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Mare Island

Mare Island | New Caledonia, New Caledonia
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White sand paradise

The beaches and waters here are second to none.....totally wowed. If you’re looking for that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
nel0not
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Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
A really relaxing day

Came here as part of a P&O cruise and really enjoyed the island. We used a shuttle service provided... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kristy Lee M
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Adelaide, Australia
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“yedjele beach” (24 reviews)
“cruise ship” (53 reviews)
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Mare Island | New Caledonia, New Caledonia
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"yedjele beach"
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"natural aquarium"
in 16 reviews
"cruise ship"
in 53 reviews
"new caledonia"
in 18 reviews
"fish"
in 35 reviews
"friendly locals"
in 13 reviews
"bus trip"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful beach"
in 15 reviews
"local beer"
in 10 reviews
"carnival spirit"
in 10 reviews
"crystal clear water"
in 12 reviews
"market stalls"
in 9 reviews
"selling food"
in 6 reviews
"small town"
in 6 reviews
"port of call"
in 4 reviews
"locals selling"
in 5 reviews
"few hours"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The beaches and waters here are second to none.....totally wowed. If you’re looking for that tropical beach with safe swimming and plenty of marine life, this is it.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here as part of a P&O cruise and really enjoyed the island. We used a shuttle service provided by P&O which picked us up from the dock. Our driver was friendly as were all the locals at the beach who were selling food, drink...More

2  Thank Kristy Lee M
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Reviewed May 17, 2018

We went to Mare by Cruise Liner and then went to Yejele Beach by bus on 14th May 2018. We alighted from the bus to the sound of LOUD music coming from a locally built hut in the middle of the beach. Why we needed...More

2  Thank maystop
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

we passed by in a cruise for the south pacific island. It wasn't my favorite one of the stops but it was definitely the favorite of my partner who loves snorkeling. He recons it was the best of his life... and he has done a...More

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Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

This beach was spectacular we went to this Isla d in our cruise when we got to the beach the locals were very welcoming and extremely friendly they had local cuisine hair braiding would highly recommend visiting

1  Thank Hayels P
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Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful, off-the-beaten-path, relaxing spot. Not for those seeking thrills or shopping adventures but rather unspoilt beauty. I would happily return to escape the modern world!

1  Thank Pickytraveller1964
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Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

Took a bus transfer to Yedjele Beach as part of our cruise itinerary. The beach is situated on a reef break which is safe to swim and snorkel. Gorgeous white sand. Locals (with no English) sell drinks and meals (basic choices of chips or rice...More

1  Thank nipper73
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Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

We had a day here on our cruise and we absolutely loved it. While you can book tours and do a variety of things, this was our first Island stop and it was great just taking the bus over to the beach and going snorkeling....More

2  Thank Shan-nz20
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Reviewed April 22, 2018

The residents seem to have formed a co-operative to transfer cruise passengers to the wonderful beach by small bus. The most idyllic beach you will ever see, as long as you avoid the many bluebottles! Stroll along the beach in the clear warm water, and...More

1  Thank ElectricFish
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Reviewed April 17, 2018

Did the cruise ship thing bus trip over to main beach was ok very windy and blue bottles, cheap crayfish ,went back to tender port and swam round there good look around and no people

1  Thank Trevor M
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Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 3 hotels in Mare
Nengone Village
108 reviews
10.09 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Yejele Beach
207 reviews
9.00 miles away
Plage de Luengoni
115 reviews
49.87 miles away
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Deniadventure
June 19, 2018|
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Response from Roger S | Reviewed this property |
Yes there’s buses that will take you and you will be able to organise as soon as you get on shore. Can’t tell you how much but should find it to be fair and an easy process.
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thebeaney
April 13, 2018|
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Response from Copthat1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi thebeaney, Massages are available along the beach on Mare Island ( Yedjele Beach), and mostly in huts along the beach front. I can't remember the exact prices but like normal, they will vary with what area you want... More
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porky1porky
February 17, 2018|
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Response from Peter W | Reviewed this property |
There is a Vanilla plantation on Lifou,i dont think Mare has one.The Lifou Vanilla House doesnt actually take you to the plantation,its just a short tour of the production facility...its not really worth the money.We did a... More
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