Exploring the Grand Terre | Noumea


Noumea may be the ultimate cultural holiday for couples and families alike. Air Calin will get you there with a short 2 hour flight from Brisbane. Microsoft xbox 360 never been a much better time to jump accross the ocean and brush up on your Francaise oui oui.

What Noumea lacks in a decent espresso, it more than makes up for in prestine beaches along with a tropical climate. The typical yearly water temperature is 22 degrees.

Deluxe Edition recommends a self-catered holiday. You will find the best French cheeses, baked pastries, pate and seafood you could hope for. General stores are scattered across the city and supermarkets are nearby. We chose Geants as our preferred supermarket but Carrefours can be another good French shopping option. A visit to the Morning Market in the City Centre can also be great for buying fresh seafood including Mahi Mahi, Lobster, Oysters and Prawns.
Fresh Oysters with the Seafood Market

Fresh Oysters at the Seafood Market

De|Luxe Guide

Dine | Amadeus gastronomique French Cuisine at its best. The Chef Menu is crucial to sample every one of the fine French fare this restaurant provides.

Stay | Luxe - Le Meridan Presenditial Suite. Make the most of your trip to Noumea using a stay in the Presendential suite within the Le Meredien Noumea.

Stay | Less - A self catering holiday in Noumea requries an apartment with a kitchen. Ramada suites has a expansive 2 bedroom apartment equiped with everything else you need to self cater.

Shop | for a wonderful array of colourful kaftans, stunning semi precious jewelery and a selection of stores selling souvenirs and beach clothes... A stylish selection of boutiques come in The Hilton Promenade Shops for the beach front in Ansa Vata. If you are a fan of french products now is your chance to maintain stocks of the French cult buys. French essentials a real creamy soaps and showergels and luxury French brands like Thalgo and Nuxe can also be found store of the local pharmacy.

Eat | L'Atelier Gourmand is the greatest Boulangerie in town. Go early for decent baguettes fresh out of the oven and get a few sweet treats for afternoon tea. The eclairs are going to die for.

Explore | Tchou Tchou Train is often a bright yellow road train- meaning it has wheels and drives traveling much to the locals fury- This train can be a two hour tour to some of the top sight seeing spots in Noumea.

Swim | Îlot Maître This white sandy island with really clear waters is the idylic place for snorkellling. Equipment is available for hire around the Island. Deluxe Tip - Pack your beach bag with refreshing drinks and baguettes and make a day exploring the marine time of Ilot Maitre. The island is a quick Water Taxi trip from Ansa Vata Bay.