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New Caledonia for Families


New Caledonia has plenty of reasons why it is an ideal destination for families who seek kid-friendly attractions and nice white sand beaches. It’s fun to let your kids know about new culture. New Caledonia is like France in a tropical setting and you are about to speak a little French.

Immerse in a different world away from the city. The scenery is just magnificent with its wide blue lagoons, colourful corals surrounding the bays and lush green forests.


Before you leave

Before you leave, teach your kids a little French so they can be independent once you arrive in New Caledonia. Practice some phrases and words with them especially the basic ones like food, places, greetings, etc. Your kids will surely apply what they have learned in supermarkets and restaurants!


Where to stay

Find family-friendly hotels based on you and your family’s needs. Staying near local attractions are perfect for your kids. Find a spacious room with cosy seats so you can spend most of your time together. If possible, look for a package with kitchenettes so you can cook your own breakfasts. Choose accommodation around Anse Vata in Noumea because here, you’ll find the best value for your money plus there’s easy access for dining out and shopping.


Eating out

There are plenty of restaurants around the Anse Vata and Baie des Citrons beaches that offer a wide variety of cuisine your kids will love, from pizzas, burgers to fine French food. Take your kids to Latin Quarter for assorted chocolates. Smell the rich flavour and texture in these delicious treats!


Getting around

Visit the Aquarium des Lagons for a stunning view of fishes, turtles, sea snakes, etc. The aquarium also offers educational overview to the marine life of New Caledonia. A 9-minute drive from here is the Musée de Nouvelle-Calédonie where you will understand the Kanak culture. Roughly around 18 km from the museum is the gorgeous Tjibaou Cultural Centre. It was designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano and inspired by Kanak huts. This was built in honour of the assassinated Kanak leader Jean-Marie Tjibaou and the culture of Kanak people.


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