Hideaway Island’s signature Coconut Curry


Hideaway Island restaurant has one of the best curries this writer has tried. When eaten while you are wrapped in a sarong, with your toes in the sand, after a fantastic swim, it tastes even better!


180gm diced chicken, beef, or poulet fish

Diced local vegetables (eggplant, choko, carrot, beans – whatever is in season and available)

2 tblsp medium hot curry powder

1/2 cup of beef, chicken or vegetable stock

1 tblsp sweet chilli sauce

125 ml coconut cream

80ml cooking cream

1 tblsp vegetable oil

salt to taste


Put oil in a pan and heat to medium heat. Add vegetables, meat (or fish), and curry powder and sauté for a couple of minutes until well-combined. Add stock and sweet chilli sauce and let it reduce for approximately five minutes. Add coconut and cooking cream and reduce for a few minutes further. Season to taste.

Serve with steamed rice, poppadum, pawpaw or mango, tropical fruits and salad.

Hideaway Island Resort. Only five minutes away from the mainland by boat, across a calm and spectacular bay, if you are in Efate, spend the day and enjoy the fantastic restaurant. The floor is white sand, shoes are optional, and it is truly, a charming beach restaurant.

Whether you are staying at Hideaway or coming to spend the day, there are plenty of activities awaiting you. Snorkeling is of course, a must. But there is also kayaking, paddle boarding, glass bottom boat tours and diving.

Favoured by divers for its great surrounding reefs and marine life, and with its very own dive center and school, Hideaway Island is a 5 star PADI recognized dive center and school, teaching all the way from beginner to dive master.

Hideaway Island is also a place that entices families, couples and groups of friends, coming to bask and play in the sun, sea and sand around its shores. And of course, there is the underwater Post Office, where you can send a real waterproof postcard to any international destination. www.hideaway.com.vu. Ph +678 22963, [email protected]