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Ilot Maitre

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Address: Noumea, Grand Terre, New Caledonia
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+687 28.53.20
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Best bike trails in the region

Took a cruise and one port was Noumea. Bike rentals were right at the visitor center where passengers were dropped off. There was a bike trail that provided access to all the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
trainhard111
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Took a cruise and one port was Noumea. Bike rentals were right at the visitor center where passengers were dropped off. There was a bike trail that provided access to all the best beaches.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All I can say is that you need to stay in an overwater bungalow for at least one night and watch the sunset. The pool also has a swim up bar, however you need to be aware of the liquor laws over there because it's not open every day. We saw plenty of fish and turtles from our balcony and... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a close-up encounter with sea turtles in their habitat, you need to visit this tiny island off Noumea. You can walk around it in 15 mins and at high tide some great snorkeling can be done in the warm, shallow waters.

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Noumea, New Caledonia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can simply be lazy on the beach and watch the kyte sufers, or go for a swim and snorkle around, maybe crossing the road of a turtle here and there

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Either laze on the beach, swim/snorkell in the calm waters on the front of the island, hire a kayak or go kite-surfing on the back-wide of the island. The number of turtles on the kite-sufing side of the island is impressive with sightings of 20-30 turtles each time we visited. There is a small café, toilet blocks, and you can... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed at the resort and really relaxed. A lot of daytrippers came over, and spent there time separate from the resort. A lot of facilities are provided for them- beach, hire equipment, snack shop, toilets.

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Canggu, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Took a few tries to get the info but finally found out that Ilot Maitre is a main place to do jet ski riding, banana boat etc. it's just a 20 minute boat ride by water taxi from Noumea. Also beautiful snorkelling.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We spent 4 hours here, arriving just after high tide and that is the best time to come. We arrived early and the jetty side was breezy, so we snorkelled off the kite surfing side as there were no kite surfers and saw several turtles in water we could stand up in, so it would be ideal for children. We... More 

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Te Aroha, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Spent less than a few hours on the island which was enough. Jet ski was so much fun - hired for 45 mins between 2 of us and saw turtles. Snorkeling was amazing, so much to see. Special mention to the owner/manager of the hire place - he spoke at least 3 languages (English, French, Japanese and I'm sure there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Had a great time snorkelling and relaxing by the beach. We saw a snake but it was harmless. It's a beautiful little island. Rent your snorkels from Noumea. They are over priced at the island and take your own drinks and snacks too.

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