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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  • Only 2200 Francs return taxi boat to get there and on the island it is 3000 to rent two day beds. If you don't want to rent a day bed there are a couple of sandy spots you could find too. The snorkell...  more »
  • A good exit on day or 1/2 day. The shuttles make the round-trip every day and there is no need to book. Predict fins, mask and snorkel to enjoy the water trail: beautiful corals, fishes,... a feast for the eyes. Ideal for people who want to see full the Peepers without going too far and without having to dive.
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  • I was surprised to see how close it is from Anse Vata beach but I love the island for it's lovely, clear water. It is not really a white sandy beach but you can enjoy the lovely swimming session and s...  more »
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