Discovered by Captain Cook, New Caledonia is a slice of France in the Pacific which is worth exploring for its wealth of culture and gorgeous bays.
Noumea, the capital of New Caledonia, faces the sea, lined with inviting beaches and islands ready to be explored. It has an artistic feel to it, packed with museums, art galleries, theatres and cinemas. A visit to the local restaurants will provide you with a mouth-watering culinary experience trying out tropical flavours mixed with French techniques.
New Caledonia has the second largest coral reef lagoon on earth. A World Heritage Site since 2008 the New Caledonia lagoon is a protected gem by UNESCO. If you enjoy snorkelling and diving, the water is teeming with colourful marine life which can easily be spotted. If you prefer seeing the marine life from above water, you can head to the Aquarium des Lagons where you will see sea snakes, stone fish, turtles, sharks and stingrays.
Finish off the day with a well-deserved drink at one of the many restaurants, bars or clubs where you can experience the joyfulness of New Caledonia.
Tahiti, one of the largest islands and the heart beat of French Polynesia. Not only is this Island the main port of call when arriving, Papeete is a must see on its own accord with it’s harbours, gardens, boutiques, food trucks (Les Roulottes) and it’s colourful market.
Moorea’s laidback character and welcoming people will instantly make you feel like you’re on holiday. Easily accessible from Tahiti by a 30 minutes ferry or a 10 minutes flight making this paradise only a short ride away for the ultimate escape. This island is popular amongst Kiwi travellers with its magical lagoons set against a majestic backdrop of mountainous landscape.
Bora Bora is the most famous of the French Polynesian Islands with Mt Otemanu the focal point in the middle island surrounded by clear blue lagoons, pristine white beaches and motus (islands) lined with some of the most spectacular Overwater Bungalows - you will be spoilt for choice.
The idea of the Overwater Bungalow began in The French Polynesian Islands, so spoil yourself by indulging in an Overwater Bungalow and let yourself relax to the sound of water lapping against the stilts, watching the fish swim underneath the glass pane in the floor and enjoy access straight into the crystal clear water from your deck.
French Polynesia is home to a number of diverse islands that are just waiting to be discovered. Tahiti, Moorea & Bora Bora are the most well known but there is so much more to discover!
Taha'a, also known as the Vanilla Island, offers a glimpse of the tranquil life of Tahitians. Taha'a grows almost 80% of all vanilla produced in French Polynesia. Take a 4x4 Safari tour to explore the remote interior roads and coastal villages or relax in your very own Overwater Bungalow watching the sunset!
Tetiaroa’s white sand beaches, coconut trees and colourful birds make this a dream paradise. Home to the exclusive Brando Resort feel like the rich and famous whilst enjoying 5-star luxury and discovering one of the largest colonies of birds in Tahiti. Spend your days encountering incredible wildlife both under the sea and in the air.
Tikehau Island is known for its pink sand, endless coral beaches and low key tourist infrastructure. Tikehau, which means ‘peaceful landing’ is the perfect place to disconnect from the world, finding nothing but serenity and calm. Tikehau has something for everyone, from amazing marine life to untouched pink sandy beaches - this island is your playground.
Niue is known as the ‘Rock of Polynesia’ packing in plenty of surprises for the adventurous traveller. An island getaway for the traveller who wants to get out and about and explore. Niue is one of only a handful of places in the world that you can see whales. From June to October each year Humpback whales arrive in Niue to nurse their young so you will have a good chance to spot them!
The whole island is dotted with a myriad of caves, sheltered rocky coves and secret beaches, some of which have yet to be explored. Discover the well signposted and maintained tracks with a range of scenic walks. All tracks lead to a special surprise at the end - whether it is a rainforest, spectacular caves or jagged coral pinnacles. Niue has world class snorkelling & diving with some of the best underwater visibility in the world.
Spend your days swimming with dolphins, catching a Uga (Coconut Crab) or simply swimming in the rock pools. Niue wis like no other Pacific destination packed with adventure and ready to be explored by those seeking something different for their holidays.