|Mele Island (Hideaway Island)|
Location of Hideaway Island in Mele Bay, west Efate
Mele Island (Hideaway Island)
Location in Vanuatu
|Coordinates: 17°41′S 168°15′E / 17.683°S 168.250°ECoordinates: 17°41′S 168°15′E / 17.683°S 168.250°E|
|Time zone||VUT (UTC+11)|
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.
Underwater post office
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.