Experience the royal treatment that only luxury getaway can give you. This wonderful trip takes in the hustle and bustle of Nouméa together with the beautiful island of  Isle of Pines. This romantic and luxury holiday is full of decadence and extravagance and you simply won't want to leave New Caledonia!

Le Meridien Noumea + Ile des Pins Combo

Fully Inclusive Private Tour

Duration : 8 DAYSPrice : FROM $2149Country : NEW CALEDONIA
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Le Meridien Isle of Pines, New Caledonia
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Nouméa is a bustling cosmopolitan city with a distinct French ambience. From chic boutiques to beautiful sheltered bays, fine French dining to lively bars, Nouméa offers a diverse holiday experience. When Captain Cook discovered the Isle of Pines in 1774 he was so struck by the beautiful vegetation that he named the island accordingly. This gives you a good idea what to expect – sumptuous pines and tropical plants which are only found in New Caledonia – a truly unique place. Can’t decide between the hustle and bustle of Nouméa and the quiet beauty of the Isle of Pines? Why not have the best of both worlds?

Included in the price

  • Return economy airfares to Noumea with Aircalin including 23kg of luggage, snacks and beverages
  • Airline taxes and fuel surcharges
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in Le Méridien Noumea 5* (Classic room)
  • 3 nights' accommodation in Le Méridien Ile des Pins 5* (Superior Room)
  • Buffet breakfast daily in Le Méridien Ile des Pins 5*
  • Return economy airfares between Noumea Magenta and Ile des Pins (20 Kg Class)
  • Return transfers between International Airport and Le Meridien Noumea
  • Return transfers between Le Meridien Noumea and Domestic Airport
  • Return transfers between Le Méridien Ile des Pins and Isle of Pines Airport
  • BONUS - Free Access to Tjibaou Cultural Centre in Noumea
  • BONUS - Free use of non-motorised water sports equipment in both resorts!
  • BONUS - Free entrance to the Grand Casino de Noumea including 500XPF worth of gambling chips and 1 welcome drink per person.

Day 1: Australia to New Caledonia

Day 1: Australia to New Caledonia

Fly with AirCalin to New Caledonia. Upon arrival at Tontouta International airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. With around 150 world class restaurants and cafes to choose from, featuring food from every region of France, why not get out into the city and try sampling the food? You will be staying at Le Meridien Nouméa, the most luxurious 5 star hotel in Nouméa, offering good services with direct access to the beach! Night at Le Meridien Nouméa 5*.

Day 2 & Day 3: Noumea

Day 2 & Day 3: Noumea

Take this stay to spend as you wish. Among the wonderful activities you could enjoy are: The Tjabaou Cultural Centre, Faubourd Blanchot and Promenade Pierre Venier, Day trip Escapade – Maitre Islet or Day trip to Amedee Island, The Maritime History Museum, Nouméa Discover, The Colourful and Lively Nouméa Markets, Baie des Citrons, Diving, Place des Cocotiers, Parc zoologique et forestier, Ile au Canard... Nights at Le Meridien Nouméa 5*.

Day 4: Noumea - Isle of Pines

Day 4: Noumea - Isle of Pines

Leisure in the morning, then you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Nouméa domestic airport for your flight to Isle of Pines (25 min), one of the most beautiful and romantic island in the world. Upon arrival in Isle of Pines, you will be transferred to the best resort of New Caledonia! Le Méridien, Isle of Pines provides a range of free activities including table tennis, mountain bike riding, a fitness centre, snorkeling, tennis, snooker, pool, kayak canoes, pedalos, French bowls and volleyball. Night at Le Méridien Ile Des Pins 5* in superior room.

Day 5 & Day 6: Isle of Pines

Day 5 & Day 6: Isle of Pines

Morning, enjoy your Daily buffet breakfast in this exceptional resort and then you will be able to discover this beautiful island by your own way. Things to do in Isle of Pines: Kuto Beach, Oro Bay Natural Swimming pool, The Remains of the prison, Cemetery of the political prisoners, Brosse Islets or Nohanhui Islets: Two wonderful little tropical paradises which will offer a day you’ll never forget. Nights at Le Méridien Ile Des Pins 5* in Superior Room.

