A Vanuatu island resort hideaway
17:30 AEST Sat Mar 10 2012
Natalie was in her absolute element when she was told she was going to Vanuatu. When she went a little further from Port Vila to Hideaway Island Resort and Marine Sanctuary she was totally over the moon.
It's as close to a Robinson Crusoe island escape as you can find in the South Pacific. There are no phones or faxes, except in the office, but there are pristine waterfalls and even an underwater post office as an unusual way to keep in touch with home.
The small coral atoll is surrounded by clear turquoise water, coral reefs and thousands of vibrantly coloured fish, calling for visitors to don their snorkels and flippers or scuba gear and dive right in from the shore.