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 see Ile aux Canards island and other attractions that appeal to you using our Noumea itinerary builder.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Less than 5 minutes by taxi boat to arrive. Around the island is surrounded by coral and a swimming ban zones. Go past 11 o'clock, the rain came down. Ate the snacks in the cafeteria of the center of the island. Because the Japanese tour was the Asian cuisine. Baguettes come out at the beginning. Drinks to choose from the various types. Main to choose from stir fried Tuna Steak and chicken curry. Are accompanied by any sort of Thailand rice. Sugar crepe and espresso comes out in the end. Since the rain has stopped, circled around the island. Every walk on the Coral Beach with charichali and a beautiful sound. Birds such as australiakamome can be seen. Among those who rest in the shade of umbrellas through, get to the dock. Choose under an umbrella and dining room and one in the tour. It's a dip at the end. Winter, however, the temperature was 23 degrees. Once cold at first but felt warm. By taxi boat 14:00 back to the island.
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  • August 14, 2017
    A small island with a restaurant and a marine training paths to PMM, maintained also by the rental chairs and other accessories.
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  • August 14, 2017
    A day with family on the island, duck... very easy to reach by taxi boat opportunity to eat there
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