Mele Island

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Mele Island (Hideaway Island)
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Location of Hideaway Island in Mele Bay, west Efate
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Mele Island (Hideaway Island)
Location in Vanuatu
Coordinates: 17°41′S168°15′E / 17.683°S 168.250°E / -17.683; 168.250 Coordinates: 17°41′S168°15′E / 17.683°S 168.250°E / -17.683; 168.250
Country Flag of Vanuatu.svg  Vanuatu
Province Shefa Province
Time zone UTC+11 (VUT)
Website Official website

Mele Island (also known 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] Mele has 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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