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Ile aux Canards island, Noumea
(4/5 based on 800 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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  • Very nice and fast access with the taxi boat 5 min and paradise full of statuettes tips basis of the island and a course in mask and snorkel to see all the beautiful fish
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  • Great snorkelling location. Try to avoid a cruise ship day if you don't like crowds. You need 1600 xpf for a sun lounger for the day. Food and beverages can be bought on the island. 
  • 1200 XPF water taxi return from Anse Vasa beach Tiny island with a coral fringing reef about 1 km off the beach I went with a friend who is a global coral expert and she thought the reef was in good c...  more »