L'Escapade Island Resort on Ilot Maitre just off the coast of Noumea has a seafood buffet every Saturday spiced with hot entertainment.
Here we present the dancers Te Avae Hao - "Friends of the Moon" - just at the start of their spectacular show. The dance group is organised by Noumea's famous dance school Studio 66 and most of the performers were students there. The instructor, Priscilla Marty, was voted the best dancer at HEIVA TAHITI in 2000 - and wow -
The group's powerful Tahitian rhythms and astonishing choreography are guaranteed to stimulate the diner's appetites - and for desert everyone has the opportunity to get up and dance with the performers - and nearly everyone does.
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.