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Top Hotels in New Caledonia

Escapade llot Maitre
Escapade llot Maitre
3.5 out of 5
Ilôt Maître, BP 4918, Nouméa
The price is CA $355 per night from Dec 27 to Dec 28
4/5Very Good! (229 reviews)

"Excellent location!"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 6, 2020

Escapade llot Maitre
Sheraton New Caledonia Deva Spa & Golf Resort
Sheraton New Caledonia Deva Spa & Golf Resort
4.5 out of 5
Lot 33 Domaine de Dév, Route de Poé B.P. 50, Bourail
The price is CA $324 per night from Dec 22 to Dec 23
4.1/5Very Good! (292 reviews)

"Very comfortable suite, good breakfast buffet"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 26, 2020

Sheraton New Caledonia Deva Spa & Golf Resort
Le Méridien Ile des Pins
Le Méridien Ile des Pins
5 out of 5
Baie d'Oro, BP 175, L'Île-des-Pins
The price is CA $387 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
4.5/5Wonderful! (399 reviews)

"The setting is magical. The staff is really friendly and helpful. In the current difficult times it is even more appreciable. The hotel would need a little refurbishment but it still stays very comfortable"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 16, 2020

Le Méridien Ile des Pins
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top things to do in New Caledonia

New Caledonia

Take a trip to this sparking archipelago and uncover a thriving cosmopolitan culture, beautiful scenery and a fascinating past.  Swim, kayak and sail in the vast, shimmering lagoon of New Caledonia. Visit colorful markets and oceanfront restaurants or hop between islands of tranquil rainforests and secluded beaches.

A dependent French colony since 1853, this archipelago holds an indigenous population who live alongside expats from Europe, Africa and Polynesia. Ethnic diversity is particularly prevalent in the capital Noumea on the main island Grande Terre. Eat the finest fish available at lavish Western-style restaurants and peruse the Market near the marina to barter for exquisite arts and crafts, fresh fruit and homemade bread. Swim at sheltered Baie des Citrons or Plage de l'Anse Vata. Rent a kayak to venture farther out or glide through the spray in a two-person dinghy.

Drive three hours north to reach quiet towns, stunning clifftop views and plunging waterfalls or go southeast to the former convict center of Prony, surrounded by woodland and a gateway to the island’s best natural reserves. Pic Du Pin nearby offers exceptional hiking with Blue River National Park beyond sheltering kauri trees, many more than 1,000 years old. Don’t miss the drowned forest where tree trunks rise from the silky, turquoise water.

No trip is complete without a visit to some of the smaller, neighboring islands. The eastern Loyalty Islands of Maré, Lifou and Ouvéa each combine modern hospitality with outstanding untouched scenery. Find your own private beach for the day or explore rocky caves and crevices. A shorter ferry ride south takes you to the Isle of Pines with its idyllic beaches and resorts set around the ghostly remains of a 19th-century prison.

New Caledonia is in the western Pacific Ocean east of Australia. Fly to Tontouta Airport from New Zealand, Australia or Japan. A tropical climate makes New Caledonia a good choice year-round although temperatures can feel uncomfortably warm during January and February. Noumea has the biggest concentration of accommodations. Staying on the smaller islands is generally confined to more expensive private resorts.

Frequently asked questions

How much does a New Caledonia vacation package cost?
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If I'm not able to travel, can I cancel my New Caledonia vacation package?
It is possible to cancel your New Caledonia booking if your plans have been upended. Whether you’ll incur a penalty or not depends on your airline, hotel or car rental company. It may be possible to cancel or change free of charge if you booked in the last 24 hours. Head to our Customer Service Portal to find out more.
How do I get a cheap travel package to New Caledonia?
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What are the top hotels in New Caledonia?
When it comes to hotels in Nouméa, Le Méridien Noumea Resort & Spa and Nouvata are two fantastic options. If you’re also staying in Bourail, Sheraton New Caledonia Deva Spa & Golf Resort and Hôtel De Poé look forward to welcoming you.
When is the best time of year to visit New Caledonia?
New Caledonia gets busy in . If you’re not a fan of crowds and like a more relaxed pace, lock in your trip for . Need to keep an eye on your budget? Nab one of the bargains on offer in . is typically when prices rise and hotel rates are at their peak.
How far in advance should I book my New Caledonia vacation?
Smart travelers often reserve their seats as early as possible. You can usually look up international airfares on Expedia up to 12 months before your intended flight. If you’re late to book, don’t despair. Low prices occasionally become available in the last weeks before departure dates.
What does an Expedia New Caledonia travel package include?
With Expedia, you can choose a combination of flights, car rentals and hotels to build your ideal New Caledonia travel package. Once you’ve made your booking, you can add on the fun stuff like tours and experiences. Don’t forget, the more you bundle, the more cash you’ll save!
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Can I choose my airline with a New Caledonia Expedia vacation package?
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