If you have just one free day in Noumea and want to take the best day trip available, call the MaryD office in Anse Vata on +687 26 31 31 or have your hotel desk make a reservation. The MaryD bus will pick you up at your hotel and you will board the high speed MaryD for a 45 minute trip to Amedee Island.
What's on Amedee Island? How about a lovely white sand beach, an antique but still functioning lighthouse with spectacular views, unforgettable snorkling right off the beach, glass bottom boat, pareo tying lessons for the ladies, a playground for the kids, a gourmet BBQ spiced with hot Tahitian Dancing (even fire dancing)!
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New Caledonia is the closest South Pacific Island to Australia and New Zealand. It is a French Territory and although the official language is French the culture is a blend of Melanesian, European, Polynesian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Indonesian, and more. There is one large mountainous island called Grande Terre and 6 smaller islands - the three Loyalty Islands, Belep and the Isle of Pines.The islands are remarkably unpopulated and there are vast areas of wilderness. There are hundreds of kilometers of walking treks, camp grounds, more than 42 parks and reserves, and crystal clear rivers with sparkling waterfalls. Almost one third of the population is located in the capital city of Noumea. Nickel mining is the primary industry and is the major contributor to the high standard of living in the country. Grande Terre is surrounded by the second largest barrier reef in the world and the protected lagoon created by this barrier reef is the largest in the world. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 2008, the lagoon is 24,000 square kilometers and supports a diverse and luxuriant fauna of fish and invertebrates.The vibrant, clear and rich colors are one of the first things that visitors notice when they arrive. Noumea has a complete range of hotels, resorts, restaurants, and activities to welcome visitors.