The Nengone Village Hotel is the only hotel on the island of Mare in the Loyalty Islands of New Caledonia. It was renovated in 2008. The restaurant opens onto the swimming pool and access to the beach. The bungalows are built with modern materials in something of a traditional Melanesian style.
For those used to the normal comforts of a vacation accommodation this is where you need to stay on Mare. There are also camping grounds and tribal stays. For full information on accommodation in Maré and details on staying at the Nengone Village Hotel click this link Nengone Village Hotel Maré New Caledonia
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.