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Ilot Maitre

Noumea, Grand Terre, New Caledonia
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Ranked #7 of 20 Attractions in Noumea
Type: Islands, Outdoors
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

we took a day trip via ferry to island. Not much to do but sit by the pool and read a book. food and drinks a little pricey for us. A beautiful view to the mainland. There are activities for the young and healthy.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

very nice island, comfy rooms, beautiful views but crappy food (a buffet and expensive). you can rent a kayak and there are lots of turtles around the island. Beautiful.

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Cesena, Italy
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716 reviews 716 reviews
375 attraction reviews
1,562 helpful votes 1,562 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

located just in front of noumea city, this tiny island, easily reachable from the city by boat taxi, is the right place if you wanna spend a few hours completely relaxing yourself and escaping from the city

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Noumea, New Caledonia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We had an enjoyable short trip to the island. We spent the whole afternoon sunbathing and we ate at the hotel. The buffet wasn't impressive but it's definitely good value.

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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
26 helpful votes 26 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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5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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