New Caledonia is located in the region of Melanesia in the southwest Pacific. Around the southwest Pacific Ocean, approximately 1,200 kilometres (746 mi) east of Australia and 1,500 kilometres (932 mi) northwest of New Zealand. The island nation of Vanuatu lies to the northeast. It comprises a main island (Grande Terre), the Loyalty Islands, and several smaller islands. Approximately half the size of Taiwan, it has a land area of 18,575.5 square kilometres (7,172 sq mi). The capital and largest city of the territory is Nouméa. The currency is the CFP franc. In this place you could experience the Pacific in France taste. .where Melanesian tradition blends with French sophistication. This mix of the chic yet casual, très French but ultimately Pacific comes together with peerless élan in Noumea, the cosmopolitan capital. If you could rent a helicopter to explore the New Caledonia , you may spot the island that shaped like a heart. It's a great way to express your love to your spouse.
Isle of Pines
One romantic and unforgettable destination in New Caledonia is the Isle of Pines. About eighty kilometres south-east of Noumea (14 km wide, 18 km long), Isle of Pines is a place where time seems to stand still in an idyllic setting of white beaches under swaying palms and soaring Araucaria pines. .One can get to the Isle of Pines either by air or by sea. By plane it’s just a 20 min flight from Noumea and the scenery is superb. However, the cheapest way to get to the island is by sea, with different type of boats taking you there: sailing boats, catamarans…
You have to stay at least one week to enjoy all the beauty of Isle of Pines or even longer. Isle of Pines is popular with scuba diving activity, snorkeling around the lagoon. You could see many tropical fish and coral under the transparant and sparkling water. The island is rich with animal life and is home to many unique creatures such as the Crested Gecko Rhacodactylus ciliatus and the world's largest gecko Rhacodactylus leachianus. The Isle of Pines is very accommodating, with a range of resorts and hotels to choose from to suit all budgets, and an excellent menu of restaurants to suit all tastes.
Place to visit in the Isle of Pines
Kanumera Bay and Kuto Bay
Both are the most beautiful beaches in the southwest Isle of Pines. Kuto Bay is located on the Isle of Pines (Ile des Pins) which lies 100 km (60 mi) west off the coast of New Caledonia main island. They just have all what you're looking from a beach, like fine white sand, sparkling water, beautiful scenery, long beach, coconut trees, and romantic scent.
Upi Bay and Oro Bay
Both have a magnificent lagoon and the natural swimming pool to the north
of the Isle of Pines.
Oumagne cave usually known as Queen cave
Situated 10 km north of Vao, Oumagne cave is another limestone cave with a beautiful entrance lined by tree ferns.
The "Queen" Hortense cave is said to be the place where the Queen of Kunie had a rest after visiting the tribes. Situated in Touété village. it has a wide and beautiful entrance.
If you love to spot the island from higher place, the N’Ga peak is the perfect place to do that. (262 metres high) – It takes about one hour to reach the top, from where you will get an amazing view over the whole island.
Baie des rouleaux or The Roller bay
The Roller bay beach is one of the few in the Isle of Pines with waves breaking over the coral. After a short walk through the bush from the northern end of Kuto beach , you will discover this enchanting long white sandy beach.
Yes, it's definitely beach and beach and more beaches. So this is the perfect place to spend your honeymoon week, just take a long long walk by the beach or set the lunch table by the beach, you won't get bored.