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Ile aux Canards island, Noumea
(4/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
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 see Ile aux Canards island and other attractions that appeal to you using our Noumea itinerary builder.
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  • This was a nice way to spend a few hours. This island is quite literally a 2 minute boat trip from Anse Vata beach. Snorkeling is the main attraction. There is an underwater path to follow which allow...  more »
  • For a nice day, the staff is VERY friendly and helpful. A lot of improvements we made. It is to do a GOOD time to relax just in Noumea
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  • Our little family on the island to the ducks visit ended in tears, between sunburn and cuts under the feet... Seaside lack of parasols and carpet to access the sea without scratch feet. However, the place is paradise, and worth a look!
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