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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  • I invite you to go to the water course which is very well signposted and very accessible canoeing. Do without a doubt
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  • Is a very small island, all covered with sunbeds and umbrellas only surcharge. If you go to snorkel 2 hours do not know where to put your stuff, other than a fee.
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  • If you have a hollow moment in the middle of your business (same beachside), the duck Island allows you to enjoy a few hours you have to come and enjoy its white beach, its Sun (must). The very short crossing is provided by taxi-boats which make the connection by interval. Lying on the beach you can see part of the city of Noumea, with its waterfront of the Anse-Vata and the ballets of kyte-surfing fans who evolve in the middle. Fare or spaces are available for rental with sunbeds, huts, or umbrellas, to the choice. On-site diving gear to rent for diving around the island in a blue, transparent water... You can bring a cooler or eat on the spot. My family and I have well appreciate this moment of relaxation!
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