Visit the third largest island in the South Pacific when you choose New Caledonia as your next vacation destination. Here you will find some of the most spectacular beaches and exceptional mountain retreats. IT boasts the world's largest lagoon and is surrounded by 1000 miles of coral reef. Since it is a fragment that drifted away from the main part of the continent, it has its own unique flora and fauns that you will not find anywhere else in the world.
The capital of Noumea is an attractive city overlooking a well sheltered harbor. You can roam the streets and explore the many museums, cathedrals attractive squares and markets as well as being home to one of the world's leading marine scientific research station. You can see the exhibits of the traditional crafts at the New Caledonia Museum and see artifacts from the many shipwrecks that have occurred around the coast at the Museum of Maritime History. You should allow a long period of time to see the more than 700 species of animals at the Botanical and Zoological Gardens only a short distance from the city. You can also visit the Amedee Lighthouse that was built in France and brought to this former French colony.
Take a scenic drive along the coast and visit the village of St. Louis where you will gaze in awe at the scene from the Plum Lookout. Take a tour of the white sandy beaches, explore the caves and the ancient site of Kone. Along the eats coast of the island there are many little villages with cocoanut trees, quaint churches and exquisite beaches. Yate is one of these villages and provides a postcard scene being surrounded by lakes, waterfalls and forests.
There is a wealth of activities for visitors of all ages and a wide variety of accommodation. There are plenty of discos and casinos for your nightlife experience. If you like shopping, you will love what New Caledonia has to offer with small boutiques featuring French luxury goods.