We love to discover (and feature) places on our planet that are not necessarily on everyone’s lips – yet. And there are so many of them, where do we even start? Hopefully, if you visit our site regularly, you’ll enjoy being exposed and enlightened to a wider selection of what the world has to offer. And, one such place is very much a new one to us – New Caledonia.
First of all, where is it and what is it? New Caledonia is a beautiful archipelago located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It is a French territory and offers a unique blend of Melanesian culture and French influences – and it continues to stay very French. New Caledonia is known for its stunning natural landscapes. The archipelago boasts pristine white sandy beaches, crystal-clear turquoise lagoons, lush forests, and impressive coral reefs. It is home to the second-largest coral reef system in the world, the New Caledonia Barrier Reef, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
As a French territory, New Caledonia has a strong culinary influence from France. Travelers can indulge in a variety of delicious French dishes, such as pastries, baguettes, cheese, and fine wines. Additionally, the archipelago is also known for its fresh seafood, including lobster, prawns, and locally caught fish. Need we say more? This is a place where you can literally “have it all” and the resultant bragging rights that come with it.
Take a self-guided walking tour of beautiful Noumea. Click here to book.
Stay at the luxe Hotel Koulnoue Village. You’ll have the place to yourself. Click here.
Air Canada fly to Noumea. Click here to book.