The first time I heard that there is an underwater working post office. “Really? That’s crazy!” I had thought and had ignored thinking that it was one of those touristy hyped up not-so-true-kind of stories. But when I started researching on the things to do and see in Vanuatu, I stumbled upon the underwater post office again. And surprisingly it was real – very real!
Vanuatu Post has setup an fully functional official working post office under water in Hideaway Island. It is the World’s only underwater post office. The post office was opened in the year 2003.
The kiosk at the Hideaway Island Resort sells the waterproof postcards and stamps that can be posted at this post office. The postcards are made of waterproof plastic. The messages can be written using a pencil.
- Address: Mele Bay, Vanuatu
The post cards are collected at 3 PM everyday. A flag is flown on the sea surface just to let visitors know that the post office is open for business.
And guess what? I also posted a postcard from this post box. I think this is pretty cool as this is one of the unique kind of experiences and everyone visiting Vanuatu must experience.