Mele (island)

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Mele Island (Hideaway Island)
Island resort
Location of Hideaway Island in Mele Bay, west Efate
Location of Hideaway Island in Mele Bay, west Efate
Mele Island (Hideaway Island) is located in Vanuatu
Mele Island (Hideaway Island)
Mele Island (Hideaway Island)
Location in Vanuatu
Coordinates: 17°41′S 168°15′E / 17.683°S 168.250°E / -17.683; 168.250Coordinates: 17°41′S 168°15′E / 17.683°S 168.250°E / -17.683; 168.250
Country  Vanuatu
Province Shefa Province
Time zone VUT (UTC+11)
Website Official website

Mele Island (also known by tourists as Hideaway Island) is a Polynesian outlier and islet in Vanuatu.

The island is owned by the local Mele villagers, but is leased to the owners of Hideaway Island Resort. The island is accessed by a boat service from nearby Port Vila and offers accommodation and watersports to visitors.[1]

Underwater post office[edit]

As Hideaway Island, Mele is famous for having one of only a few underwater post offices in the world, which is open daily and allows visitors to post letters that are postmarked in a waterproof manner.[2]

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