatchers6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We snorkelled off the beach and dived down to it. It was a bit hard for me as I’m not a strong swimmer. But I managed to post a card. The girlfriend did it easily.

Thank Rod K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great encouragement to get the kids in the water and snorkelling. We saw some wonderful fish on our way to the postbox and around as we swam down. We can’t wait to get our postcards when we get back home:

Thank Danne E
Reviewed 10 July 2018

a fun thing to go and find - love the humour! I wonder if I should have posted myself a postcard from here?

Thank Jimannie19
Reviewed 4 July 2018

It was great fun to write the postcard and then dive and post it. The post box is not quite what it is in pictures, but its fun anyway...

Thank Jodi R
Reviewed 2 July 2018

A funky fun thing to see when diving and funny I think their actually is mail cause I saw the diver bring up handfuls

Thank samiagoudie
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

The post office is unmanned as the divers were tired sitting underwater for hours. It’s still fun to buy the waterproof postcard and snorkel down to post it in the mailbox. If you are in the area, visit the island. It has a nice reef...More

Thank katerina_o
Reviewed 18 June 2018

we had a short time here lunch was excellent and enjoyed a glass of wine too I didnt get to see the underwater post office as the weather had turned a little grey It was again somewhere i hadnt been to before could easily spend...More

Thank Pat A
Reviewed 19 May 2018

Wasn't quite sure how the whole underwater thing was going to work. Coated paper and pencils - genius. Much harder than it looks to get down there at high tide and make sure you get the cards in the slot and into the box. A...More

4  Thank Tim W
Reviewed 6 May 2018

This is located at the Hideaway Beach. First take a boat our to the island. It costs $10 unless you live in Vanuatu and have a driver's license, then it is free. Get a postcard if you like at the entrance spot. Make sure you...More

4  Thank Droundy
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Trish D
15 November 2017|
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Response from Emeraude8888 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Trish I agree with Kay B. Grab a taxi and negotiate the price beforehand. They should be able to take you and take you back (you may have to pay for them to wait, but seeing as you are on a cruise you want to make sure... More
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6 May 2017|
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We hired a mini bus for four hours. Price is negotiable. There were six adults in our group. The mini bus was clean, comfortable and the driver "Sam" was a safe driver. He waited at each stop for us. There have been other... More
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Laura C
19 January 2016|
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Response from Aunt_Pearl | Reviewed this property |
If you have time to do a round of the island there are lots of little beaches and coves with clear water and beautiful fish. Hideaway is lovely and a good choice as it is not too far to travel.
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