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Ilot Maitre

Noumea, Grand Terre, New Caledonia
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Ranked #7 of 18 Attractions in Noumea
Type: Islands
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brisbane
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We decided to go a little further than Duck Island so paid the ferry man about A$15 each to take us to Maitre. It leaves about every 30 minutes. We were intending to just have a few beers and relax and have a bite to eat and return at pickup time at 3:30. My friends got very excited by the... More

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WYOMING, AUSTRALIA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Fantastic little island, great snorkelling and exceptional buffet lunch, not cheap, but you don't do this everyday. Will definitely be staying at L'Escapade on our next visit.

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Canberra, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Not as good as Ile aux Canards but worth a visit for a few hours. A nice boat trip from Noumea and the walk around the island doesn't take long and is good. The water is very clear but the beach is only ok with one side dominated by parasailers and wind surfers

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Tokyo, Japan
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49 reviews 49 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The island is just beautiful. Only 15 mins away from main island by taxi boat. Try to get there early like 10am so that you can walk to near island before the tide is came. I recommend the taxi boat "Colleen excursion glass boat" . They are rent along mask, fin and snorkel and letted us know if we are... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We hired a boat and went out to Ilot Maitre for the day. Nice snorkelling, good day trip, relaxinging....

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Sydney
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84 reviews 84 reviews
15 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We spent 3 nights here at the resort (see separate review), however, this review is about the island itself. It is so close to Noumea but you feel like you are in paradise. It does get busy at weekends with day trippers (locals) and can be windy but it was fun to watch all the Kite and Windsurfers on the... More

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Perth, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

What can you say about a destination that doesn't even let you get settled on the water taxi before you have arrived? As we walked along the jetty, we saw a turtle, 2 massive schools of bait fish being attacked by larger predators and a sea snake. And we hadn't set foot on the island yet. Add to this water... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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86 reviews 86 reviews
24 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Enjoyed my two or three hour visit to this atoll, the boat trip over was great, only 30 minutes and interesting views back to Noumea. You can have a buffet lunch but it's expensive, the bar served snacks as well and this was adequate for lunch for me. The staff were very friendly and polite. It was totally relaxing, either... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Gorgeous wee spot where you can overnight if you wish in a house over the water. The water taxi ride was exhilarating. Probably a good idea to take some food over with you but there is nice food there if you can't be bothered...you're on holiday after all!! Very popular on the weekends, we were there on a Sunday and... More

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Newcastle
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185 reviews 185 reviews
41 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We went over for the day to anchor offshore and snorkel. There were plenty of colourful fish to see but the water was freezing! The island itself is very small and very charming. Worth a day trip.

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