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Ilot Maitre

Noumea, Grand Terre, New Caledonia
+687 28.53.20
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Lovely island holiday

We stayed in a beach bungalow and it was perfect. Great snorkelling with turtles and huge variety... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Good snorkelling, but Anadée is better

The snorkelling was pretty good, saw two turtles and not much else, the water was nice to look at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Oscar L
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  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
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Noumea, Grand Terre, New Caledonia
+687 28.53.20
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in a beach bungalow and it was perfect. Great snorkelling with turtles and huge variety of tropical fish. Snakes everywhere which was a bit of fun as they are not poisonous! Buffet lunch and dinner - good food but not amazing! Definitely worth...More

Thank 99happy99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The snorkelling was pretty good, saw two turtles and not much else, the water was nice to look at from above, but murky underneath.

Thank Oscar L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cute little island, we managed to get a deal staying in an overwater bungalow at Escapade resort that made it worth while but I wouldn't go again if only on a day trip, go to duck island or amedee island. Saw a few fish, one...More

Thank Lily R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely island to visit while staying in Noumea. Lots of turtles swimming around and beautiful white sand beaches. A water sports pavilion hires SUP's, jet skis, kayaks and snorkelling equipment (although there's nowhere really to snorkel). There's a snack bar by the sports pavilion...More

Thank Loyal-QPR-Fan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ilot Maitre is beautifully set up for for day visitors. The water is clean and the sand soft and white. The area to the left of the jetty has picnic tables and shade trees for day trippers. Take a picnic lunch and your snorkel gear....More

Thank Brenda D
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Nice clean bungalow, well constructed, snorkelling above average for Islands also lots of turtles, food overall average, cold buffet protein not so good. Good place to start holiday we spent 3 very relaxing days

Thank Jan082015
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

It was so easy to get to the island, just an 18 minute taxi boat ride from the middle of Anse Vata beach. The taxi boats were there every time we wanted to go and went as soon as we got on; no booking or...More

2  Thank AussieAdventurer50
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

This island is exactly like those gorgeous pictures you see for tropical island getaways and it's so easy to reach by boat from Noumea. I took the ferry and lunch package from Port Moselle which cost just under AUD $120. If you want to take...More

Thank Claire P
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Fabulous place. Stayed two nights. Swam with turtles. Only food available was at the escapade and very expensive (as is all food in New Caledonia!) must see.

Thank Roz W
Reviewed 19 July 2017

An easy boat trip brings you to this beautiful island where you can see tropical fish and turtles when you swim from the beach.

Thank Helen B
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30 September 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
17 January 2017|
Response from Jenmosley | Reviewed this property |
I think most of the cruises have buses for transport around the area. Take the bus to Bay de Citron and a water taxi from there. The water taxi is 15 min from the port.