Underwater Post Office, Port Vila

3.7
Landmark · Tourist Spot
Participate in a one-of-a-kind experience at Underwater Post Office, the world's only official underwater post office. Due to Vanuatu being made of over 80 little islands, an underwater post office seems natural when the sea plays such an important part of life. Located within a marine reserve, visitors buy postcards on land and fill them out before diving to the post office. The mailbox only sits a few meters down, so scuba gear is not required. Snorkelers and casual swimmers can easily reach it, or the reserve staff can help. Add Underwater Post Office to your Port Vila travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Port Vila vacation planner.
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  • Hideaway is worth a visit if you enjoy snorkeling. The post office is right there so you will see it anyway, but don't make a special trip just to see the pos toffice.  more »
  • Not in great condition and took two dives holding my breath but I managed to deliver a postcard. Nearby snorkeling is good  more »
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  • My highlight of my trip to Vanuatu. A fun little gimic to write on a waterproof postcard and snorkel out into the sea to post your postcards. The water was beautiful and saw lots of fish and reef. The post office wasn't manned the time we went there but we were told someone goes down to collect the mail daily. You can still buy the postcards from when you arrive on the island and hire snorkeles from that shop too so you can post your postcards. I can confirm that it actually works. A postcard arrived in the UK about a week or so later and a postcard to New Zealand took 2 weeks to arrive.
  • A unique experience. A fun addition to a snorkel trip.

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