We are looking to travel to Vanuatu and Noumea for Christmas, and want to stay somewhere other than a big resort, ideally either in bungalows or smaller hotel. Price isn't really a concern, although often we find less expensive boutique places nicer.
Also we're desperate for a bit of nightlife. I know there is very little on any Pacific island, but any recommendations would be appreciated. We like places with a bit of style.