Northwest of Port Vila on the west side of Efate Island, the snorkeling at Hideaway Island is known for its diverse marine life. To reach the Hideaway Island snorkeling from Port VIla, take the bus to the Hideaway Island ferry jetty.
Vanuatu is located northeast of Australia and west of Fiji. To reach the snorkeling in Vanuatu by air, use the international fights into Port Vila airport on the island of Efate. The international flights are direct from Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and the Solomon Islands. To reach the other islands of Vanuatu, you will need to transfer to the interisland air service provided by Air Vanuatu, which does go to Pekoa on Espiritu Santo (near Luganville). Keep in mind that ATM machines are only available in Port Vila and Santo. Also, malaria, Hepatitius B and tuberculosis are endemic to Vanuatu.
Note: In March 2015, the Tropical Cyclone Pam directly hit Vanuatu with winds up to 185mph and very high surf. In addition to infrastructure damage, it was expected that the reef sustained extensive damage. Please contact local dive shops before heading out to this dive site to make sure it has not been damaged.
Overall, Hideaway Island is the 5th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 6 snorkeling dives in Vanuatu.