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L'Escapade Island Resort

4.5 of 5 Resort   |   Ilot Maitre, Noumea, Grand Terre 98847, New Caledonia
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Ranked #4 of 23 hotels in Noumea
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
desertrose53 Matsumoto, Japan
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

With L'Escapade it's important to know what you're getting so your expectations are managed. Yes the setting and the island (well the sea, not the beach) is beautiful and yes they have over the water bungalows for a cheaper price than the likes of the Maldives or Fiji but this is definitely not a chic or luxury hotel experience. The... More

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is not a five star resort. We paid 500 australian dollars per night to stay in the overwater bungalow. There was not any 24 hour room service. The room had dead bugs in it when we arrived. There is no a la carte menu for dinner or breakfast. The buffet is overpriced. They had a music festival full of... More

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Matsumoto, Japan
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We fulfilled a longtime dream to stay at an over water bungalow, and when comparing similar bungalows in Tahiti it was a bargin! We arrived hours before checkin time, expecting to kill time around the island. To our surprise, after the complementary tropical juice, we were told we could go directly to the room. We had called the resort from... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one to tick off our bucket list...an overwater bungalow experience ... and I have to say it was truly amazing for us. My husband and I had three nights on L'Escapade Island and we enjoyed every single second. Our room was very spacious and well decorated. Amazing bathroom. Huge verandah to relax on outside and watch the beautiful... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

The over water bungalows are a little dated but are a lovely place to stay. With your own steps down to the water and free snorkel gear, you can swim in and out to your hearts content. The food is very expensive, and I agree with other reviews that the buffet could have less options at higher quality. Saying that,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We came out to the island to experience staying out on the overwater bungalow without paying the astronomical prices that you would pay in the Maldives &/or Bora Bora and I'd have to say this was one of the most amazing experiences we have had! The room was magnificent! Beautiful scenery, beautiful weather & fantastic food as well as great... More

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Noumea, New Caledonia
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We had a very good time at the ilot maitre. Le room was perfect for the family and the service great. The food was yummy and in the overall, we did managed to truly relax and have a good rest. Thanks again for the good time

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GLPhotelsNoumea, Directeur général at L'Escapade Island Resort, responded to this review

Good afternoon, Greetings from L'Escapade. Thank you very much for you comment and we hope to see you soon at l'Escapade. Regards More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Having visited many times on day-trips (boat taxi from Anse Vata beach) we finally stayed in an over water bungalow - and were not disappointed! Prices are not cheap, but then, this is not your everyday experience; you'll remember the visit long after you have forgotten your credit card bill. The island is a nesting site for Mutton Birds -... More

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Noumea, New Caledonia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We live in Noumea and just came over for the night - enjoyed the experience although we had less than 18 hours all up. The over water bungalows are a must especially since the mutton birds are into nesting and courting at this time of year and 'cry' virtually all night long (happily though you can't hear them from the... More

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Bathurst, Australia
1 review
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

My girlfriend and I spent three nights at L'Escapade Resort in October 2013, and the place was pretty spectacular. We stayed in an overwater bungalow, and it was definitely worth it. Yes there are bungalows on the island, but for a few reasons they're just not the same (unless you have kids and are restricted to them). Each evening the... More

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Also Known As:
l`Escapade Island Hotel
l`Escapade Island Hotel Noumea
Address: Ilot Maitre, Noumea, Grand Terre 98847, New Caledonia
Location: New Caledonia > Grand Terre > Noumea
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Noumea
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Noumea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — L'Escapade Island Resort 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Archetype of the dream of the Pacific, l'îlot Maître floats like a mirage on the turquoise lagoon. At the heart of a unique marine reserve of 200 hectares, only 20 minutes from Noumea.This hotel offers travelers the luxuries of the quiet tropical location. It offers sumptuous bungalows, built in perfect harmony with their environment.A chapel on the island is available for your unforgettable event.The hotel is located on an islet, you have to take a shuttle to join it. ... more   less 
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