Day 7: Isle of Pines - Noumea

Day 7: Isle of Pines - Noumea

Enjoy a Buffet breakfast at your hotel. Then you will be picked up from your hotel to Isle of Pines Airport for your flight to Noumea. Upon arrival in Nouméa, you will be transferred to Le Meridien Nouméa for your last night stay in New Caledonia. For your last night, you can savour a wide selection of gourmet French cuisine, both à la carte and theme buffets with a show, within 10 minutes walking distance from your hotel. Night at Le Méridien Noumea 5*.

Day 8: New Caledonia - Australia

Day 8: New Caledonia - Australia

Leisure by your own before you will be transferred to Tontouta International Airport for your homeward flight.

Isle of Pines

Isle of Pines

With radiant turquoise waters hiding a wealth of colorful corals and fish below, Isle of Pines is a wonderful place to dive and explore. Beginning with a relaxed way of life, the smile on the local’s faces and their talent to never rush the time. « A quoi bon le compter, il ne s’arrêtera jamais » - ("Why measure the time, it will never end"), they seem to try to help us understand.
Nouméa

Nouméa

The capital of New Caledonia, Noumea is a little piece of France in the middle of the Coral Sea. With its French Riviera atmosphere and its luxury boutiques, Noumea deserves this title without a doubt. However, this sprawling city has a thousand other facets that make it the capital of the Pacific, with mixed cultural influences. Founded in 1860, Noumea blends together heritage, entertainment and leisure activities.
LaCity Travel - Traveller Tips for New Caledonia

GEOGRAPHY: New Caledonia is located 21° South, 165° degrees East, and lies just North of the Tropic of Capricorn.  

VISAS: New Caledonia tourist visa is not required for citizens of Australia for a stay up to 90 days, although you will need to have a return ticket. All passports must be valid for 6 months from the date of the arrival. Some other nationalities may require a visa. For further information please contact the French consulate website or your travel consultant.  

MONEY: 1 AUD = 77.84197 XPF (15/12/2013).As in French Polynesia, the local currency is the French Pacific Franc (CFP or XPF), it is divided into 1,2,5,10,20,50 and 100 Franc coins and 500, 10001 5000 and 10000 Franc notes. All banks, are French. Banks operating in New Caledonia include the Banque National de Paris-NC, Banque Calédonienne d’Investissement, (BCI), Banque de Nouvelle Calédonie, Caisse d’Epargne and Société Générale Calédonienne de banque. Banks are open between 8.30am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday. Most credit cards are accepted (Visa, Mastercard, Eurocard, American Express not always).  

ELECTRICITY: New Caledonia’s power supply is 220/240 volts, 60Hz 1, 3 phases, 2, 3, 4 wires. The two-pin plugs are the most common.  

CLOTHING: Light, summer-style clothes are appropriate with casual but elegant dress for the evenings. In the cooler months, a sweater or light jacket is recommended.  

CLIMATE / WEATHER: New Caledonia enjoys a semi-tropical climate. The warm season extends from September to March with average temperatures of up to 27 degrees Celsius. The green season from April to August, has average temperatures of around 20 to 23 degrees Celsius.  

TIME DIFFERENCE: Local time in New Caledonia is normally one hour ahead of Australian Eastern Standard Time. During the Daylight Saving Time period, the time in New Caledonia remains one hour ahead of Queensland but is then on the same time as New South Wales and Victoria. New Caledonia is 1 hour behind New Zealand time, and 2 hours during the Daylight Saving.  

LANGUAGE: French is the official language but English is widely spoken. There are 30 different Melanesian dialects. A few phrases in French are always welcomed by the locals.   

ACCOMMODATION: All our hotels have been especially selected. New Caledonia offers a vast array of accommodation optionsfrom 5 star hotels, to luxury apartments, to simple rural lodgings and camping sites.  

FOOD / DRINK: There are numerous fine-dining restaurants stressing French cuisine, along with outdoor dining and snack bars. At night, Nouméa comes alive with an array of nightclubs, bars and discos. Over 140 restaurants serve an array of cuisines including French Provincial, Indonesian, Chinese, Italian, West Indian, Mexican, North African and seafood.  

