Planning your Holiday
New Caledonia is a decent destination for Family Holidays with several nice beach resorts with safe swimming and lots of water activities and with few Caledonian people being very accepting towards children. poor value for money compared to its South pacific neighbours and late dining hours are the only drawbacks. The following accommodations are recommended for a family holiday in New Caledonia:
Escapade Island Resort is Noumea's most luxury resort and the only small island resort in New Caledonia. With a choice of stunning overwater bungalows or beach bungalows which are spacious enough to cater for families, Escapade offers a truly relaxing atmosphere.
Casa del Sole is a 16-storey apartment building straddling Anse Vata Beach and Citrons Bay Beach, and a short stroll to the restaurants along the promenade. With 64 fully furnished 1- and 2-bedroom apartments offering generous living space, this is an great value option for families.
Hotel Le Surf is a large 164-room hotel in Noumea located directly across the road from Anse Vata beach. With a nice swimming pool, direct access to the Casino Royal and nightclub, Le Surf offers excellent value for money and convenience.
For a straightforward, uncomplicated family holiday, the beach hotels around Anse Vata in Noumea are a good choice. here you'll find some of the better value accommodation in New Caledonia driven by competition as well as lots of independent restaurants for dining out, shopping and a handful of excellent day tours and offshore island cruises to keep you busy.
Tieti Tera is a boutique resort mid way along the tropical east coast of Grand Terre about three hours north of Noumea. With a long sweeping sandy beach, decent snorkelling lagoon and mountains to explore, Tieti Tera is the most upmarket resort on Grand Terre outside of Noumea.
Kanua Tera Resort is an adventure paradise with quaint traditional style bungalows set in tropical rainforest in a secluded beach setting With hiking trails, kayak excursions and traditional villages to explore, this eco-retreat is great for both couples and families.
Koulnoue Resort is located just south of Hienghene and its scenic coastline and set in a large coconut plantation fronting a pretty beach and is a good choice for families seeking an affordable beach holiday or for travellers exploring this scenic region of Grand Terre.
If you're looking for a sightseeing break with the family, there are a couple of options around the north east coast of Grand Terre with decent swimming beaches.
Hotel Oure is one of the nicest boutique beach resorts in New Caledonia. Located on a beautiful fine white sand beach fronting Kanumera Bay on the south side of Isle of Pines, Hotel Oure offers 25 bungalows with exquisite interiors, an excellent restaurant and small swimming pool.
Hotel Kodjeue is the most affordable hotel on the Isle of Pines offering spacious garden bungalows and absolute beachfront villas on the quiet east coast of the island. There’s a small swimming pool and basic hotel amenities including restaurant and boutique shop.
For a more intimate beach holiday, the Isle of Pines is a 2-hr ferry ride from Noumea or a 20-minute flight making it very accessible. Here you'll find a more laid back atmosphere than Noumea with better snorkelling and some exciting day cruises to uninhabited islands.
Hotel Paradis is the only upmarket accommodation on stunning atoll Ouvea Lagoon and offers its guests comfortable bungalows alongside one of the beautiful white sand beaches and turquoise lagoons that Ouvea is well known for. Come and enjoy paradise!
Drehu Resort is the most upmarket accommodation on Lifou with 28 bungalows directly fronting a gorgeous white sandy beach at We. With a relaxing swimming pool, fine dining restaurant and snorkelling in the lagoon, Drehu is a great choice for a romantic beach holiday.
Oasis Kiamu Hotel is a budget hotel with 15 rooms in a landscaped plantation backed by sheer limestone cliffs. Located across the road from a small pretty white sand cove beach, the hotel also has a swimming pool and intimate restaurant for guests.