A French Territory made up of dozens of islands in the South Pacific. One of the largest lagoons surrounds the main islands where the palm-fringed beaches, amazing sailing, fishing and great snorkelling all take place in the sparkling blue water. Combine these tropical experiences with the sophistication of the French influenced restaurants, cafes, and shopping for luxury goods directly from Paris in Noumea. New Caledonia is a unique experience in the South Pacific where you get a tantalising taste of France but know you are still in the South Pacific.


Noumea is built around a deep water harbour which includes a series of bays and beaches ,Baie des Citrons (The Bay of Lemons) and Anse Vata Beach, which are only about  10 minutes from the city centre.  If someone is looking for a beach holiday with easy access to a range of things to see and do such as swimming, sunbathing, a comprehensive range of water sports and island day trips, plus a huge choice of restaurants and cafes and other city-style entertainments in the form of night clubs, bars, discos and casinos, Noumea is unique in being to offer it all... 

Food is a major feature of a visit to Noumea.  The top-end restaurants are world-class and with around 140 different restaurants and cafes from which to choose representing almost every food region of France, the “Taste New Caledonia Gourmet Guide” – is just what you need to guide you through this plethora of choice. How to be oh so French while you are there and discover very good options for lunch or for a picnic on the beach - the “takeaway” food section is the large supermarkets in and around Noumea.  It’s a very French thing, but the supermarkets offer a nice selection of top quality hot and cold ready-to-eat food and lots of French imports at reasonable prices.  They have wine at very reasonable prices too. Make your first night in Noumea easy and  enjoy a meal at L’astrolabe - a good French restaurant with excellent food. L’astrolabe is in Baie des Citrons and we will happily make the booking for you.

Adventure our of Noumea - Bourail

Deva Spa and Golf Resort near New Caledonia’s second biggest town – Bourail. Rent a car and drive yourself exploring the countryside as you go or we could arrange for a driver to take you there.   
The resort is on a perfect white sand beach facing the lagoon and with New Caledonia Head 160 kms approximately 2.5 hours up the coast to the new Sheraton Barrier Reef out front, the Deva Domain with its mountains and valleys out back. The golf course is a Dye Design and will challenge both amateurs and professionals . The sunsets are stunning and definitely to be enjoyed from the range of beautifully designed bars and restaurants. This resort offers so many activities spa, fitness centre, walking, biking, horse-riding trails in the hills and longs walks on the 13kms of sandy beach.  This resort is a destination in its own right.

The Isle of Pines

A twenty minute flight from Noumea’s Magenta Airport, domestic airport near the city, or a three hour fast catamaran boat trip from Noumea will get you to The Isle of Pines.  This is not a huge island, but it is made up of many great curving bays and beautiful beaches.  The dark green columnar pine trees around the beaches give The Isle of Pines a special look and of course, its name.  You can do a day trip from Noumea, but stopping over for a few days is very relaxing and adds something special to a Noumea holiday.  We can make sure that you enjoy a luxury stay at Le Meridien partaking in the traditional French hospitality they are renowned for . 

Relaxation, water sports and beach walking are the most popular activities during a stay on The Isle of Pines, or explore the caves, take a traditional outrigger canoe cruise, ride a horse on a beach or hire a bike or a car to get around. There is plenty to do to make your holiday as busy or as relaxing as you want it to be.

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Currency: French Pacific Franc (XPF)
Most major credit cards are accepted.

Electricity: 240V / 50Hz

Flying time: approx. 2.5 hours from Auckland, New Zealand.

Local Time: 11 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Weather: A semi-tropical climate with January to March being the wet season, heavy rain is likely in February. Average yearly temperature is 26 degrees celcius.

Entry requirements:
* Valid passport for at least 6 months beyond the intended period of stay (NZ passport holders).

* A valid return or onward air ticket and sufficient funds.