RELIGION: Largely Roman Catholic, then Protestant although such other religions as Mormon, Baha’I, Muslim and Jewish are also represented.  

HISTORY: New Caledonia was settled by the Lapita people about 1500BC, with archeological sites found at Kone and on the Isle of Pines. Captain Cook aboard HMS Resolution, landed in the Bay of Balade on the North-east coast in 1774. He named the archipelago he discovered, New Caledonia in memory of Scotland. In 1853, under the rule of Napoleon III, the island was officially declared French by Admiral Febvrier-Despointes. It became a French Overseas Territory in 1946. During the World War II, New Caledonia became a centre for the US war effort.  

SHOPPING: Thursday in the City markets and the Maison des Artisans are popular places to meet with local artisans and buy their wares. A wide range of French and European goods including high fashion, leather goods, jewellery, perfume and china is available at duty-free prices. Such an extensive range in many shops has led New Caledonia to be known as the Paris of the Pacific. There are about 40 duty-free shops, mainly in the centre of Noumea, offering reductions of up to 30 per cent on regular prices.  

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS: 
January 1 – New Year's Day
May 1 – French Labour Day
July 14 – Bastille Day
August 15 – Assumption Day
September 24 – New Caledonia Day
November 1 – All Saints’ Day
November 11 – Armistice Day
December 25/26 – Christmas  

POSTAL SERVICES:OPT (Office des Postes et Télécommunications) offices are located throughout New Caledonia. Offices are generally open Monday to Friday from 7.00am to 3.00pm.   

HEALTH: There is no requirement. However, up-to-date vaccinations for diphtheria, tetanus and poliomyelitis are recommended.  

SAFETY / SECURITY: We advise you to exercise normal safety precautions in New Caledonia. Exercise common sense and look out for suspicious behaviour, as you would in Australia. Cyclone season in New Caledonia is from November to April, however, tropical storms and cyclones may also occur in other months. See under Additional information: Natural disasters, severe weather and climate for further information. Local authorities have declared an epidemic of dengue fever and have issued a health alert for another mosquito-borne disease, chikungunya. Local authorities have dengue fever and chikungunya prevention measures in place.  

MEDICAL SERVICES: The central hospital in Noumea is the Centre Hospitalier Territorial (CHT), with regional hospitals in Koumac and Poindimié. There are also a number of private hospitals and clinics.  

AIRLINES:     International: New Caledonia’s national airline is Aircalin. Other Airlines serving New Caledonia include Air France, Air New Zealand, Air Vanuatu and Quantas.                 
                     Domestic:
Domestic flights are operated by Air Calédonie with regular services from Nouméa to airfields on the island, Isle of Pines and Loyalty Islands.  

INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: La Tontouta (otherwise known as Tontouta International Airport), is 50 kilometres from Noumea.  

TIPPING: None  

TRAVEL INSURANCE: All passengers must have comprehensive travel insurance. You can complete this with LaCity Travel if you wish. Check your Travel Insurance Policy for an Emergency number and details of services to be provided, Carry these details with you.  

Australian Consulate-General, Noumea
7th Floor, Immeuble Foch
19 Avenue du Maréchal Foch
Noumea, NEW CALEDONIA 
Telephone (687) 27 24 14
Facsimile (687) 27 80 01
Website 
www.noumea.consulate.gov.au  
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Price does not include 

1. The activities and excursions recommended in the itinerary
2. Any lunch or dinner
3. Breakfast in Nouméa
4. Personal expenses
5. Travel insurance

Terms and Conditions 

*Prices are in AUD, subject to availability at time of booking and for new bookings only.The above prices are per person twin-share and valid for travel: 01 April – 31 August 2017 & 01 February – 31 March 2018. Air surcharges apply during Australian school holidays. Free nights & discounts are already included in costs. All prices are subject to change at any time without notice. Conditions, amendment and cancellation fees apply.Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

International flights are with Air Calin and include 7kgs of hand luggage and 23kgs of checked luggage.
Domestic flights are with Air Caledonie and include 3kgs of hand luggage and 20kgs of checked luggage.