The Best Boutique Hotels in Noumea

LAnse Vata, Noumea
L'Anse Vata, Noumea | © Vincent Chaigneau / Flickr

Accommodation in New Caledonia is diverse—from the beautiful big luxury resorts and international hotel chains, to the smaller, quainter, more private boutique hotels hidden away from the general public. If unique and intimate stays are more your style, then draw some inspiration from these beautiful, smaller gems where you can stay at in Nouméa.

1. Escapade Ilot Maitre, Noumea


Escapade llot Maitre, Noumea
Photo Courtesy of Escapade llot Maitre

Step out from your room and right into the water at this beautiful hotel, featuring 25 overwater bungalows. There are 69 guest rooms in total, including rooms with garden or beach views. Just 20 minutes by boat from Nouméa, the hotel offers guests the chance to stay as close to the ocean as possible. The overwater bungalows have private terraces with steps that lead directly into the lagoon and the 200-hectare marine reserve below.

2. Hôtel Le Lagon, Nouméa

Hotel, Resort

Le Lagon
Courtesy of Le Lagon
Hotel Le Lagon is a family-run resort in Nouméa that prides itself on its welcoming environment. Just 100 metres back from Anse Vata beach, the hotel is still close enough to the bustling and thriving local café and restaurant scene. Le Lagon offers 62 soundproof rooms, all with wifi, MP3 docks, LED TVs and DVD players. There’s an outdoor pool and other activities, including Aquagym, pilates, yoga, tennis, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and windsurfing. To relax, head to Le Lagon Spa Institute, where beauty therapists provide a range of treatments including facials, massages and balneotherapy.

3. Chateau Royal Beach Resort and Spa, Noumea

Resort, Spa Hotel

Wedding at Chateau Royal
Photo courtesy of Chateau Royal

This resort in Nouméa offers luxury accommodation in close proximity to the city. The rooms at the Château Royal Beach Resort and Spa are light and airy with stunning views out to the ocean. Enjoy a private cruise on the luxury yacht IROUE, relax in the Aqua Royal Spa with a massage, or opt for the private bubble bath with a glass of champagne, followed by a spa treatment.

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