Ile aux Canards island, Noumea

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Famed for its coral reef, the tiny Ile aux Canards island remains a snorkeling paradise just a stone's throw from the mainland. See exotic marine life up close and personal, or just stay on the sand and relax. Rent a beach chair and umbrella, and pick up a few snacks at the cafe serving light meals and drinks. Remember to wear reef shoed to avoid cutting your feet on washed-up coral. If you can, avoid visiting when a cruise ship arrives to take adavantage of the best spots on the sand. Plan to visit Ile aux Canards island during your Noumea vacation using our convenient Noumea vacation planner .
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  • Ile aux canards (Duck Island) is a 10 minute taxi ride from Anse Vata beach. I recommend the taxi but be clear when you want to return. The island is very small and mainly for relaxing on the lounges ...  more »
  • Walking back to our hotel from the Aquarium to our hotel we decided a quick trip in the Taxi Bus to Ile aux Canards Island (Duck Island) would give us another view of Noumea. Our decision was spur of ...  more »
  • The better is the ride to the sea trail. Fish, turtles, shark! It was really nice despite an overcast sky. However the restaurant is very expensive, not much for 35 euros on average, too bad, the framework is superb. $ 19 sunbed rental, it's abused.
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There are few budget options in Nouméa, but a good selection of mid-range hotels. Most are concentrated in Anse Vata, at the southernmost tip of the peninsula, where you'll find palm-fringed beaches and plentiful bars, restaurants, and nightclubs. For something a little more central, consider one of the comfortable hotels around Place Des Cocotiers. The picturesque square is close to the marinas and cathedral, and makes a great base from which to explore the city.
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