New Caledonia is a French territory comprising dozens of islands in the South Paciﬁc. It’s known for its palm-lined beaches and marine-life-rich lagoon, which, at 24,000-sq.-km, is among the world’s largest. A massive barrier reef surrounds the main island, Grand Terre, a major scuba-diving destination. The capital, Nouméa, is home to French-inﬂuenced restaurants and luxury boutiques selling Parisian fashions. With museums, bush festivals, art galleries or the a tres and cinemas, you will not have time to get bored. New Caledonia offers a rich and diverse cultural life. Kanak culture is very much alive, thriving in modernity, without denying its roots.
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New Caledonia’s dazzling lagoon surrounds it with every hue of blue, green and turquoise. The light and the space simply delight your senses. By becoming a World Heritage site, the lagoon has helped bring the people together to celebrate and protect it, from village level through to government.
New Caledonia isn’t just a tropical playground. There’s a charming mix of French and Melanesian: warm hospitality sitting beside European elegance, gourmet food beneath palm trees, sand, resorts, and bungalows. Long gorgeous beaches are backed by cafes and bars, with horizons that display tiny islets to attract day trippers. Be lured into kayaks or microlights, rock climb, sail, dive into a world of corals, canyons, caves and shipwrecks, go whale watching or snorkeling, or relax on the warm sand of a deserted isle. Natural wonders and man-made delights are at your ﬁnger tips.