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This is our second trip and this place is still gorgeous as ever, a nice resort with restaurant and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Orlando, Florida
Fabulous day trip, honest and honourable staff

This island also has a resort on it called Escapade Island Resort with gorgeous looking overwater... read more

Reviewed January 17, 2019
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our second trip and this place is still gorgeous as ever, a nice resort with restaurant and swimming pool, their buffet is overpriced $75 USD, best to grab some food from the grocery store and pack it with you for the day. The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank flashgordon2016
Reviewed January 17, 2019

This island also has a resort on it called Escapade Island Resort with gorgeous looking overwater bungalows. We did a day trip here having enjoyed ourselves on a day trip on our previous visit. It was better than I remembered. Easy to get to by...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank tropicgirl39
Reviewed January 17, 2019

We spent the day on the island and loved it, We swam with over 20 turtles, 3 stingrays and 3 sea snakes.We had a turtle take us out to where the coral is, otherwise we would have missed it.If you are quiet and dont splash...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank allanh2001
Reviewed January 16, 2019

Ticks all the boxes for a relaxing few days spent in the sun, pool, snorkelling and other water activities. Over water bungalows awesome with plenty of turtles swimming underneath, although we also had a resident sea sneak hiding under the floorboards on our deck which...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank camerony525
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

If you’re tossed up between ile aux Canard and Ilot maître, let me help it make easy for you. Head to the latter. Ile Maître is several cuts above (in terms how of class) of Ile aux canard. The water is gentler at one end...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank kimwillrule
Reviewed December 15, 2018

Unbelievable place. And only a two hour flight from Brisbane, plus transfers. Never relaxed so much in such a short period of time. Would go back at the drop of a hat!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Rodney W
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

We spent 3 nights in beachfront Bure #110 Literally on the sand! The staff are exceptional, ambience is tranquil, food good quality, accomodations clean and A/C Swimming with turtles a treat. We’ll be back!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Parisnextyear
Reviewed October 30, 2018

This island is an easy taxi boat ride over and worth visiting. There isn't much to do there other than to enjoy the beautiful beach while taking some lunch at the island's only hotel.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank monipod
Reviewed October 13, 2018

We recently stayed on the island for three nights in a bungalow over the water. Our main reason for visiting was the snorkelling which we loved. Swimming with turtles and an amazing array of fish was great. The sunsets from our deck were fantastic! The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Merryl_11
Reviewed October 11, 2018

We visited with friends living in Nouméa to snorkel and picnic during the weekend. We took the yellow taxi from Anse Vata beach. We did a 10 minute walk around the island found a protected spot from the wind and sun and enjoyed a great...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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October 26, 2018|
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Response from ktpie18 | Reviewed this property |
Taxis went when there was a need and we prearrranged the return trip. Yes you can rent kayaks and paddle boards but make sure you go at high tide otherwise it’s a bit of a walk out to coral. My friend paddle boarded out to... More
March 12, 2018|
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Response from Loyal-QPR-Fan | Reviewed this property |
The island is closed at night
September 30, 2017|
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Response from Roz W | Reviewed this property |
There is no cost to enter the island. You will have to pay for your water taxi, and additional costs if you want to hire snorkeling gear/sea kayak etc (2000cpf per person for half an hour?). There is a snack bar which is... More