Beach Holidays in New Caledonia

beach holidays new caledonia

Noumea Beach Holidays

Anse Vata Beach is the hub of tourism in Noumea with plenty of hotels along the lively promenade. There are several lovely small offshore islands to visit on day trips with beautiful beaches and snorkelling lagoons.

Grand Terre Beach Holidays

The best beaches on Grand Terre are hard to find, mostly off the main highway down unsigned dirt tracks. Ask the locals to point you in the right direction. There are a handful of beach resorts to visit with the nicest beaches being at the northern point of Grand Terre but it's a six hour journey by road to reach them from Noumea.

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.

Malabou Beach Resort is located in the far north of Grand Terre amongst remote beaches and great snorkelling lagoons. With simple bungalows set in tropical gardens and fronting a small white beach with snorkelling reefs offshore, this is a great base to explore this unspoiled region.

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.

Isle of Pines Beach Holidays

Kuto Bay on the south coast has a beautiful long curved beach for relaxing and along with adjacent Kanumera Bay has the islands nicest beaches. For an interesting beach walk visit the River of Sands on the east coast or try a day cruise to uninhabited caye.

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.

Loyalty Islands Beach Holidays

The best beaches in New Caledonia are found in the stunning Loyalty Islands, three small volcanic islands (one is an atoll) a forty minute flight from Noumea. Ouvea has the most picturesque beach setting whilst both Lifou and Mare have stunning stretches of soft white sand backed by pine trees and tropical vegetation.

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.

Nengone Resort is a small resort fronting a secluded white sandy beach on the south coast of Mare. With 18 traditional bungalows with stylish interiors, a swimming pool and good restaurant, Nengone makes the perfect base for exploring the wonderful beaches and sights of Mare.

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.

Chez Ihage is collection of budget tribal huts in the village of Luecila facing a beautiful lagoon – it’s less than a minute walk to the long sweeping sandy beach of We. This is a great option for budget travellers looking to enjoy cultural interaction, secluded beaches and snorkelling.