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Mare Island

Mare Island | New Caledonia, New Caledonia
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Favourite stop!

Me and my partner stopped over during a cruise. We were told that there wasn’t anything to do etc... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Caitlyn S
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Island stopover from Pacific Jewel

Chose a bus trip to the beach at Mare as part of our shore tour.Anout a 20 minute bus journey (too... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
johnnoshungry
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Mornington, Australia
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Mare Island | New Caledonia, New Caledonia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Me and my partner stopped over during a cruise. We were told that there wasn’t anything to do etc etc. well we walked straight off- found a lovely local tour $39 each for a bus ride (tour) through the island / and we stopped off...More

4  Thank Caitlyn S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chose a bus trip to the beach at Mare as part of our shore tour.Anout a 20 minute bus journey (too far to walk in the heat). The beach is sheltered and pretty and worth snorkeling with a few fish but the coral is not...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice little island to visit,did a private tour to a local village at Eni Beach and ate locally cooked food and fresh fruit. Only downside was the tour bus/operator didnt have a first aid kit when one of our group had a fall

1  Thank Peter W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice beach and if your quick you can purchase some fresh lobster. Some markets where you get on from cruise ship. We snorkeled on the beach but found it even better around the rocks where we first arrived.

2  Thank Roger S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Mare Island with my husband and 5 other couples whilst on the Pacific Explorer cruise. The ship only sold one tour on the island to Yelelle Beach by bus. I had read some reviews and read that you could walk to the Natural...More

2  Thank Milliegoat22
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When you arrive at Mare Island, you are transported across from your ship by tender. Then there is a short bus/shuttle trip to the beach area. Don't be deterred by this - because when you arrive at the beach area you will soon realise it...More

8  Thank Copthat1
Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful place, wonderful people. Was only there for a day on a cruise but it was the highlight of the trip.

1  Thank rrrccchhhllllll
Reviewed January 7, 2018

Mare was another stop on our 2017 P&O New Year Cruise. We didn't do a tour on the island, just paid for the return bus tickets from the port to the beach. It was a little too far to walk. It was beautiful, but being...More

1  Thank Rhonda F
Reviewed January 2, 2018 via mobile

Well this was a secret Jem! Don’t forget your snorkel gear. Spent the day on the beautiful beach snorkeling only a metre or two from the waters edge. I didn’t want to leave. So beautiful and unspoiled.

2  Thank Leanne T
Reviewed December 20, 2017 via mobile

Stopped at Mare as our first port of call We resisted purchasing the cruise liners offer of Yejele beach as we this was the only tour offered We thought it would be packed with everyone from the boat (which apparently it was) Instead we arranged...More

11  Thank David K
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porky1porky
February 17, 2018|
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Response from Copthat1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi porky1porky, When we were there in January this year, we pre purchased shuttle tickets on the board the ship 2 days out (so you don't have to line up in huge queues the night before) to the beach area at $18pp. When we... More
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mpopa6
February 7, 2018|
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Response from FrizzyFuzz | Reviewed this property |
When you arrive you will move towards a little market place and a parking area where you get the shuttle bus organised with the cruise company. Along the way there will be a stand advertising bus tours to Eni beach. Friendly... More
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cathngiri
January 26, 2018|
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Response from Copthat1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Cathngirl, I plan to do this trip to the Aquarium natural next time, as we were just there in January 2018, but I believe it is a 45 minute walk from where you get off the tender at Tadine. There are bikes for hire as... More
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