The Le Meridien Ile des Pins, or Isle of Pines as it’s known, is one of the few five-star resorts located in seven-star settings. New Caledonia is surrounded by the largest barrier reef in the world, a delicate marine eco-system protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The resort sits on a private island in the centre of the barrier reef, surrounded by the beautiful Oro Bay.
Reaching the resort is a singular pleasure in itself. From the Tontouta International Airport in Noumea, visitors have a choice of taking a plane from the domestic airport Magenta to the Ile des Pins Airport; or a fast catamaran ride from Noumea to Port de Kuto, a short car-hop away from Ile des Pins. Either way, the vast swathes of deep verdigris ocean broken by the dark green of the many isles is a sight to behold. The resort’s island is surrounded by palm and pine trees, lined by soft white sand. Limited to a scarce 48 super-luxurious rooms and suites, the boutique resort is one of the very few places where travellers can snorkel right off the beach.
The resort is minutes away from a natural saltwater swimming pool, where guests can snorkel away the days exploring the shoals of fishes inhabiting it. They also have the option of a lovely picnic on the Nokanhui atoll, where swimming with turtles is a must-do activity. For hiking enthusiasts, a trek to the easily-accessible Mount N’ga is an especial treat as the views of the island from the top are truly selfie-worthy! There are scores of fun activities that the resort organises on a daily basis such as cooking and weaving classes, which are worth a try anytime.
For gourmands, Le Meridien’s La Pirogue restaurant specialises in local and French cuisine and the Longitude 167 Bar is perfect for winding down exciting days.
Hideaway Holidays has long specialised in all-inclusive New Caledonia holiday packages and deals. Besides organising a superb getaway inclusive of airfare, accommodations, meals, drinks, activities and transfers, we can suggest tours and dive-charters to make your holiday even more memorable. For more details, suggestions and bookings, fill out the Enquiry Form or just call us at 1300 991 751.