New Caledonia Destination Guide
New Caledonia, or 'the Pebble' as it is known in French, lies in the heart of the South Pacific. It is renowned for its fusion of French and Melanesian cultures, which co-exist together in serene tropical surrounds which seem almost too good to be true. Surrounded by the world's largest enclosed lagoon, New Caledonia is the perfect destination for singles, couples and families from all walks of life. New Caledonia holidays are the answer to the question of how to alleviate the stress of everyday life. Get ready to experience the kind of relaxation, rejuvenation and adventure you've been daydreaming about.
New Caledonia tours offer a taste of France in a distinctly South Pacific tropical setting; an idyllic natural paradise comprising Grand Terre – the "jewel of the South Pacific", The Isle of Pines and the Loyalty Islands, which include four coral atolls, Mare, Lifou, Ouvea and Tiga. There are New Caledonia tours to cater to all tastes and budgets, from those on a beer budget to those after a champagne lifestyle.
In Noumea, the country's capital, you can indulge in shopping for high-end fashion, accessories, gifts and souvenirs north of the city centre before stopping for a decadent drink and dinner in one of rue de Sebastopol's fine-dining establishments. Stroll through the morning markets at Port Moselle Marina to snap up a bargain and sample some typical Kanak and French snacks. Amid the bright colour and noisy fun of the stalls, you'll discover freshly baked croissants, fresh fruit, vegetables and honeycomb – all available at reasonable prices to tourists and locals like.
Beyond Noumea, you can explore the mountainous regions of the main island, Grande Terre, with its cascading waterfalls and the largest coral lagoon in the world. The South Pacific's third largest island, Grande Terre boasts plenty of water sports, fishing, boating and snorkelling.
New Caledonia resorts feature high quality kids' clubs, multiple swimming pools and bars and restaurants to suit every taste. For couples seeking a romantic getaway and a little peace and quiet, you can't beat Le Meridien on the Isle of Pines.
Book your flights to New Caledonia today to experience this idyllic island getaway!