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Where to Stay in New Caledonia






New Caledonia hotels,
New Caledonia resorts and gites
Hébergement Nouvelle Calédonie
Noumea accommodation,

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There are more than 2000 hotel rooms available in New Caledonia, the best way to figure out where to stay in New Caledonia is to get a copy of Rocket Guide to New Caledonia where you'll see high resolution images of the hotels, gîtes, and camping areas. You'll discover their exact location with aerial images, and you'll even be able to enjoy virtual sphere images of the inside of many of the rooms, seeing them just like they'll look when you walk into them.

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International Hotels

Accommodation designed for International visitors includes holiday short stay facilities and apartment style rooms for longer stays and business trips to New Caledonia. These are primarily two to five star Noumea hotels and resorts and, to a lesser extent, smaller hotels in Isle of Pines, and in the loyalty islands : Lifou, Ouvea, and Mare.

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Short Stay Hotels

Holiday Short Stay Hotels have basic or no kitchen facilities and include the larger hotels in the International Tourism center of Anse Vata in Noumea. There are also short stay hotels in the center of Noumea and in most of the rural commercial centers of New Caledonia. They range from 5 star to 0 star ratings. The Rocket Guide has them all, with their exact location, contact details and available facilities.

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Apartment Hotels

Apartment Hotels have full facility kitchens and are ideal for long stays or big families that need several bedrooms. These are exclusively found in Noumea's International Tourism district. The Rocket Guide will show which hotels have full kitchen facilities, what they look like inside and out, and exactly where they are located.

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The Escapade Resort

New Caledonia's largest resort is the Escapade with spectacular overwater bungalows. It is located on Ilot Maitre, a short distance from Noumea in the New Caledonia Lagoon. The island and surrounding coral reefs are a protected nature reserve with abundant marine life. You can take a virtual tour of the resort on the Rocket Guide.

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Local Travel Accommodation

Most of the New Caledonia holiday accommodation outside of Noumea caters to Noumea residents and business travelers (especially those that work for the nickel mines).  Of course the hotels and gites (small accommodation) that survive on local business also welcome international guests and many of them, like Tieti Tera Beach Resort in Poindimie, are really very nice boutique places in rural locations.

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New Caledonia's local travel accommodation includes small hotels in Noumea, a large number of small hotels and "gites" scattered throughout the large island of Grande Terre, the Isle of Pines, and the Loyalty Islands (Lifou accommodation, Ouvea accommodation, and Mare accommodation). These are small hotels, resorts and gites. Most of the small hotels in rural areas are fully booked on the holidays and weekends but normally have plenty of rooms available on weekdays. If you are booking from abroad, avoid booking on a major holiday.

General information about New Caledonia Hotels - Nouvelle Calédonie Hôtels

New Caledonia has 55 hotels, with 19 of these located in Noumea. There is an official star rating system from "no stars" to 5 stars. Star ratings are assessed annually by the tourism offices of the three provinces. "No stars" usually means the hotel caters mostly to local clients and has not applied for an international star rating. Hotels are generally one or more large buildings each with a number of rooms. Smaller hotels are sometimes called motels.

New Caledonia resorts

Larger resorts, like l'Escapade Island Resort Noumea, are 4 star resorts with a full compliment of holiday resort facilities and activities.

New Caledonia Youth Hostel

There is a youth hostel in Noumea but no real backpacker accommodation. Budget accommodation includes "Gîtes" and camping grounds.

New Caledonia Gîtes

New Caledonia has a variety of small "resort" style places to stay. These are divided into Gîte, Relais, Auberge, home stay, farm stay, and tribal stays. There is no absolute dividing line between these and a visitor would be hard pressed to decide what the difference was. In general, all of them are "bungalows" - some air conditioned, some not, some made of modern materials, some from traditional thatch, some with ensuites, some with shared toilet facilities. And some that have all of these options plus camping.

New Caledonia Camping

Unlike most Pacific island nations, New Caledonia enjoys a large number of camping grounds. "Camping Aménager" (managed camping grounds) provide toilets, showers, BBQ areas, and fire wood. They generally charge by the car but some of the more up-market ones charge by the person. There are also free, non-managed camp sites, especially in the Grand Sud. Camping and Trekking are very popular with Noumea residents, which means you can buy tents and camping equipment at reasonable prices, rent a car, and spend a week or two camping throughout New Caledonia on a modest budget.

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