Meridien Heliport on the Lagoon
The Kitesurfers you see here here on the Point Magnin Beach in Noumea are truly champions of their sp...
Panoramic view of south Nouméa from the park of Ouen Toro.
Ouen Toro provincial park is on a small hill on the southeastern end of Anse Vata. On top of the 132m...
Le Pacifique Hotel Noumea is part of the Nouvata Park Hotel complex. It's extremely popular because i...
Le Nouvata Hotel Noumea is one of three hotels making up the Nouvata Park Hotel Complex. Completely r...
Noumea is the capital and vacation centre of the Islands of New Caledonia in the South Pacific. Noumea is a "French" city, but the 91,000 inhabitants are a very mixed cultural group with French, Melanesian, Polynesian, Indonesian, Vietnamese, and lots of mixtures of these. Over 60% of the population of New Caledonia lives in Noumea.
Noumea is a peninsula on the southwestern end of Grande Terre and the central business district (Centre Ville) is next to one of the best natural harbours in the South Pacific. The lagoon side of the peninsula has two picturesque bays with white sand beaches and is called Anse Vata and Baie des Citrons. These twin bays are the international tourism capital of New Caledonia with hotels, restaurants and bars on the landward side of "La Promenade".
First settled by the French in 1854, Noumea retains close political ties with France. It has excellent schools and public facilities - parks, recreation areas, exercise paths, schools and medical facilities. Today it is the fastest growing city in the South Pacific. There are 23 hotels in Noumea ranging from one to five stars and over 100 Restaurants.