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Nece Bay Mare Loyalty Islands

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During the Avocado Festival - "Fete de l'Avocat" at Nece (pronounced Netchay) all the villagers show up and there are often visitors from the other Loyalty Islands - Lifou and Ouvea - that take the opportunity to visit friends and relatives here.

The youth race about and when they get bored with it, all they wander off to sit together and talk. As the festival music fills the air this quiet scene is just a few steps away, the Bay looking like it always looks, the palms and an old ruin standing watch on the point.

You can get the latest information on the festivals of the Loyalty Islands from the official Destination Loyalty Islands Tourism website

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Images à proximité de Maré, Iles Loyauté, Nouvelle Calédonie

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A: Fete Avocat Market Mare

Par Richard Chesher, à 100 mètres

Avocado Festival - "Fete de l'Avocat" at Nece (pronounced Netchay) is a joint effort of the people of...

Fete Avocat Market Mare

B: Sadro Dancers Avocado Festival Mare Island

Par Richard Chesher, à 160 mètres

Every year the village of Nece (pronounced Netchay) puts on an Avocado Festival - "Fete de l'Avocat"....

Sadro Dancers Avocado Festival Mare Island

C: Avacado Dance Mare Loyalty Islands New Caledonia

Par Richard Chesher, à 160 mètres

The Sadro Dance group puts on a Custom Dance show for the visitors to the Nece Avocado Festival - "Fe...

Avacado Dance Mare Loyalty Islands New Caledonia

D: Ascien Cave Mare Loyalty Islands

Par Richard Chesher, A 1.4 km

During the Fete de l'Avocat (Avacado Festival) on Mare, the people of the village organize treks thro...

Ascien Cave Mare Loyalty Islands

E: Asicen Forest Walk Mare Loyalty Islands

Par Richard Chesher, A 1.5 km

Avocado Festival - "Fete de l'Avocat" at Nece (pronounced Netchay) on Mare Island in the Loyalty Isla...

Asicen Forest Walk Mare Loyalty Islands

F: Natural Aquarium Mare

Par Richard Chesher, A 9.6 km

The island of Mare, in the Loyalty Islands of New Caledonia, is an ancient uplifted coral atoll and i...

Natural Aquarium Mare

G: Mare New Caledonia Tour

Par Richard Chesher, A 10.5 km

This is the "bone" a 40 meter deep limestone sink-hole in the middle of the Island of Mare, Loyalty I...

Mare New Caledonia Tour

H: Pede Beach Mare Loyalty Islands

Par Richard Chesher, A 11.0 km

Pede Beach is the final beach on the 5 beach trek on the Island of Mare in the Loyalty Islands. From ...

Pede Beach Mare Loyalty Islands

I: Mare New Caledonia Accommodation Seday

Par Richard Chesher, A 11.1 km

Seday is "tribal accommodation" in the tribe of Roh, Mare, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia. Seday offe...

Mare New Caledonia Accommodation Seday

J: Snorkeling Mare New Caledonia Roh

Par Richard Chesher, A 11.4 km

There are lots of good snorkeling spots on the island of Mare in the Loyalty Islands of New Caledonia...

Snorkeling Mare New Caledonia Roh

Ce panorama é été pris à Maré, Iles Loyauté, Nouvelle Calédonie

Ceci est un aperçu de Maré, Iles Loyauté, Nouvelle Calédonie

Mare Island is the southernmost of the four Loyalty Islands in New Caledonia. It is an uplifted coral atoll with jagged cliffs on the southern shores 130 metres high. The center of the island, the ancient lagoon, is flat and there are several caves and sink-holes - some with salt water and others with fresh water.

Air Caledonie offers two flights a day to Mare - a 40 minute flight. There is also a 3.5 hour high speed ocean going catamaran Betico II. 

There is just one Mare hotel, the Nengone Village Hotel, one Gite, two tribal stays, and one camping ground. The primary attraction for visitors are the wilderness walks, the snorkelling, the lovely beaches, and the festivals.

There is no public transport on Mare but there are small tour buses, taxis, and rental car agencies. The island is small enough that you can also rent a bicycle and visit many of the main tourism destinations.

As in all the Loyalty Islands the people speak their own local Melanesian language plus French.

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