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Ilot Maitre

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Address: Noumea, Grand Terre, New Caledonia
Phone Number: 28-53-20
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Perfect for a day trip we missed the turtle because of the time. We went there around 11 am.

Crystal clear water! Peaceful place! (See picture) •ilot maitre about (15min taxi boat) Combi taxi boat Anse Vata-Ilot maitre-ile aux canards-Anse Vata (4000CFP each). Not via... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Cecile M
Melbourne, Australia
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Croydon, Australia
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you to the General Manager of La Promenade Hilton for generously giving us tickets to this Island. Its a short 20 minute boat ride from the marina. You can easily lap the Island in 20 minutes. At one stage my husband and I were the only 2 people on a stretch of beach. You can have lunch there at... More 

1 Thank Meridee K
Melbourne, Australia
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47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Crystal clear water! Peaceful place! (See picture) •ilot maitre about (15min taxi boat) Combi taxi boat Anse Vata-Ilot maitre-ile aux canards-Anse Vata (4000CFP each). Not via the hotel but via the taxi hut on anse vata. tip someone told me that you might see the turtle early in the morning or in the evening. You might want to investigate! Tip... More 

Thank Cecile M
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81 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A lovely little island only 15-30 minutes by ferry from noumea. Popular with kite surfers so you can walk to the windward side of the island and watch them racing by. On the leeward side it is more sheltered and has a beach and snack bar for day trippers and the escapade resort. All set on a beautiful beach and... More 

Thank KeriAuckland
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We had a fantastic day on this Island Resort through Noumea Shore Tours and what a place it is wonderful setting and facilities. We were lucky enough to be able to swim with Turtles and enjoy the fish life right at the resort. The fresh water pool was great after swimming in the sea with ample loungers available poolside with... More 

Thank Brian G
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121 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

It is often easy to miss this Island with most of the promotion aimed at the Canards (Duck Island). Maitre is much more space and has picnic tables. We also hired kayaks and went around the island. The snorkeling is not as great as at Duck Island as a lot of the coral has been destroyed you can find some... More 

Thank Scott N
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248 reviews
153 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

There's bora bora style huts over the sea. Excellent snorkeling and scuba. It's pretty, tranquil (on parts of the island), vibrant social scene on other parts of the isle. Wish I had more time or even stay there.

Thank TravelinSuz
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Beautiful spot, best suited to couples if staying at resort, not very family friendly but still enjoyable for a short amount of time with kids. Ferry across very quick, Water bungalos look fantastic when arriving

Thank Naomilgibson
Kone, New Caledonia
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

During the time we lived in New Caledonia, we visited Ilot Maitre and stayed in a water bungalow. This was an amazing stay, our stay included the transport from the port to the island and vice versa. The breakfast was included in the price and the room was wonderful. Especially at sunrise and sunset, you can contemplate them on your... More 

Thank Andrea R
New Zealand
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37 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Apparently you can kitesurf here from Meridian Beach but we took the water taxi (2800 CPF return, 2500 if you get an abonnement for 11 trips). The kitesurfing beach is across the other side of the island from the jetty. The schools seemed to use the end of the beach closest to Noumea. There is a grassy patch at the... More 

Thank Kakiteano
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Ilot Maitre (Escapade Island Beach Resort) is approximately 5km from the beach at Anse Vata. We booked the taxi boat at the Chateau Royal boutique and we were picked up from the jetty outside the hotel. You can also arrange a taxi boat at the 'activities hut' on the foreshore at Anse Vata beach. You can specify your pick up... More 

5 Thank Kate S

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