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L'Escapade Island Resort

4.5 of 5 Ilot Maitre, Noumea, Grand Terre 98847, New Caledonia
#4 of 23 hotels in Noumea
154 Reviews 3.5 of 5 stars
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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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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So it was a special event, the birthday holiday for my girlfriend. I had informed the hotel that this was the case, and told them her name. There was no birthday cake, not happy birthday ----- on the nice gateaux, just some more daily macaroons! Considering this is part of France, where were the lovely cake that could have been... More

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

We expected everything to be expensive in New Caledonia, but the prices at this island "resort" were ridiculous! Breakfast was included in our "accommodation" cost, but if you had to pay, it would be 3500francs (more than A$40) per person. Lunch and dinner were both a buffet arrangement which cost 6500 francs per person (more than A$80 pp), except on... More

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

Dear Jen John, Thank you for your feed Back. We will take into consideration your comments regarding the food and beverage side of the hotel. Regards More

Australia
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

A short ride by motor launch/ferry is all it takes to get to this tropical paradise. When we first entered our overwater bungalow, the two of us stood with mouths agape facing the tranquil blue, blue waters of the Pacific Ocean that surrounds this coral atoll and laps beneath our home for just 3 nights. But before I tell you... More

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

Dear Roselyn, Thank you for your feed back. Following similar comments, we are looking at different restaurant offerings for the near future. Regards More

Wellington, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

A short complementary ferry from Noumea (easy airport transfer using Smiths) and a charming way to start a holiday in NC. We flew in on a Friday mid-morning and were in the sun on our private deck by mid-afternoon. The overwater bungalows are quite large with good snorkelling off your own deck. Including a turtle! These bungalows are the best... More

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

Hello Jane, Thank you for your feedback. We are looking at the food offering and will be coming with some differents options soon. Regards More

Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We visited this resort recently with our 7 months old baby and had an amazing stay, not wanting to come back from this relaxing holiday at an idyllic place. Location: We stayed at the overwater bungalow, had to sign a waiver as kids are generally not allowed in the overwater bungalows. These are beautifully set to snorkel or enjoy sunset... More

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

Hello, Thank you for your comment. We hope to see you soon at L'Escapade. Regards More

Noumea, New Caledonia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I love this island resort as it is just a short boat trip from Noumea, a great place to be away if you are looking for an express getaway. The water bungalow is nice and private for couples and the garden bungalow is suitable for family with kids. The restaurant offers a variety of food, international as well as French... More

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

Dear Annemarie, Thank you for your kind word. Looking forward to seeing you soon at L'Escapade. More

Noumea, New Caledonia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
13 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This resort is nested on the "îlot Maître" atoll , just 15 minutes away from Noumea Harbour. So after a short and agreable crossing aboard the shuttle boat, you'll land on the islet. The bungalows are confortable, roomy, and well decorated. There you may rest by the swimming pool, or practice water different activities. Îlot Maître is an excellent place... More

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

Dear Sylvain, We will take note of your comment, see you soon at L'Escapade. More

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Having read a number of both positive and negative reviews of this resort, I had somewhat mixed expectations. My main concerns based on the other reviews were the snakes, the staff and the food. Taking previous guests advice on board, we stocked up on picnic basics and wine/beer from the market before catching the water taxi across from Anse Vata... More

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

Dear Annemarie, Thank you for your kind word. Looking forward to seeing you soon in New Caledonia. More

Noosa, Australia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I booked into this Island Resort as my husband and I are into water sports. The over water Bungalows are great. Plenty of Marine life. Great to be able to just swim off your own deck. Unfortunately, the Resort was a big disappointment! The Buffets are atrociously expensive and very basic. The breakfast buffet was very ordinary and the the... More

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

Dear Jilly, Thank you for your commant. We will take note of your observations. Best Regards More

Geneva, Switzerland
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
50 hotel reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

The island is about 700x100 metres in size, a sliver of sand surrounded by a reef in the larger lagoon off Nouméa. On the island itself are about 30 huts and offshore are around 30 over-water chalets. When the sun shines it is idyllic: palm trees and golden sand beaches. When it is cloudy or rains then the free wifi... More

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

Dear Marion, Thank you for your comment. I will share your comment with my team. Regards More

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Address: Ilot Maitre, Noumea, Grand Terre 98847, New Caledonia
Location: New Caledonia > Grand Terre > Noumea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — L'Escapade Island Resort 4.5*
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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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