Coral Palms Resort

Ilot Maitre, , Grand Terre, 98847, New Caledonia

More about Nouméa


Looking back to the portLooking back to the port

Hilltop buildings, noted as A, include A de JHilltop buildings, noted as A, include A de J

Cathedral in NoumeaCathedral in Noumea

Noumea marketNoumea market

Travel Tips for Nouméa

Indonesian Monument

by hunwagner

This monument for the centennary of the local Indonesian community is of no interest to most visitors, but it was a surprise find for me and I still put it here for the benefit of my Indonesian friends!

St Joseph's Cathedral

by hunwagner

Perhaps the most prominent architectural landmark of Noumea, this impressive cathedral was built in 1888. It is well worth going inside to see the coloured windows - while the main entrance is often closed, you can usually get in through the side-entrance on the left.

Shop in the heart of the city.

by K.Knight

In the heart of the city, around the beautiful Coconut Square, you will find the main shopping area. The entire area is full of souvenier shops where you can purchase all items from postcards, sarongs, t-shirts, shells and wood carvings. Anne and I felt that Noumea in general is very expensive however we did manage to find this sarong shop that had a number of sarongs for under AUS$10.

Off-shore islands

by hunwagner

If the city beaches are not your thing, you can hire speedboats to fery you across to a number of nearby islets.
Ilot aux Canards, shown on this photo, is the closest one, right in front of Anse Vata.


by stevemt


I found Noumea a little difficult to get used to. The beach area's were great, but the town I found it a little uncomftable, why, I yet have not worked out. The center of the town is a lovely square that is restful, fun and interesting, definatly worth visiting, The market by the harbour is again worth a visit.

One thing I LOVED. I saw NOT ONE fast food place in the whole place :))))

For lunch I would go into a supermarket, local shop and get a baguett, some pate, ham, chees and a bottle of Vin Ordineer and go sit on the beach. Nothing more civilised.

Food if eating out is a little more expensive than normal, but that is understandable when you realise that everything has to be imported, so the freight charges on everything are greatly inflated to what most visitors would be used to.

All in all, and enjoyable place to blob, relax, and rediscover yourself.


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