Perfect Honeymoon Hotels to Book in New Caledonia

Your visit to Île Verte could leave your friends green with envy
Your visit to Île Verte could leave your friends green with envy
Laura Hampson

With a blend of French pizazz and Melanesian culture, New Caledonia offers couples a romantic and culturally vibrant honeymoon. From powdery white sand beaches and tranquil lagoons, to luxury spas and over-water bungalows, New Caledonia knows how to welcome newlyweds. Here’s our pick of the top honeymoon hotels – all bookable on Culture Trip.

Just a two-hour flight from Brisbane, you’ll find yourself in the tropical paradise of New Caledonia. Alongside its postcard-perfect beaches, it is home to one of the world’s largest lagoons – 24,000sqkm (9,300sqmi) in size. Scuba with humpback whales off Grand Terre or shop in Nouméa while staying at one of these achingly romantic hotels in the South Pacific.

1. Le Méridien Ile des Pins

Resort

Oro Bay, Le Meridien Ile Des Pins
Photo courtesy of Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts

A honeymoon in New Caledonia should have three things: white sand beaches, cerulean seas and plenty of opportunities to switch off and relax. Luckily, with a stay at Le Méridien Ile des Pins, you can get all three. Newlyweds should book into one of the sleek bungalows with beach or lagoon access and line up a couple’s massage at the Deep Nature spa – your honeymoon is all about treating yourself, after all.

2. Chateau Royal Beach Resort and Spa

Resort, Spa Hotel

Wedding at Chateau Royal
Photo courtesy of Chateau Royal

A four-star resort overlooking the pretty Anse Vata Bay, Chateau Royal Beach Resort and Spa is a little slice of luxury. Beyond booking treatments at its in-house spa, honeymooners can ask the hotel to arrange day trips to nearby islets for a snorkelling session with turtles. Once you’ve tuckered yourself out, head to your ocean-view suite to watch the sky turn pink at sunset.

3. Le Méridien Nouméa Resort & Spa

Resort, Spa Hotel

Resort suite at Le Meridien Noumea
Photo courtesy of Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts

Plonked in the heart of Nouméa, the Méridien Nouméa Resort & Spa allows you to explore New Caledonia’s capital (and its best beaches) right from your doorstep. Book the Resort Suite, complete with oversized tub and jaw-dropping sea views. Make a beeline for the al fresco Le Faré restaurant to dine on grilled fish, classic barbecue dishes and tropical fruit cocktails, New Caledonian-style.

4. Sheraton New Caledonia Deva Spa & Golf Resort

Chain Hotel, Resort, Luxury

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Courtesy of Sheraton New Caledonia Deva Spa & Golf Resort / Expedia.com

Overlooking the Unesco World Heritage-listed barrier reef, you’re bound to make some once-in-a-lifetime memories at the Sheraton New Caledonia Deva Spa & Golf Resort. Newlyweds should consider booking into one of the beachfront bungalows – these sprawling abodes boast private terraces. Make the most of the hotel’s amenities, including the 18-hole golf course, luxury spa and beachfront infinity pool.

5. Hôtel Tiéti Poindimié

Hotel

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Courtesy of Hôtel Tiéti Poindimié / Expedia.com

Set on a quieter part of the main island (read: more privacy), Hôtel Tiéti Poindimié is a coastal oasis. Here, luxury bungalows are dotted between palm trees – opt for one with direct access to the beach to enjoy the hotel’s Coral Sea-front position. Feeling peckish? Head to the airy on-site restaurant for proper wood-fired pizzas and be sure to ask when their next musical night is to experience the festivities.

6. Hôtel Le Lagon, Nouméa

Hotel, Resort

Le Lagon
Courtesy of Le Lagon

Just steps from one of the best beaches in Nouméa, as well as its restaurants and shops, Hotel Le Lagon Nouméa is perfect for the honeymooning couple who love to be in the thick of it. When you’re not lounging in your suite or indulging in a spa treatment, take advantage of the organised on-site activities including yoga, tennis and round trips to the protected marine reserve of Île aux Canards.

7. Oure Lodge Beach Resort

Resort

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Courtesy of Oure Lodge Beach Resort / Expedia.com

Oure Lodge Beach Resort takes the best of New Caledonia and wraps it all in one resort. The palm-fringed beach is flanked by the resort on one side and dazzling azure waters on the other, the latter best discovered by using the resort’s kayaks and snorkel gear. After dining on Île des Pins lobster at Kanuméra restaurant, retreat to your own private bungalow – book a beachfront one, if you can, to fall asleep to the sound of lapping waves.

Juliette Sivertsen contributed additional reporting to this article.

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