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The Nengone Village Hotel is the only hotel on the island of Mare in New Caledonia's Loyalty Islands. Renovated in 2008, the bungalows are air conditioned and comfortable. The staff is very nice and helpful and you won't have any problem finding someone who speaks English.
Although there are phones in the rooms there is no mobile phone reception on this part of Mare. WiFi Internet is available for guests in the lounge.
To get full information on Mare accommodation download a copy of the Rocket Guide to New Caledonia.
Visit the official Destination Iles Loyalte website for Maré, Loyalty Islands
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.