New Caledonia is a territory of France that lies a few hours away from Australia and New Zealand by plane. You will find this place French in every way from language to food to history. It is a modernized and westernized place that plentiful roads that are well-paved and untouched by the weather. Even the bus service is comfortable and reliable. But the place is quite expensive even France itself. So carefully plan everything before visiting it.
Ouvéa (Loyalty Islands)- Best Place for Snorkeling and Diving
Do you know New Caledonia is surrounded by the second largest reef and biggest lagoon in the world? Despite having them in its vicinity, you would not find diving much popular and developed in this region as it is in Vanuatu and Fiji. This can be due to the vast variety of other things that you can do in this region that diving has taken a back seat. But still, if you are the one who loves to explore the underwater world you must head to Ouvea that lies close to Mare and forms part of the Loyalty Islands. It is a perfect beach destination whose exquisite lagoon is backed by coral cliffs and dotted with islets. There is a lot you can see just by snorkeling with a mask but you can also go diving among reefs and caves.
Baie des Citrons (Noumea): Best Place for Food
You would find that the middle-class suburbs of the place are quite vast and stretches south over several kilometers starting from the city center to the beach-side suburbs of Baie des Citrons and Anse Vata. Baie des Citrons is a place that is not quite developed with most of the place lined up with chic bistros rather than upmarket resorts. You will find a variety of cuisines at this place including Chinese, Italian, Vietnamese, Japanese and of course, the traditional French. This thing reflects the multiculturalism of the territory in a great way. And when it comes to prices, they often match up with what you find in mainland France.
Center of Noumea: Best Place to enjoy Nightlife
Everything you want to do after the sunsets is all at this place. There are many happening choices you can think of going to, in the city center. Opt for having a nice dinner at a chic bistro. You would find one of them around the Chinatown or the Latin Quarter. Have a great time chatting with the yachties at a fashionable pub along a marina or catch a cabaret or a musical show. And if you are a person who loves to going to casinos then Noumea has some of them. Going with a family? Then go for movie-watching at Cinecity or enjoy one of the festivals at the place that is generally in May to October. Hit a nightclub to make your night rocking and happening.
Îles des Pins Island: Best Place to Have a Romantic Holiday
Nothing is dreamier than the Iles des Pins Island that lies off the southern coast of Grand Terre. The place has awesome sceneries with turquoise lagoons. The island is so precious with snow-white beaches, namesake pines, and sloping palms that it is being protected by UNSECO. You can access the jutting waters by the traditional outrigger canoes and visit its amiable villages that are still conservative. Witness its historical ruins, vanilla plantations and hilltop views with jaw-dropping views. And to get the most out of your trip, stay at one of its family-run and traditional style bungalows that lies meters away from the sand. Book a 5-start resort to experience the richest luxury and intimacy.