Noumea is the capital of New Caledonia, a beautiful coastal city that offers amazing restaurants, shopping, and attractions. It is also the perfect base for day-excursions around the Southern Province. Visit Coconut Square at lunchtime and see the locals enjoying their baguette sandwiches in the sun, stroll down streets lined with well-preserved historic buildings and shop at local French boutiques. Most of the hotels in Noumea are situated on the Anse Vata Bay. There are several French restaurants to be enjoyed, such as L’Astrolabe on the famous Lemon Bay, or La Rocher Creperie on Anse Vata Bay. We recommend that you do not miss Duck Island and Amedee Lighthouse. Be sure to pack your swimsuit for when you visit Ilot Maitre, so that you can experience a swim in the clear blue waters. The best scenic lookout of the city is from Ouen Toro, a beautiful spot to stop and take in the beauty that is New Caledonia.