Accommodation in Noumea

Noumea is the largest city in and capital of New Caledonia, lying on the main island of Grande Terre.

Nouméa, the modern capital of New Caledonia, is also called “the Ocean of Paris”. Noumea has restaurants, cinemas and theaters, but also city gardens and parks. Small boutiques selling the most beautiful clothes of the most expensive European fashion houses. But there are also major department stores and ‘designer’ outlets. The colonial houses of the first Europeans and the stone buildings of the prisons and the military, the witnesses of the pioneer years, fit exceptionally well with the more modern architectural styles of the city.

There are plenty of accommodation options in Noumea.

Directors Choice – Top Hotels for all Budgets

Director of Pacific Island Travel, Rob Kusters shares his top picks of Hotels, Resorts and accommodation on Noumea for all budgets!

L Escapade Island Resort

L Escapade Island Resort

“Ilot Maitre is just 20 minutes by boat from Noumea. Off the coast is a protected marine park. There are 44 garden and beach bungalows. If you choose to stay in one of the 25 water bungalows you will get the pure South Sea feeling.”

More information about Noumea

Noumea1. La Chute de la Madeleine

This botanical garden is situated in the Plaine des Lacs and near the Parc de la Rivière Bleue. Here you can find 168 plant species and flora!

Noumea 2. Le Mont-Dore

Le Mont-Dore, the region south of Noumea. The region has an area of 643 square kilometers and has nearly 25,000 inhabitants. There are farms and plantations in this region. This region is little visited by tourists.

Noumea 3. Parc de la Rivière Bleue
This 9045 acre forest reserve is a paradise full of flora and fauna that are native to this area. The park features swimming spots, picnic areas and numerous hiking trails. The giant Kaori, which is 40 meters high and nearly a thousand years old, is one of the attractions of the park.

The Little Train (Le Petit Train) is a motorised tour on normal roads, that runs several times a day. It is an area tour, but you can also hop off one train, and catch the following service. Check the timetable, though, because it may be cancelled or only offer two services on a given day.

The city is also serviced by 8 colour coded bus routes