We expected everything to be expensive in New Caledonia, but the prices at this island "resort" were ridiculous! Breakfast was included in our "accommodation" cost, but if you had to pay, it would be 3500francs (more than A$40) per person. Lunch and dinner were both a buffet arrangement which cost 6500 francs per person (more than A$80 pp), except on the weekend (Friday evening to Sunday lunch) when the price jumps to 7500 francs (abt A$100 ) per person. And the buffet choices were extremely ordinary, and definitely not what you would expect for the money paid. Wine and drinks were another rip-off, and discouraged any partaking! And there was no chance of buying a nice-cream or bag of chips if that was all you wanted.
Hotel itself was old and tired and in need of a refresh, (which is imminent) but if there is no change to the meal arrangements, I would suggest you experience the island life on a different island.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Archetype of the dream of the Pacific, l'îlot Maître floats like a mirage on the turquoise lagoon. At the heart of a unique marine reserve of 200 hectares, only 20 minutes from Noumea.This hotel offers travelers the luxuries of the quiet tropical location. It offers sumptuous bungalows, built in perfect harmony with their environment.A chapel on the island is available for your unforgettable event.The hotel is located on an islet, you have to take a shuttle to join it. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- l`Escapade Island Hotel Noumea