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Shini Beach Mare Loyalty Islands

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The point between Locekol beach and Shini Beach offers a good place for a rest stop on the 3km (each way) 5 beach trek on the Island of Mare in the Loyalty Islands.

This is one of the few unguided walks in Mare and it goes from the beach in front of Mare's only hotel, the Nengone Village Hotel Loyalty Islands through a forest of 30 to 40 meter tall New Caledonia Pines to a three lovely untrammeled beaches - then along a zig-zag trail behind Cape Wabao (where you can get temporarily lost) to emerge onto Pede Beach.

The whole walk is detailed on the Rocket Guide to New Caledonia along with information about staying in Mare and activities there.

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A: Shini Beach Center Mare Loyalty Islands

Par Richard Chesher, à 250 mètres

This is the center of Shini Beach on the 3km (each way) 5 beach trek on the Island of Mare in the Loy...

Shini Beach Center Mare Loyalty Islands

B: Locekol Beach Mare Loyalty Islands

Par Richard Chesher, à 610 mètres

Locekol beach is the third beach on the 3km (each way) 5 beach trek on the Island of Mare in the Loya...

Locekol Beach Mare Loyalty Islands

C: Locekol Point Mare Loyalty Islands

Par Richard Chesher, à 900 mètres

The point between Locekol beach and Hnarewhejoine beach offers a good view of the coastline and the l...

Locekol Point Mare Loyalty Islands

D: Pede Beach Mare Loyalty Islands

Par Richard Chesher, A 1.5 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

E: Nengone Village Hotel Mare New Caledonia

Par Richard Chesher, A 1.7 km

The Nengone Village Hotel is the only hotel on the island of Mare in the Loyalty Islands of New Caled...

Nengone Village Hotel Mare New Caledonia

F: Mare Hotel Nengone Village New Caledonia

Par Richard Chesher, A 1.8 km

The Nengone Village Hotel is the only hotel on the island of Mare in New Caledonia's Loyalty Islands....

Mare Hotel Nengone Village New Caledonia

G: Natural Aquarium Mare

Par Richard Chesher, A 2.8 km

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

Natural Aquarium Mare

H: Pethoen Cave Mare Loyalty Islands

Par Richard Chesher, A 8.9 km

There is no sign on the road, in the District de Medu, to show you where the trail to the Pethoen Cav...

Pethoen Cave Mare Loyalty Islands

I: Nece Bay Mare Loyalty Islands

Par Richard Chesher, A 12.2 km

During the Avocado Festival - "Fete de l'Avocat" at Nece (pronounced Netchay) all the villagers show ...

Nece Bay Mare Loyalty Islands

J: Fete Avocat Market Mare

Par Richard Chesher, A 12.3 km

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

Fete Avocat Market Mare

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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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