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Unbelievable place. And only a two hour flight from Brisbane, plus transfers. Never relaxed so... read more

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Rodney W
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Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
Unspoilt paradise

We spent 3 nights in beachfront Bure #110 Literally on the sand! The staff are exceptional... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Parisnextyear
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Gold Coast, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

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
Thank Rodney W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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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
1  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
Thank Graeme R
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Beautiful secluded island, fantastic snorkelling easy hire of equipment and really tasty baguettes from Hotel bar - Great day out with fun water taxi from Anse Vata

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Kylie G
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

We travelled there on the water taxi.. XPF 2600 pp retuen in Sept 2018 (= $80 AUD in total). Good investment. Hired snorkelling equipment for XPF1600 (about $20). Great time!!!! Swam with 3 turtles & heaps of beautiful reef fish. Got up close to a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Doc1964001
Reviewed September 5, 2018

We took a water taxi to island from Anse Vata and were awe struck at the beautiful clear waters and sea life that you could see when you walked down the jetty from the boat drop off. We took a picnic and found a secluded...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank sher341
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Easy reachable by waterTaxi, very nice sandy beaches with a huge quantity of fishes and turtles to watch. Easy BBQ/shaded area and a excellent cafe' by the pool, crock monsieur was GREAT

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Giampietro
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

There are many better things to do than a day trip here. It’s development is not sympathetic to the environment at all. It is over run with boats and jet skis. It may be ok for younger non-families for a bbq,but not at all enjoyable...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Bej80237
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
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Kyeongmin K
March 12, 2018|
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Response from Loyal-QPR-Fan | Reviewed this property |
The island is closed at night
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MaryL29
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
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