The sea shines in all shades of turquoise, the white beach is shiny, as if a man has never set foot on it, the warm breeze caresses the body. This is what a dream vacation on the beaches of New Caledonia in the South Pacific looks like. The most beautiful beaches in France are located on the other side of the world - in New Caledonia.
In the French overseas territory, which is near the equator, the inhabitants do not know about the rainy autumn. New Caledonia became French territory in 1853, and it stayed like that, despite partial self-government. That is why it is no wonder that French charm is felt everywhere.
This enigmatic French colony is also known as the "Paris of the Pacific". Grand Terre is the largest island, 400 km long and only 50 km wide and unlike all other islands in the Pacific, it was once part of Australia and separated from it about 140 million years ago.
Tourism is concentrated around the charming port city of Noumea, at the southern end of the island. French-style boulevards and cafes, great shopping and fine restaurants, attract many tourists every year.
Further north, near Bourail, there is a fascinating world of rocks and caves created by the action of the Pacific Ocean on the coast. In the south of the Yate region is a truly magical place surrounded by waterfalls, lakes and woods. One such island is the Isle des Pins, which is located southeast of the main island. From the city of Noumé, it can be reached by plane in 20 minutes, and it can be also reached by boat, the ride takes about three hours. Round huts with palm trees create the true image of enjoyment and relaxation.
The west coast of the island is reserved only for beaches, so the only thing left is to choose one of them where you can relax and enjoy. Do not forget to take the opportunity and get to know the interesting culture and way of life on the island. To get to know the island better, visit the Maritime History Museum and the Tijabou Cultural Center.
The best time to visit New Caledonia is from September to December, when the days are warm and sunny, and the chances of rain are less. Although, with sunny and year-round subtropical weather, New Caledonia is perfect for visiting at any time.
New Caledonia is a destination for true hedonists and a paradise for the eyes of any visitor.